Communication is a fundamental element of the relationship between the school and their families. St Patrick's ensures that there are as many opportunities for the school to get messages to families, and families to communicate to the school. Some of the more regular methods of communication are shown here.
The school newsletter is a document that is communicated to families every Thursday via email. Hard copies of the document can be collected at the front office on Fridays.
The newsletter provides details on upcoming events, curriciulum, reviews of recent activities, community news, as well as reports from the principal and other curriculum leaders.
Skoolbag is a simple smartphone app where information can be quickly sent to parents.
Through push notifications, parents can be informed of urgent information, upcoming events as well as providing reminders.
The Skoolbag app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.
Seesaw gives families an immediate and personalized window into their child’s school day, and makes communication with teachers seamless.
Seesaw empowers students to independently document their learning with built-in creative tools, and provides an authentic audience for their work.
Caremonkey is an online platform for parents to provide the school with medical information and consent for incursions and excursions.
It eliminates the issue of lost papers going home in student's bags and is a quick and easy way for forms to be sent and received.
More information about Caremonkey can be found here.
The school operate a number of parent forums and workshops throughout the year on an as-needs basis. Topics in the past have included prep and secondary school transitions, cyber bullying, restorative practices, etc.
These sessions provide parents with important information on relevant issues within the school. All parents are encouraged to take the opportunity to attend and participate.
The school handbook provides parents with a wealth of information about St Patrick's Primary School.
This is particularly useful for new families that may have questions and feel they may not know the right person to ask.
A copy of the current school handbook can be found here.