Families at our school can be assured that regular reporting is a part of our home-school partnership. We report formally and informally to our community.
We have an open-door policy which means families can hold informal conversations with their child’s teacher throughout the school year. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s behaviour or learning, your first point of contact should be their classroom teacher. Our teachers will always make time to talk with you, but please be aware that they are unlikely to be able to give you their full attention during the busy moments immediately before and after school. Please make an appointment to speak with them in private at a time that suits you. Email addresses for all our teachers can be found here.
Each week in our weekly newsletter we report information about the forthcoming week and celebrate events of the previous week.
Specific student achievement reports are made to parents in writing twice each year, showing the achievement of each student in relation to the National Standards. We also have formal opportunities where teachers, students and parents can have face-to-face conversations about each child’s progress in learning and achievement. These opportunities are:
- Term 1, Week 2: Meet the Teacher Evening – gives parents the opportunity to inform the teacher of anything you think they should know about your child.
- Term 2, Week 2: Data Sharing Evening – parents learn about the results of Term 1 assessments and the learning goals that have been set for your child.
- Late June: Mid-Year Reports – these written reports show your child’s achievement in relation to the National Standards at the mid-way point of the year.
- Term 2, Week 8: Student-Led Conferences – students have an opportunity to talk with their parents and the teacher about their learning and achievement progress. This use of student voice is part of 21st century learning and allows each student to take real ownership of their learning, celebrate their success and talk about their next learning goals.
- Mid December: End-of-Year Reports – these written reports show your child’s achievement in relation to the National Standards at the end of the school year.
If you’re not sure what to expect from these meetings, the Education Review Office has put together a great little booklet that suggests questions you can ask about your child’s learning and wellbeing at school and also looks at what makes a successful school. You can download the pdf here HowIsMyChildDoingBooklet or for a printed copy email the ERO on firstname.lastname@example.org
Each month we report to the Board of Trustees on student achievement, school events and other matters that impact on governance decisions that the board has to make. We have a schedule of reporting that ensures we report all aspects of learning and teaching to the Board. After each meeting the Board publishes a newsletter to keep our community informed of developments. If you would like to read of any the reports that are presented to the Board of Trustees, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
Each year we also consult with our families, staff and students. The results of our parent and student surveys are published and reported to parents along with a letter explaining how the Board intends to respond to the outcome of the surveys. The results of the staff survey are reported to the Board and staff and the Board responds to the staff survey in a similar manner.
We report our student achievement data to the Ministry of Education once a year in February. We also report to the Ministry on our achievement targets each year.
When we have our Education Review Office visits, their reports are published and presented to the community. To view our most recent report click here.