Parental Involvement

Parent Involvement
At New York Academy, we believe in the school to home partnership; we believe in building a strong school community where parents have opportunities to be involved with the school and with supporting their child’s educational success. New York Academy is committed to ongoing dialogue with parents to improve our knowledge of the needs of their children.

Involvement in the School

  • NYA is open to parents throughout the school day. Please make an appointment if you wish to visit a class or meet with a member of staff.
  • Families are invited to events, activities and celebrations that are organized by the school or the parents. These occasions provide an opportunity to watch special assemblies and celebrate student’s success.
  • We request parents to read newsletters and view information on the school website.
  • Weekly newsletters are sent to ensure parents are kept up to date with school news, events and the curriculum.

Involvement in Learning

  • Parents are requested to support their children in the completion of homework assignments.
  • Parents are encouraged to talk with teachers before and after school, on an informal basis, to share brief information. Where more time is required, parents can make appointments to meet with a teacher.
  • Parents are requested to take advantage of the opportunity to meet with teachers during the Parent-Teacher conferences at the end of each term. Teachers value these opportunities to celebrate successes, review learning targets and listen to parental views and concerns. School reports are given prior to these meetings.
  • Parents are encouraged to email teachers with any questions, comments and concerns.

At New York Academy, we believe in building a strong community where parents have opportunities to be involved with the school. Children benefit most when we work in partnership with parents. We are therefore committed to ongoing dialogue with parents to improve our knowledge of the needs of their children.

Through parental involvement, we aim to:

  • Support parents as their children’s first and most important educators.
  • Encourage parents to be involved in the life of the school and their child’s learning.
  • Enhance the learning experiences of all students.
  • Provide a partnership between home and school, ensuring that families are supported, welcome and valued.
  • Ensure that maximum use is made of all adults’ skills to enrich learning opportunities.

Involvement in the life of the school

  • NYA is open to parents throughout the school day. Please make an appointment if you wish to visit a class or meet with a member of staff.
  • Families are invited to events, activities and celebrations that are organized by the school or the parents. These occasions provide an opportunity to watch special assemblies and celebrate student’s success.
  • We request parents to read newsletters and view information on the school website.
  • Weekly newsletters are sent to ensure parents are kept up to date with school news, events and the curriculum.

Involvement in children’s learning

  • Parents are requested to support their children in the completion of homework assignments.
  • Parents are encouraged to talk with teachers before and after school, on an informal basis, to share brief information. Where more time is required, parents can make appointments to meet with a teacher.
  • Parents are requested to take advantage of the opportunity to meet with teachers during the Parent-Teacher conferences at the end of each term. Teachers value these opportunities to celebrate successes, review learning targets and listen to parental views and concerns. School reports are given prior to these meetings.
  • Parents are encouraged to email teachers with any questions, comments and concerns.