Communication

We encourage the building of relationships between our class teachers and the parents of their students. Most parents communicate directly with their child’s teacher by email or setting up face to face meetings as required. However, there are several other channels we use to communicate with parents.

Formal parent-teacher interviews are conducted twice per year, at the end of the first term and beginning of the third term. Interviews take place on a Monday afternoon until 6.00pm (children are dismissed at 12.45pm on interview day). Interviews for Years 1 to 6 are 15 minutes long and for Years 7 and 8, ten minutes with each subject teacher. For larger classes, appointments can also be made after school on other days during the same week.

Formal written reports are sent out twice per year.

Over the year, we hold parent lunches for each class. These are an opportunity for the parent body and teachers and Principal to get to know one another better.

Parents and teachers also socialise at events held by Friends of Ficino, such as Quiz nights, themed socials and movie nights. Other opportunities arise at sports matches and school events.

The School newsletter is sent out by email every week. This contains a message from the Principal, the term’s calendar, upcoming special events or assemblies and results for sports teams and any other recent competitions. All major school events can also be found on the calendar on our website.

Parents are also invited into the school to view the children’s work on Open Days, Grandparents’ Day and Good Works assemblies. Each class also displays their Good Works on the notice board near reception. There is an open invitation for parents to attend assemblies on Fridays.