Parents of JMSS students play a vital role in their learners' development. There are many ways parents can participate and contribute to the vibrant school culture.

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Compass Portal.

Compass is a web-based portal to access many sites and services at JMSS. When students start at JMSS, parents will receive login details for our Compass portal.

compass login
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Canvas Portal.

Access your "Canvas" account to see your student's unit outlines, subject information, assessment timelines, grades and student feedback. Canvas is our continuous reporting platform.


Student Absences.

If a student is going to be away or they are late, please log the absence in Compass or email our Attendance Officer: . You can contact the Student Attendance Line on 9902 9712 (messages welcome any time of the day or night). This needs to be done by 9.30am or an SMS will be automatically sent to the parent’s mobile phone.

Late arrivals

Classes start at 8.40am. If students arrive late, please go to reception and sign in via the Compass kiosk.

JMSS Community Association.

The John Monash Science School Community Association fosters relationships between parents, alumni and friends of JMSS students, offering support and providing a formal network for members of the school community.

Parents, alumni and friends of JMSS students are invited to join our diverse group of committed supporters. The JMSS Community Association is a great way to meet other parents and be involved in school activities.

Facebook Group


To work in cooperation with the School Council and the Principal to:

  • Provide opportunities for parents to get to know each other and to be informed about the school;
  • Raise funds for the benefit of the school; and
  • Provide support to parents in the understanding of the educational and emotional needs of their children.


JMSS Volunteers assists with events throughout the school year.

Previous events have included:

  • Social events
  • Orientations
  • Guest speakers
  • Welcome lunches
  • Coffee mornings
  • Movie afternoons
  • Second-hand book and uniform sales
  • Sausage sizzles