Parent Teacher Communication
Formal reporting to parents is by:
- Parent Information Sessions.
- Parent/Teacher/Student Meetings in Term 1 & 3.
- Learning Journals which are sent home each Term
Parents are encouraged to meet with teachers when a need arises to discuss any issues relating to their child’s progress. Contact should be made with the child’s teacher to organise a suitable time.
The School Newsletter is published each WEDNESDAY. This is available via our school app and on our school website. The newsletter contains all the information you will need to know about things happening at school and upcoming events. It is a vital means of communication with the school community. Hard copies will be available on request.
Student & Family Information
Student and Family information forms are sent home at the start of each school year. It is necessary that the forms are completed clearly, carefully and signed before being returned. All contact details, including emergency contacts must be kept up to date. Please ensure that you notify the school of any change of address, phone number, work arrangements etc. This is very important if the school needs to contact you urgently.
In the event of a grievance St. Monica’s has a protocol for dealing with grievances involving a student, parent or staff member:
- Issues involving students will firstly be dealt with by the class teacher.
- Failing a satisfactory conclusion, or if the issue is a wider school issue, it is then referred to the Principal.
- If there is no resolution, the parent should contact the Parish Priest.
- The Parish Priest may wish to involve the Diocesan Education Consultant or Diocesan Director.
Assessment & Reporting
Our Assessment and Reporting policy focuses on what children learn, on the way they learn and provides information to parents, children and teachers in a clear and concise manner. Each child has a Learning Journal that contains samples of work in each subject area. These Journals, along with informative teacher comments and child self-assessments will provide parents with an excellent insight into their child’s progress. These are sent home at the end of each term and returned in week one of the next term. Reports contain information on what has been achieved, what still has to be achieved and how parents are able to support this process.
Reports are distributed towards the end of Terms 2 and 4 each year. All reports are treated as confidential documents, and will be sent home in sealed envelopes. Parents have scheduled interview times in Term 1 and 3. However, parents are encouraged to make appointments at any mutually acceptable time during the year to discuss their child’s progress.