- While the school discourages private tuition (except for a short while for a subject, in which the student is particularly weak, till he is able to catch up with the standard of the class), the school expects parents to discuss with their children, frequently and even daily, their studies and life in the school. The encouragement, on their part, is one of the biggest contributions they can make for the education of their children. A visit to the school to meet the Principal and teachers once in a while (more frequently in the case of younger children) will substantially complement their effort at home and can effectively forestall quite a few pitfalls, either in studies or in behavior, in to which children are likely to fall now and then.
- The student’s diary should be inspected regularly, everyday if possible, to see that he does his homework properly and in time. Annual promotion depends largely on the student’s daily performance. The Principal’s / teacher’s remarks in the diary should be seen and countersigned without delay.
- Parents are particularly urged to come promptly to school to get the progress report of their wards at the specified time. They are also requested to respond to the notices, letters and circular letters sent from the school. Their specimen signature should be entered on the first page of the diary for reference throughout the year.
- Criticizing the teacher or the school in the presence of the students is best avoided. Legitimate complaints should be brought to the Principal’s attention without delay. Anonymous letters are not appreciated.
- Some practice in English conversation at home can help the student follow his classes more easily.
- Infectious disease in the family should be reported to the Principal at once, and the students should not be sent to the school till the danger of infection is over.
- Parents should not visit teachers & students in class during class hours.
- Finally, please do remember:
If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility,
he learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule,
he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame,
he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance,
he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with praise,
he learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness,
he learns to have justice.
If a child lives with security,
he learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval,
he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance,
he learns to find love in the world.
(Dorothy Law Holtz)