Home-School Partnership


Parent Participation

At Hillside, we have a strong commitment to partnership with our parents. Building a strong home-school partnership is always one of our school priorities.

Parents are invited to parent information and orientation sessions at the beginning of the school year, along with other parent workshops offered throughout the school year. Please refer to our regular newsletter for details of upcoming parent workshops and events.

We also have scheduled private parent-teacher conferences to discuss your child’s progress. Should the need arise, from either a parent’s or teacher’s perspective, further meetings are scheduled as required. We report against each Unit of Inquiry. Every child’s progress and efforts are documented in their ePortfolio, which can be accessed via the Hillside Learning Hub.

Regular eNewsletters, programme planning, learning journals and class blogs are available to families via our website and the Hillside Learning Hub.

Click HERE for the Hillside Parent Handbook.

Parents are also invited to participate in our parent volunteer programme. This is one way we endeavour to work in close partnership with all our families.

Due to the current pandemic, the usual parent participation is suspended until further notice. 

At Hillside, we welcome all of the children’s ‘important adults/carers’ to join our parent participation opportunities (i.e. parents, grandparents, helpers). These participation opportunities include:

  • Parent Experts – Please express your interest to share your expertise with your class teacher. We will contact you when there is an opportunity to share your expertise and connect it to our learning.
  • Open Play Visitors – Parents are welcome to visit and spend time with their child or help out at a station. This part of the session is approximately 60 minutes in length.
  • Storytellers – Parents who wish to read stories to your child’s class can sign-up to be “Guest Storytellers.” You can simply read a story or put on a dramatic performance for us.

*Please be reminded to limit your number of sign-ups to allow all parents an opportunity on the rosters throughout the term.*

Please CLICK HERE to read this important Parent Volunteer Guidance before you start. Sign-ups are available via the ESF App.