A big 'Hello' from the Home School Community Liaison Coordinator
I am the newly appointed HSCL coordinator here in Scoil Bhride and while I have spent the last number of weeks getting to know the 2nd class boys and their parents, I wanted to extend a big 'Hello' to the rest of you and remind you all of the role of HSCL.
The aim of the 'HSCL' scheme is to promote partnership between home, school and the community. It recognises the role of parents as the primary educators of their children, the influence of the home environment and seeks to promote a partnership between school and parents and the local community.
The following are examples of activities undertaken by a HSCL co-coordinator:
- Home visitations
- Organisation of in-school activities and courses for parents
- Advising and supporting parents on education- related issues such as study skills and the promotion of a stimulating home learning environment
- Meeting with community interests relevant to the education and welfare of pupils in the school
- Encouraging co-operation between home, school and community interests
I will be coordinating initiatives during the course of the year such as classes/courses for parents and I will be inviting parents to get involved whenever possible. Children perform better in school if their parents take an active role in their education!