Parent-Teacher Interviews

Primary School

The Primary School welcomes enquiries from parents and caregivers at any time.

The Primary School holds a Parent-Teacher Information Evening in the first weeks of Term 1. Interviews are arranged during Term 1 and Term 3, and at other times throughout the year as requested.

It is important that all parents attend the interviews so that clear communication regarding the academic progress of students is maintained. Students in Year 5 and 6 are asked to attend the Term 3 meeting with their parents so that they are able to present their progress and receive direct feedback from teachers and parents.

Interviews may also be requested by the School if problems exist that are hindering a student’s progress, or where the student’s conduct warrants a parent conference.

To meet with your child’s class teacher or any other staff member, please contact the Primary Office or email primaryschool@scas.nsw.edu.au and request an appointment. You will be contacted by a member of staff to arrange a time. It is not appropriate to interrupt a teacher at 8.50am or 3.20pm when they are settling or dismissing the class.

Secondary School

Secondary School Parent-Teacher Interview Evenings are held each Semester. Appointments are booked via the Parent Lounge. All parents and caregivers are encouraged to contact the School at any time during the school year to discuss concerns, or to contact the Secondary Office or email secondaryadmin@scas.nsw.edu.au to arrange an interview time with a particular member of staff.

For an instructional video on how to book Parent-Teacher Interviews on Parent Lounge, please click here.

Parent Agreement for Remote Parent/Teacher Interviews

Google Meet can be accessed on any device within the browser. If you wish, there is a dedicated app for iOS and Android devices. For either option, you will require a microphone and camera (plus internet connectivity) on the device you wish to use. You do not require a Google account to use this product.

Guidelines

  1. When entering an interview in Google Meet you will be prompted to enter your name. We request that you enter your name/s with the student name in brackets

    • eg Jim and Gwen Smith (Oscar)

  2. The Google Meet code is unique for your child's teacher interviews. Your connection to the interview will need to be accepted by the class teacher before you are admitted to the meeting.

  3. Never share the Google Meet code (or invite other people from outside of SCAS). This is moderated by the class teacher and if an unfamiliar name appears they will be denied access to the Google Meet session.

  4. Recording and sharing of any Google Meet content (video, screen grabs, photos or screen recording) are strictly prohibited.

  5. In a Google Meet session there are expectations;

    • Be thoughtful of what is in the background of your video feed.

    • Ensure that you have good Internet connectivity.

    • These are professional interviews with the intent of providing insights into the academic and social progress of students. We would ask that interviews be conducted in a quiet and appropriate location within your home/office.

Google Meet How-To

Google Meet is an interactive online video conferencing platform. This platform allows teachers to video conference with students to support their online learning and is being used for Parent/Teacher interviews.

If your child's teacher is hosting a Google Meet, they will share the required information (time of interview and a private link to join) via email.

Step 1: Open the invitation to join Meet

The link your receive may look slightly different depending on your device or browser, but here is an example of what it might look like.

Step 2: Install the Google Meet app (optional)

If you are using a mobile device such as a phone or iPad, you may need to install the Google Meet app. It's free for all platforms. When you try to open the Meet link it should open your device's App Store if the app is not already installed.

This step is not required on a computer or laptop as Meet can be accessed through your web browser.

Step 3: Allow Access

Google Meet may request access to use your device's microphone and camera.

By clicking Allow you will be able to use these tools during your meeting.

Once access is allowed, it can be switched off during the meeting if you do not wish to share video or need to mute your microphone.

Web browser example

Mobile device example

Step 4: Join the Meet

When you are ready, click Join now or Join meeting to enter the meeting.

We ask that you enter your name/s followed by your child's name in brackets.

e.g. Jim and Gwen Smith (Oscar)

Web browser example

Mobile device example

Google Meet Options

From your device you can control the following:

1. Microphone: Clicking on the microphone allows you to toggle between accessing your microphone and muting it.

2. Phone: Clicking on the red phone receiver will end your call. (NOTE: If you click this in error, you return to the original link and join again).

3. Video: Clicking on the video camera allows you to toggle between accessing your device's camera and turning it off. When accessed, those in the call will see you. When toggled off, those in the call will not be able to see you.

4. Turn on Captions: Clicking the captions icon will turn on Closed Captions and show a "text" version of the audio being shared.