Working Together


Our schools are committed to providing quality education to all students in a safe, inclusive and caring learning environment. We value working together with parents and families as critical partners in student learning outcomes. Connect and Respect resources Department of Education WA.

The start of the school year brings new classrooms, classes, teachers, routines and hopefully you have had time to draw breath and settle into the rhythm of school life. As we move into the second half of the term it’s the perfect opportunity for us to continue to build positive family-school partnerships and establish ways to work together to support student learning.

Our parent satisfaction survey last year had our incredible community spirit and dedicated staff as elements that capture what’s at the heart of our great school. The survey raised communication about student progress as one of the areas we could focus on to improve. This area has also been raised in conversations with me and during School Board discussions.

At City Beach Primary School we thrive on two way conversations where staff, students, parents and carers have opportunities to share good news, discuss issues and maintain open lines of communication.  Informal ongoing contact with class teachers is central to positive partnerships.

Where there is a need to discuss a student’s achievement and progress, staff or parents can email or call to arrange a suitable meeting time. Shared and respectful expectations and values will enable us to work together in the best interests of our children. Contact the class or specialist teacher as early as possible if you have any concerns about your child’s social or academic progress.

When students require adjustments to teaching and learning, our teachers document these adjustments. Parents are invited to meet and discuss their child’s individual plan around Week 6 of each term, or as decided is needed to monitor progress and update plans.   In addition to formal reports at the end of first and second semester teachers report informally on children’s achievement and progress over the year in a variety of ways:

  • Class information sessions about the teaching and learning program at the start of the year;
  • Parent interviews early Term 2 (Wednesday 1 May – half day school attendance);
  • Parent teacher discussions, that may include your child;
  • Email or phone discussions between teacher and parent;
  • Annotations in school diary;
  • Awards; and
  • Connect Notices.

Last week we welcomed Mr James Wayte to the CBPS staff team working as an education assistant supporting Ms Lauren Graffin and our wonderful Year 1 students. We hope he enjoys his time with us. Lastly it was lovely to see some new faces at the Welcome Morning Tea together with P&C members last Tuesday 19 February in the library.


I’m excited about the P&C Welcome Sundowner Colour Run on Thursday 29 February and hope to see many of you there enjoying our welcoming school community and getting to connect with new and old families for an afternoon of fun!

Be Safe Be Kind Be Fair