Relationships for learning

“Schools are moving away from the notion of a one-way flow of information to two-way, ongoing, genuine information sharing between teachers, parents and whānau. Information sharing and building partnerships is about developing three-way genuine relationships that focus on learning and progress. They’re the kinds of relationships where you know you are working together on something that is really important – a child’s learning and well-being.”

-Ministry Of Education 2019-

Learning Conversations

​​​​​​​Purpose: Provide an opportunity for home and school to connect via your daughters’ Tutor Group teacher. This three- way conversation provides a forum for parents and their daughter to discuss what is on top for the coming year and for the school to gain an awareness of what is happening at home for this student. It allows all three parties to be in one room at one time and to identify upcoming challenges or priorities and to work together to put support in place around these.

Written Reports

Purpose: This real time reporting model provides information for parents about their daughter’s progress, achievement and work habits in the classroom. It provides an opportunity for parents to see the feedback their daughter has been given in class and enables them to have conversations about this learning while it is fresh in their daughter’s mind​​​​​​​

Parent Teacher Interviews

Purpose: These conversations allow parents to share information with subject teachers that they think will help their daughter’s learning. They may also seek additional information and clarification regarding their daughter’s learning if they feel they need it.  It also allows teachers to discuss issues or concerns about a student’s learning and to give advice about how parents can help from home if they feel it is needed.​​​​​​​

Site Sharing

Purpose: Online learning platforms provide a unique opportunity for whānau to engage interactively with their learner’s classwork. All Year 7 and 8 students have a Google site which they can easily share with their whānau at home, and this can be commented on.

Interim Reporting Grade Explanations can be found here.