Teachers at Unley Primary are highly committed to maintaining effective communication with parents and carers. Email, or apps such as Class Dojo or Seesaw, can be a great way to get in touch with your child’s class teacher. To help us improve the school-home partnership we ask that you consider the following points:
- Unley Primary School staff prioritise time spent teaching and building a positive learning environment, and they will often not get the chance to check messages or emails during the school day. If you have an urgent message for your child’s teacher, e.g. after school arrangements such as OSHC, please phone our front office staff, who will pass on the message.
- Teachers are encouraged to only check or respond to emails during working hours and not at night or on the weekends. For urgent matters, please phone the front office as this will ensure your message is received. For non-urgent matters, teachers will respond to your email when practicable.
- Please remember to phone the front office or use the Skoolbag app to notify us if your child is absent or late. If you email your child’s class teacher, it is likely they will not receive the message in time, resulting in an ‘unexplained absence’ sms notification being sent from school.
- If you would like to raise a sensitive or complex issue with your child’s teacher, you are welcome to send a brief email outlining your concerns. Teachers will make a time to talk about the matter in person or over the phone so that the issue can be given the depth of discussion it deserves.