Just a reminder that all families are requested to log on to Compass to book in a time for their student/ parent/ teacher/ interview. Bookings opened last Thursday 6th June, and the site will remain open until 9:00am on Monday 24th June. Information was sent home to all families with details on how to log on and book in your times.
All children are required to attend with their parents and will be involved in the interview. Students, parents and teachers working together is an important part of our reporting process. Regular classes will not take place on that day. We ask that you make every effort to be on time.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of your student/parent/teacher conference.
Before the interview:
Look over your child’s report and determine what information you’d like to know more about. Ask your child if there are any areas they would like to include in the interview (for example, where they feel they need extra help or have concerns) and share this information with your child's teacher during the interview.
Write a list of specific questions you wish to ask your child's teacher. If you need a translator, arrange this with the school before the interview.
Some things you might explore include your child’s progress in reading, writing and mathematics; how you can support any specific actions for improvement through the learning your child does at home; discuss your child’s developing interests and how they are doing with their social skills.
During the interview:
If you want to know about a specific area of your child's progress (for example, how well they are reading) let your child's teacher know this at the start.
Your child will be involved in this interview and is able to respond to questions about their learning. Discuss how your child is participating in classroom activities and whether, for example, there are any general issues with behaviour or discipline that needs discussing.
Ask your child's teacher to clarify any extra support or extension activities that may have been mentioned in your child’s report. Ask for suggestions or more details about how you can help your child at home.
After the interview:
Keep in regular contact with your child’s teacher and follow up on any mutually-agreed plan. Continue to support your child with their learning at home - provide a space for them to work, and develop a routine for them after school with a regular time to do their home learning.
Focus on the suggestions in your child’s report outlining what you can do at home to assist them with their learning. Talk with your child about what was discussed at the interview. You can also request a further meeting with your child’s teacher at an agreed time if you are concerned about your child's progress.