Great Falls Central Catholic High School 10.23.19
Policy Highlight- Parents as the Primary Educator
THE PARENT AS PRIMARY EDUCATOR
The Catholic Church recognizes parents as the primary educators of their children. In this handbook, the term parent refers not only to a student's natural or adopted parent, but to a student's non-parent legal guardian or to any person or agency authorized to act in place of parents.
GFCC employees and parents have the responsibility to mutually partner with each other to provide the best Catholic education possible for the children who attend the school. Employees and parents will display an attitude of respect and support toward each other, and the educational process by:
● Supporting the school's mission and commitment to Christian principles;
● Supporting the school policies as outlined in the school handbook and regulations;
● Ensuring they have read and are familiar with this handbook;
● Participating fully in school programs that are developed to support the education of the children;
● Remaining informed about and involved in the religious instruction of the children. The
Catholic parents of students in Catholic schools serve as the primary educators and faith formation leaders for their children and are expected to participate actively in the life of their parish by:
➢ Attending Mass
➢ Contributing to the financial support of the parish
➢ Conscientiously developing a sense of Catholic community among the students, parents,
administration, faculty, support staff, and parish
➢ Participate in school-related and church-related organizations and activities.
In the event a parent desires to discuss a problem with their child’s teacher, the parent should make an appointment for a private meeting with the teacher. All GFCC teachers welcome the opportunity to discuss a matter of concern with parents. Any parent who wishes to speak with the principal may do so, but after an initial meeting with the classroom teacher.