Parents and community members play an important role in education and a strong partnership between parents and schools enriches the learning experience for students.
Research shows that children do better in school when parents communicate regularly with teachers and become involved in the education of their children. There are a number of ways that parents can make contact with classroom teachers and be more involved with the school community.
Compass Parent Portal
Southport State High School uses Compass School Manager for our Parent Portal. Compass is the best way to access all the most up-to-date school information pertaining to your child or children, including:
- Viewing up-to-date class and school attendance information
- Viewing the school calendar
- Approving or entering upcoming or past absences
- Viewing your child/children’s timetable
- Viewing and contacting your child’s teachers
- Accessing up-to-date news and information
- Accessing your child's semester reports
- Booking your Parent/Teacher interviews
- And many more features.
Compass is a web-based system that is accessible on any modern web browser or by using the Compass School Manager app available for iOS or Android. Upon acceptance of enrolment, you will be sent your log in information, including your unique Compass username and password, as well as a handy instruction guide for reference.
Parents and caregivers can email the student’s teacher directly through the Compass Parent Portal. Please visit the 'School Documentation' section on Compass for a full and complete staff contact list.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent-teacher nights are a formal opportunity to meet in person and have a conversation with each of your child's teachers. Interviews are an opportunity to find out about your child’s progress both academically and socially, set future goals, discuss social aspects of school and put plans in place for continued success. Parent involvement in education is a powerful force and interviews are important for ALL children, regardless of their academic, extra-curricular or social achievements. Southport State High School hosts parent-teacher nights mid tern 1 and early term 3.
Reports on student performance
All schools are required to provide parents with a written report on their child's performance at least twice a year. At Southport State High School we provide three written report cards for each student and they are produced at the end of term 1, semester 1 and semester 2.
School annual reports
Around the middle of each year we will publish the school's annual report on this website. The report is for the previous calendar year and includes information such as:
- distinctive curriculum offerings
- extracurricular activities
- characteristics of the student body
- total number of enrolments
- Year levels offered
- staff development priorities
- social climate of the school, including pastoral care programs
- parent, teacher and student satisfaction with the school
- strategies used for involving parents in their child's education
- staff composition and qualifications of teachers
- expenditure on professional development
- average staff attendance