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At Immanuel there is an emphasis on teachers and parents working together in partnership. We understand that when teachers and parents work cooperatively together, it is the students who benefit.
Over the years a range of strategies have been developed to assist parents to be involved in their children's schooling and have an understanding of the learning process.
Parents are most welcome to meet with teachers to discuss their child. In order for this to happen effectively an appointment must be made. Teachers are not available for such discussions during the busy periods immediately before and after school. At this time teachers need to be available to all parents and children to receive any general messages or informal communications.
Immanuel has a number of publications, which will be helpful in developing your understanding of the school. Please read these, particularly the newsletter. This is prepared on a weekly basis and sent home each Wednesday afternoon. If your child isn't passing on the newsletter please check his/her school bag and/or see the class teacher.
The newsletter is our main form of communication and contains essential parent information.
Other publications include 'The Immanuel Primary Directory', 'Making the PYP Happen at IPS', 'Parent Information Book', 'Learning Support Information Booklet', 'Out of the Blue' (the School Magazine), the 'Immanuel Primary Calendar', the Immanuel Campus 'Community News' and an occasional Principal's Report.
There are many opportunities to relate informally and building relationships with staff at Immanuel. These include:
Students in Years 2-6 have a diary. These are used to assist students to take responsibility for their homework and preparation for school activities. It is also a valuable means of parent/teacher communication.