Informal gatherings are one of the ways many new parents make friends here, as our existing parents are always keen to offer support and advice.Our Parents’ Room are one of the more common locations for parents to meet up while waiting for their children. School activities are also encouraged for parent participation, as they are always welcomed to our assemblies or performances.
Here are the many ways parents can get involved with the community.
The LF PA desires to build a strong relationship between the school, parents and wider community. We encourage all parents to be a part of this.
Throughout the year, the PA holds fundraising and community building events such as:
The PA are involved with special event days, such as International Day, the Walkathon and more. We welcome parents to be a part of these events by helping out as volunteers.
The PA Committee consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and committee members. Every year, nominations for these positions are requested at the end of the year and announced at the parents meeting.
The current officeholders’ photos and names are displayed on the PA noticeboard outside near the Middle and Senior School access gate. You will often see them around the school, so please say hello! They are always happy to help out with any questions you have. You can also contact the PA by email.
PA meetings are held in the parents room, based on the set dates listed on the Term Calendar.
The meetings are usually attended by the LF’s Principal, as well as the two Heads of the Schools.
We encourage parents to attend these meetings as it is a great opportunity to hear first hand discussions between the school’s management and the parent community as we address items raised and plan upcoming events.
If you have any queries, get in touch by emailing the PA or approach any of the committee members.
Our class parents help support teachers through emailing other parents to remind them about upcoming events and excursions. They also arrange coffee mornings or lunches to help new and old families build connections.
At the beginning of every school year, the PA asks for volunteers to take on these roles. In the Junior School we have a class parent for every class, while in the Middle and Senior School, we request a year level parent for each year group.
If you are unsure of who your class parent or representative is, or if you’d like to volunteer, please get in touch with our Parents’ Association.
The first move to a new country can be very overwhelming. We have a network of parents who live in different areas, and can help you find things you need, particularly when setting up your new home.
Get in touch with our PA< and we will find an area link parent to help you with the settling in process.
We welcome more area link parent volunteers, so please email us if you can help.
For our non-English native speaking parents, we have appointed language representative parents who can help you with general enquiries about LF. Most of these parents are volunteers, who agree to be the point of contact for parents of the same language or cultural background.