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What Parents Need to Know

 

CONSENT2GO

At Firbank, the accuracy and management of student health records is a critical process for us.  Government legislation in this space is placing further responsibilities on schools, while also requiring clear and consistent communication between schools and families to ensure that optimum care is provided for all students.

After careful evaluation of our requirements, and of providers in the market Firbank Grammar has partnered with a company called Consent2Go (C2G).   This integrated system will allow parents/guardians and the School to record health information about students in an accurate, secure and timely manner and provide numerous benefits, including risk management and online approvals for excursions and School activities.

You will receive an email from Firbank Grammar, with instructions, asking you to provide your child’s current health information.  Once you have completed this initial process, the ease and convenience of this online solution will begin to provide real advantages and time savings for parents.  Ongoing medical updates, and the provision of permission to attend camps and excursions, will be more user-friendly and efficient.

The rollout and use of this product will be staged across 2019.  What is essential, is the initial collation of accurate health information about your child.  We thank you in advance for the information that you will provide during this collation process.

Click here to update your child’s contact details and health profile

A friendly reminder that the Consent2Go app is for Firbank staff use only.  Please only use the secure links to access your child’s health information on Consent2Go.

 

CHARTERED BGS AND FIRBANK BUS SERVICE (Alston Coaches & Buses)

Brighton Grammar School (BGS) provides two chartered bus services for the exclusive use of students: one from Beaumaris and one from Port Melbourne. View a map of routes and stops.

Firbank Grammar students may also make use of these services. For further information and registration forms please contact Brighton Grammar School.

FIRBANK SCHOOL APP

For instructions on how to download and manage your Firbank School App, please click here

There is new sharing functionality on the School App, click here for more information

THE PORTAL

All parents have password protected Portal access that allows them to view their child’s academic progress.  

Once parents receive their login credentials to the portal it is essential they immediately reset their password by selecting the My Account tab on the main menu bar.  A student’s individual profile on the Portal contains a list of all subject teachers with an easy-to-use link should you have any subject-related questions or concerns.

Login to Parent Portal – https://community.firbank.vic.edu.au

ABSENTEES

Please call the absentee line 9591-5198 or email absentees@firbank.vic.edu.au if your child is going to be absent due to an illness or an appointment. The absentee line is a 24hr voicemail message service. Please call or email before 10.00 a.m. if your child will be absent for the day.

LESSON TIMES / TIMETABLE

Click here for 2019 lesson times.

Firbank SchoolTV

As a whole School community, we need to work on ways to help our kids improve their personal resilience, providing the structures for them to learn how to accept failure and take risks. Firbank is now part of SchoolTV which is a new, ongoing resource that is available to our parents. Each edition will address a major topic with expert interviews, fact sheets, parent quiz, books, recommended apps and much more.

This is an extremely powerful resource created in association with Dr Michael Carr-Gregg. SchoolTV aggregates information from many great resources such as BeyondBlue and ReachOut, amongst other and SchoolTV provides a single stream of independent factual information that is designed to save parents time and to avoid the confusion of searching online across multiple sites for information.

You can access the SchoolTV  here.

ASSESSMENTS & REPORTS

ONGOING ASSESSMENTS

At Firbank we have an ongoing assessment policy.  The assessment tasks vary according to the subject and can include topic tests, assignments, oral tests and practical tasks.

REPORTS

Interim online reports and detailed semester reports at the end of each semester are delivered via the Portal.

During the year, all Year 7 girls undertake the compulsory NAPLAN assessment and students also participate in a variety of mathematics, science and language competitions.

Early in Term 1, all students undertake testing in literacy and numeracy in order to assist the School to identify strengths and weaknesses in these two vital areas of the curriculum.

FLEXISCHOOLS

Flexischools is the fast and secure way to order and pay for the School tuckshop.

Login to Flexischools.

TECHNOLOGY

Gaining access to contemporary learning technologies is essential in preparing students for an ever-changing world. Firbank requires all students from Year 3 to have access to their own learning device. Our younger students (ELC to Year 2) are provided with access to both desktop computers as well as school managed sets of iPads to support their learning.

Click here for student device requirements Years 3-12.

A list of recommended iPad apps to download for each year level from Year 3 is available here

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE – JUNIOR CAMPUSES

Sandringham Co-ed Junior Campus – Firbank offers its own in-house Before and After School Care for students is Years Prep – 6 ; starting at 7.30 a.m. and, in the afternoon, finishing at 6.00 p.m.

Cost – $16 for Before Care and $22 for After Care.  In addition, any child who attends an ‘After School’ program eg After School Sport, STEAM Club, Karate etc that finishes at 4.30 p.m., but then needs to attend After Care, will only be charged 50% of the After Care fee (ie $11).

Brighton Junior Campus – Club Turner –

Firbank Brighton Junior Campus have been working to re-imagine its before and after school opportunities for Prep to Year 6 students. We are excited to launch Club Turner, our exciting in-house daily before and after school program from Term 3.

Please click here for costings and for more information about the fun activities on offer.

 

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Firbank Grammar

51 Outer Crescent
Brighton VIC 3186

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Girls Only, ELC 3 - Year 6

Firbank Grammar

51 Outer Crescent
Brighton Vic 3186

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Co-educational, ELC 3 - Year 6

Firbank Grammar

45 Royal Avenue
Sandringham VIC 3191

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