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Parent teacher communication

Parents and community members play an important role in their children's education and a strong partnership between parents and schools enriches the learning experience.

There are many both formal and informal opportunities for parents to find out about their children's progress at Mackay State High School:

Reports on student performance


All schools provide parents with a written report on their child's performance at least twice a year.  Mackay State High School provide report cards to their students at the end of Term 1, Semester 1 and Semester 2.

School annual reports


All schools publish an annual report on the school's website by the 30th June each year for the previous year. The information includes:

  • distinctive curriculum offerings

  • extracurricular activities

  • characteristics of the student body

  • total number of enrolments

  • Year levels offered

  • staff development priorities

  • social climate of the school, including pastoral care programs

  • parent, teacher and student satisfaction with the school

  • strategies used for involving parents in their child's education

  • staff composition and qualifications of teachers

  • expenditure on professional development

  • average staff attendance.  



Many schools produce regular newsletters to inform parents, caregivers and the community about school activities, developments and initiatives.  Mackay State High School distribute their newsletter electronically every fortnight.  If you would like to be added to the mailing list, email requesting this. 

Personal appointments


Parents are encouraged to meet with any staff member at a mutually convenient time at their child's school to discuss relevant issues and concerns. Every school offers parent-teacher interviews each semester.  Parents can organise these appointments directly through the classroom teacher, Year Level Coordinator or Deputy Principal. 

Parent-teacher nights


Schools often hold parent-teacher nights at the start of the year to discuss class or year programs with parents. There are also other opportunities, such as parent-teacher interviews to talk about issues or concerns, and to ask how children are performing and progressing at school.  Mackay State High School have their parent-teacher interviews after the issuing of Mid-Semester 1 and Mid Semester 2 report cards.



Access your child's student information online and stay connected to your school. 

Anywhere, anytime: 

  • report cards and assessment
  • timetables and class times
  • attendance records
  • invoice and payment details
  • online payments and much more