Parents & Community - COMMUNICATION

The fostering of a healthy, constructive home-school relationship is especially important. We welcome your involvement in your child’s education and will actively promote it by keeping you informed, both through written communication and an ‘open door’ policy which welcomes discussion, comments and suggestions.

Parents are invited to participate in special activities or functions that are held through out the year. Teachers welcome the assistance of parents in classroom activities such as listening to reading, assisting with maths, art/craft and accompanying students on class visits or camps.

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Matters of concern are usually best clarified by direct discussion. If you require an interview with a teacher please phone to make an appointment. The teaching commitment of staff members will not be interrupted for interviews/calls unless exceptional circumstances exist. General enquiries, and any complaints, should always be directed to one of the administrative staff.

Primary Reports

A department report on each child in Years PP - 6 will be issued at the end of each semester. Kindergarten and Pre Primary parents receive a portfolio that encompasses work samples from each semester. Open Days are held during the year and parents are welcome to make an appointment at any time to discuss their child’s progress with the classroom teacher.

School Facebook Page

Our school uses Facebook to convey important imformation that is happening at the school, events and important notices.  Please ensure that you check our page daily or regularly.  Our page details are:- www.facebook.com/ParaburdooPrimarySchool

Newsletters - Paraburdoo Blog

The school newsletters are available online and are a means of conveying information about forthcoming events, information and what has been happening within the school.

Assemblies

Assemblies occur on a regular basis each term. Their main purpose is to acknowledge student achievement and to communicate information. Dates and times for assemblies are advertised in the school newsletter and Term Planner along with Facebook and Dojo. Classes take turns to organise and conduct these events, and to present an item. All parents and community members are welcome to attend.

Class Dojo

All teachers at PPS use Class Dojo.  This is a digital behaviour management tool that connects parents to what is happening in their child’s classroom each day.  Ask your child’s teacher how to get connected.

Skoolbag App

The Skoolbag App is free and is easy to use and is our recommended form of communication for student absence. 

How to join Skoolbag :  

  1. Go to your app store on your smart phone/device
  2. Search under Paraburdoo Primary School
  3. Download Skoolbag app
  4. Under settings select the relevant categories for your students