Thanks to all parents and families who attended their student led-interview last week. It was really great to see families discussing the progress their child is making at school. Setting expectations for your child’s progress over the next six months is one of the most powerful things you can do in supporting your child’s learning. Research shows that positive expectations from parents can be critical to children’s learning success (Hattie, 2009). Schools have a responsibility to help parents understand the ‘language of schooling’, so that they can support and provide assistance to their child in developing their learning, as well as celebrating their success. Knowing where your child wants to be by the end of the year, and how they are getting there is a great conversation to have. If you would like more information about setting expectations for your child by the end of the year, please talk to your child’s teacher or come and see me in this office.
Also a huge thank-you to the many teachers who contacted parents directly to help them organise an interview time: it is great to have a staff that will go the extra mile to help all families support their child’s learning. Our vision is for your child to be making greater than expected progress in their learning, and all of our teachers work very hard to make this happen.