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Communication tools

Henley High School prioritises effective communication between the school and parents by employing various tools to facilitate dialogue. Through platforms including Compass, EdSmart, Qkr!, this website and our social media channels we are working towards providing transparent and accessible methods for parents to stay informed and engage in meaningful conversations about their child’s education and wellbeing.



Henley High School utilises a sophisticated school management system called Compass to communicate with you about your child’s progress at school and about other important school matters.

Compass includes many different features including the ability to:

  • Enter absence notifications
  • Monitor your child’s attendance
  • Enter an explanation for absence or lateness
  • Communicate with your child’s teachers
  • View your child’s timetable and the school calendar
  • View assessment grades for individual tasks
  • Download and view your child’s Semester Reports.

Using Compass

Compass is accessible on any modern web browser or by
using the Compass iOS or Android apps.

Families that are new to Henley High School will be provided access to Compass in the beginning weeks of Term 1 if starting in the new year, or shortly after commencing if starting mid-year.

You will also receive login details and information on how to download and use the Compass app at this time.

When you are provided access, please take the time to log in and explore Compass, as it will be a primary means of communication between you and the school.

If you are having difficulties accessing Compass or need to be resent your access email, please email Student Services at Please use the email address that we have on file for you so we can validate your identity before we send you the access details.



EdSmart is an online tool used to capture parent permissions and responses for a range of student activities. It’s quick and easy and it means no more crumpled paper at the bottom of your child’s school bag.

When we have a consent form for you to complete, in most cases we will send it to you via an EdSmart email.

You simply click the link in the email and complete and sign the form digitally from your phone or computer.

It works for excursions and activities that have a fee too. You can pay through EdSmart when you complete the form.

Where forms cannot be completed through EdSmart, including those where multiple signatures are required or where the payment options are more complex, we will use other methods including Qkr! or PDF/paper forms.

Using EdSmart

  • When you are required to complete an EdSmart form you will receive an email from “Henley High School – EdSmart” (please check your junk/spam folder if you don’t see any in your inbox in the next few days)
  • There is a link within the email that provides access to the form
  • You are not required to login
  • Complete and sign the form digitally through your phone or laptop and click submit.


Qkr! is a mobile payment app that enables parents/ caregivers to order and pay for school items including school fees, lunches from the canteen, camps, equipment and resources such as laptops, calculators and study guides.

Using Qkr!

  • Download the Qkr! by Mastercard App on your iPhone or Android device
  • Sign in or Register an account
  • Use the magnifying glass to search for Henley High School and tap to Select
  • You will then need to add a profile for your child. Tap Profiles and tap Add Profile
  • Enter your child’s details and tap Add Profile
  • Then, from the Menu screen, you will be able to select which area you would like to explore (eg school lunches, school payments, camps and excursions and sports) and navigate to the item you want to pay for
  • Once you have found the item, tap Add to Cart, then complete any additional information requested
  • You are then able to Checkout and pay.


The Henley High School website provides a wide variety of school information including details about enrolments, curriculum and wellbeing, school life, news, events and much more.

Please join our mailing list to be kept up to date with our latest news, events and student journeys.

Social media

Social media

Henley High School celebrates the successes and achievements of our students and staff with the wider community through a number of social media channels.

Please follow these pages to keep up to date:

Henley High School Facebook

Henley High School LinkedIn

Sports Academy Instagram

Henley Arts Instagram

Henley Jewellery Instagram