Parent communication

We encourage you to stay connected with your daughter’s learning journey. This is supported through a number of channels.


We use Canvas as our learning management system to enable students and teachers to access the tools they need for learning and teaching wherever they are. It also enables parents to access student results and review assessment tasks and course materials. Results and feedback are released as assessments are completed and notifications can be set up to advise parents when new results are added.

Find out more in the Canvas Guide

Parent-teacher interviews

We hold two parent-teacher discussions each year, during Terms 1 and 3. These meetings are an opportunity to hear from your daughter’s teachers about their progress and assessments, and for parents and students to raise any issues that they would like to address.

Learning Mentors

Every student belongs to a Learning Mentor Group made up of students from across Years 7 to 12 who meet each morning for homeroom, with their Learning Mentor.

The Learning Mentor is a teacher who leads the homeroom and gets to know each student in that group well as they see them daily and they continue the role of Learning Mentor with the same group each year. The Learning Mentor is also the first point of contact for parents to discuss student-related matters.

Newsletters and emails

Our regular newsletter, emails from our leadership team and teachers and social media and website pages are a great way to keep in touch with school activities and news.

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) helps ensure that no student will miss out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities. It is part of making Victoria the Education State and the Government's commitment to breaking the link between a student's background and their outcomes.

School camps provide children with inspiring experiences in the great outdoors. Excursions encourage a deeper understanding of how the world works while sports teach teamwork, discipline and leadership. All are a part of a healthy curriculum.

CSEF is provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.

If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families. The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

The annual CSEF amount per student is:

• $125 for primary school students
• $225 for secondary school students

How to Apply

If you are a new CSEF applicant, please download the form below, complete it and return to the OLSH Office, either in hardcopy or to

If you applied for CSEF at your child's school last year, you do not need to complete an application form this year unless there has been a change in your family circumstances.

You only need to complete an application form if any of the following changes have occurred:

  • new student enrolments; your child has started or changed schools this year.
  • changed family circumstances; such as a change of custody, change of name, concession card number, or new siblings commencing this year.

If you need a hardcopy of the form, please email

More information

For more information about CSEF visit the CSEF page on the Victorian Government Education website.