Forms of Communication at Parua Bay School.
Two National Standards Written Reports to parents (Terms 2 and 4)
Student Led Conferences (Term 1)
Home work / Reader Books (Junior School)
E-mail / text communication (Senior School)
Open Door Policy
Each week families receive a newsletter either a paper copy or an electronic version e-mailed to them. In this newsletter are key dates, information on upcoming special events, a address from the Principal, sports and environmental reports, acknowledgements of students receiving “Four Kinds” certificates in assembly and advertising from local businesses.
National Standards Reports to Parents:
Parents will receive two National Standards reports throughout the year. For Junior students (Years 0-3) these are sent out in the month of their birthday and at 6 months intervals.
For Senior students they are sent out at the end of Terms 2 and 4. All teachers welcome parents who would like to come into school to discuss their children’s reports.
Student Led Conferences:
Taking the place of traditional Parents’ evenings, Parua Bay School practises student led conferences in Term 1. At these conferences, students lead the conversation by discussing with their teacher and parents what their goals are for numeracy, literacy and work habits. Students are prepared prior to the conference by their teachers and the aim is for the students to become confident an knowledgeable about their learning and school work. Students who can take ownership over their learning at school will become more resilient, self managing learners. Please read more about this style of conference in the “Communication” section under the “Readings” tab.
Homework / Reader Books (Junior students)
In Years 0-3 students use Homework / reader books to promote communication between home and school. Teachers encourage parents to use this book to make comments about their child’s reading and also to communicate with the school.