Parents are asked to send all notes, monies, etc. to the school in sealed envelopes. Envelopes containing money should have the child’s name and class, together with the “reason” for the money, written on the front. The eldest child in each family (unless otherwise arranged) at Good Counsel Primary will be responsible for taking home all general correspondence from the school.
Class teachers will utilise ‘seesaw’, an online communication mechanism. This will be used to communicate notes, samples of student work or general class information. The office will from time to time send SMS messages to inform the parent body or particular classes of routine changes or highlight upcoming events.
A weekly newsletter will be sent home each Tuesday or may be emailed to you by request or by visiting our website www.gcps.qld.edu.au to inform you of happenings in and around the school. Please contact the teacher immediately if this does not occur. In the event of parents separating and requiring a second newsletter, the responsibility lies with the parent to inform the school.
Please telephone, giving your reasons, to make an appointment to see the Principal or members of staff, to arrange a mutually convenient time. If it is a confidential matter, please send a note. For teachers, this allows them to prepare information to make the meeting as fruitful as possible. Classroom matters should be referred to the teacher concerned in the first instance.
Court Orders/Child Access
In the event that there be existing Court Orders or that circumstances result in Court orders being issued during the children’s attendance at the school, these must be communicated to the school. The school is bound by law to abide by the directions set out in any order so communicated.
In the event of circumstances where parents may have changed access or arrangements e.g. separation, the school must be notified as to these arrangements. This is critical in the need for communication both home and to the school.
Carers who have children in Care of the State are required to furnish necessary documents from the relevant authorities.