Broken Bay Catholic School Parents
Staying Connected to Your Parent Community During Covid
How can you, as a Parent Team/P&F, stay connected to your parent community whilst self isolating? Continue to connect to your parent community via your usual online channels and consider some new ones to reach and support your parents at this challenging time.
No more P&F meetings at school but you can still host a meeting via Zoom online meeting tool. It is important to connect with your parent community and give parents an opportunity to dial in to connect with other parents. I’m sure they would love to hear from the school Principal, discuss challenges, including what support parents need at this time, as well as discussing opportunities when at-school learning resumes, hopefully sooner rather than later!
Zoom is free although there is a 40 minute time limit on free accounts. You could also host via your school’s Zoom account which has no time limit. Ask your school to set the meeting date and time and send to parents via compass. https://zoom.us/
P&F/Parent Team Executive Meetings
Stay connected with your executive committee to discuss how you will reach out and support your community at this time and beyond.
P&F Facebook Group
Continue to connect with parents via your whole school P&F/Parent Team facebook group. Make sure to follow Broken Bay Catholic School Parents Facebook Page and share anything you feel your parents will find valuable at this time. If your parent team does not have a facebook group, now might be the time to set one up. If you need help, feel free to get in contact with us email@example.com
Year Facebook Groups
If you don’t already have year facebook groups, now could be a good time to create some. They act as a tool for parents to connect online for year related topics. They can be used to ask questions, share ideas and generally support each other during this time. If your Principal agrees with Year facebook groups being set up, the CSBB's Communications and Promotions Team can assist you, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more and/or need support.
Virtual Drop Off/Pick Up Coffee Chats
If you are missing your chats with other parents during drop off and pick up, why not host a virtual coffee chat for your parents. It might be best to do it by year group. Year Parent Coordinators could send out the zoom meeting request and see who turns up! Use these chats to share ideas and tips, parent to parent, about successes and challenges of home based learning.
You might be familiar with other tools that will also work to connect with your community depending on your situation, like HouseParty App, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams or Facetime.
Whatever tools you choose to stay connected to your parent community, the goal is to reach out and try to keep the community connected as much as possible during this time of self isolation. Jump onto our closed Broken Bay Catholic School Parents P&F/Parent Team Facebook Group and let us know how you are staying connected to your parents: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BBCSPParentTeams/?source_id=440783349637026
If you need any help with any of the above tools, please feel to get in contact with us at email@example.com
Support & Additional Resources for Parents
If families are in need at anytime of any assistance during the lockdown period or at any other time whether it be financial, wellbeing, student learning or any other need our schools, Catholic Schools Broken Bay and Broken Bay Catholic Schools Parents are here to support our families.
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