From the Assistant Principal

When we talk to parents about why they choose to send their children to a Catholic school they frequently comment about the high quality of pastoral care offered in a Catholic school and this is certainly the case at Bethany. We pride ourselves on the quality of relationships we have within our community, student to peer, teacher to student, teacher to teacher and parent to teacher. The collaborative nature of these very positive relationships play a significant role in ensuring that we are able to provide the best possible pastoral care.  Furthermore, there is evidence to suggest that positive parent/ teacher relationships provide a positive impact of academic performance as well as student wellbeing. The opportunity for us as a school to engage in ongoing, supportive, trusting and understanding relationships sends a clear message to your daughters about the value of education. From time to time there maybe situations that arise outside of school that impact on your daughter’s wellbeing. At these times we encourage you to be in contact with your daughter’s year co-ordinator so that we can ensure that she receives the very best support possible here at school.

Parents are encouraged to make contact with the College in the first instance via phone or email. The College office is open from 8am to 4pm each day. If you call the office your message will be passed onto the appropriate member of staff. Whilst we will always do our very best to respond to your calls and emails promptly, parents and carers can expect to receive a reply to non-urgent matters within 3 days. Urgent matters, however, including  matters pertaining to health and student wellbeing will be responded to as soon as possible. It is important that parents indicate that the matter is urgent when they call the College office or in the email. Additionally, parents and carers are reminded that outgoing calls from the College appear as a private number/ no-caller ID.

 

Compass

Thank you to all those parents and carers who have embraced Compass, this is our newest form of communication. Compass allows us to communicate important messages and reminders via Newsfeed and allows you as parents and carers to account for your daughters absences via the portal. If you are yet to logon to compass or download the App please see below for details of how to do so. We strongly encourage every parent/ carer to make use of this very efficient communication tool.

 

To access Compass: https://bethanyhurstville-nsw.compass.education/.  

For a guide on how to best use the portal, please read through the following Parent Compass Brochure.

Access this link about Compass and Privacy.

Please click on this link for installation of the Compass App.

 

Staff Development Day

Finally, a reminder that this coming Tuesday (June 11) the College will be closed for a Staff Development Day. The focus of which will be staff and student wellbeing. College staff will focus on strategies to promote positive mental health as well as further engage with Compass as a tool for supporting wellbeing across the school community.

 

Jodie Hughes

Assistant Principal