Our school staff are professionals who are committed to your child’s education, care and wellbeing.
We work in partnership with families. That means keeping you informed about what we do and why we do it. Similarly we ask you to let us know when we are doing things well and alert us to any concerns you may have.
Remember that teachers are continually making decisions about what is best for a large number of children with diverse needs, abilities and personalities.
Communication at Pascoe Vale South PS occurs through:
- Information and open sessions
- Community events
- Newsletter & notes
- tiqbiz – http://www.tiqbiz.com (audience – school families) includes calendar, newsfeed items & updates
- Website – http://www.pvsps.vic.edu.au (audience – broader community)
Appointments & conversations with teachers
Teaching and preparation time are vital for teachers and children’s learning. Teachers have commitments to preparation and planning; yard duty; staff, area and professional development meetings.
We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your child/ren and ask that you make an appointment at a mutually suitable time to speak with teachers, the assistant principal or the principal to facilitate this.
In 2016 teachers attend meetings and professional learning sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3.45 – 4.45pm.
Raising Concerns and Complaints
From time to time concerns can arise and can often be the result of a misunderstanding. These are best addressed in a timely fashion with the appropriate person. If you are unsure of something, don’t assume, please ask.
Our school’s approach to handling concerns and complaints is based on:
- providing a safe and supportive learning environment
- building relationships between students, parents and staff
- providing a safe working environment for staff
When parents/carers have concerns related to:
- general issues of student behaviour that are contrary to the school’s code of conduct
- incidents of bullying or harassment in the classroom or the school yard
- learning programs, assessment and reporting of student learning
- school fees and payments
- general administrative issues
These should be raised initially with the appropriate member of staff as listed below:
- the student’s teacher about learning issues and incidents that have taken place in their class
- the assistant principal if students from several classes are involved
- the principal about issues relating to school policy, school management, staff members or very complex student issues.
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