Communication & Reporting

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Seesaw is the communication platform teachers will use to give all parents insight into the learning experience occurring in the classroom. Teachers will communicate classroom messages to parents via the Seesaw app. Parents are welcome to use email or Seesaw to communicate with their child's classroom teacher.

Compass is our whole school's student information system. All school fees, reports, excursions, booking and whole school communication will be sent out via Compass. 


Term 1: Parent/Teacher Conferences are made available to all families. The primary purpose of the interview is to discuss the student's progress to date and how they have settled into class and talk to parents regarding any concerns/areas for development. For parents, an early interview can draw the teacher's attention to any concerns they may have and set clear directions for student learning. It also ensures that clear communication channels are established early in the year. 

End of Term 2 – Semester 1 Reports. Reports are issued for all students and clearly inform parents/caregivers of the student's performance to date. Reports are issued via the Compass App. 

4 - Semester 2 Reports. Reports are issued for all students and clearly inform parents/caregivers of the student's performance to date. Reports are issued via the Compass App. 

Reports issued to parents follow the standards and requirements as described on the BOS ARC website, i.e. Plain English reports to parents at least twice per year for subjects studied using grades A-E defined against specific learning standards.

If a teacher is concerned about your child's progress at any time during the year, you will be invited to come and discuss the concern. Likewise, you are welcome to meet with your child's teacher at any time, but an appointment is essential and should be arranged by emailing the teacher, telephoning the school office or by Seesawing a message to the teacher directly. 

The class teacher will always be the first person to see if you have a classroom concern. The teacher will always be available to listen to your concerns and act on them accordingly. Class teachers are not available for interviews during assemblies, class time or whilst they are on playground duty as they have a duty of care to their students, with pastoral and legal implications.

Holy Family Social Media Community Guidelines

These guidelines are in place to help create a safe environment on all social media channels run by Holy Family. Our social media channels aim to create an environment where our community can safely engage in conversation and is free to make comments, questions and suggestions. We ask that anyone engaging with our social media channels show courtesy, kindness and respect for all other members of our school and social media communities. In order to help create this safe environment, we have set out some guidelines that apply to any engagement with other members of the community on any of our social media channels or with us. By engaging with our social media channels, you agree to follow these guidelines. Comments must not: Contain spam, be defamatory of any person, deceive others, be obscene, offensive, threatening, abusive, hateful, inflammatory or promote sexually explicit material or violence. Breach the privacy of any student, staff member or family member of a student or staff member. Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age. Breach any of the terms of any of the social media platforms themselves. Be off-topic, irrelevant or unintelligible. Contain any advertising or promote any services that are not first approved by Holy Family or are unrelated to Holy Family. 

Breach of guidelines

At our discretion, we reserve the right to determine whether contributions to our social media channels breach our guidelines. We reserve the right to hide or delete comments made on our channels and block users who do not follow these guidelines.


Principal Mr Murray Deeps
Assistant Principal - Learning & Teaching Mrs Emma McFadden
Assistant Principal - Mission Mr Adam Sullivan
Secretary Mrs Kate Varcin

40 Isabella Drive, Skennars Head NSW 2478
(02) 6687 5311