Our College encourages the use of emails to communicate with parents regarding important college and class information. Similarly parents are able to use emails to;
- Notify the front office/classroom teacher of their child’s absence from college, and
- Arrange or make an appointment to personally discuss a matter with their child’s classroom teacher
Emails should not be used to discuss concerns, issues or matters of a confidential nature.
Please ensure that you advise our college office of any changes to your email address in order to ensure up-to-date records are kept.
In 2019 our Connect online classes will be operational and communication between parents and teachers can be accessed through this secure online facility.
MGM Outreach+ Messaging Service
The college uses the MGM Outreach+ Messaging Service, primarily to manage our student absences.
Parents of students who are absent after confirmed updated registration each day, will automatically receive a text message from the college.
The text message will read:
JBPC records show [Student Name] is absent [Current Day], [Current Date]. Pls reply SMS or ph 9561 4300. student name & reason
Parents can directly reply, with the reason for student absence or contact the college to update our staff.
This service is intended to support and improve our student absence management. Parents can still submit prior notification of absence through Connect, email or by contacting the college. This service will also be utilised on occasion to communicate messages regarding special and emergency events.
Phone Calls/Messages for Students
Only URGENT telephone messages can be taken for students. Students are not normally permitted to use the college telephone.