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Whole School Communication

When families and schools work together, children are more likely to build good relationships and be more successful at school.

Communicating about your child’s wellbeing, their progress at school, and ways you can help are all ways to assist your child to be their best.

Cowandilla Primary School and Children’s Centre offers a range of methods to communicate information with the school community.

  • Our Facebook page is regularly updated with news and events.
  • School newsletters are published three times a term and provide detailed information about classroom learning and activities.
  • Assemblies are held three times a term on Fridays from 9:00–9:45 am to celebrate student learning.
  • Whole school communications are soon to be regularly distributed via email.

Classroom Communication

Parents and teachers are important partners in supporting a child’s learning. Having a good relationship with your child’s teacher or school will help you get to know what your child is learning and how they are going. You can work together if your child needs some extra support and celebrate with your child when they do well. This shows your child how much you care about their learning.

Your child’s classroom teacher will regularly communicate with you regarding your child’s learning and development in the following ways:

  • Formal student progress reports are issued at the end of Term 2 and 4 every year.
  • Parent-teacher interviews are held:
    • early in Term 1 to discuss student development setting learning goals,
    • at the end of Term 2 to receive and discuss the mid-year report,
    • during Term 3 (on request from parents or teachers).
  • Classroom newsletters are distributed by classroom teachers at the start of the year to introduce themselves and provide an overview of the class expectations and routines.
  • Class newsletters are also distributed by classroom teachers early each term, providing more detail regarding learning intentions and class events for that term.
  • All staff are available to be contacted by phone or email and will acknowledge enquiries as soon as they can.


You can download our current and previous newsletters by clicking on the links to PDF files below.

Week 3, Term 1 2020

Week 6, Term 1 2020

Week 9, Term 1 2020

Week 3, Term 2 2020

Week 6, Term 2 2020

Week 9, Term 2 2020