Parent School Communication
Parents should feel free to contact the school at any time over any matters that are of concern to them. Should a parent wish to speak to an individual teacher, an appointment can be made through the Principal or Secretary or through direct contact with the teacher. Of necessity, such an appointment would be made at a time mutually convenient to both persons. The Principal is also available to meet with parents as required.
Stuart Park school, has a number of ways to provide parents with information about how your child is progressing at school. These include:
These evenings are held twice yearly generally on the last Tuesday in Terms 1 and 3. The purpose of these is to discuss your child’s progress. Teachers and students do a great deal of preparation for these interviews so that the information they give you is as informed and accurate as possible.
It would assist greatly if parents thought about the interview beforehand. Your observations of your children can provide useful information. It is an important time to show your child that you are supportive of their efforts and can be a positive time for all.
As the year progresses, your child and their teacher will gather relevant work samples which show how your child is progressing. These are placed in a Portfolio folder which is used at the parent/teacher communication evenings. It will become the property of the child and is a great memento of their year’s efforts.
Written reports will be issued at the end of each semester (Terms 2 and 4). These report to the Outcomes stated in the Northern Territory Curriculum Framework and show how your child is developing.
Should a child transfer during the year, a progress report will be provided mainly to assist with placement in the next school
Communicating with parents
Parent school communication is also facilitated through:
Published every Wednesday, the newsletter contains useful and current information. You can download a copy on the newsletter page.
The school has a whole school assembly every second week on a Tuesday at 8.20 am. On alternate weeks, the Early Childhood, Middle Primary and Upper Primary sections of the school hold their own assemblies.
- awards are presented,
- announcements are made, and
- classes often provide entertainment.
The School newsletter will let you know when these are on.
- All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.