Parents/Guardians should be aware even though the Teachers, Vice Principal and Principal are happy to meet with you, please make an appointment to ensure that you are not disappointed if they are not available and that you do not waste your time by coming to the school. Parents/Guardians must be aware that they are interrupting classes if they see teachers during class times and this is unfair for all students and other parents/guardians therefore you will not be able to speak to teachers during the learning time of 8:45 am to 3:30 pm.
At EPIC, we have a hierarchy put in place to quickly deal with academic and behaviour concerns. If parents/guardians have an issue concerning their child, the first action should be to make an appointment with your child’s home room teacher. Below is the hierarchical order you should follow:
Should you not be satisfied with the outcome of your concern. The Principal will meet with you again to discuss your concern.
It is expected that any complaint will, in the first instance, be made to the college.
A complaint may be made by telephone, letter, email or by visiting the college (after making an appointment). As a general rule, it should be directed to:
If you are unsure of who to contact, the Vice Principal will assist.
The College will:
If, after appropriate investigation and consideration, the college determines that a concern or complaint is substantiated in whole or part, it will apply an appropriate remedy. Depending on the circumstances, this may be:
The college will implement the remedy as soon as practicable.
Please note that when a compliant by a parent results in disciplinary actions against a student(s), the college will not enter into discussion about the nature of the severity of the action being taken with anyone other than the parents of the student(s) being punished.
A parent with a complaint who is not satisfied with the outcome determine by the college can contact:
The college will monitor parent complaints and consider issues raised through the parent complaints process, and any other relevant information form the parent opinion survey, when undertaking a review of the college’s policies, procedures and operations.
The School Council will regularly review its policy and procedures to effectively address parent complaints as part of its review schedule.