Information for Parents

Partnerships in student learning

Families play an important role in student’s learning. From helping students with their learning plans to participation in events, parents and caregivers are integral to the College community. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to play an active part in their child’s education and the school community. Parents are expected to attend enrolment interviews and encouraged to attend orientation for new families and other events throughout the school year.

Please read the Partnership in Student Learning Pdf in the sidebar of this page.

The Parent Portal and Student Progress Reports

The Daymap Connect Parent Portal enables parents and carers to keep track of your children’s learning progress. Teachers publish information about your children’s learning program and provide feedback including:

  • Student timetable
  • Program overviews with due dates for senior students
  • Learning progress, including marked work
  • Lesson by lesson attendance records
  • Progress Reports published each term (see sidebar for additional documents about reporting)

Access the Daymap Connect Parent Portal here

If you are a new user or have forgotten your password, click here to reset your password. (You will need the email you have registered with the school as well as your child's student code).

For help using Daymap, please see the Daymap helpsheets in the sidebar.

Communicating reasons for student absent to the school allows us to keep accurate attendance records and also to support students in their learning.

You can communicate reasons for student absence in the following ways:

Please read our Attendance Policy (see sidebar for downloads) and Enrolment Expectations.

The Learning Technology team provide technical support to OAC students and parents/supervisors to assist them using our learning technology.

The Help Desk is contactable by telephone and email: and also through a webform on the Help Desk page.

Helpsheets are available for the platforms supported by the College.

Open Access College Help Desk

  • Beyond Blue - increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia and to reduce the associated stigma.
  • Cybersafety - measures to improve online security and fraud awareness.
  • Centrelink - a range of payments and services for people at times of major change.
  • GreatStart - everyday ideas for learning.

Quick Links

Daymap connect

The Daymap Connect Parent Portal enables parents and carers to keep track of children’s learning progress. Contains information about timetable, marked work and attendance.


The virtual classroom used for some Open Access College lessons.


The South Australian Certificate of Education website; resources and videos.

School TV

Educating parents on practical strategies to help manage modern-day issues and challenges affecting today’s youth across both primary and secondary school levels.

Last updated: 12 July 2024