Skoolbag App

Communication with the Parent Community

At present the school newsletter is posted on the website and available in hard copy for those who request it.

It is imperative that every family reads the newsletter each week as it contains a lot of important information. Following feedback earlier this year and in order to update our communication and to ensure we make the best possible effort to communicate with every Hartwell family, we have decided to publish the school newsletter, important dates and alerts via a mobile phone App called ‘Skoolbag’. This works through both smart phones and smart devices [such as iPads and Android Tablets] and is free for parents to download.

We will initially use it to publish the newsletter, dates and alerts only and further down the track will use the forms, documents, Parent Info and other sections. You can download the App by following the instructions at

Next week’s newsletter will be published on the website, in hard copy for those who have requested this and on the Skoolbag App. I hope this makes accessing the newsletter easier for all families.


Student Absences and the App

It is possible to notify the school of student absences via the Skoolbag App. You will need to access the forms section of the app and complete the required details which will then be sent directly to the school's email address. Your absence note will  be forwarded to the teacher concerned and a copy retained for school records.