Teachers at PBC are committed to positive, proactive communication with parents to support student learning.
At the commencement of each term
All teachers send a positive, introductory email to the parents of each of their classes at the start of each term introducing themselves; outlining the term’s curriculum; including links to relevant documents such as the school’s website, Assessment Calendars and Assessment Policy; and inviting parents to contact them with information or questions.
During the semester
All teachers email or phone parents during the term when concerns arise about student welfare, learning, achievement, effort or behaviour. This contact should include information on how the student can improve their achievement, effort or behaviour.
All teachers email or phone parents during the term if a draft or final assessment is not submitted.
At reporting time
On the report preceding parent-teacher interviews teachers must request an interview with the parent of any student who receives either a D or E for achievement, effort or behaviour.
The standard email that accompanies interim and semester reports includes a clear invitation and encouragement for parents to contact their student’s teachers to discuss any aspects of their student’s report and a link to the Staff Contact List on the PBC website.
The school advertises parent-teacher interviews as three-way conferences with the student present as an active member of the interview to build understanding of the student’s learning by all parties.
Teachers are available for at least two days during the parent-teacher interviews to maximise parent’s opportunities to meet teachers.
You can contact teachers via email at anytime to discuss whatever might be happening for yourself or your student at school. You can find their email addresses on the Staff Contact List
Set Plan Information Evening
This information evening is for Year 10 students of parents when they reach the point in their Senior Schooling where we ask them to plan their pathway, including subjects, for Year 11 and 12. To help in making the best possible choices we strongly encourage students and parents attend. The aim of the evening is for you to receive essential information on Senior Pathways as well as have the opportunity to tour our faculties and speak to subject teachers about the subjects on offer. In addition, a variety of representatives including Griffith University, Southern Cross University, Gold Coast TAFE, Gold Coast Trades College, The Defence Force and Prestige Training Services are available to answer any questions you have regarding a wide range of certificates and courses on offer. Details of this event will be published here once they are determined.
SET Plan interviews
Each Year 10 student is asked to complete and sign a Student Education Training Plan (SETP). This will be done as an interview process in August. Each interview will be 15 minutes in length.
Information on how to book your interview will be provided closer to the time.