Open and regular communication with parents is considered a critical factor in your child’s schooling. This two-way communication ensures that teachers and the school get to know the perspective of parents as well as providing parents with information about the learning program and their child’s progress.
At Mindarie, our decisions involving your children are not secret Teacher business and we are always willing and available to assist with the why behind a situation, action, or decision pertaining to your child. In wanting to uphold stakeholder protection and ensure an allied approach to conflict, we will approach each situation with curiosity and we ask that you endeavour to do the same.
Forms of Communication
Communication between school and home is primarily conducted through the use of Compass. Compass can be downloaded as an app for both Apple and Samsung platforms and enables parents to keep up-to date through school to home communications as well as other features such as a school calendar, payments and absences.
Interviews by arrangement
Parents are encouraged to make appointments to discuss their child’s progress. If you would like to discuss any aspect of your child’s progress, please contact your child’s teacher or the office to arrange a mutually convenient interview time. This will enable yourself and the teacher to talk in privacy and in a relaxed setting without the distraction of other parents or children. On some occasions, teachers may initiate an interview with parents. We request that parents do not interrupt classes during lesson time. Approaches to teachers before school to discuss major concerns and issues prior to the start of the day are not encouraged as this is when preparation for the day is being conducted. Any urgent need to see teachers can be arranged through the office.
Newsletters are published fortnightly and distributed via Compass. These contain essential information for parents such as forthcoming events and important or interesting things happening in the school.
Should there be a matter or issue which is of concern to you, please do not hesitate to contact the school to make a mutually convenient appointment time to discuss this matter with the school administration or class teacher. A discussion, phone call or email will usually clear up any queries or misunderstandings. By contacting the school in the first instance, areas of concern are hopefully able to be resolved quickly and amicably. In the first instance these should be discussed with the teacher and if necessary, with the Associate Principal for your child’s year level.