At Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology (QASMT) we are committed to building strong partnerships between school and home, as we know these partnerships are essential to student success. We communicate with parents in a number of ways.
Parent Information Evenings are held in Terms 1, 2 and 3. These evenings attributed to each year level provide valuable information tailored to the needs of each cohort of students. At least one parent from each family is expected to attend. Information sessions include International Baccalaureate (IB) information, study skills, leadership opportunities, camp information and wellbeing support information.
Parent Teacher Interviews are held twice a year in Term 2 and Term 4. At this time parents have the opportunity to meet with their child’s teachers and discuss their progress. Teachers will have samples of student work to view at these meetings and will be able to discuss strategies to assist and further develop students.
On enrolment, all parents are signed up to receive the school newsletter, as well as other important email communication. Two major newsletters are sent per term. At the beginning of term, parents will receive the Term Ahead newsletter which details dates for the current term, events and important curriculum matters, as well as other information. At the end of the term, the Term in Review newsletter will be sent to parents. This newsletter has information from the Heads of Department, House Deans and other key staff about learning and other activities that have occurred throughout the term.
In addition to these two detailed newsletters, a general ‘Important dates’ newsletter called the Fortnightly Update is sent fortnightly on a Friday. This highlights important dates and events coming up in the next 2 weeks from the school calendar.
Staff are always willing to meet with parents or caregivers to discuss student progress and any concerns. Our staff are often busy teaching, so email is generally the best form of contact. The classroom teacher is the first point of contact for all class issues, and the students’ House Dean is the first contact for all other concerns.