COMPASS tutorials

The school management system we use at IPS is Compass. Compass provides the school community with a range of facilities which streamline communication and provide enhanced access to information.

As this is our first year we will continue to implement further features in steps as they are developed. Parents play an important role in this initiative. It is essential that you log in at least once a week to keep up to date with future events and access the news feed.

Currently Compass facilities at IPS include:

1. UPDATE YOUR DETAILS THROUGH THE PORTAL

Change of email addresses and mobile phone numbers can be easily updated as we will use these to send communication emails to families.

2. EXCURSIONS/INCURSIONS

Approve and pay for your child’s participation in excursions/incursions and other special events (these are electronic permissions – there is no need to print off permission slips).

3. PARENT PAYMENT & FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

You are able to pay School Fees (compulsory payments, digital technologies co-contribution and voluntary payments) online.

4. PERMISSIONS

Give permission for your child to attend local excursions, to have photo/audio/video recordings taken and used at school, and to agree to the ICT / DLT computer usage.

5. NEWS FEED

Newsletters will be available online and a link sent to via Compass. The school will post news to remind you about events and activities at the school. Eventually your news feed will be customised, showing only the information relevant to you and your children.

6. ATTENDANCE

View your child’s attendance online, approve absences and indicate future

absences. Each family listed in the school administration database has a unique login for Compass.

 

We are developing this page on the IPS website with links and tutorials designed to help us all get to know and become comfortable with the system however sometimes it’s less confronting just to ask so please…

Any questions or problems just contact Lisa at the office or by email to the school.

 

Canteen

OUR SCHOOL TUCKSHOP IS NOW ONLINE!

No more paper bags or loose coins! You can now order your kids’ lunch with ease, no cash required it’s all pre-paid online. It’s so easy even your kids can do it!

Click here to get started

Join IPS

The Ivanhoe Primary School community is vibrant and welcoming.  If you'd like more information on how to join us, please read on, and feel free to contact us for more information.

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Parent Involvement

At Ivanhoe Primary School we encourage parents to get involved with the school as much as they can whether that is through the formal involvement of the School Council, as a sub committee member, participation in the classroom helpers' program or as member of the parents' association.  School newsletters are a great way to find out about activities you can be involved in.

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Parent Resources

Ideas for helping your child at home.

We encourage parents to support their children's learning at school, by helping them also at home.

We had an interesting conversation at School Council about parents wanting to know how they can help their child at home to develop and support those skills that are being learned and practised at school. I don’t think it would surprise any parent that it is crucial for children to develop strong skills in reading, writing and mathematics. 

So here are some parent resources to help your child at home to ensure success.

 

Links and downloads ~ Literacy and Maths tips:

 

 

The Victorian Government's website Connect-Primary includes games you can play with your child to build their literacy and maths skills.

 

Where can I get help?

Your Child's teacher can provide advice about how you can help develop your child’s

literacy and maths skills. Some topics you could discuss with the teacher include:

Your child’s level of achievement on literacy and maths tasks.

The goals your child is working towards in literacy and maths, and how you can support your child to achieve these.

Strategies you can use to assist your child in areas that he or she finds difficult.

 

Helpful hints for Foundation Parents - if you missed the Foundation evening or just want a reminder of the helpful information covered by our Foundation Team you can download the PowerPoint here.

 

Camp Sports and Excursions Fund 2017

If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families. The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

The annual CSEF amount per student is: $125.

CSEF will be provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.

Please contact the school office for an application form.

 

Discover if your parenting strengths match those of highly effective parents - Free Parenting Profile Below

Being interested and involved in your children’s education is vital to engagement and learning.

You know how important it is to your child’s engagement and attitude towards school for you to show interest and participate in school-related activities. You make a point of attending as many school events as possible. You ask your child about specific learning at school. You take time to learn the names of their teachers. You ask to see examples of their schoolwork and find out what their favourite subjects are and why.

There are literally hundreds of published research articles that show, without a shadow of a doubt, that parent interest and involvement in their children’s education is at the top of the list of ways which you can encourage high levels of achievement in your child.

Mark Kent

 

Child and Parent Factors That Impact Child Anxiety

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School Council

The School Council is responsible for assisting the Principal and staff in the organisation and development of the school, in particular it is responsible for offering advice on the school’s educational programs and administration and expenditure of school funds as determined in the annual budget. The overseeing of the long-term development of the school and the current maintenance of facilities is a task that rests primarily with School Council.

The Council of this school comprises 10 members elected by parents of the school and 4 members of staff. The Principal is a member by right of office. Elections for school council are held in February each year.

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Twilight Fair

Government primary schools rely heavily on local fundraising to improve our facilities and enrich the educational outcomes for students. Every 2 years we run this major social and fundraising event in our school grounds, and in 2017 it will be on Saturday 18 November.

The Twilight Fair contributes much-needed financial support to the school, enabling us to fund projects which would otherwise not be possible.

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From The Principal