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What is a Parent Orientation Program?

Most parents think that enrolling their kids in the top school is good enough. However, this is not the reality. The school alone isn’t responsible for the all-round development of the kid.

Your input as a parent is quite crucial. And this is where parents’ orientation programs come into the picture.

What are parent orientation programs, and how do they help? If you have this question in your mind, this blog is for you.

What is the meaning of parent orientation?

You can think of parent orientation as an advanced form of parent-teacher meeting. It’s an event that is usually organized once a month or a few times a year to ensure all-around student development.

The parents of all the students are invited and are given a walkthrough of all the school processes. This way parents can understand what their kid goes through each day.

Parent orientation programs also help parents voice their opinions. For example, you can share what you feel about the school, the system, teachers, etc.

Also, parent orientation programs help parents know about something new that has been introduced in the school for their kids.

Let’s suppose your kid’s school has introduced an application for parents to track their kid. Now, you might not know how to use it in the best manner.

However, through a parent orientation, you can learn everything and make the most of it.

All in all, a parent orientation program helps the parents understand their kids, school, and the entire system. And all this to ensure the overall development of the kid.

What is a virtual parent orientation?

Virtual parent orientation is basically an event that’s held online. In such an event, the physical presence of parents, students, teachers, or school authorities isn’t required. Such events are held online.

These orientations have a similar motive to that of physical orientation; however, the topics of discussion can change according to the circumstances.

Why is a parent orientation program important?

Let’s now learn about the reason why the parent orientation program is important:

1. Helps you know your child’s interests

Do you know what your kid is being taught in the school? Probably not. So, how can you ensure your kid’s future is in safe hands?

This is where parent orientation helps. During the parent orientation program, you can learn about the subjects your kid is learning.

You can determine whether or not the subjects will help your kid in the future. If not, you can enroll your kid in some extra classes or take other necessary steps.

2. Improves Academic Growth

At the parent orientation program, you can discuss your kid’s academic performance with their teacher. You can find the subjects wherein your kid’s performing badly.

You can discuss the same with the teacher and find a mutual solution for the same. This way, you can help your kid improve and perform better academically.

3. A better understanding of the Grading System

Some parents aren’t able to understand how teachers grade students. However, you won’t face problems after a parent orientation program.

You can learn about how your kid’s mark sheet is assessed. This way, you can understand the grading system and help your kid eventually score better.

4. Voice your opinion

Parents usually notice quite a lot of issues in their kid’s education or school. However, because of lack of platform most cannot voice their opinions.

Fortunately, parent orientation helps fill this void. You can tell the school authorities what you feel about the school and the system.

You can leave feedback for the school to work on. This way, you can make sure that your kid is getting the best education.

5. Knowledge of the new technologies implemented by the school

Several schools have implemented academic ERP platforms. Such platforms help school owners manage their school, students, parents, and faculty better.

But you can enjoy the benefits only if you know how to use the tool. And this is when parent orientation programs help.

At parent orientation programs, you can learn how to use such technologies/platforms. Also, you can learn what features and benefits it offers.

Numerous schools conducted parents orientation for online classes. Such meetings helped parents understand how they can help their kids start online classes.

6. Increases motivation & confidence in kids

Most parents never pay attention to whatever events their kid’s school hosts. And, this leaves a negative impact on the kid’s mind. The kids feel as if parents aren’t concerned with their studies or school.

However, you can change their belief by attending a regular parent orientation program. If you do, your kid will be more motivated and confident towards his education.

Final words

Parent orientation programs hold more importance than you think. Such events help ensure your child’s overall development. So, make sure to always attend such events/programs without fail.

At LEAD Powered Schools, we always keep the parents of our students in sync with their child’s performance and other activities in the school. From orientation programs to regular parent-teacher meetings, we believe in always-on communication with the parents. It is critical for their child’s academic growth and success. This is one of the reasons why parents love and vouch for LEAD.

LEAD is on a mission to transform the educational landscape in India by making excellent learning facilities accessible to 15 million children in India by 2025. Want to know how LEAD can transform the learning experience of your child? Enquire Now

About the author

Anuj Kumar Jha, a Faculty of Management Studies (Delhi) alumnus, is the Program Manager at LEAD. Previously, he has worked with Ex-Ola and Ex-Mu Sigma. Anuj has graduated from HBTI, Kanpur. Knowing the power of education, he believes in LEAD's mission to transform learning in Affordable Private Schools in India.

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