Our Assessment and Reporting to Parents package is focussed on a number of events distributed across the year.  The main Assessment and Reporting to Parents events are:

 

Term One

Meet the Teachers

An evening meeting where parents and students are informed on matters related to their Areas and school-wide procedures. Teacher presentations will include timetables, explanations of specialist programmes, information on significant events, general rules and behaviour expectations and extra-curricular activities.

 

Homegroup Teacher Meetings for New Students

This is an opportunity for parents and students new to our school to meet for fifteen minutes with their homegroup teacher to discuss how their child is transitioning into intermediate school life. This is also an opportunity for parents to share personal information relating to their child, such as hobbies, strengths, challenges etc. The meetings are held on a weekday afternoon and are booked online at www.schoolinterviews.co.nz. The booking system is activated using a school code approximately two weeks prior to the afternoon.

 

Term Two

Mid-Year Summary Statements

The summary statement is a projection of where your child may be at the end of the year in relation to others in their year group in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The language we use is Working Towards, At or Above. The statement also lists your child’s involvement and reports on how well your child is managing themselves at school. Students who are new learners of English may receive an ESOL mid-year summary statement.

 

Term Three

Student-led Conferences

The student-led conferences are focussed on the students sharing their goals, progress and challenges with their parents. All of the teachers in an Area participate in the discussions and can address questions or concerns. The duration of the conference is flexible and determined by the student. The meetings are held over two afternoons and are booked online at www.schoolinterviews.co.nz. The booking system is activated using a school code approximately two weeks prior to the conferences. Parents are also able to book a conference time with Specialist teachers during these afternoons.

 

Term Four

Final Summary Statement

The final summary statement is a snapshot report detailing where your child is at in relation to other students in their year group. The statement also lists your child’s involvement and reports on how well your child has managed themselves at school.  Students who are new learners of English may receive an ESOL final summary statement.

 

Optional Teacher Meeting

The Optional Teacher Meeting is an opportunity for parents who have concerns regarding their child’s final summary statement or who wish to discuss future goals for their child. Bookings are made via email to the homegroup teacher.

 

Throughout the Year

 

Online System

Students’ work is stored and assessed in individual Google Drive accounts, team drive accounts and Google Classroom. Parents can view their child’s work using their child’s email address and password, which will be provided to parents in Term One.  

 

Parent Teacher Meetings

Teachers are available to meet with parents at any time during the year.  These meetings can be arranged before school or after school, and can be made via email to the homegroup teacher.

 

References

The school does not complete references for application to colleges, however, applications for scholarships are an exception.  Teachers will complete individual student references for these applications when given ten days prior notice.