Communication


Communication

We value regular communication with the aim to build strong relationships and connections within our school community. Outlined below are the channels of communication we use and their purposes and benefits in keeping us all connected.

 

Newsletters

Our fortnightly newsletter exists in order to communicate the most significant, recent news and to inform parents of special school activities. We always include a calendar of upcoming events and important dates. The newsletter is a great platform to cover specific topics such as a Principal’s Message, recent achievements in sports and updates in curriculum news. The newsletter is sent our via Compass and is also linked to our school website. For those who prefer a printed copy of the newsletter these are available at the school office.

 

Compass - School App

Compass is a school management app that allows parents and carers to access up to date information about school events. Compass is used to monitor student attendance and reports. There are options on compass for you to download and view your child’s academic reports. Using Compass helps parents get regular messages from the school. 

We understand that parents have a busy schedule and may not be regularly checking emails. Push notifications through the app are the perfect way to inform and remind parents of news or events. When you enrol your child to Ardeer South Primary School we will give you a username and a temporary password to login. 



School Website

Our school website is used to improve communication, engage parents and build a platform that contains all key information that members of our community may need. Placing links to essential documentation on our school website provides a simple method for members of the school community to access the information in your own time. 

The website is an opportunity to take a look into our school and delve into the finer details of policies and procedures. There is an opportunity on our website for a virtual visit. 

The key feature of our website is that it contains current and archived newsletters, so parents always have access to up to date news and the calendar.  

 

Social Media - Ardeer South Primary School Facebook page

Facebook has become a popular method for schools to communicate with their community. It is a powerful way to share school information, news and celebrate daily learning highlights. We use our Facebook page as a highlight reel for our community, sharing the everyday things in our school of which we are proud.

Another benefit of facebook is that it engages parents and gives an opportunity for parents to respond to our posts, ask meaningful questions and increases the interest of parents in what is happening at school. 

This platform is also a great way for prospective parents to learn about the incredible things that are happening at Ardeer South. 

 

Class Dojo

Class Dojo connects teachers with students and parents to build amazing classroom communities. Teachers and parents have an open line of communication through the ClassDojo app and students get to showcase their work and share moments with parents throughout the day.