Close communication between parents and the Primary staff is a feature of the LJBC Primary school. At the beginning of the year, classroom teachers run Parent Information Evenings to outline the year’s learning program and classroom procedures. The classroom teacher is the point of contact for parents regarding their child’s overall well-being. Teachers will contact parents by phone, email or via the Communication Book to provide positive feedback, or if there are concerns about any aspect of the child’s progress. Throughout the year, numerous parent information evenings provide briefings and background information for parents. Parent Handbooks contain information on Primary School policies and procedures. Primary Weekly Notices are published each Friday via an email, and may be viewed on the College website.A link to the College eNewsletter is emailed to all families and the eNewsletter is published on the College website. An Interim Report is issued at the end of Term 1 and detailed academic reports are provided at the end of Semester 1 and 2. Parent Teacher interviews are held at the beginning of the year, following the issuing of Semester 1 Reports, and at other times by appointment.
Communication between the parents of Secondary students and College staff is encouraged. Throughout the academic year, parents have access through the College website and SEQTA to a variety of documents relating to the curriculum – handbooks, course outlines, assessment programs, policy documents, assessment dates and assignment results. Subject/Course teachers contact parents by phone, email or Direqt message on SEQTA if there are concerns about academic progress, behaviour or other issues. Parents with concerns regarding academic progress should contact the individual teacher, Head of Learning Area or their child’s Head of House. The student’s Head of House is the first point of contact for parents regarding their child’s overall well-being. Parents may also contact the class teacher or Head of Learning Area to discuss any issues relating to academic performance. The Student’s College Organiser contains links to College policies and procedures. Parents can access information on processes to follow when time away from school is required as well as procedures for missed assessments or examinations due to illness or misadventure. Throughout the year, content specific parent information evenings provide briefings and background information for parents and students. Interim Academic Reports are released online at the end of Term 1 and more detailed Academic Reports are provided electronically at the end of Semester 1 and 2. Parent-teacher-student interviews occur for Year 7 in Term 1 followed by scheduled evenings for Years 8 to 12. Parents or teachers may also request interviews at other times by appointment. A link to the College eNewsletter is emailed to families and the eNewsletter is published on the College website. Text messages inform secondary parents of special notices or events.
The College website is a valuable source of information and is used to make urgent announcements, such as in the event of a pandemic or child protection concern. Parents can keep up to date with daily events by reading the Student Notices, which are read out to students each day. The website also contains Term Dates for the current year, and the following academic year (available from Term 2), the College Calendar, which is updated weekly, Co-Curricular planners detailing after school clubs and activities, sporting fixtures and Canteen Menus.