At Firbank, we use CareMonkey, a health and safety application.
This is a parent-controlled electronic medical form and also an electronic version of the previous excursion permission forms. No student is permitted to go on an excursion or camp unless CareMonkey has been completed and permission has been given by a parent. It reduces the burden on parents to complete multiple forms throughout the year.
Parents can access and complete the forms using a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device to enter details such as emergency contacts, medical information, including asthma, allergies, notes and care instructions related to their child.
New parents will receive an email from CareMonkey inviting them to electronically enter details for their child. This information is owned and controlled by the parent, but is visible to the School. We appreciate your assistance in completing the forms, as this ensures that we always have current information about your child.
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.
Please call the absentee line 9591-5198 or email email@example.com 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.
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ASSESSMENTS & REPORTS
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.
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.
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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.
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A list of recommended iPad apps to download for each year level from Year 3 is available at http://www.ict.firbank.vic.edu.au/