Calton Hill Primary’s Action Research: iStop @ Calton Hill Primary
“Cyber-Connection with the Community”
Using the school website to build a stronger connection with families and bring more parents into the school.
We had a school website that was hard for staff to use and could only beaccessed on the school adminstrator’s computer at school.
Newsletters not always getting home to parents so necessary information notalways getting to parents.
We have an awareness that parents are wanting up skilling in computingskills.
We wanted more parents to come into the school to strengthen the home-school partnership so that parents can keep in touch with what the childrenare learning.
This is a continuation of the Computer in Homes Programme the ran in 2008
Create a website that staff where updates could be made from any computer at school and home.
Use our new website to promote our school and post all important notices.
Setting up internet quick stops (iStop @ Calton Hill) for parents to quicklycheck school notices and school activities. With strict regulations in place,adults can even check their own personal emails or blogs in hope encouragemore parents onto school grounds.
Block modules for computing skills will be made available.
What we did
Created a new school website with Edublogs through the guidance of theICTPD co-ordinator (Iain Cook-Bonney)
Promoted our website through our newsletters, emails and word of mouth
Setup two iStop stations.
Conducted a Computing survey of families.
What we found out
Summary of the Survey for Parents and Caregivers at our school
68% of the students’ parents/caregiver at Calton Hill Primary responded tothis survey
For the purpose of this study, parents and caregvers will simply be referred toas “adult(s)”Computer Access:
82% have access to computers.
63% have Internet at home.