The official school Facebook page is named ‘SMJ Horsham’. This page has been set up as an information tool about what’s happening at Ss Michael and John’s Primary and to celebrate our school community. We aim to keep our parents and community informed in an inclusive way and to create a social page that all can access. Acceptable use guidelines can be found on this page as a ‘note’ for viewing prior joining the community. This is not used as a forum or for questions.
There is also a parent controlled and managed page which is used as an informal communicaiton tool for uniforms, questions or fundraising activities. Parents can request to join the closed group direct ‘Ss Michael and John’s Primary School – Parents Group’.
CareMonkey is a health and safety application that is a parent controlled electronic platform to manage medical record information and respond to online school and excursion forms.
The school newsletter is a great way to keep up to date with the day to day happenings of your Child’s Learning Community and the school.
The school newsletter comes out weekly on a Thursday and is available electronically via the school webpage or school app (Ss Michael and John’s Catholic School Skoolbag). A copy is also emailed to all families via CareMonkey.
SMJ uses the Skoolbag app as a means of keeping our families informed. This School Mobile App provides schools with an easy way to tell parents and carers everything they need to know about school news, newsletters, events calendar, cancellations, school notices, school information, school timetables, parent sick notification forms, school documents and much more.
The app is free to download through the app store or from the school website.
Seesaw is a digital portfolio app that SMJ uses to share students learning with parents. Through Seesaw each students home group teacher is able to upload photo’s, video’s, drawings and other examples of student learning.
As parents are designated ‘owners’ of the account, they are able to set up notifications and be alerted to new items that have been added to view.
Whole of school assemblies are usually held every Friday at 8.55am in the Parish Centre.
Each learning community takes a turn in presenting the Assembly with an item and a prayer. There is also the presentation of special awards including weekly awards, birthday announcements and other special achievements. The whole school community is welcome to attend including parents, grandparents and special friends.