Parent information evenings
These are held early in Term 1 to present an overview of the year level work, proposed year level and class activities and class teachers' organizational and management procedures. Periodically, Parent Information Evenings may be conducted for other specific purposes e.g. curriculum, major policy changes, camps and excursions, sexuality or drug education.
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. Prep parents will have the opportunity to meet with their teacher for an oral interview each semester or more often if required.
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 address which can be found on the school website in the Our School Menu in Staff Directory. 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.