Communication At Our School
At Gardenvale Primary School, communication between home and school is paramount to ensure all members of the school community are informed and up to date with all aspects and components of school life. Communication is a shared responsibility and promotes a connection to the school and a sense of belonging to the community.
Compass is a school management solution that allows parents and carers to access up-to-date and meaningful information about our school and your child’s progress. We use Compass School Manager to simplify our payment and permission system for events. Parents are able to login to their Compass account and give consent and payment for events at the one time. We have now introduced the ability to pay Essential Education fees and Voluntary charges on Compass.
Compass includes many different features, including the ability to:
Monitor your child’s attendance, and enter an explanation for absence or lateness
Communicate with your child’s teachers, and update your family contact details
View your child’s timetable and the school calendar
Monitor your child’s homework and assessment tasks
Download and view your child’s academic reports
Book parent-teacher conferences
Update your email address and mobile phone number for our records.
Pay and provide consent for events and school fees
Our school will advise parents when each of these features becomes available for parent use.
Every family has a separate login to Compass. Upon first login you will be required to change your password and confirm your email address and mobile phone number. If you have lost your details or forgotten your password, you can recover your details by clicking the 'Can't access your account?' link on the Compass front page.
Follow the link above to access Compass. A step-by-step parent guide to navigating Compass can be found here. You can also download the Compass School Manager app from the Apple App Store for your iPhone or iPad or from the Google Play Store for your Android phone or tablet.
This handbook provides relevant information for parents about the school. This is available through Compass and as a hard copy.
Parent & Community Education & Information Sessions
These sessions are held for a number of purposes inclusive of informing and consulting with parents about school initiatives and programs and providing parents with education, information and strategies to support their children at school and at home.
Notes are sent home through Compass to provide parents/carers with details of specific school/year level programs and activities including camps, excursions and incursions. These are available as hard copies upon request.
The school publishes a weekly community newsletter which is sent out to each family through Compass. It includes information on school events, classroom and specialist learning, parent association news, important dates and updates on school programs, students awards and a letter from the principal.
Our School Calendar
Located on the HOME page, our school calendar lists all the times, dates and venues of all school and classroom events, as well as term dates and public holidays.
Assemblies are currently held each Monday morning at 9.10 am on the Senior Campus and 3.00pm on the Junior Campus and all parents are invited to attend. Important notices, such as ‘Student of the Week’ awards, “Artist of the Week’ awards, class, sport, Japanese and music items are often featured. On the Senior Campus student leaders and captains are given the responsibility of running the assembly.
Junior Campus Tab
Located on the HOME page, this tab contains comprehensive information about what Year Prep - Year 2 students are undertaking every term in several curriculum areas in their classroom programs, as well as year level school events.
Senior Campus Tab
Located on the HOME page, this tab contains comprehensive information about what Year 3 - Year 6 students are undertaking every term in several curriculum areas in their classroom programs, as well as year level school events.
Our School Events Tab
Located on the HOME page, the contents of this tab highlights and celebrates whole school events as they occur throughout the year.
Our Specialist Programs Tab
Located on the HOME page, the contents of this tab showcases the amazing achievements and undertakings in our specialist programs by the students at Gardenvale Primary School.
Pastoral Care Interviews
These interviews take place in early Term 1.
Parent / Teacher Interviews
These interviews take place in early Term 2, and additional interviews can take place on upon request and in consultation with the classroom/Specialist teacher (s).
Parent Association News
(Our Community - TBA)