All teachers at Everglade School have an e-mail address. Sometimes parents find it useful to contact their child’s teacher by this means.
Communicating by e-mail is useful when there is information to pass on. Generally, this is fairly important information which you want your child’s teacher to know. When this is the case, feel free to e-mail the teacher concerned. (Scroll down to get teachers email link)
At other times, e-mail is not the most appropriate means of communication.
If you have a concern that you would like to discuss with your child’s teacher, e-mail is not the place to set all this out. Our teachers will not take up a discussion or debate using e-mail; they will contact you and arrange a time for verbal discussion.
Matters of minor importance are not appropriate for e-mail either. You may want to be sure that your child took a spoon to eat their yoghurt at lunchtime; however, this is hardly a matter that warrants written communication. The same could be said for wanting your child to keep their jersey on all day. This is something you sort out with your child; school is about children learning to take responsibility.
You may wish to share some ‘good news’ with your child’s teacher, about how they finally got those Basic Facts sorted, or read really well with their reader. By the same token, your child’s teacher may share their good news from school with you. It’s as much about the positive as it is about anything else.
Ultimately, most people know when e-mail is appropriate or not. The addresses provided will give another channel of communication with your child’s teacher.
E-mail can be a useful communication tool for parents and teachers. Please note that children should not use e-mail to communicate with teachers.
If your concern is About,
A Classroom Matter: Contct Your child’s teacher
An unresolved Classroom Matter: (see below)
Attendance Matters: Mrs Powrie
Playground Behaviour Matters: Mrs Roberts
Student Welfare (Pastoral Care) Matters: Mrs Powrie
Special Needs Educational Programme Support: Miss Naidoo
School Operations and Policy Matters: Mr Robinson
If you have discussed a classroom matter with your child’s teacher, and you feel it has not been resolved or concluded, please ask at the office to speak with one of the Assistant/Deputy Principals: