Reporting to Parents
Our whakatauki (Maori proverb) is “Ko te puawaitanga o nga moemoea, me whakamahi” . This means "Dreams become a reality, when we take action." Setting goals is part of this. To make this a reality we have all the children set two goals for themselves to achieve in a year.
We do this at the start of the year as it is a good time for parents to pop into the classroom, meet their child's teacher, have a chat and together (teacher, child and parent) set goals.
When children reach their goals we will present to them a certificate at our Celebration Time (assembly).
Every child in the school is set up with their own digital learning portfolio. Upon enrolment each child will bring home an information page from their classroom teacher about what app to download and how to link to their portfolio.
Regularly throughout the year, children will upload to their portfolio, work that they have been doing. Parents then receive an alert that something new has been added.
The classroom teacher makes comments. Parents can also make comments.
Each year your child will receive a new portfolio, with their previous year's one being archived to refer to whenever a parent desires.
Parent - Teacher - Child Interviews
We run two lots of interviews. One occurs in the middle of the year towards the end of Term Two. The other is in Term Four towards the end of that term.
Learning is for and about our children so we expect them to be there with the parents. If there is anything that parents would like to talk confidentially with the teacher about their child's needs, we encourage for another another time to be arranged.
At your interview you will receive the following.
- Assessment Summary Report: This is a compilation of assessments that have been entered on our Student Management System.
- Key Competencies Outlines: Teachers make a judgement call, from Beginner 1 to Master 5, about four of the key competencies for learning.
- We learn and work best when we participate and contribute.
- We learn and work best when we think critically about what we do.
- We learn and work best when we manage ourselves.
- We learn and work best when we relate to others using our school values so that we have positive, purposeful and meaningful relationships of aroha.
Yourself, your child and the teacher then discuss together how your child is going. The interview discussion, documentation and Seesaw posts are our package of reporting to parents in a full and meaningful manner.