Parent School Communication

How can parents communicate with their child’s teacher or the school?

The following list outlines a range of strategies that parents can use to contact the school. Included on our website is additional information from the Department of Education entitled ‘Talking with my school’, which outlines the processes for raising a concern or lodging a complaint.

SMS Absence Notification – 0419 924 048
The school should be notified if your child will be absent from school, using the school’s SMS number. This number is also included on our website.

Email
The general school email address is Duncraig.PS@education.wa.edu.au. Email contact details for individual school staff are listed on our website.

Telephone – 9447 8255
The school office is open from 8.00am to 3.30pm for telephone inquiries.

Meetings
Parents are welcome to contact a staff member directly or liaise through the school office to organise a suitable meeting time.

School Survey
The school distributes an opinion survey to all parents and caregivers biannually. Please contact the school for information about when the next survey is due to be sent out.

Parent Discussion Forums
Parent discussion forums are meetings with the principal and school leadership team that occur several times a year. These events are small gatherings of invited parents/carers and encourage informal feedback about our school’s strengths and areas requiring improvement.

What might you communicate with the school about?

Issues particular to your child:

  • Attitude to school
  • Academic progress
  • Participation
  • Behaviour
  • Social relationships
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Physical development and well-being
  • Development of responsibility
  • School non-attendance or truancy
  • Special events and celebrations
  • Specialised learning programs

School or class issues:

  • Homework
  • Learning environment
  • General student behaviour
  • Pastoral care for students
  • School policies and procedures
  • Conduct of staff
  • Additional school activities (e.g. instrumental music, choir, out of school sport, gifted and talented programs

Access to support services:

  • School and regional level student services, including support for students with a disability and where English as an additional language
  • Programs for students experiencing difficulties with learning
  • Specialist facilities including language development, intensive language, and education support centres

School Level Communication
Classroom Level Communication
How can parents communicate with their child’s teacher or the school?