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