Each class at Lindfield Public School has one or two parents who take on the role of Class Parent for that year. It is a voluntary position whose focus is to support the teacher, other parents, the P&C and the broader school community. They play a key role in maintaining effective communications between teachers, parents and the P&C.
Class parent tasks often include creation of class contact lists, constructing rosters for parent-assisted activities in class, and resourcing volunteers from their class for various fund-raising activities. Class Parents also play a key role in the social life of the school by helping build class cohesion (such as arranging a class play or parent social event each term) and by welcoming new parents into the school community. Most communication in this role is done via email.
Class Parent Coordinator
The Class Parent Coordinator (CPC) is the front-line resource and contact person for the School’s Class Parents. The main goal of the CPC is to assist both the P&C and school in improving and streamlining communication with the Class Parents.
The role includes:
- Pulling together an accurate Class Parents contact list at the commencement of the year
- Conducting a Class Parent briefing session early in term 1
- Improving the quality and consistency of class social events throughout the school (e.g. Social events being listed in Lindfield Lines newsletter)
- Guiding Class Parents to any relevant resources (e.g. Templates for rosters and class lists)
Class Parent Co-ordinator