PARENTS ROLE & COMMUNICATION

Close communication between home and school is essential to the success of our pupils. At St. Francis College we strive to achieve this by communicating with parents in a variety of ways:

Diary

The pupil’s diary is a two-way communication tool between parents and the College. Diaries are given to pupils on their first day of school, and pupils are expected to have their diary with them at all times. The diary is to be used as the primary means of communication between parents and teachers.

Bulletin

The St. Francis Bulletin is a fortnightly report on the main events and highlights of the school. It’s sent to parents via email and also can be downloaded here on our website.

Blogs

In Early Years and Primary, at the beginning of every week, class teachers post blogs outlining what will be covered in class and the week´s homework.

E-Mails

Parents will be sent emails from the College reminding them of important upcoming events and field trips. It is important that parents check these on a regular basis. It is also important for parents to inform the College of any changes to their email addresses. This ensures that we update our databases so that parents are able to receive all communication from the College.

Supporting Parents

Parents and companies are invited to support the school and the activities which it presents. There are two ways to do this, through sponsorship, and through HUG.

Sponsorship contact:
christina.karam@stfrancis.com.br

HUG (Help Us Grow) programme contact:
hug.programme@stfrancis.com.br

Co-branding in 2016 / 2017 for the school plays, the yearbook, the library, and professional development for teachers:

Parent Meetings

Parent-Teacher meetings are scheduled several times per year. During these meetings, parents, pupils and teachers jointly set targets and monitor both progress and the overall achievement of the pupil. It is essential that parents attend these meetings and play an active role in their son/daughter’s development. As well, pupils are expected to attend (in full uniform) the meetings and actively participate in their learning process.

Letters

Communication also goes out via letters to parents in all grade levels. These are usually placed in the pupils diary and are also available here on the site.

Managebac

Secondary parents are encouraged to check Managebac on a regular basis to learn more about pupil`s current units of study, upcoming assessment tasks, etc.