At Beaconhouse we take immense pride in being the trusted partner of our students’ education. This charter of parents rights and responsibilities is based on the underlying belief that working in partnership with our parent community is fundamental to how successful a student’s experience will be at Beaconhouse, which is jointly owned by the school and the parents. It emphasizes and ensures that both the school and parents are aware of their rights and responsibilities towards each other and most importantly, towards children. This is an important starting point that outlines expectations of all involved and is a written commitment indicating how all members of a school community agree to share responsibility for student learning.

Quality Education

Quality education is defined as an educational system that is pedagogically and developmentally sound and also educates the student in becoming an active, self-directed, and  productive member of society.

Parents’ Rights:

  • Receive quality education for their child available at school
  • Receive a balanced, creative and varied learning programme
  • Ensure their child fully participates in the school’s educational programme, activities and events  
  • Provide avenues for required participation in their child’s education and learning 
  • Receive a positive and supportive approach by the school  
  • Receive exemplary role models by the staff of the school
  • Regularly informed of their child’s learning progress (and record)
  • Have access to all appropriate educational resources available in school
  • Informed of clearly defined assessment guidelines and procedures

Parents’ Responsibilities:

  • Take an active interest in their child’s education
  • Support their child by regularly discussing their progress with them and the school
  • Follow school’s internal policies and procedures
  • Ensure their child’s regular attendance for uninterrupted learning
  • Ensure attendance at all parent meetings initiated by the school
  • Support their child in all home-based learning activities
  • Engage in regular and constructive communication with school staff regarding their child’s learning
  • Support the school in maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment for ALL students and staff
  • Build positive relationships with ALL members of the school community
  • Inform the school of any learning support needs that their child may require, with evidence

Well-being and Protection

Well-being is the welfare or overall condition or state of health of an individual. It also refers to one’s health such as mental, emotional, and spiritual. In general or in a school context, well-being is directly linked with protection or safety from any kind of physical, mental, and emotional harm.

Parents’ Rights:

  • Have a safe and secure environment for their child where care, courtesy, and respect for the rights of children and others are encouraged 
  • Have all personal information remain private and confidential
  • Receive fair and respectful treatment of their child by all members of the school community 
  • Receive prompt communication in case of any medical/ emergency situation in school
  • Informed of school health, safety, and well-being policies and guidelines

Parents’ Responsibilities:

  • Follow proper safety procedures mentioned by the school administration for interacting with students,  staff, and the school community
  • Promote and maintain respectful relationships and behaviour with all students and staff 
  • Provide a secure environment for their child at home, which is conducive to learning
  • Comply with all school health, safety, and well-being policies for everyone’s safety
  • Respect and protect the privacy of all school students and employees
  • Use only school defined communication means with all school staff

Dignity and Respect

Dignity is every individual’s inherent value and worth as a human being. It means being valued and respected for what they are, what they believe in and how they live their lives.

Parents’ Rights:

  • Treated with respect, dignity, and consideration during any interaction by teachers or school staff
  • Have their child valued as an individual and respected for their unique learning styles
  • Receive considerate and respectful communication at all times and under all circumstances, with recognition of personal dignity, diversity, and religious or other spiritual values

Parents’ Responsibilities:

  • Treat teachers and school administration with dignity, respect, and consideration
  • Provide continuous support to teachers and other school staff involved in their child’s education
  • Refrain from undue criticism of school staff, especially in front of children
  • Use respectful language for all school staff in all their verbal and written communication
  • Encourage appropriate behaviour of their child in and outside of school

Financial Policy and Procedures

Financial policies refer to policies related to the regulation, supervision and oversight of the financial and payment systems. Financial policies and procedures help ensure proper management of an organisation.

Parents’ Rights:

  • Timely and transparent communication about financial requirements pertaining to their child’s education
  • Collect fee bill of their child from the school as per the defined payment cycle
  • Apprised of any policy related to financial aid/ support 
  • Informed of any changes made in the school’s financial requirements/ policy relevant to them

Parents Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all fee bills are paid within the due date
  • Read and acknowledge all financial guidelines provided by the school
  • Facilitate/ support the school in implementing the State directive regarding financial structure