Class Couples seek to ensure that fellow parents experience the warmth, concern and interest that is at the heart of the spirit of the school.
Based on the ethos of the school and respect for the family, we recognise that marriage is the best environment for bringing up children and both parents are responsible for the education of their children and should have a shared interest in school life. We aim to encourage discussion and engagement with both parents appreciating the importance of their role as prime educators of their children and also through existing parents who can actively seek to encourage friendship and mutual support among school families.
Class Couples work to serve as a channel of communication to help realise the aims of the unique ethos of Oakwood School. Class Couples welcome new families to the school community, promote parents’ participation in the various events which the school organises and support them in their parenting role.
Class Couples provide a valuable service to the families of the school as the school motto proposes In Gaudio Serviamus – may we serve joyfully.
Class Couples may also facilitate discussion groups sharing topics relevant to parenting. These are small discussion groups which may receive support material from the Family Development Foundation (FDF).