Parent Communication

We work very closely with parents in the development of our children.  Communication between the school and your family is very important and we will communicate with you in a number of ways.

Parent/Teacher Discussions

Parents are welcome to discuss their child's progress with the teacher anytime, except during class time. Teachers will usually be available for informal chats before and after school. If you would like a lengthy discussion with your child's teacher, please telephone or send a note to arrange a suitable meeting time.

Formal Parent/Teacher interviews are held each semester.

Assessment and Reporting

At Stella Maris Parish School we have a system of continuous assessment and reporting. The aim of this is to provide a more regular and comprehensive reporting of student progress and curriculum offerings.

Reports are sent home at the end of each semester.

Mid-Year and End-of-Year Reports are provided at the end of Term 2 and Term 4.  These are a summary of the child's learning and report on all curriculum areas.

Information sessions

Parent Information Night - Term 1

At this session, teachers outline the curriculum, classroom expectations, assessment and reporting procedures and answer any queries

Curriculum Information Sessions

From time to time, we hold information sessions on various aspects of our curriculum aimed at giving parents a more in-depth view and strategies that can be used to support their child's learning.

School Newsletter

The school newsletter is distributed to parents via email.  Please register at the link under 'News and Events' to receive your copy.

Hard copies are available from the Front Office.

It is uploaded fortnightly, generally on Thursdays, and is one of the main means of communication between school and home. You are invited to relay information to the school community via the newsletter.

Special Notices

Help is often sought for special activities, eg excursions, classroom assistance, etc. Please respond if you can spare some time. Your support is valuable, as well as being essential for us to be able to provide some activities.

Please note all volunteers require a current Catholic Schools Police clearance, a Responding to Abuse and Neglect Volunteer's certificate of completion and completion of the volunteers WHS Induction, which can be organised through the Office.