All the research shows that students do better when their families are involved in their education, and at Ripponlea we foster strong home-school partnerships to achieve the best results for all of our students.
We communicate through several channels to keep families up-to-date and engaged.
Please see our Communication Channels here.
To keep parents informed about what’s happening in and out of the classroom, teachers provide regular curriculum updates on Seesaw. Specialist teachers also have access to each class to showcase what’s happening in their subjects. We strongly recommend that you subscribe to both of these platforms. Login details are provided at the start of each school year.
We also use the COMPASS parent portal that allows the school to efficiently deliver communication to parents.
COMPASS enables you to:
Once a fortnight - on a Wednesday - we publish a newsletter to share key updates. These are circulated via email and Compass. You can also see our archived newsletters here.
We schedule the following Parent-Teacher meetings:
Parent Information Sessions are held throughout the year, including:
Student Reports and Portfolios
Student reports are written by your child's class teacher, and specialist teachers and available via the COMPASS communication portal in June and December.
Student portfolios are a key tool that students use to reflect on and assess their progress over time. Throughout the year, students collate examples of key learning activities undertaken as a record of their educational journey. Parents are welcome to review their child's online portfolio at any time. Students post their term goals and reflect on their achievements. Seesaw Portfolios can also be used as a reference for discussion during Three Way Conferences.