Parents and community members play an important role in their children's education and a strong partnership between parents and schools enriches the learningexperience. Over the past few years, electronic communication has become a major form of information sharing. Devices such as mobile phones and tablets are often used to access information quickly and with ease.
At St Francis College, we communicate to parents and caregivers in a range of ways:
The St Francis College Newsletter goes out fortnightly via SWAY. Parents and Caregivers will receive an email on Friday afternoons with a link to access it. Please take the time to read this communication, so that you are aware of what is happening at the College.
BCE Parent Portal access is given when you enrol with the College, Parent Portal Guidelines are provided.
BCE Connect Mobile App is a handy platform to securely access school and student information, making it easier to stay engaged and informed. All Brisbane Catholic Education schools are available in BCE Connect and the app integrates with the schools Public Website, Parent Portal, Social Media platforms and Google Maps.
SMS Messages are sent out from time to time. If your child is absent or late to school and you have not notified the office we will send you an SMS to explain their absence. It is important that all students are accounted for each school day. These messages are sent to the parent nominated as the Main Contact at the time of enrolment. If you require these messages to be sent to both parents please contact the office.
St Francis College Facebook Page celebrates all the wonderful things happening at our great school.
Friends of St Francis, SFC Career Pathways, SFC Uniform Buy/Swap/Sell, St Francis Community Hub and SFC Alumni are groups associated with our Facebook page. Click on the links to find out more and see if you are eligible to join.
When images of the students are used on the College Website and social media platforms, a student's Media Consent Form is checked.
Schools collect digital, photographic and multimedia images of students for a wide range of reasons, including to show parents/legal guardians activities undertaken by students to promote the school.
There are three types of consent:
Your School Community (Limited Consent)
Public (Broad Consent)
None (No Consent)
On enrolment we urge parents/legal guardians to complete the form by selecting one of the above options.