SMS notification system
Short Message Service (SMS) notification system has been established to allow parents to receive a range of school messages, including:
- same day notification if a student is absent without notice
- key event reminders
- emergency information.
Parents must ensure that their current mobile number is held by the school in order to receive this vital communication and alert service.
If you are on drop off or pick up duties, look to our school noticeboard for the upcoming events of the week. Our School Captains find key messages each week to pop on the sign.
Our class teachers will email a class newsletter each term to give you an outline of the term's events, key curriculum focus and routines for the term.
You can access the class newsletters in our Forms and documents section, under the folder Class communication.
The Bardon Grapevine
The Grapevine is the school's primary means of keeping parents informed about what is happening at the school.
For further information—including archived copies for download, please visit our newsletter page.
Refer to our social media page to find links to a range of digital communications at Bardon State School.
Parent information evenings
In Term 1 each year we hold a Whole School Parent Information Evening. This is time to:
- meet the staff, especially your child's class teacher
- get to know some school and classroom routines
- hear some key messages from the school and the classroom.
In addition to this evening, there are a number of other information evenings/afternoons held throughout the year:
- Triple P - Positive Parenting Program
- How to support in key areas: Reading, Spelling, Mathematics.
We hold Coffee connect sessions a few times per term. Coffee connect will be hosted by the Principal, Deputy or key staff who will share information in their area within the school. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about key school initiatives and time to ask further questions about the purpose of intended outcomes of these initiatives.
Keep an eye out for the Coffee connect advertisements. In the newsletter, on Facebook and on the school noticeboards.
The positive partnership between parents and school is vital to promote the optimum learning environment for your child. Teachers at Bardon State School are dedicated professionals who want to ensure they are ready for every child’s learning every day. The morning before school is precious time for them to prepare. Please ensure you are mindful of this and schedule an appointment to ensure you can have the time and focus needed.
Email is often an efficient way to communicate and supportive of many parents busy lives and competing demands. Please remember that teachers teach all day and it is unlikely that they will read or respond to emails in the same day. Urgent messages should be directed to the office.
Your feedback as a major stakeholder of our school community is important to us. At times, communication between the home and school can be misunderstood. Most issues / complaints should be directed to your child’s classroom teacher first.
If you feel that a situation requires further support, you may choose to organise a meeting with the Deputy Principal (Prep to Year 3 students) or Principal (Year 4 to Year 6 students) through the office on (07) 3511 4555. Please review our full policy in our Parent handbook (PDF, 2.2MB).
If you do have to make a complaint, please refer to Bardon state School's fact sheet Making a complaint/Raising an issue: Information for parents and carers (PDF, 534KB). Further information can be found on the Complaints, enquiries and feedback page of the Queensland Government's website.