COMMUNICATION TO OUR FAMILIES AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY
As a school, we believe that there are three questions that need to be answered:
Why do we do what we do?
How do we do it?
What do we achieve from this?
The “Why” is our Vision:
We believe in developing lifelong values, learning and skills that will set up our students for success in life.
The “How” is our Mission:
Being Christ centred through Marist eyes, we will provide quality Catholic education to equip our students with opportunities in reaching their best. Through Faith, we’ll provide formation. Through Learning, we’ll provide achievement. Through Wellbeing, we’ll provide growth.
The “What” is in our boys becoming Men of Marist:
Empowered with a Catholic world view, our students will, “Fortior Ito”, go forth with strength, to live and work confidently, effectively and wisely in a complex and ever-changing world. This will be demonstrated through our five Marist Pillars of: Family Spirit; Presence; Love of Work; Simplicity and; In the way of Mary.
In answering the three questions, we have consolidated our forms of communication to the following:
To answer all three questions to our families and the wider community, our School Webpage is our major form of communication. We regularly update the webpage on the many wonderful achievements of our staff and students as well as information about the school. These are then archived for future reference.
To answer specifically the “How” and “What” questions from the school to our families, we will continue to consolidate our Skoolbag App which will eventually aim to replace any letters being sent home by 2020. This app also includes links to the Webpage, “Sentral” and “Echo”.
To answer specifically the “What” questions between families and teachers, we will continue to utilise the Student Diary for any day-to-day information.
To summarise, our main forms of communication will be between:
- The school and the wider community – Webpage
- The school and Families – Skoolbag (with letters till 2020)
- Teachers and Families – Diary.