INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Seesaw is a platform students use to create their own digital learning journals. It gives parents a glimpse into their child's learning in the classroom in "real time ". Students can “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links.
Your child will post to Seesaw to share their learning with you. Seesaw is private. You’ll only see posts created by your child.
Download the Seesaw app to your smartphone or tablet. Ask your teacher for your child's login newsletter.
Student Led Conferences focus on the philosophy that evaluation is an important and constructive part of the learning process. This opportunity gives your child an active and meaningful role in reviewing and reflecting on his / her own learning. Accountability and responsibility are built into the self-reflection process; self-respect and self-esteem are enhanced as students are asked to focus on strengths and to give their own perspective on areas they are trying to improve. A presentation and with next steps in learning will be an important part of this conference. The teacher plays a key role in structuring the event; offering ongoing, positive, and practical support; and makes it possible for the student to move into a leadership role.
During your child’s time at school they will develop a range of skills and capabilities (key competencies) that will help them to do well in life.
The world is different these days. It’s an exciting time for children to grow up in.
It’s not enough for children to just keep learning more information at the expense of learning how to use that information and work with others.
As well as learning about a variety of subjects, children need to learn how to learn, how to think for themselves, think alongside others, and be motivated to keep on learning throughout their lives - so that they can do well in their world.
Key competencies help your child learn these things. They are included in the New Zealand Curriculum and are woven into all the teaching that goes on at school.
They are not just for school, but for life. Once you know about them, you will be able to see that your child uses these key competencies in many different situations - at home, at sport, at church, at cultural occasions, and eventually at work.