Liaison and transition meetings are held at key points in the school year, providing general information to parents about the immediately forthcoming educational programme and related activities; these are often accompanied by documentation for parents who may be unable to attend.
There is a daily Communication Book throughout Pre-Prep to ensure that parents and staff work together to encourage the best possible development of each pupil. From Year 3 onwards this becomes a Homework Diary, into which all parties are invited to contribute. Families with children up to Year 4 also share a daily Reading Record.
Parents wishing to discuss any matter concerning their child can contact the school by telephone or e-mail, where our friendly and efficient administrative team will ensure that your needs are dealt with promptly.
Informal contact can be made with staff at school events such as plays, concerts, sporting fixtures and social activities.
All parents have a confidential login to the school portal, through which they can access reports, letters, photographs and video footage.
Increasingly, e-mails are used by the school to send information to parents more efficiently.
The Clarion Call mobile phone text system advises parents of immediate changes, such as delays in return journeys on trips etc.
The many successes of the school are regularly reported in local and national press.
The school maintains a Twitter account with regular news updates.
St Margaret’s provides additional links with parents via a termly newsletter from the Headmistress; an end of term letter from your child’s class teacher will also be forwarded.
‘The Echo’, our school magazine, is sent home with children at the end of each term.
Our active and supportive Parents’ Association works with the school very closely.
Severe weather or any other matters causing school closure is reported via local radio stations, texts to parents and via a website notification.
Finally, the school website provides a strong link to the activities of the school, sharing key information with the entire St Margaret’s community.