How to address the teachers?
Melbourne Tutorials fosters a culture of respect:
Parents are requested to use salutation (Mr. or Ms.) followed by the teachers’ first or last name in all forms of communication including emails.
If parents are not sure of the first or last name, you may ask the teacher, please.
Parents may also address the teacher as ‘Teacher’ or ‘Sir/ Ma’am’, whatever they are comfortable with.
The provisions apply for all staff as well.
As mentioned above, these norms are followed in many prestigious institutes, schools in Australia.
Why are parents requested to use proper salutation?
- Melbourne Tutorials workplace norms
- Healthy boundaries
- Parental language impacts child’s attitude and behaviour
- Parental support for compliance
- Expressing gratitude towards teachers