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Parent teacher communication

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In this busy world the school strives to have clear and timely, (and time saving!) communication with our community.  

Please see out Parent Correspondence page for forms & documents 

Skoolbag App 

This is a dedicated communication platform for messages and reminders. Users need to create an account and then subscribe to Beerwah State School.  Click icon to download instructions.

Please note that when your phone updates the App you may be logged out of your account in order for updates to process. Please check once a week that you are still seeing notifications. Class teachers may also use this to send reminder messages. The password for Class groups can be obtained from your teacher. The Skoolbag platform is part of our emergency communication system. 

Newsletters 

The Beerwah State School Newsletter is published each fortnight to our website and is also available through the Schoolzine App. It contains a calendar of current events that can be synced to a Smartphone calendar. Click icon to download instructions for Schoolzine app.

All class teachers send a Term Overview newsletter at the beginning of each term via email. If you would prefer to receive a hard copy, please email the school office for your child’s teacher to be advised.

Email 

The school email system is used to send important updates and electronic permission forms for student activity. Please ensure that you notify us of any changes to your email contact details by emailing admin@beerwahss.eq.edu.au 

Email is the preferred contact method with teachers. We try to minimise interruptions to valuable teaching time and as such, ask that parents are mindful of this when phoning the office with messages for students. Messages will be passed on just before break times (see class times page) unless it is urgent circumstances. 

SMS 

The main function of the SMS system is to monitor daily attendance. Under its student safety obligations, the school is obliged to send SMS queries for any unexplained absences. If Parents/Carers know that there student may be away for a few days eg. Flu. They can indicate this in their reply SMS. Under compulsory schooling legislation of the Education Act, Parents/Carers have an obligation to provide explanations for students’ absences. 

Staff will send an SMS message if they have been unable to make phone contact with a parent/carer on a matter of importance. The SMS system is part of our emergency communication system.

QParents 

QParents is a secure, online portal that has been created by the Department of Education to provide parents of Queensland state school students with 24-hour access to their child's information.

The QParents portal allows you to securely access information about your child and communicate directly with your child's school.

Absences - You can notify of student absences or edit past unexplained absences via the app.

Change of details - Change of mobile number, address or email, simply login and edit your new information to keep your student account up to date.

Payments - Now our main payments function to pay your invoices. No cash or waiting at the counter required and very easy to use, simply log in, select your invoice and pay online at any time via the BPoint secure portal. QParents will also advise of upcoming events. (Please ensure the permission is still received by the school for your student to attend events). If you have not registered for QParents yet, email admin@beerwahss.eq.edu.au or call the school office to receive the registration information.

Parent-Teacher Interviews

These take place twice a year. In February Parents/Carers have the chance to discuss their student’s needs for the year and ask questions about the classroom program. In the middle of the year, the interview is a sharing of progress. In each case, students are welcome to be part of these interviews. Booking for these interviews is online and information is published in the school newsletter.

Other Communication 

The staff of our school are dedicated in their commitment to provide the best possible education for our ‘Kandoo kids’. Parents/Carers who have a concern or query regarding any school related matter are encouraged to make contact.  The can contact their child’s teacher via email for matters specific to their child. If it is of a more general nature and you are unsure of who to direct the query to, please email admin@beerwahss.eq.edu.au . You will receive a reply to acknowledge receipt of your query and information on who is managing it.

Student Collection 

Break times are 11:00 - 11.30am and 1:00 - 1.40pm. If Parents/Carers need to collect students for an appointment it should be done at these times. Student pick up at other times should only be for urgent circumstances as individual messages are an interruption to class learning. Please call or email the school to notify prior to arriving to collect your student. 

Communication is very important to our school community and together we continue to teach and support your child and all of our students to be the best they can be.
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Last reviewed 12 October 2020
Last updated 12 October 2020