Merrimac State High School is proud to be one of the first schools in Queensland to offer QParents to our families.

For those who have yet to sign up, see this comprehensive instruction guide (PDF, 5MB).

If your Year 7 student is enrolling at Merrimac in 2019 from another State School you may ready have a QParents account. However, not all State Schools have opted to use QParents therefore if this is the case, we will only be able to create you QParent account after your student commences with us in 2019. Please be assured that this is a very simple process and we will endeavour to arrange new student access in the 1st week of the new school year.

Over time, QParents will become an integral part of how we communicate with parents. Get on board now to enjoy the ease and convenience that QParents offers.

What is it?

Information available on QParents:

  • Attendance and absence details, as well as the ability to notify the school of an absence
  • Behaviour details
  • Academic report cards
  • Class timetables
  • Viewing unpaid invoice details, payment history and making payments online (to be implemented at a later date)
  • Viewing and updating personal student details, including medical conditions and address
  • Enrolment details.

QParents will assist both staff and parents in sharing and responding to information in an efficient and effectivee way. It will not replace the traditional ways you communicate with our school, but will provide another way to communicate with us.

Why Register?

Convenience and time savings for parents

  • Parents can view or update their child's details without having to contact the school.
  • Secure 24/7 online access.
  • Available anytime, anywhere - access QParents on your smart phone, tablet or computer.

Better transparency of information

  • Improves accountability between parents and schools by providing parents with timely access to their child's information online.
  • Allows parents to engage more deeply in their child's schooling.

Who can access my child's information?

The school will nominate one parent or legal guardian for each student to be the QParents Account Owner (QPAO). The QPAO will be able to register for QParents to access and manage the student's information online. The student's QPAO will view the student's information and submit requests to update some of the student's details. 

The QPAO will also be able to invite other people (such as another parent or family member) to view the student's information. Once invited, these people can register for QParents as "delegated viewers". A delegated viewer can see the student's details, but cannot make updates.

How do I register?

Parents will receive an invitation email or letter from us containing a unique invitation code in Week 1, Term 1. Simply follow the instructions in that email or letter to complete the QParents account registration process.

If you do not wish to register, you can ignore the invitation and your child's student information will not be available to anyone through QParents. Or, if you wish for another parent to be the QPAO, you can advise us and we will send them an invitation email or letter with their own unique invitation code.

Identity verification

When registering as a QPAO, you will need to verify 100 points of identity documents online. The 100 points can be made up of documents in the following table.

Australian Passport50 pts
Australian Drivers License50 pts
Medicare Card20 pts
Australian Birth Certificate50 pts
Australian Marriage Certificate40 pts
Australian Citizenship Certificate40 pts

If you only have 60–90 points of the above ID documents you can still register for QParents but you will need to attend the school for an additional check after you have registered online.

If you don't have sufficient documents, you might like to nominate another parent as the QPAO.

Where does the information about my child come from?

All the information that is presented in QParents comes from the IT system that is used by all Queensland state schools. Schools will continue to manage student information in this system, and the information will be extracted and presented in QParents.

Will my child's information be secure?

Yes. QParents is a secure portal that meets strict industry standards. Only people with the right to access information about their child will be given an account.

More information

You can call 13QGOV (13 74 68) and talk to an operator or visit this QParents webpage.

Last reviewed 18 January 2019
Last updated 18 January 2019