Hambledon Public School

Learning for Life

Telephone02 9837 3200

Emailhambledon-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Communicating with our School

A parent and community guide for seeking information and expressing concerns.

From time to time parents or other members of the school community may need to approach the school in order to:

  • Discuss the progress or welfare of own child
  • Express concern about actions of other students
  • Enquire about school policy or practice

It is therefore necessary to have procedures that will help solve problems as soon as possible so that a safe and harmonious school environment is maintained. The best results usually flow from working together.

These guidelines aim to:

  • Provide a guide in order that concerns are dealt with in an open and fair manner
  • Ensure that the rights of students, teachers and parents are respected and upheld
  • Support sensitivity and confidentiality
  • Help reach an agreed solution

On occasion, concerns may cause frustration and anxiety. At such times it is always important to organise a time to talk with school staff in an unhurried and confidential atmosphere.

Approaching teachers when they are teaching, managing children or engaged in other conversations is inappropriate.

Teachers, parents and community working together for successful schooling

Concern

Appropriate Action

Academic progress of your child

    Directly contact your child's teacher either by note, phone, email or in person to arrange a suitable time to discuss any issues

The welfare of your child

    For minor issues please contact your child's teacher to clarify information

    For more serious concerns contact our office on 9837 3200. State the nature of your concern and arrange a suitable time to talk with the class teacher or appropriate staff member.

    To convey information regarding a change of address. telephone number, emergency contact details, health issues etc. please contact our office staff

Actions of other students

    Contact the class teacher, stage supervisor or deputy principal for playground problems

    Assistant Principals

    Kindergarten: Cheryl McNaught

    Year 1 : Dina Vavdinos

    Year 2: Steve Nigl

    Years 3 & 4: David Shaw

    Years 5 & 6: Rebecca Porter

    Deputy Principal: Tara Hosking

School Policy or Practice

    Contact our office and state the nature of your concern and make an appointment with Mrs Judy McEwen our Principal.