Communication with Parents
All teachers send regular email updates to parents with pictures attached or maintain a regular classroom blog. This varies from grade level to grade level. In the very early years, the communication will be almost daily, to support parents and children through the difficult transition from home to school, and to build a strong relationship with parents.
From Nursery (three year to four year old class) and beyond, a weekly class blog has been established to communicate the weekly lessons and to “showcase” what students are learning. Parents are encouraged to contact the school through this blog or through parent to teacher email. Teachers will also communicate directly with parents through email, and will see parents at pick up and /or drop off time every day. Often the principal can be seen at this time as well.
At CIS we provide many opportunities for parents to become a part of the whole school community through special events that include fun activities for the students and through parent committees that are initiated and established by parents.
We value the “voice” of our parents and encourage them to inform us whenever they believe we can better serve the children in our care.