Parents


Partnership with Parents/Guardians

“There should be no gulf between the home and school.”

This conclusion, written almost 170 years ago, sums up our attitude to the parent/teacher relationship. We value a positive relationship, appreciate the support of parent sand strive to maintain strong links between school and home. During the school year the following means of communication will be used:

  • Parent/teacher meetings – please view our school calendar for forthcoming meetings.
  • Assessment Booklet – we have a unique way of involving parents directly in the education of their children. We have a useful mechanism for collaborating with parents on the regular assessment of their children in all their subjects. This assessment schedule is included in the pupil’s student planner. In this Schedule, the main Assessment Tasks which a pupil will undertake in each subject are set out for the entire academic year. Pupils record their assessment task marks as they get them in their schedule. Parents can then discuss the marks with their child and sign the relevant sections in the booklet. This schedule provides a regular tracking device for parents to monitor the academic progress of their child on an ongoing basis. Another section of the Schedule is devoted to self evaluation by the pupil, thus encouraging a process of action planning and personal development.
  • Regular written reports and computer print-outs of mid-term progress – any pupil who is under-achieving will be invited, along with his/her parents, to discuss various methods of improving his/her performance. The pupil’s record keeping in his/her Student Planner will play an important role in such meetings.  A wide range of strategies and mechanisms are in place to provide structured support so as to enable each young person to achieve his/her personal best.
  • Student Planner – in addition to the Assessment Schedule above, the planner contains sections where parents and teachers communicate on matters pertaining to conduct, class work and homework.
  • Open door policy – parents are strongly encouraged to contact the school if they have any concerns regarding the welfare of their child.
  • School newsletter – will be posted to your home and is viewable online. 

The School Day


Years 8-10

8.50am – School day starts
8.55am – 9.00am Assembly – (Prayer & Registration)
9.00am – 9.30am Period 1
9.30am – 10.00am Period 2
10.00am – 10.30am Period 3
10.30am – 10.45am BREAK
10.45am – 11.15am Period 4
11.15am – 11.45am Period 5
11.45am – 12.15pm Period 6
12.15pm – 12.45pm Period 7
12.45pm – 1.30pm LUNCH (Period 8)
1.30pm – 2.00pm Period 9
2.00pm – 2.30pm Period 10
2.30pm – 3.00 pm Period 11
3.00pm – 3.30 pm Period 12


Years 11-14

8.50am – School day starts
8.55am – 9.00am Assembly -(Prayer & Registration)
9.00am – 9.30am Period 1
9.30am – 10.00am Period 2
10.00am – 10.30am Period 3
10.30am – 11.00am Period 4
11.00am – 11.15am BREAK
11.15am – 11.45am Period 5
11.45am – 12.15pm Period 6
12.15pm – 12.45pm Period 7
12.45pm – 1.15pm Period 8
12.45pm – 1.30pm LUNCH (Year 11)
1.15pm – 2.00pm LUNCH (Years 12-14)
1.30pm – 2.00pm Period 9
2.00pm – 2.30pm Period 10
2.30pm – 3.00 pm Period 11
3.00pm – 3.30 pm Period 12


School Policies

Copies of the school’s Anti-Bullying, Child Protection, Uniform and Discipline Policy statements are available from the Policies page and the school office. Parents wishing to obtain a copy are asked to give the school office one week’s notice. All pupils have a copy of the school Code of Conduct in their student planner and parents receive a copy in the Information for Parents’ Handbook, which they receive in June.

 

Health and Safety

In the interest of pupil safety, parents are asked not to drive into the school between 8.15 and 9am and 3.20 and 4pm. Fire drills are completed at least twice a year, all pupils will be made fully aware of the procedure. Any concerns parents may have about the health and safety of their children while in our care may be directed to the principal through the principal’s personal assistant, Mrs Maria Martin.

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