Starting school Assessments
Ongoing Assessments - formative and summative
How will whānau know how their child is doing?
Effective reporting of student/ākonga progress and achievement across the curriculum requires more than one-way transmission of information from teacher or student to parent. It requires meaningful, ongoing information sharing processes where the roles and expectations of students/ākonga, teachers, parents, whānau, and the wider community are clear.
Throughout the school year we offer a number of formal and informal ways to be involved in your child's learning. Utilising our communication Platform - HERO, you will begin to see some of the features of what your child's learning goals are for Reading Writing and Maths over the course of the year.
Meet the teachers - Family Picnic afternoon
Parent Conferences - an opportunity to tell us a bit more about your child, how have they settled in from your perspective and what your goals for your child are for this year. Teachers will also share their observations of your child's strengths and self management skills as well as current assessment information and areas to focus on with you.
Progress reports are shared with whānau. This information will identify the areas your child is currently working on, progress made in the core curriculum areas and in their progress in our Learner Dispositions. These reports include a general comment from the studio teachers and a student reflection on their learning so far this year.
3 Way Conferences - these conferences are booked online. Whānau and teachers have the opportunity to discuss the student's progress report and students will take a lead role in sharing the highlights (what they are most proud of) in a range of areas in their school life so far and identify their next steps for learning- what they want to achieve in the second half of the year.
Achievement reports are shared, this will have a student reflection section, where your child will evaluate their progress toward the goals they had set in Term 2. Any follow up meetings with parents are held after these reports have been shared - where necessary.
Each term, each studio will have an open morning or afternoon - an opportunity for students to share their learning with their extended whānau. Invitations will be sent out via your child and/or through Hero, so that you can come in and see what your child has been learning and has achieved.
Studio updates about learning activities and trips, etc. are shared via Hero.
Studios will also have opportunities to present an assembly to showcase their learning. This will be starting in Term 2.
Parents are welcome to email the studio teachers to arrange a time to meet with the teachers if they have specific areas they would like to discuss about their child's learning journey. Studios are open from 8:15am each morning, so parents can pop in during this time to arrange a time with the whānau teacher. This is a great time for students to share their learning with their family.