Kenmore State High School has a range of communication systems in place to help our community keep up to date with the latest news. Below is a quick explanation of the various communication channels we use.
Parents and students receive important information through this communication channel from administration and teaching staff. Parents are advised to regularly check their junk email if they are not receiving school emails and asked to notify the school when email addresses are changed, so vital information is received.
Missing our emails?
We have had a number of parents advise that they are not receiving emails from our teachers. It seems emails are being sent, but for some Gmail users particularly, they are being filtered to the Spam folder. The Department of Education is aware and are working on enhancements to the @EQ mail delivery system.
In the interim, please add @eq.edu.au to your trusted recipients and do not mark any @eq.edu.au emails as spam. Refer to the instructions on how to apply a filter to prevent emails from going to spam and from Google on filtering email.
The school website contains a significant amount of information about the school and should be parents first point of call for whole-school information. It includes school policies, staff contacts, enrolment information, Uniform and Book Shop hours, as well as current school news.
The QSchools app is linked to our website and will notify parents each time new calendar dates, news items and school newsletters become available. Download the QSchools app to your mobile phone or iPad.
This fortnightly bulletin goes directly to interested parents and community members. The Newsletter provides insights into the busy lives of Kenmore SHS students and is an important tool for parents and friends to remain up-to-date with school news. Subscribe via Schoolzine.
Our social media platforms are regularly updated with good news stories and events, promoting all of the great things that happen within the school. They celebrate the achievements of our current students and staff, as well as our Alumni.
Facebook: Kenmore State High School
LinkedIn: Kenmore State High School
YouTube: Kenmore State High School
This is an internal notification for students only. It includes updates and reminders about sporting trials, free dress days, classroom changes and internal student events.
Face to Face
There are multiple opportunities throughout the year to meet with staff face to face. Two evenings are set aside in early Term 2 and 3 for Parent-Teacher meetings and a Junior Secondary Parent Breakfast is held early each year to give parents an opportunity to briefly meet teachers. Throughout the year, staff also host parent information evenings to keep parents informed of curriculum matters, school events, adolescent health and wellbeing, and other important information. There are also Parents and Citizens’ Association meetings, GIEP and Music Support Group meetings, as well as other school community events throughout the year.
In addition, parents are welcome to contact teachers directly throughout the year. The best way to do this initially is via email, as teachers are often hard to reach on the phone between 9am – 3pm. Follow up phone calls can then be made at a mutually convenient time. Parents may also contact the Year Level Coordinator for confidential reports on their student, especially where they would like to get a more holistic view about their student’s progress.
SMS messages are sent at 11:00am to parents if their child has been marked away in period 1 and the school has not received any explanation regarding this absence. SMS may also be used in some emergency situations (e.g. school closures for floods).
Student’s academic reports are issued four times a year, just after the vacations at Easter, July, September and then at the end of the year. These are sent to parents via email.