Main Reception Office Hours:

During School Terms:

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm

During School Holidays

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm

General Enquiries:

(03) 9296 5311

communications@cccc.vic.edu.au

Student Absence Number:
(Before 9:30am)

(03) 9296 5333

Overview

The Compass Parent Portal (Compass) provides information about Caroline Chisholm Catholic College and your child’s progress.

Through Compass you will be able to:

  • View your child’s attendance, and enter an explanation for absence or lateness
  • Email your child’s teachers
  • Update your mobile number and email address
  • View your child’s timetable and school events
  • View your child’s assessment tasks
  • Order and pay for school photos

We will inform you as Compass develops and new modules become available including:

  • Downloading and viewing your child’s Semester Reports and Progress Reports
  • Booking Learner Mentor meeting
  • Viewing and paying for school fees

Accessing Compass

Compass can be accessed in two ways:

 

  1. Click on the parental portal link on the College website.
  2. Download the Compass App for your smartphone by visiting your online store (iTunes, Google Play, etc.). Search for ‘Compass School Manager.’
    The App is free to download.

Logging Into Compass

You username and password has been provided to you by the College.

You will be required to change your password and confirm your email address and a mobile phone number when you first log in.

Your email address and mobile phone number may be used by the College for communications throughout, including email correspondence and SMS texts.

If you have lost your details or forgotten your password, you can recover your details by clicking the ‘Can’t access your account?’ link on the front page.

If you have any concerns or questions, please email compasssupport@cccc.vic.edu.au.

Menus and Functions

When you have logged in, you will see a menu bar along the top that show a number of icons. These icons will allow you to navigate through Compass. Under each menu are functions you can access by clicking on them. You will be able to see how your child is doing and communicate with their teachers and the College.

Please note some functions are currently not accessible. However, as Compass develops new functions will allow you to do more. You will be informed of these as we roll them out.

Homepage

When you have logged into Compass you will arrive a homepage. The homepage provides you with relevant alerts and news from the College, as well as quick access to your child’s profile.

Emailing Teachers and Staff

You can email your child’s teachers, as well as any other College staff members.

From the Compass homepage you will see a link to your child’s name with an option to email their teachers.

You can click the red X next to a teacher’s name to remove them from the email or click the ‘Add Recipients’ button at the top to add any other staff members to your message.

Adding a Note or Approval

Compass records notes and approvals to your child’s profile. If your child has any unapproved absences or late arrivals, you will receive an alert on your Compass home page informing you of this and allowing you to add your own note or approval.

Clicking on this notification will take you to the ‘Unexplained’ tab for your child’s attendance. You can choose to add a note or approval for one or more absences. To add a note or approval, select one or more of the absences listed, then select the ‘Explain with Note/Approval’ button.

Please note that you cannot edit your notes or approvals once they have been created. If you do need to make any amendments please contact the College, who will be able to make any necessary amendments.

Learning Tasks

You can view an up-to-date record of your child’s homework and upcoming assessment tasks. If you have more than one child at the College, this will be a consolidated list showing information for all of your children.

School Resources

You can access school policies and other information about the College under the School Resources tab. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please call the College and we’ll do our best to assist you.

Organisation Events

Any events that your child is attending will be listed under the ‘Events’ tab, including sports events and / or College excursions.

How to Consent for your child to attend an Event

Compass allows you to provide consent for your child to attend an event with a few simple clicks of a button.

You will receive a notification on your Compass homepage when there is an event that requires your approval. To provide the consent required, click the on notification. This will take you to the ‘Events’ page. Here you will see all events that require your consent, and those that you have already consented to.

From this page you can consent to any events or complete the process offline by printing the consent form and handing it in to the College.

By clicking the ‘Process Now (Online)’ option, you will be prompted to enter information regarding emergency contact details as well as any updated medical information that is not already on the student’s file.

Community Photos

The ‘Photos’ page allows you to view College photos. You can also view your purchase history and contact Compass Photos to purchase them.

Alternatively, you can pay via the Compass kiosk system at 204 Churchill Ave. Please note the kiosk only accepts notes and does not give change, so the correct amount is required.

Tools

You will be able to view files, payments, as well as change passwords and update your details via this page.

Order CompassIdentity Card – Allows you to order a new Student ID card as well as view any past orders.

Change My Password – Allows you to change your password. It recommended you change your password every six months.

Update My Details – Allows you to update mobile phone numbers and email addresses associated with your account.

 

If you have any questions or require assistance in getting started please email compasssupport@cccc.vic.edu.au.

FAQs

Can I access Compass on my phone?

Yes. Download the Compass App for your smartphone by visiting your online store (iTunes, Google Play, etc.). Search for ‘Compass School Manager.’ The App is free to download.