The communication diary is used by the teacher, administration staff and parent/carer for the easy transfer of information concerning a child's daily progress at school. The diary should be checked at home everyday and any messages initialled to indicate that they have been read. The diary must come to school everyday. Please write messages to let us know of any upcoming events or any concerns you may have concerning your child. All students are issued with a communication diary; however a replacement diary can be purchased from the school at a cost of $10.
Parent information evenings
These are normally held early in Term 1 to present an overview of the year level work, activities, organizational and management procedures. Early each term a year level brochure is sent home exlaining what curriculum is being covered in each learning area. Periodically, Parent Information Evenings may be conducted for other specific purposes e.g. iPads and camps.
All parents are encouraged to engage in parent-teacher interviews organised to provide a face to face oral report on the progress of students during each semester. This may occur at any time during the year on the basis of a prearranged appointment outside class teaching time. From time to time, other parent/teacher meetings may be scheduled to discuss issues of concern to either the parent or the teacher. Towards the end of each semester, teachers will usually contact parents with whom they have not had an interview. In some cases, the Principal or Deputy Principal may formally request a parent/teacher meeting.
Phone or email communication
Parents wishing to talk with class teachers or students are asked to ring before or after school to avoid interruptions to class learning time. Alternatively a message or a request for the teacher or administration team member to return the call can be left with office staff to pass on to the teacher during breaks. Teachers’ can also be contacted via an email. While some topics are well suited to email, it is important to remember that email is not always read on the day it is sent and that some matters are more effectively dealt with using other forms of communication.