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Parent teacher communication

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Flexibuzz

Keep up to date with our official communication App, Flexibuzz for information, calendar dates and news for current parents and community members.  Please click on link below for information on how to install and run this App on your mobile device:

Flexibuzz Registration (PDF, 1.55 Mb)


Parent information night

Within the first half of Term 1, teachers present an information night to meet the parents of their students, outline the curriculum for the year and inform of class procedures.

Each year level will send home an invitation to attend these information sessions within the first couple of weeks.

The purpose of this night is to provide general year level and class information.

This evening is not an opportunity to have a one-on-one discussion with the class teacher.

Reporting

Parent interviews - oral

Term 1

Parent Interviews will be scheduled in weeks 9 and 10 of Term 1. Bookings for interviews are not made using an online tool.  We will let you know how to access this tool just prior to the reporting session.  Parent interviews are an integral part of building the home-school partnership to support your child's learning and parents are invited to participate in these valuable interviews.

Term 3

If you would like to discuss your child’s progress with their classroom teacher, our staff will make time available towards the of Term 3. Please contact your child’s teacher in the usual manner, via direct contact, a note or email to arrange a mutually agreeable time. Teachers may also invite some parents with whom they wish to discuss your child’s progress with them. You are not obliged to take part in this round of parent interviews and do not need to if you feel you have sufficient information about your child’s progress at school.

School reports - written

In accordance with departmental guidelines written reports are issued at the end of each semester. Written reports will be emailed to parents at the end of Term 2 and Term 4.

Classroom communication

Open communication between parents and staff creates positive relationships based on trust and shared responsibility for your child’s learning. Two way communication is an important aspect of our school’s interaction with the community.

The school needs to inform parents about school events and about the progress of your child. Knowing what goes on in your child’s school and figuring out the best way to communicate with the school staff can assist you to be effective in supporting your child.

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Seesaw

All classes at Algester State School, use Seesaw for students to upload work and send announcements to students and families. At the start of every year, teachers will send out an invitation for you to join Seesaw Family to view your child/ren's work. Families are encouraged to engage Seesaw Family by:

  • liking / commenting on your child/ren's work
  • talking with your child/ren about the work that they uploaded
  • extend their learning at home from what they uploaded.

Classroom notes

Class and information notes are written on specific topics and will go home at different times through the year. Please ensure your child understands the importance of passing these notes to you.

Sharing information

Events in family life such as a major illness, visits of significant relatives, accidents, and the death of close relatives, friends or pets can cause major concern or change in the behaviour of your child. Please share this information with your child’s teacher so that they may best support your child if needed.

Raising concerns

From time to time, parents may have a concern arising from matters that occur in the school. We believe these concerns are best addressed as early as possible following the protocol outlined below:

  1. Arrange a mutually convenient interview time with your child’s teacher.

  2. Clarify issues involved in the concern at the beginning of the meeting (or prior to the meeting if possible).

  3. Share available information about the issue.

  4. Give the teacher an opportunity to tell all he / she knows of the issue.

  5. Take steps to resolve the concern (even if a resolution does not occur they may be a useful exchange of information).

  6. If not resolved, then an appointment should be made with the relevant Deputy Principal.

Email

Most teachers provide parents with their school email address at the Parent Information Night at the beginning of the year. The policy for use of email is that teachers will respond to the email within two working days. Any urgent communication should be forwarded through the school office. Any email enquiries can be directed to: admin@algesterss.eq.edu.au.

General school communication

eNews 

From 2020, traditional emailed electronic newsletters will cease and we will rely on the News feature of the Flexibuzz App to provide point in time information to our community rather than at fortnightly intervals.

Calendar Dates for school events

School Dates are now logged on the events calendar included in the Flexibuzz App.  Please refer to this app for what is happening at the school.

Parade days

All parents are invited to join us for weekly parade in the school hall, which include information, performances and the awarding of certificates for students.

Students attending Junior Parade will bring their belongings with them and will be dismissed from the Hall after parade.

Students attending Senior Parade will return to their class prior to dismissal.

  • Junior Parade (Prep - Year 2) each Monday at 2.30–3.00pm
  • Senior Parade (Year 3 - Year 6) each Wednesday at 2.30–3:00 pm
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Last reviewed 21 November 2019
Last updated 21 November 2019