Communication with Teachers 

At Marist Regional College, we believe the relationship between the home and the school is a very important part of ensuring students are happy, secure and open to learning. We recognise parents and teachers need to work closely together to provide the best educational opportunities for students. We encourage you to discuss your child’s progress with his/her teachers and contact the College if you have any concerns, so we can work together to resolve these as promptly and effectively as we can. 

The following steps are taken from our Grievance Policy: 


  • Try to identify the problem clearly before contacting the College. If there is more than one problem, list them to ensure that the extent of the problem is clear to the College. 
  • Decide whether the problem is a concern, enquiry or complaint. This will help in finding a solution. 
  • Make an appointment to meet with your child’s Subject Teacher or Pastoral Care Group Leader. The best way to do this is to contact the Front Office to arrange for the staff member to return your call or email the staff member directly. 
  • If you do not feel after your meeting the matter has been resolved or if you have a complaint about the teacher or another staff member, make arrangements via email or call the Front Office to request to meet with the Year Level Coordinator or the Learning Area Leader (subject related). 
  • Try to stay calm when discussing your concern. Even if you do not feel it, being calm will help you get your concerns across more clearly than if you are upset or angry. It may help to take someone with you. 
  • Remember, the staff are committed to resolving any issues that parents might have regarding their children and will discuss with you actions that might be taken in regard to your concern. 
  • If you still do not feel that the matter has been resolved or if your complaint is about a very serious matter, complete the form Compliment, Complaint or Suggestion Form which will be directed to the relevant Deputy Principal, Pastoral Wellbeing (DPPW) or Learning & Teaching (DPLT). 
  • After your complaint has been dealt with by either of the College Deputy Principal/s, if you are still not satisfied with the outcome, you should then send your complaint in writing to the Principal via email – 

To access the full policy, please refer to MEL > Policies. 


NAPLAN is coming up next week for our Year 7 and 9 students as per the below schedule: 

Date  Test  Year 7  Year 9 
Wed 15th March Day 8    Writing  Period 5/6  Period 3/4  
Thurs 16th March Day 9   Reading  Period 3/4   Period 1/2 
Fri 17th March Day 10    Lang Conventions  Period 1/2  Period 3/4  
Mon 20th March Day 1    Numeracy  Period 1/2  Period 3/4 


Mrs Emily Sass 

Deputy Principal: Learning & Teaching