Communicating with you
We very rarely send a paper notice home – gone are the days of screwed up notices in the bottom of school bags, or missing a notice because your child was away! We use our Student Management System – Hero - as our main communication tool. Please also ensure any changes to your contact details are notified to Mrs T.
Hero - Our student management system (SMS)
Our student management system (SMS) is an online tool called Hero for Linc-Ed. We use this system to store all of our information about every single child at our school - everything from home address and parent contact numbers to assessment data and medical information. It is really important that you let us know if you change address, phone or email so we can ensure we have the correct contact information for you.
Via this system you can see your school account and all the emails and notices that have been sent out to you - there will never be a lost email or notice again!
All parent emails we have are set up with Hero access - you just need to click this link and follow the instructions to access it: https://linc-ed-hero.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360026349934-Logging-into-Hero-Information-for-Parents
You will receive ONE form of notification when a Community Notice is published in Hero:
If you download the Hero mobile app you will receive an in-app notification on your phone and no emails.
If you log into Hero via a web browser you will receive an email notification.
If you log in on a phone and a tablet, you will get in-app notifications to both devices. If you log out of one device (e.g. phone) you will continue to receive in-app notifications on the other device (e.g. tablet). If you log out of both mobile devices you will receive an email notification.
If you have logged into the Hero mobile app previously but is currently logged out on all of your devices you will receive an email notification.
In all cases, the notification will direct you to log into Hero to view the full post.
Hero truncates email notifications to show the first 800 characters of the post within the body of the email notification. By logging into Hero, you can view the full message, embedded documents, media, or links to download attachments.
Seesaw for sharing learning
Reporting at Pegasus Bay looks a little different. We use Seesaw to show the progress of our learners. This environment allows, students, parent and teachers to interact with students learning on an ongoing basis.
Ask your child's home group teacher for access to Seesaw if you don't already have it set up.
See our Reporting to you page for more information on our reporting system.
We issue a whole school newsletter every second Thursday and a Syndicate Newsletter every weekend via email. We regard the newsletters as an important contact between school and community and this is reflected in content and it’s important you read it and ensure you keep yourself informed.
Whole school newsletters are shared via the Hero tool, phone app, website and our Facebook newsfeed.
Each Syndicate will issue a newsletter at the end of each week or over the weekend to let you know what is coming up for the next week – this will also be via the Hero tool.
From time to time we may need to contact all parents urgently. We do this by sending an alert via our phone app. Search the App Store for Pegasus Bay School and download the free app. You will also find notices, term dates, absence notification and lots of other useful information there.
At 9:10am on the first school day of each week we have Whānau Hui in our gym. It is a whole school gathering where we have a mihi, karakia, acknowledge successes, share notices and highlight what will be happening over the week ahead. You are more than welcome to attend.
Our events calendar is available here and phone app. Keep an eye on it so you can know what’s come up. Often you can click an event and get more information.
Our Pegasus Bay Newsfeed is a closed group for parents with children currently at our school only – if you have a child joining us soon, please wait until they have started to join our page.
Only staff can post to this page, and we will share news, events, photos and requests on this page. There is a “lost items” thread for you to add too if your child loses property at school.
If photos of children are shared on the page, please respect the choices of other parents and check with them before sharing images of their children on your own timeline.