Charleville schools adapt to keep you in the loop

CHARLEVILLE State School and Charleville State High School are bringing out the first ever Charleville Apps for smart phones to allow parents and students better access to information.

CSHS vice principal Tony McCormack said both schools are launching a range of new communications methods to engage with parents.

"We have SMS text messaging to advise parents of absences of students and also to make it easier for parents to advise us when their students are away," he said.

Mr McCormack said the schools are also launching the school Apps, Skoolbag Apps.

"That allows us to put out our newsletters and give the parents access to the news and events that are happening in our schools," he said.

"It is making sure everybody is connected and accessible to what is going on at both schools."

CSS principal Justin Kummerow said the newsletters, excursions, permission notes and those sorts of things will still be sent home but will also be pushed out electronically as an App just like Facebook.

"The App is free to parents and students and you can find it by typing in Charleville when you are searching for Apps because we are the only Charleville Apps at the moment. It is also vital that parents keep their mobile numbers up to date with the schools," he said.

The CSS text number is 0447 100 303 and CSHS is 0447 100 250.


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