When communicating parents and teachers will be expected to:
approach discourse in an open, courteous and respectful manner
listen actively to the concerns, seeking clarification when necessary to better understand the other’s point of view and desired outcomes
present their own or the school’s point of view in professional and objective terms;
seek support from the school’s leadership team (Principal / Assistant Principal) if needed
defer meetings to a later time if productive discussion and resolution cannot be achieved for any reason
When a parent wishes to contact a member of staff to discuss matters relating to their child, the procedure is to contact the teacher involved, giving a brief outline of the issue. Contact should be made using one of the following approaches:
Contact the school, either by phone or coming to the office personally, and ask a school administration officer to arrange for the teacher to contact you to arrange a suitable meeting time.
Contact the appropriate teacher in writing or via email, asking them to organise a suitable meeting time.
Speak briefly with the appropriate teacher, either before or after school hours (not at a time when they are teaching or on yard duty), and ask them to arrange a suitable meeting time.