Parents as Partners

The edu­ca­tion of a child is a shared respon­si­bil­i­ty, which is why we aim to estab­lish gen­uine part­ner­ships with par­ents.   We see fam­i­lies, teach­ing staff and chil­dren as equal part­ners in the learn­ing process and would like every­one involved to con­tribute to the Nurs­ery and local com­mu­ni­ty in Phuket in a pos­i­tive man­ner.

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Par­ents are a huge resource and sup­port base for the Nurs­ery com­mu­ni­ty. We encour­age par­ents to donate one day a mon­th as it shows the chil­dren that you are inter­est­ed in their edu­ca­tion and it sends a pos­i­tive mes­sage that you think Gecko is some­thing that is vital­ly impor­tant and worth­while.  Your con­tri­bu­tion could take many forms and we have pro­vid­ed some exam­ples to illus­trate.  We wel­come your ideas and sug­ges­tions.

You could:

  • act as a class­room helper
  • men­tor or tutor chil­dren with their pas­sion projects
  • vol­un­teer in IT
  • help organ­ise, cater, or work at fundrais­ing activ­i­ties
  • help to plan and chap­er­one field trips, and oth­er events that take place away from GeckoDSC_1756
  • assist with or provide cook­ery class­es
  • coach sport­ing activ­i­ties
  • organ­ise or assist with a speci­fic club or inter­est group
  • help with gar­den­ing and recy­cling
  • help the admin­is­tra­tors pre­pare grant pro­pos­als, let­ter-writ­ing cam­paigns, or press releas­es or provide oth­er admin­is­tra­tive assis­tance
  • attend par­ent teacher asso­ci­a­tion meet­ings
  • work as a library assis­tant or offer to help with sto­ry time or read­ing assis­tance in the class­room.

Johan