Communicating with families

Regular communication is an essential part of working positively and connecting with our teachers, students, and families to build our community. To maintain an ongoing and genuine dialogue with our school community, we have established a number of ways to share information, foster close relationships, and provide opportunities for families to partner with us in their child’s learning.

Newsletter

Our newsletter is the starting point for families to stay up to date with school news and dates.

It is published every three weeks and contains information on upcoming whole-school, year-level and community events. It also celebrates student learning and achievements, provides updates on school direction and policies, including a report from the principal, as well as study tips and community notices.

Families are sent a link to the latest newsletter via Compass or they can click on the link on our website or from the Noble Park Secondary College Facebook page.

Compass

Compass is our online portal for families, students and teachers. We use Compass primarily for administrative purposes.

Students use Compass to access:

    • daily updates to their class and co-curricular timetables

    • excursion and event information

    • view news and updates

Families use Compass to:

    • receive news, updates and reminders from the school

    • view timetable updates

    • track attendance and send absence notes

    • consent to an event or an excursion

    • make an online payment

    • book interviews with teachers

    • view semester reports

    • view learning tasks

Families receive an email when something is added to Compass that requires action, for example, payment for an excursion is due or a new item is added to the news, such as latest newsletter.

Each family has a unique login – this is separate to the student’s login. Compass is available on both Apple and Android mobile devices as well as on the web. Students and parents are provided with login details upon commencement at the College.

Parent information forums

We run regular forums throughout the year for parents about topics related to study, course selection, careers, and adolescent health, safety, and wellbeing.

The details for these forums are advertised in our newsletter, on Compass, and on our Facebook Page.