Mid Year Conferences - Wednesday 10th July 2013
Last year we ran a trial for a different format for Student/Parent/Teacher conferences. The Year 2 and Year 5 teams held student-led conferences while all other year levels will be holding our traditional three-way conferences.
Student led conferences and three-way conferences take the form of a conversation between the student, their parents and their teacher. Both approaches give students an opportunity to share with their parents their growth as a learner. The goal is for students to accept accountability and responsibility for their progress and achievement, and demonstrate a growing understanding of their development as independent learners.
In student led conferences, the student takes the central role during discussions. The teacher is involved but is not necessarily sitting with the student and parents all of the time. There will be five groups of parents and students discussing their work in a classroom, with stations, where students and their parents move around looking at different aspects of learning. You will have up to and hour to work through these stations with your child. The teacher will be available for questions and to act as facilitator.
It is our intention for all students to take the central leadership role this year.
Goal Setting Conferences - Wednesday 6 March 2013
All conferences are being held on Wednesday 6 March commencing at 2.00pm. Whichever room your child is in, you will need to book your appointment online at http://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz. Enter the school code, UQ2HC and you will be guided through three simple steps, once you have completed your booking you will receive an email confirming your interview time. Should you not have access to the internet, bookings can be made through the school office.
Please note: All interviews will start at 10 minutes after the hour. Children for the first time at 2:10 will remain in their classrooms. All other children will be dismissed from the hall at 3.00pm.
IMPORTANT: Year 1 students will be held at the front of the hall for collection.