Partnerships & Communication between School and Home

Parent Communication with the School. The main form of communication with parents will be electronic through emails and Daymap. Therefore it is important that current details of email addresses and mobile phone numbers are on record.

The Home Group teachers are the first line of communication. Please feel free to contact your child’s Home-Group teacher to discuss the progress of your child in the general life of the school. You may be referred to other staff members who can help you with specific problems: subject teachers, our student counsellors, Sub-School Coordinators or Assistant Principals.

 

Bulletin Notices are
produced daily on Daymap to inform staff and students of meetings, sport arrangements or other such items. The Bulletin
is read to the class during Home-Group each morning and students have access to the bulletin through Daymap.

 

Daymap will provide parents information about student attendance to school and class as well as class notes for the learning program for each lesson including set homework. Assessment plans and results will also be available on Daymap as well as worksheets and tasks.

 

Newsletters are
produced and posted on our website at least twice a term. The newsletter enables our school community to be kept informed about up-and-coming events, reporting on past events/activities and celebrating student achievements. Families are notified via email when a newsletter is posted.

 

School Assemblies are
organized by our Student Council and held twice a term in the gymnasium. These meetings acknowledge and celebrate our student achievements, feature musical items and guest speakers and highlight important community or international events.

 

SMS Messaging is

a text messaging service that notifies parents / caregivers of their child’s unexplained absence or lateness. A prompt response to explain is appreciated.

 

Reporting to Students and Parents

We assess the progress of our middle school students based on the achievement standards in the Australian Curriculum and issue comprehensive reports at the end of semesters. Progress Reports are also written at the end of Terms 1 and 3 and posted home. Parent Teacher Interviews are held early in Terms 2 and provide an opportunity for students and teachers to discuss achievement and progress with parents. Individual teacher interviews can also be arranged at a negotiated time.