Student led-Conferences (SLCs) will take place on Wednesday 5 April and Thursday 6 April in the Primary School classrooms from Preschool to Grade 5. While the Listening Conferences in September were parent-directed and the Parent-Teacher conferences in October were teacher directed, the Student-Led Conferences offer students the opportunity to take the lead in sharing their progress in learning. Although we have already had many important conversations during this school year—in addition to work shares after units of inquiry; assessed work; report cards; and informal conferences—this is the opportunity for us to celebrate each student’s success and review goals for the remainder of the academic year. KG-Grade 5 teachers will meet briefly with each student and their family as part of three-way conversation around learning goals. Your active participation and involvement in the student-led conference is vital to your child’s success during this learning experience. As a parent, your first and most important role is as a listener. Your second role is to talk with your child about the work that s/he is presenting.
In this ½-day format, all students will attend regular classes until 12:00 on the 5th and the 6th, and will be released at noon. Please allow your child to ride the bus home as usual or pick up your child at 12:00. Please supervise your child until your scheduled conference time. The canteen will be open and the playgrounds will be available. However, we will not provide lunch/playground supervision between 12:15 and 13:00. There will be no After School Activities on April 5th and 6th. ALL Primary Students must accompany parents to the conference! Siblings of Primary students should NOT accompany students and parents to the conference. Teaching Assistants will provide supervision on the ELC playground and the Primary playground from 13:00 to 17:00. Upper primary students with ELC siblings should play in the Primary playground area, and NOT on the ELC playground.
Leverne Hinze, our Primary Assistant, has recently sent an email for all Primary parents regarding the sign-up process. Please reply directly to her with your preferred conference times and she will aim to coordinate the various times for families with more than one child in the school. If you have not received the email, please contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be happy to support you through the sign-up process as well as answer any questions you may have.
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