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Parent teacher communication

Buderim Mountain State School believes regular communication with parents creates a vital partnership and strives to work closely with every student, their families and the community in providing an outstanding education.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss any aspects of a student’s education and progress or school procedures, including concerns or compliments, as it is always viewed as a constructive way of making the school a better environment for quality education.

There are several points during the year when we focus on providing a formal opportunity for parents to meet their children’s teachers.

These will be advised through class and school newsletters.

Semester 1

  • All year levels will have a meet and greet information session early in the semester.
  • A yearly overview will be handed out at this time.
  • The prep classes have more formally arranged interviews about the same time.
  • Years 1-6 parent teacher interviews are held at the end of term 2 or the beginning of term 3.
  • Reports are handed out at the end of term 2 and parents are welcome to approach class teachers if they wish to discuss their children’s progress. 

Semester 2

  • Reports are handed out at the end of term 4 and parents are welcome to approach class teachers if they wish to discuss their children’s progress.

Parents may make an appointment for an interview by contacting the office or their class teacher.

Parents are asked not to engage teachers’ attention in consultation during class time (after 8.45 am to 3.00 pm)

Phone messages are distributed to teachers at various times in the school day.

The choice to use email is individual. Teachers hold their own policy on the use of email as a communication tool, and make their position and expectations known at the start of each year. Any email to school or teachers is to be used for official school purposes only.

Both teachers and parents and carers who communicate this way are expected to employ high standards of ‘netiquette’ and be:

  • respectful at all times
  • brief rather than long winded
  • factual rather than emotional
  • timely

Parents and carers are asked to understand time limitations in a teacher’s day, and expect messages to take over 24 hours to be opened and responded to.