The Power of Parental Involvement

“As you sow, so will you reap”.  (Man Zada Wajada wa Man Zaraa Hasada),
“كما تزرع تحصد”. This famous saying is very well known in the Middle East side of the world. We take great pride in our educational achievements, even in Australia.  A tree is known by its fruit – parent involvement is the key to improved student achievement and most people will agree that being a successful student is a critical skill in today’s developed world. Successful students take advantage of extra credit opportunities when offered. They demonstrate that they care about their grades and are willing to work to improve them. They often do the optional (and frequently challenging) and most of us (parents) know what a good student is – and is not. For one thing, a good student is not necessarily the most intelligent individual in the class. Most of the time people think a student is successful when they get good academic grades. However when you look a little closer, those who achieve good grades have long been identified as having a clear and positive relationship with parental involvement.
For parent engagement to be most effective, it must penetrate into the home. Successful parent involvement can be defined as the active, ongoing participation of the education of his or her child. Parents’ involvement begins at home. The first simple word a parent speaks to an infant opens the world of language to the child and sets the child on the path of exploration, success and discovery.
Parents are the most important partner in a child’s education. Although success will not come easy, hard work, dedication and a lot of money is spent on extra private tutoring and commitment. In this case it all paid off for the Ajaj’s family when they received this privilege from the school of Mstr. Ayman Ajaj (14 Years Old) and his proud father Mr Khaldoun Ajaj the pleasure of being informed that he had been choosen out of ten thousand other students. Ayman is among a very small group to represent the school in the qualification of the project Digital Art Website to the final phase of the info-Matrix Project Competition, which was held in the capital City of Romania, Bucharest, on May 16th -20th, 2013.
Info-Matrix is an international computer project competition, born from a desire to bring the world’s best IT students together. The competition is not only about promoting professional excellence, but it also serves to promote intercultural dialogue and cooperation, through the involvement of students and teachers from many different countries.
Ayman Ajaj was considered to be among the finalists and the competition took place in Romania, along with Mr Omer Faruk the supervisor of the project Digital Art website with team members from AMITY COLLEGE and joins us on May 16th – 20th, 2013. He (Ayman Ajaj) also received from school a gift of one week holiday in Istanbul, Turkey
Congratulations to Mr Khaldoun Ajaj’s family on their success – we would like to wish Ayman Ajaj the best of luck for his future.New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione was awarded with an honorary doctorate from Macquarie University.
Presented with a Doctor of Letters honoris causa, the award recognised the Commissioner as a respected leader within the community.
As Macquarie University graduate – Commissioner Scipione holds a Masters Degree in Management and a Graduate Diploma in Police Management – the award held special significance for the University.
In his citation, Vice-Chancellor Professor Bruce Dowton paid tribute to the Commissioner’s significant contribution as “a true Australian hero [who] has gained the public’s respect and trust for his dedication to upholding the law”.
During over 30 years of service with the NSW Police force, Andrew Scipione has been dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of the Australian people. In his current role as Commissioner of Police, he heads Australia’s largest police force, and the fourth-largest police force in the Western world.
For his commendable service throughout his career Commissioner Scipione has been highly decorated, including receiving the Australian Police Medal and the National Medal.
Among his academic achievements he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute.
While delivering the occasional address to his new fellow alumni from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, the Commissioner thanked his former University for the honour.

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