The Apple International School, Dubai considers parents as partners in the development of their child. Through the years, the voice of the parent has always been of utmost importance to us and we are always willing to carefully consider any feedback they give us. The school has a Parent representative body – Parent Forum of The Apple International School, Dubai who are instrumental in guiding and encouraging the school with the views and concerns of the parents they represent. They serve as a link between the school and the general parent body with the aim of making The Apple International School a truly global school. They help in fostering academic, social, cultural and physical development thus preparing children to take their place in the world. Parent meetings are held every term during which suggestions received through the month are addressed. Term wise meetings also ensure that decisions taken are followed up. The Group consists of selected parents from each grade across the school. All parents are welcome to volunteer and be the representatives of the Parent Forum. They are selected by a random draw of lots. The members hold term for one academic year.
Believing implicitly that parents and teachers are partners in the educational process; the school invites parents to work together with the school in the following ways:
- Using the pupil’s diary as a communication link.
- Attending Parent-Teacher Meetings which provide a venue for a better understanding of the school and the child.
- By interacting positively during Parent Forum Meetings with the Principal and Senior Management Team (SMT).
By meeting the Principal, Section Heads and Teachers for discussions, whenever necessary, with prior appointment.
Parents are their child’s first and most enduring educators. When parents and practitioners work together the results have a positive impact on the child’s development and learning. Parents should review their child’s progress regularly and contribute to their child’s learning and development record. Parents can be helped to understand more about learning and teaching through workshops.