Systematic Training for Effective Parenting
MRIS recognises the importance of the interaction of home and school to create the optimal learning environment for students. All parents are required to attend our STEP course and buy a training book ($25) as part of their commitment to the school.
Teachers also complete the course.
STEP encourages logical consequences rather than reward/punishment.
Held at various times through the year, these courses are an invaluable aid, providing parental support, validating parents’ existing skills and preparing a parenting plan for the future.
Additionally the school conducts workshops, using internal expertise or outside consultants, on relevant issues like the Australian Curriculum, Strategic Planning, The Virtues Programme, learning issues, bullying and protective behaviours. Every year the School Psychologist runs a Resilience/Bullying workshop which presents the latest findings for parents and staff.