Class Mums is an initiative introduced by the Friends of DBS. Each class in the Primary school has one mum (or dad!) who takes on the role of Class Mum for the academic year. The Class Mum collates a list of parents’ contact details for the class and is the main point of contact for parents, helping to share information amongst the class about school and related social activities (such as children’s parties, parents’ coffee mornings, finding lost clothing and other items). The Class Mum may also disseminate some information from the class teacher, such as last minute reminders for specific class activities. Class Mums play an important social role that complements the class teacher’s focus on educational issues.
The Class Mums Mission: Class Mums is a voluntary initiative whose core aim is to assist DBS Primary in bringing parents, teachers and pupils together by:
- Enhancing the communication already established throughout Primary in sending updates, reminders and information to their classes.
- Assisting teachers to create a community outside of the classroom by arranging social activities, such as parents coffee mornings or weekend play dates, and seeking volunteers for school initiatives.
- Supporting parents in the day to day tasks of school, and guiding them in the right direction when necessary