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19/03/2015

QParents 

 

Samford State School is proud to be one the first schools in Queensland to offer QParents, as part of a pilot program in the first half of 2015. Parents can now register to be a part of QParents.

The QParents web and mobile application provides a more convenient, easier way for parents and legal guardians to interact with their child’s school. Parents will have secure, online access to their child’s student information, anytime, anywhere, through a smartphone, tablet or computer.

QParents allows parents to connect instantly with their child’s school to access and manage their child’s student information, including:  

  • Attendance and absence details, as well as the ability to notify the school  of an absence
  • Academic report cards
  • Viewing unpaid invoice details, payment history, and making payments online
  • Viewing and updating personal student details, including medical conditions and address
  • Enrolment details

QParents will assist both staff and parents in sharing and responding to information in an efficient and effective way. It won’t replace the traditional ways you communicate with our school, but it will provide another way to communicate with us.

The benefits of QParents

 

Convenience and time saving for parents

  • Parents can view or update their child’s details without having to contact the school
  • Secure 24/7 online access.
  • Available anytime, anywhere — access QParents on your smart phone, tablet or computer.

 

Greater transparency of information

  • Improves accountability between parents and schools by providing parents with timely access to their child’s information online.
  • Allows parents to engage more deeply in their child’s schooling

 

Improved administration efficiencies for schools

  • Allows schools to streamline their administrative processes and cut down on printing

 

What is a QParents Account Owner (QPAO)?  

The school will nominate one parent or legal guardian for each student to be the QParents Account Owner (QPAO). The QPAO will be able to register for QParents to access and manage the student’s information online. A student’s QPAO will be able to view the student’s information and submit requests to update some of the student’s details.

The QPAO will also be able to invite other people (such as another parent or family member), to view the student’s information. Once invited, these people can register for QParents as “delegated viewers”. A delegated viewer can see the student’s details, but cannot make updates.

Registering for QParents 

You will have received an invitation email or letter from the school containing your unique invitation code in the week commencing 9 March. Simply follow the instructions in that email or letter to complete the QParents account registration process.

If you do not want to register, you can just ignore the invitation and your child’s student information will not be available to anyone through QParents. Or, if you want another parent to be the QPAO, you can advise us and we will send them an invitation email or letter with their own unique invitation code.

Identity verification

When registering as a QPAO, you will need to verify 100 points of identity documents online. The 100 points can be made up of documents in the following list:

  • Australian Passport 50 pts
  • Australian Birth Certificate 50 pts
  • Australian Drivers Licence 50 pts
  • Australian Marriage Certificate 40 pts
  • Medicare Card 20 pts
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate 40 pts

If you only have 60-90 points of the above ID documents you can still register for QParents, but you will need to attend the school for an additional check after you have registered online.

If you don’t have sufficient documents, you might like to nominate another parent as the QPAO.

Where does the information about my child come from?

All of the information that is presented in QParents comes from the IT system that is used by all Queensland state schools. Schools will continue to manage student information in this system, and the information will be extracted and presented in QParents.

Will my child’s information be secure?

Yes. QParents is a secure portal that meets strict industry standards. Only people with the right to access information about their child will be given an account; no one else.

If you don’t want to register for QParents, your account will not be created and your child’s information will not be made available through QParents.

Help and contact information

For more information see QParents

For help, visit QParents Help or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).