Communication


We are keen to have as many people in our school community aware of our activities as possible. There are a number of ways that you can find out what's on, and how you can get involved.

 

Please ensure you sign up to both of our communication apps - Konnective and Compass, as well as read the Friday newsletters, and check the website regularly to keep up to date with what is on both in your child's class, and in the school community. Information sent via Konnective and Compass is only able to be accessed by verified parents and carers once you have requested approval. Details about how to do this are listed in the table below.

 

The following is a list of our communication channels at Wattle Park Primary.

  1. This website
  2. Our weekly e-newsletter
  3. Apps – Konnective and Compass
  4. School Assembly
  5. Class Emails (from your teacher)
  6. Class Representatives (a parent representative from each class)

 

Please see below for what you can find and how you can access each resource:

 

COMMUNICATION CHANNEL WHAT YOU CAN FIND HOW TO ACCESS
Website
  • Latest articles and updates
  • Recent newsletters
  • Enrolment information
  • School policies
  • Year Level Information

Weekly e-newsletter

 

 

  • Principal’s report
  • Current events at school
  • Special acknowledgements
  • Community News
  • Sent out on Friday afternoons to your nominated email address (once you have subscribed and been approved)
  • To subscribe: https://www.wattleparkps.vic.edu.au/
  • Click the Subscribe link on the front page and put in your email 
  • If emails do not arrive each Friday, please email the school to advise, or go to the icon on the front page of our website.

       

 

App – Konnective

 

(Immediate emergency alerts and social communication)

 

  • Provide fundraising activity information
  • Advise special days
  • Requests for volunteering
  • Real times updates on rapidly changing events Eg bus arrival times, and emergencies (trees down, flooding etc)

 

 Step 1: Download the app via:

  • iOS: http://www.konnective.com.au/appstore
  • Android: http://www.konnective.com.au/googleplay

 Step 2: Register/Request Approval

  • After you download the app, press the Register button.
  • To register for the first time, enter your email address, first name, last name and set up a password.
  • You will receive an email asking you to click on a link to verify your email address. Check your spam/junk folders if it does not arrive.
  • Once you have verified your email, open up the app and tap the Login button
  • Enter your email address and the password you set when you registered.
  • Go into My Menu and select My Connections. Then press Add (top right corner) and choose the feed that is relevant to you (i.e. the Prep class your child is in, as well as the wider school feed).
  • You can request Approval for any feed that is relevant to you.
  • Once you request Approval, the school will authorise access to this feed. This might take some time over the holidays.

App – Compass

 

(Formal school communication)

 

 

 

  • School notices about closures or anything that may impact the school e.g. Enrolments, pick up requirements, student photos
  • Parent/teacher conferences
  • School reports
  • Parents/carers to advise attendance.
  • School supported activities i.e. Scholastic book club

 

 Access:

 Further uses:

 

 To book a parent/teacher conference (Terms 1 and 3):

  • You will be notified by the school when booking times open for each of your child's teachers. 
  • In the app, click on the 3 lines in the top left corner.
  • You will see a list that says 'Home, Notifications, Conferences etc.'
  • Select 'Conferences'
  • You will see a list of your child's teachers.
  • Select the teacher, and the conference time.
  • You will be able to view all of your bookings in ‘Conferences’

 Notifications

 All school notices are kept in the ‘Notifications’ section of   Compass.

 

 School Assembly

  • Principal’s update 
  • School activities 
  • Certificates of merit
  • Run by our Year Six Student Leaders
  • Held from 3pm – 3.30pm each Monday, in our gymnasium.
  • All parents and carers are welcome to attend.

 Class Emails from   Teachers

  • General class announcements 
  • Requests for parent support
  • From time to time your class teacher may email you with reminders about upcoming events
  • In addition they may seek your support for events or excursions as parent/carer helpers.

 Class   Representatives

  • Class activity reminders
  • Social activity reminders from the Parents & Friends Association (PFA)
  • Each class is required to nominated a Parent Class Representative.
  • Parent email lists are sent to class representatives at the start of each year for class communication. (Please advise your teacher if you would like to be a class rep at the start of the year!)