Communication is the cornerstone of good relationships and at St Mary MacKillop we endeavour to keep our community informed about what is happening on the school, classroom and with individual children.
Therefore we use a number of communication apps to maintain this flow of information. The three apps we use are:
Flexibuzz is our most direct communication tool for whole school events, reminders and for parents notifying us of absences. Flexibuzz can be downloaded from the Apple App store and the Google Play store.
All families will need a code to be connected to the school and their child’s Year level so we can deliver messages more directly to parents at different year levels instead of bombarding the whole school community every time.
At St Mary MacKillop CPS we use the CareMonkey App as a way of managing student medical details and excursion and other permission notes.
CareMonkey is a health and safety system that automatically keeps medical and emergency details up to date for us. It makes these important details instantly available to teachers and other authorized staff on their mobile devices in an emergency so they know who to call, what to do, or what to tell an ambulance paramedic. CareMonkey automates the permission and consent form process too and can collect any other information.
Seesaw is a platform for student and family engagement that our Teachers use to empower our children to “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. This can then be shared with families so parents can see how their child is progressing and what they are doing in class. Teachers can also use Seesaw to communicate directly with each parent in their class.
The school also produces a Newsletter every fortnight on a Friday. The Newsletter holds a vast amount of information about the school, reports of recent events and what is happening in the coming weeks.
Our newsletter is digital and contains videos and photo galleries as well as information from Fr Charles and the Parish. Our newsletter is a private newsletter and will not be loaded tour website.