At Oratia District School we believe a strong partnership between home and school is the key to supporting our students in their learning. At our school, families are respected as partners in their children’s education, so if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to raise them with your child’s teacher. Our teachers will always make time to talk with you. Please remember that the few minutes immediately before and after school are a very busy time for teachers, so please organise to meet with them at a time when they can give you their full attention (for a full list of email addresses click here). Maintaining this open flow of communication permits parents to have a voice in their children’s education.
Throughout the year we schedule several opportunities for discussions with your child’s teacher, including a meet-the-teacher evening in the first couple of weeks of the school year, a data sharing evening early in Term 2 (at which we share the results of assessments conducted during the first term) and student-led conferences at about the middle of the year. For more information about our reporting schedule click here.
It is important that we can contact parents and caregivers at all times. Please make sure that the school office has your up-to-date contact details, including mobile phone numbers, email addresses and postal addresses. To report changes in contact details please contact the school office. Please also inform your child’s teacher (in complete confidence) of any changes in family circumstances that may affect your child’s behaviour or learning.
We are in the process of developing a kit of advice to assist parents and caregivers with supporting their children in their learning. Watch this space!
www.parents.education.govt.nz is the Ministry of Education’s site for parents, families, whānau, carers – in fact anyone involved in a child’s education.
This is a web space within the Ministry’s new Education portal designed for parents and carers to help you:
- find answers to the questions you have about education
- get practical information and tips
- be directed to where the information lives elsewhere on the web (a portal of sorts)
- be informed and involved in your children’s learning.