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Parent teacher communication

At Lawnton State School, we believe that communication between parents and teachers/school staff is crucial to optimising learning outcomes for our students.

eNewsletter

A fortnightly newsletter is sent out on a Wednesday afternoon. This is an e-newsletter accessed only by our school families and includes key information relating to the current school activities, class news, upcoming events, P&C News and partnership support. We encourage all families to register on-line to receive the newsletter to keep up to date with the latest school information. 
 
Website/Q Schools App
 
The school website will continue to grow and develop, providing information on school activities, important dates and school documents. Check out www.lawntonss.eq.edu.au for the latest newsletters, school reports and current school information. School information is also available by downloading the QSchools app for your phone or tablet device. 
 
Parade and Parent/Admin 'Cuppa'
 
Parade is held each Friday at 8.45am in the hall. Parents are welcome to attend and enjoy our class presentations, weekly messages, guest speakers and awards. Each Friday morning after parade all parents are invited to visit the Parent Room for an informal chat and ‘cuppa’ with the school leadership team. This is a great way to get to know the school staff and other parents and provides the opportunity to connect to our Lawnton school community.
 

Class Notes/Emails/Phone Calls/ Class Newsletter

Periodically through the term teachers will send home class notes relating to upcoming excursions and events. Please read these notes carefully as they often contain a time frame for payment and parent permission.
 
For many parents email is an effective method of keeping in touch with their child’s class teacher. Teachers will provide parents with their work email address as part of our regular communication network. At times, teachers may contact parents by phone due to the personal nature of the context of the communication. Teachers will endeavour to ensure this communication is at a mutually convenient time and enables the opportunity to conduct a full and open discussion.
 
Parents are welcome to take the opportunity for an informal chat with the teacher at the beginning of end of the school day. These times however do not provide the opportunity for a lengthy discussion and we ask parents to use this chat to make a more suitable time as required.
 
Parents are also welcome to make an appointment through our office staff if they wish to speak with a member of the administration team. While we try wherever possible to accommodate unplanned requests to meet, this is not always possible. To avoid disappointment please leave your name and number and we will get back to you as soon as possible or contact us via email.
 
Our fortnightly eNewsletter provides up to date information to families relating to key events, important school messages, classroom news, highlights and date claimers. This is a key communication tool for our school and we encourage all parents to sign up to receive this current information about school life at Lawnton.