Commitments of Parents on Enrolment

Parent involvement at Montgrove, means, first of all, involvement in the education of one’s own child through the tutorial system.  The tutorial system helps to ensure that parents do not lose their key role in overseeing the education of their child.  Parents are encouraged to talk frequently with the tutor of their child keeping track of priorities in their child’s development as a student and as a complete young adult.

When parents work closely with the tutor, the College is better able to address the specific needs of the individual student.  Parents are better able to direct their children’s upbringing even they spend much time at school, even more sometimes than they might spend personally with their parents. 

The specific commitments asked of parents on coming to Montgrove are: 
  • to work closely with their child’s tutor. This involves a meeting of both parents together with the tutor, usually at the College, at least every term; 
  • to provide home follow-up of the goals from this parent-tutor meeting;
  • to attend the Key Parent Functions and other formal functions organised by the College in order to keep up to date with developments at the school, be informed of issues which the College sees as important in the formation of the students and to meet with their child’s teachers; 
  • to do their best to help create an extended family within their child’s class, forming friendships with other parents and offering support when the small and more challenging crises of life arise.
Additionally parents contribute tremendous energy and expertise to sports coaching and managing, and give their time generously to occasional working bees, and by  helping out at the various College functions and activities during the year (Mother’s & Father’s Day stalls, fundraising activities, performing arts nights, etc).  Nevertheless, the absolute priority is in booking and meeting up with the tutor, and in attending the Key Parent Functions. 

Some parents also contribute their time to the PARED Foundation in various ways, for example on Finance of Promotion Committees.