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Communication

Reports

Subject reports, supported by the Director: Boarding, Campus & Communication and staff, are an essential summary of the term.  These are available as per school calendar.

Social Events

We try and schedule one social event per term for boarder families.  Where possible, it is recommended that you attend.  These events are usually on the same day as a Parents / Teacher meeting, providing the opportunity for you to meet your daughter’s teachers and discuss her progress, as well as to meet her friends and their parents.

Cell Phones

Cell phones give opportunity for greater ease in communication.  Boarders may have their cell phones but conditions apply.  Should a boarder be found, not adhering to the rules applying to cell phones, it will be confiscated for a period of one week (SIM card included).

The security of the cell phone is the responsibility of the boarder.

Cell phones may be used during the following times:

Monday – Friday – after school until evening silence.   Not during school times, afternoon activities, prep, meal times etc.  On weekends boarders may use their cell phones throughout the day, except during meal times and after evening silence.

Boarders are required to inform the Boarding Office of the cell number, make and model of any mobile phone brought to the boarding house.   Airtime is available for purchase from the Boarding Office on a Debit Card System.

All new grade 08s may not make use of any telephones for the first two weeks of term.  This is to assist with the settling process and to encourage the girls to follow the correct channels.  Parents are more than welcome to call the Boarding Manager to enquire about their daughter’s well-being.

Email

All boarders have an email address and have Internet access through the School Network.  All Boarding Houses have wireless networks easily accessible to students as well as networked printers.  All boarders have access to computers for emailing.  Your daughters email address will be: initial surname@stmarys.pta.school.za;

eg Pumla Mbandlwa    -   pmbandlwa@stmarys.pta.school.za

 

Parent / School communications

Parents are always welcome to visit school, but should contact the office in advance to ensure that the boarder and any member(s) of staff the parents may wish to see are available.   If parents wish to see the Headmaster, Fr Paterson, they should make an appointment with his secretary, Mrs Pippa Marais.

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