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Connect & Facebook

The Schools main means of communication is through Connect, an app developed by the Department of Education for staff, students and parents in public schools.  It gives our teachers a tool to deliver content to the students via an online classroom.You can download the app via the link below.

Secondary to this is via our Facebook page, which is updated by staff frequently and can be accessed through the link below.

School Newsletter

The School Newsletter is called the ‘Messenger’ and is a newsletter that is sent out to parents fortnightly. The information is accessed online through the schools Facebook page and the Department’s Connect program.

In addition, notes are sent or emailed home to provide details about upcoming events and to seek parent permission for student participation in different activities. We appreciate your efforts to remind your children to show you these notes.

Emergency Contacts and Health Information

Parents are requested to ensure that the emergency contacts (especially phone numbers) registered on their child’s enrolment are current at all times. Annual Update Forms will be sent out in the first weeks of the new school year. Please include mobile phone numbers & email addresses as well.

This information is very important, please keep the school up to date on any changes.

If your child has a Medical Condition it is really important that a Health Care Plan is in place to ensure your child receives the appropriate treatment.

Assemblies

Assemblies are held twice a term (except in Term 4) on a Thursday afternoon in the Assembly area. Dates of each assembly are advised through the ‘Messenger‘ newsletter, Class Presentation Assemblies begin at 2.15pm and Awards Assemblies start at 2.30pm. At these assemblies coming events are discussed, small celebrations are shared and a merit award is given to selected children from each class. Parents and Community members are welcome to attend.

At the end of the school year a Presentation Evening is held. Students present items and Academic Excellence, Endeavour and other Awards are presented. Graduating students are acknowledged as well as Kindy students.

Parent Interviews

From time to time, a teacher may have concerns about your child’s progress and arrange an interview time with you. Parents are also encouraged to make appointments to discuss their child’s progress, especially if there are concerns on your part. Remember if there are concerns, your child’s teacher should be your first port of call. Please phone the school or write a note to the teacher to make an appointment.

Reporting Process

  • Students will receive a formal written report, sent out on Connect, at the end of Semester 1 & Semester 2.
  • Please note that your child’s teacher may request a meeting with you to discuss your child/ren’s progress.
  • Parents should also request a meeting with the teacher if they have any concerns regarding their child/ren’s progress at school.
  • NAPLAN /MSE are conducted annually for students in Yrs 3,5,7 & 9. The assessments cover Literacy, Numeracy, Science and Society & Environment (Yrs 5,7 & 9).
  • PEAC (Year 4 in Term 3) to determine students eligible for inclusion in the District Primary Extension and Challenge courses
Teachers at Mukinbudin District High School dressed up as pirates for Pirate Day

Parent Information Meetings

Teachers hold a parent class meeting during Term 1. At these meetings teachers generally discuss class programs, operation of the class, homework expectations, etc. This type of meeting is not the time to discuss individual children. If parents need to have a more in depth conversation about their child, then it is important to make an appointment to see the teacher at a more convenient time. (See Parent Interviews above)

Providing a supportive learning environment​ to students within the beautiful community of Mukinbudin and surrounds