REPORTING TO PARENTS 2017
For a number of years we have received feedback through our community surveys that parents would like more personalised information and detail relating to their child than the written reports provide. Each year we have attempted to improve our written reports. We have also received feedback that the parent interviews are seen as more valuable in this regard than the written reports.
In 2017 we are trialling a new reporting process. Parents will receive a progress discussion sheet twice a year at 15 minute parent interviews. The sheet will provide the national standard grades and space for teachers and parents to record information discussed during the interview.
We believe this will result in parents receiving the personalised information and communication they are seeking, and the chance to clarify any points around your child’s learning and social interactions.
Year 1, 2 and 3 parents will meet approximately every 6 months from when they started school. Years 4, 5 and 6 parents will meet in terms 2 and 4. The reason for these timings is to coordinate with the Ministry of Education’s mandated National Standard anniversary dates.
This will be a departure from the traditional written report that comes home twice a year in the school bag. We envisage that parents will come to appreciate the advantages of the interviews once they have trialled the process.
We will seek and value your feedback through the year.