PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS: Team up to better help students

Sunday, July 15, 2012

I REFER to the letter “Parents have role, too” (New Sunday Times, July 8). Parent-teacher associations (PTAs) are important organisations. They help forge better relationships between parents, teachers and students.

.Participants at a seminar organised by the parent-teacher association in Nabawan, Sabah. PTAs play an important role in forging better relationships between parents, teachers and students.

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The question is, are these organisations functioning effectively?

PTAs should assist teachers in getting to know their students in order to better cater to their needs.

Some parents think that their role stops with the admission of their children into school and expect the school to shoulder the rest of the responsibility.

By getting involved in PTAs, parents will realise how important their role is. PTAs, directly or in- directly, help improve the lives of students not only at school but also at home. The outcome would be a united effort to bring forth into society well-educated and responsible citizens.

Teaching is not a job but an attitude; and teachers are a source of information, guidance and motivation. Parents must work with teachers to cultivate positive traits in their children.

Bulbir Singh, Seremban, Negri Sembilan

Read more: PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS: Team up to better help students – Letters to the Editor – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/parent-teacher-associations-team-up-to-better-help-students-1.107665#ixzz20kNf0IZh