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PARENT/CAREGIVER/HOMESTAY INVOLVEMENT

Parent Portal allows you to see your student’s timetable, lesson attendance, assignments, results, reports and communication from teachers and the school. It is a very effective tool which will enable you to track your student’s and we encourage you to check Parent Portal on a weekly basis.

A unique username (not your email address) and password is required to access Parent Portal.

 

How to reset your password:

  1. New families please select the option ‘can’t access your account’ or current families please select the option ‘forgot your password’.

  2. Enter the email that we have on record for you.

  3. Enter your students ID number.  (This is on their ID card they have been issued and the invoice that you have been issued with.)

  4. Click on the reset password button.

  5. You will then be sent an email with a link to reset your password. This email will also show your unique username.

 

If after following the steps above and you are unable to logon please email dl.0787.parentportal@schools.sa.edu.au with your name and your students name.

To update your email address or phone number please contact Student Services –  dl.0787.studentservices@schools.sa.edu.au.

DAILY ROUTINES

Communication

At Norwood International High School we value our partnerships with families and recognise that these positive connections support students to flourish in their learning.

Research clearly demonstrates that when schools and families work collaboratively to support young people, their level of success is enhanced as is their wellbeing.

We maintain that effective communication and sharing of information is essential for successful partnerships and have a number of ways to facilitate this process:

Parent Communication with the School

Parents/caregivers/homestays are also encouraged to contact subject teachers, Learning Community Leaders, Curriculum Leaders or Support Services over any issues of concern. We recommend that the Connect teacher is the first line of communication, should you wish to discuss the progress of your child in the general life of the school.

Parents/caregivers/homestays may communicate with staff in the following ways:

  • Phone call:  8364 2299 (If staff are unavailable at the time, they will return calls as soon as convenient).

  • Emails can be found on the Contact Us page.

As staff often need to contact parents/caregivers/homestays by phone, up to date contact details are essential.

Please email Student Services (dl.0787.studentservices@schools.sa.edu.au) if any contact details change.

 

SMS Messaging

This is a text messaging service that notifies parents/caregivers/homestays of school events and absentee information.

Absences

In the event that a student is going to be absent or late, we request the parent/caregiver/homestay send an SMS to 0429 608 617 with the student’s name, year level and reason for absence.

SchoolStar

SchoolStar is a messaging and news app, available on Apple and Android.

NIHS families will receive general communications from the school through the SchoolStar newsfeed. The app is secure, and is only accessible by parents/caregivers/homestays who have provided the school with a current mobile phone number.

SchoolStar provides a Facebook style newsfeed to simplify the information you receive customisable to suit the needs of the user. There are over 90 languages which can be selected to receive your newsfeed for ease of communication.

 

Parent Portal

Daymap is the school’s web-based Learner Management System. The system enables staff, students and parents to access to a range of functions including timetables, attendance and absence details, lesson information, messaging, homework and assignment details.

The module that parents access – Parent Portal – is a secure system and access requires a unique username and password. Information on how to access Parent Portal is in the Parent information on the website.

We encourage all parents/caregivers/homestays to access Parent Portal on a weekly basis to monitor their child’s progress and specifically:

  • Attendance information

  • Homework

  • Due dates of assessment tasks

  • Confirmation of submission of work

  • Feedback for assessment tasks

  • Assessment results

  • Communication from the school.

 

Blog

The school blog enables our school community to be kept informed about up-and-coming events, reporting on past events/activities and celebrating student achievements. The blog is published on the school website and shared to our social media pages.

 

Sporting and Rowing News

Sporting and Rowing fixtures and event details are available on the school’s blog.

 

Calendar

The school advises of important events and dates via Parent Portal, SchoolStar and on the News & Events Page.

 

Social Media

The school encourages families to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-date news and achievements.

 

School Assemblies

Assemblies are organised by Student House Leaders and are held at least once a term in the Ivan Coward Hall. These events acknowledge and celebrate our student achievements, feature musical items and guest speakers and highlight important community or international events. Learning Community assemblies are held whenever necessary.

Parents/caregivers/homestays are formally invited to attend the Year 12 Graduation Ceremony and other end of year celebratory assemblies in Term 4.

 

Reporting to Students and Parents

All reports are published via Parent Portal (online) at the end of each term.

Parents/caregivers/homestays are encour