The families I have met at Wesley have all been very supportive. We help each other out with daily school life via different social media channels. The school is very open to parental involvement. The staff are always ready to listen and the Principal's door is always open to parents to express their concerns or just to chat. Teachers also encourage with parents opportunities to speak to the classes, reading to the classes and helping on field trips. The teachers are also always accessible via email or in person for the parents to talk to about concerns about their children. We especially experience the supportive environment of Wesley when my daughter broke her leg and the whole community from teachers, staff to her classmates helped her with the transition.
There are many opportunities throughout the year for students, staff, and parents to come together (eg. Winter and Spring Concerts, Graduations and Awards Night, Walkathon BBQ). Also, parents can be involved through the parent prayer group, serving lunch at Thanksgiving, attending tournaments and they are often invited on class trips as extra chaperones. I have volunteered and attended a number of events with my children. To be able to experience this really allowed me to engage with my children and observe them in a social setting. I was able to see my children interact with other kids and be able to assess and at times manage their social capabilities and awareness. I feel that these experiences are very important as a parent to be able to know where my child stands in their own social development stage in our complex world.