Tết is just around the corner!

Tết or VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR marks the biggest and most significant festival in Vietnamese culture. It is an occasion for the Vietnamese people to show their respect to their parents, ancestors as well as welcoming the New Year with the entire family members. According to the Lunar Calendar, 2020 New Year’s Day falls on Saturday, January 25th. This year is the year of the RAT.

During this week, all students from ECC up to Grade 5 in Vietnamese class have been so busy making Banh Chung – Vietnamese sticky rice cake for Tet. It is a wonderful learning experience for our UNIS Hanoi students to explore the tradition of the host country.

At UNIS Hanoi, the Elementary students will have Tết assemblies on Thursday, January 23rd in the theatre. The assemblies are hosted by Grades 1, 3 and 5 students who attend Vietnamese classes.

Two performances are scheduled as bellows:

  • Performance 1 for Grade 2,3,4,5: From 8.30 – 9.20
  • Performance 2 for Grade 1,  ECC and parents: From 9.25a – 10.15

Parents are kindly invited to the second assembly to join us for this special event. Everybody is encouraged to wear “Áo dài” on the day to welcome TET. 

CHÚC MỪNG NĂM MỚI!

Grade 4 Market Day

Date: Tuesday 14 January
Time: 10:45-12:00

Grade 4 students are inquiring into “How We Organise Ourselves” by learning how much market forces can affect the value of goods and services. They have discovered that determining the price of a product is a complicated matter. To make this a realistic experience the Grade 4 students have created businesses.

 All the profits earned will be used for taking action towards Children’s Rights! 

On Tuesday 14 January they will sell their products and services to an excited band of consumers, namely the students of Grades K2, 1, 2, 3 and 5. 

The Grade 4 business owners are asking students to bring in a maximum of 100,000 VND to spend at the Grade 4 Market Day. The prices range from 10,000 VND to 50,000 VND. 

The Grade 4 team of teachers and students would like to thank you in advance for your kind support in. It is one of the highlights of the year for all involved. 

Any concerns or questions please feel free to contact: Christy Heitmiller (cheitmiller@unishanoi.org) OR any of the Grade 4 Teachers.

PYP Workshops for Parents

It is widely recognised that schools partnering with parents benefit our students and adds richness to the community and our programme. The partnerships between home and school provide the foundation to support students’ learning, growth, health and well-being and agency. As an elementary school we continually seek opportunities to develop these partnerships.

Over the last few weeks we invited parents to join us at school to learn more about how and what we teach in the Primary Years Programme. We were happy to see so many of you accept our invitation to open classrooms and join in the learning alongside your children. We were also very excited to welcome a number of you to our PYP workshops where we learnt more about the research, practices and system that guides learning and teaching each day at our school.

We held three parent session last week in English, Vietnamese and Korean. These sessions generated deep conversations about our programme and how we teach and learn in the PYP. These links below will take you to the presentations in each of the three languages presented. If you have any further wonderings about the PYP, please email me at pypcoordinator@unishanoi.org and I would be happy to help answer your questions.

Kind regards,
Joshua Smith
PYP Coordinator

“The Aristocats”

There is a big show called “The Aristocats”.
It will be at the UNIS Theatre.
The dates are going to be December 6th and 7th.
You can buy tickets in the Centre for the Arts, B10, for 100,000VND

It will be about three kittens and one mother cat called Duchess, and a bunch of alley cats and mice.
The butler tries to kidnap the three kittens and Duchess.  

It will be an exciting and crazy adventure!
Don’t forget to buy your tickets soon before all the seats run out! 

Written by “The Aristocats Kids” Publicity Team:  Lexie, Brooklyn, Leo, Lucy, Jacob, Ruoyi, Aadi and Camille

Grade 2 – 3 Musical Production

An exciting performance is coming to UNIS Hanoi on December 6 and 7.

Don’t miss out on your chance to see the Junior Elementary School Musical!  

The show is called The Aristocats and tells the story of a family of cats living in Paris who will inherit lots of money when their owner dies and leaves her fortune to them.  The evil butler tries to kidnap the cats so he can have their money. What will happen? You’ll need to buy your tickets if you want to find out!

Tickets will be on sale from Thursday, November 28.  Buy them in the Centre for the Arts Office from Ms Lien.  

Tickets cost 100,000 VND.  Buy them quickly before all of the seats are sold.  

This production is full of cute cats and dogs, lots of great singing, and a good dose of adventure.  Great fun for all the family. So, everyone – please remember to tell your parents all about it and make sure you get your tickets.  We’ll see you there!

From the Aristocats Publicity Team:  Lexie, Brooklyn, Leo, Lucy, Jacob, Ruoyi, Aadi and Camille

Number Talks and Structured Word Inquiry

Dear Parents,

We are pleased to offer some additional opportunities during Open Classrooms this year, Tuesday, 19 November. Parents will have the opportunity to take part in Number Talks and Structured Word Inquiry, two of the approaches we use at UNIS in Math and Word Study/Spelling.

Sessions are available from 7:50 – 8:10am, 8:10 – 8:30am and 3:00 – 3:20pm. Both Number Talks and Word Inquiry will be offered at the same time in B08B Rooms 115 and 116 and the same information will be provided at all three sessions offered that day.

We look forward to inquiring with you.

Kind regards,

Beth Murray     Angela Brienza
Math Coach     Literacy Coach

ES Administrators Coffee Morning with Parents – Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Dear Parents,

An essential element that is crucial to our success in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) is the partnerships we have with the parents in our community. There is research that indicates that strong links between home and school enhance a child’s experience and chance of success in learning. We would like to share our programme with you to help you develop a greater understanding of the general philosophy and elements that make up the PYP. We would like to invite you to join us for a series of PYP workshops for parents that will be held in November. These workshops will focus on what we learn about in the Elementary School and how we learn it. You will find out more about inquiry based learning which focuses on the development of conceptual understandings and the skills needed to be successful in our programme. To deepen understanding and enhance communication and engagement around these topics, we will be offering sessions in three languages: Vietnamese, Korean and English. Please join us at any of these sessions to start a conversation around the programme that your child learns through every day. Details as follows:

  • Topic: ES Administrators Coffee Morning with ES Parents – Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • Time: 08:30 – 09:30am,
  • Date: Monday, 18 November with translation in Vietnamese;
    Wednesday, 20 November;
    Friday, 22 November with translation in Korean
  • Venue: B9-112/ES Creativity Space

 

Quý Phụ huynh kính mến!

Một yếu tố quan trọng quyết định thành công của Chương trình Tú tài Quốc tế Bậc Tiểu học (PYP) là sự hợp tác mà nhà trường nhận được từ phía cộng đồng phụ huynh của trường. Kết quả nghiên cứu cũng cho thấy khi có sự kết nối chặt chẽ giữa gia đình và nhà trường thì kinh nghiệm và cơ hội thành công trong học tập của học sinh cũng được nâng cao hơn. Nhà trường mong muốn được chia sẻ chương trình Tú tài Quốc tế Bậc Tiểu học với phụ huynh để Quý vị hiểu rõ hơn về triết lý chung của chương trình và các yếu tố cấu thành của chương trình. Trong tháng 11 này, nhà trường sẽ tổ chức các buổi hội thảo giới thiệu về Chương Trình này nhằm giúp phụ huynh hiểu về chương trình học của con tại trường và cách thức các con được học. Phụ huynh cũng sẽ được tìm hiểu về cách học tập trung vào đặt câu hỏi (Inquiry based learning) để phát triển việc hiểu lý thuyết của học sinh và các kỹ năng cần thiết để học sinh có thể hoàn thành tốt chương trình học này. Nhằm giúp phụ huynh có thể hiểu rõ hơn và có thể tham gia thảo luận tốt hơn, nhà trường sẽ tổ chức ba buổi hội thảo với ba ngôn ngữ khác nhau là Tiếng Việt, Tiếng Hàn Quốc và Tiếng Anh. Nhà trường rất mong phụ huynh có thể sắp xếp thời gian để đến tham dự các buổi hội thảo này. Chi tiết của buổi hội thảo bằng Tiếng Việt như sau:

  • Nội dung: Buổi hội thảo giữa Phụ huynh Việt Nam và Ban giám hiệu nhà trường về Chương trình Giáo dục Tiểu học (Primary Years Programme – PYP)
  • Thời gian: 08:30-09:30 sáng Thứ Hai, ngày 18 tháng 11 năm 2019
  • Địa điểm: Phòng B9-112 (Phòng Sáng tạo của Trường Tiểu học)

 

학부모님께,

PYP(Primary Years Programme) 성공의 결정적인 필수 요인은 우리 공동체내에서 학부모와 학교의 동반자적 관계입니다가정과 학교의 긴밀한 연결이 학습에 있어서 아이들의 경험과 성공의 기회를 더 높인다는 연구 결과가 있습니다학교는 PYP를 구성하는 보편적인 철학과 요소들을 더 잘 이해하실 수 있도록 프로그램을 공유하고자 합니다. 11월에 있을 일련의 PYP 워크숍에 학부모님들을 초청하고자 합니다이 워크숍은 초등학교에서 무엇을 학습하고 우리가 그것을 어떻게 학습하는지에 초점을 맞출 것입니다학부모님들은 PYP 프로그램에서 성공적으로 성취하기 위해 필요한 개념 이해력과 기술의 발달에 초점을 맞춘 조사에 기반을 둔 학습에 대해 좀 더 알게 될 것입니다이 주제들에 대해 좀 더 심층적으로 이해하고 의사소통과 관심을 높이기 위해학교는 한국어베트남어영어로 진행하는 시간을 가지려고 합니다부디 참석하시어 여러분의 자녀들이 매일 학습하고 있는 PYP 프로그램 대해 의견을 교환해주시기 바랍니다.

한국 학부모들을 위한 시간은 다음과 같습니다.

•주제: ES Administrators Coffee Morning with Korean Parents – Primary Years Programme (PYP)

•날짜 및 시간: 08:30 – 09:30am, Friday, 22 November 2019

•장소: B9-112/ES Creativity Space

Kind regards,
Joshua Smith
PYP Coordinator

ES Administrators Coffee Morning with ES Parents – Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Dear Parents,

An essential element that is crucial to our success in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) is the partnerships we have with the parents in our community. There is research that indicates that strong links between home and school enhance a child’s experience and chance of success in learning. We would like to share our programme with you to help you develop a greater understanding of the general philosophy and elements that make up the PYP. We would like to invite you to join us for a series of PYP workshops for parents that will be held in November. These workshops will focus on what we learn about in the Elementary School and how we learn it. You will find out more about inquiry based learning which focuses on the development of conceptual understandings and the skills needed to be successful in our programme. To deepen understanding and enhance communication and engagement around these topics, we will be offering sessions in three languages: Vietnamese, Korean and English. Please join us at any of these sessions to start a conversation around the programme that your child learns through every day. Details as follows:

  • Topic: ES Administrators Coffee Morning with ES Parents – Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • Time: 08:30 – 09:30am,
  • Date: Monday, 18 November with translation in Vietnamese;
    Wednesday, 20 November;
    Friday, 22 November with translation in Korean
  • Venue: B9-112/ES Creativity Space

학부모님께,

PYP(Primary Years Programme) 성공의 결정적인 필수 요인은 우리 공동체내에서 학부모와 학교의 동반자적 관계입니다가정과 학교의 긴밀한 연결이 학습에 있어서 아이들의 경험과 성공의 기회를 더 높인다는 연구 결과가 있습니다학교는 PYP를 구성하는 보편적인 철학과 요소들을 더 잘 이해하실 수 있도록 프로그램을 공유하고자 합니다. 11월에 있을 일련의 PYP 워크숍에 학부모님들을 초청하고자 합니다이 워크숍은 초등학교에서 무엇을 학습하고 우리가 그것을 어떻게 학습하는지에 초점을 맞출 것입니다학부모님들은 PYP 프로그램에서 성공적으로 성취하기 위해 필요한 개념 이해력과 기술의 발달에 초점을 맞춘 조사에 기반을 둔 학습에 대해 좀 더 알게 될 것입니다이 주제들에 대해 좀 더 심층적으로 이해하고 의사소통과 관심을 높이기 위해학교는 한국어베트남어영어로 진행하는 시간을 가지려고 합니다부디 참석하시어 여러분의 자녀들이 매일 학습하고 있는 PYP 프로그램 대해 의견을 교환해주시기 바랍니다.

한국 학부모들을 위한 시간은 다음과 같습니다.

•주제: ES Administrators Coffee Morning with Korean Parents – Primary Years Programme (PYP)

•날짜 및 시간: 08:30 – 09:30am, Friday, 22 November 2019

•장소: B9-112/ES Creativity Space

Kind regards,
Joshua Smith
PYP Coordinator

Elementary Open Classrooms – November 19

Dear Elementary Families,

We warmly invite you to our Elementary School Open Classrooms –  Tuesday November 19.

Your child’s homeroom teacher will soon be sharing a schedule with you, indicating which lessons are open for you to enter and observe.  

What are Open Classrooms?

Have you ever wondered what inquiry-based learning is like for your child? Here is your chance! Open Classrooms showcase learning in action. On the day, at selected times, our classrooms are open for you to observe lessons that put the philosophy and pedagogy of the Primary Years Programme into practice.    

Purpose of Open Classrooms 

Open Classrooms is for parents to get an insider’s view of what life is like inside the classrooms at UNIS.  By opening up our classroom doors we would like to give parents a glimpse of student-centered, constructivist teaching and learning in action. We aim to demonstrate our inquiry based teaching philosophy which is central to our identity as an IB school. 

How does it work?

  • Classrooms across all subject areas in the ES will be designated as ‘open house’ events for certain lessons – November 19, 2019.
  • A minimum of two lessons will be designated as ‘open’ in your child’s homeroom class
  • All specialist lessons will be designated as ‘open’ 
  • All ‘open’ lessons will be detailed on your child’s blog – communicated by their homeroom teacher
  • Parents may attend any of their child’s open lessons – both homeroom classes and specialist lessons. 
  • Parents may only visit open lessons in classes that their child attends.
  • Please be aware that not all lessons are designated as ‘open’.  Be sure to check the schedule on your child’s blog

What might I see?

All lessons are different, though you may expect to see:

  • Classes will be a reflection of our PYP programme.  What you will see will be a snapshot of our regular lessons, routines and activities.  Lessons that have a clear learning objective which has been explained to the students
  • A variety of lessons and subject areas open for parents to observe (and in some cases, you may be invited to participate). 
  • Lessons may showcase students demonstrating the Learner Profile
  • Lessons may involve students using a variety of transdisciplinary skills (thinking, research, problem solving, social and self-management skills)
  • Lessons that are based on students’ understanding of broad concepts, in addition to specific content (e.g. the concept of “form” in addition to the content of balanced gymnastics movements in PE). 

What is my responsibility as a visitor to an active learning environment? 

  • Silence and put away all mobile devices.
  • Please enter classrooms quietly and be on time. We recommend you stay for at least 20 minutes to see the flow of the lesson.  
  • Please be aware of not interrupting the flow of a lesson/your child’s learning.  
  • Interact with your children only when/if invited to do so.  Some classes will be ‘observe only’ while others may be more interactive.  

Other important reminders:  

  • Please leave younger siblings at home with a caregiver, so that you may give you full attention to your child’s class.
  • All parents must wear their UNIS Parent ID badge.
  • Photographing students is not permitted.
  • Parents must wear their Parent ID lanyards at all times.
  • Parents may purchase food from the CAFE only, but may not purchase lunches from the canteen (we are unable to cater for unknown numbers).  

We look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday, November 19th.    

Sincerely,
Megan Brazil
Elementary Principal

 

 

 

HOMEROOM TEACHERS WILL SHARE OWN SCHEDULES & POST INVITE TO OPEN CLASSROOMS ON OWN BLOGS 

Here’s how a sample schedule looks like:

Class 04B Homeroom                                                                       Teacher – Mr David

November 19 Location
Period 1
8.30 – 9.20
Period 2
9.25 – 10.15

English

B9 G104
Period 3
10.35 – 11.25

World Languages:  

French

Mandarin

Vietnamese

 

B9 G104

B8 135

B9 114

Period 4
11.30 – 12.20

Physical Education

Sports Field
Period 5
13.10 – 14.00
Period 6
14.20 – 15.10
Art B10-115

 

Elementary School Open Classrooms – Tuesday November 19

Dear Elementary Families,

We warmly invite you to our Elementary School Open Classrooms –  Tuesday November 19.

Your child’s homeroom teacher will soon be sharing a schedule with you, indicating which lessons are open for you to enter and observe.  

What are Open Classrooms?

Have you ever wondered what inquiry-based learning is like for your child? Here is your chance! Open Classrooms showcase learning in action. On the day, at selected times, our classrooms are open for you to observe lessons that put the philosophy and pedagogy of the Primary Years Programme into practice.    

Purpose of Open Classrooms 

Open Classrooms is for parents to get an insider’s view of what life is like inside the classrooms at UNIS.  By opening up our classroom doors we would like to give parents a glimpse of student-centered, constructivist teaching and learning in action. We aim to demonstrate our inquiry based teaching philosophy which is central to our identity as an IB school. 

How does it work?

  • Classrooms across all subject areas in the ES will be designated as ‘open house’ events for certain lessons – November 19, 2019.
  • A minimum of two lessons will be designated as ‘open’ in your child’s homeroom class
  • All specialist lessons will be designated as ‘open’ 
  • All ‘open’ lessons will be detailed on your child’s blog – communicated by their homeroom teacher
  • Parents may attend any of their child’s open lessons – both homeroom classes and specialist lessons. 
  • Parents may only visit open lessons in classes that their child attends.
  • Please be aware that not all lessons are designated as ‘open’.  Be sure to check the schedule on your child’s blog

What might I see?

All lessons are different, though you may expect to see:

  • Classes will be a reflection of our PYP programme.  What you will see will be a snapshot of our regular lessons, routines and activities.  Lessons that have a clear learning objective which has been explained to the students
  • A variety of lessons and subject areas open for parents to observe (and in some cases, you may be invited to participate). 
  • Lessons may showcase students demonstrating the Learner Profile
  • Lessons may involve students using a variety of transdisciplinary skills (thinking, research, problem solving, social and self-management skills)
  • Lessons that are based on students’ understanding of broad concepts, in addition to specific content (e.g. the concept of “form” in addition to the content of balanced gymnastics movements in PE). 

What is my responsibility as a visitor to an active learning environment? 

  • Silence and put away all mobile devices.
  • Please enter classrooms quietly and be on time. We recommend you stay for at least 20 minutes to see the flow of the lesson.  
  • Please be aware of not interrupting the flow of a lesson/your child’s learning.  
  • Interact with your children only when/if invited to do so.  Some classes will be ‘observe only’ while others may be more interactive.  

Other important reminders:  

  • Please leave younger siblings at home with a caregiver, so that you may give you full attention to your child’s class.
  • All parents must wear their UNIS Parent ID badge.
  • Photographing students is not permitted.
  • Parents must wear their Parent ID lanyards at all times.
  • Parents may purchase food from the CAFE only, but may not purchase lunches from the canteen (we are unable to cater for unknown numbers).  

We look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday, November 19th.    

Sincerely,
Megan Brazil
Elementary Principal

 

 

 

 

HOMEROOM TEACHERS WILL SHARE OWN SCHEDULES & POST INVITE TO OPEN CLASSROOMS ON OWN BLOGS 

Here’s how a sample schedule looks like:

Class 04B Homeroom                                                                       Teacher – Mr David

November 19 Location
Period 1
8.30 – 9.20
Period 2
9.25 – 10.15

English

B9 G104
Period 3
10.35 – 11.25

World Languages:  

French

Mandarin

Vietnamese

 

B9 G104

B8 135

B9 114

Period 4
11.30 – 12.20

Physical Education

Sports Field
Period 5
13.10 – 14.00
Period 6
14.20 – 15.10
Art B10-115

 

Positive Outcomes for Students through Upskilling our Teacher Assistants

During our weekly Wednesday Professional Development time our Elementary Teacher Assistants attended a special training session led by our UNIS Hanoi Speech and Language Therapist, Mr. Brian Walker. 

Brian holds a Social Thinking Level A Clinical Training Certificate, which allows him to upskill faculty members in their skills and understandings relating to social emotional learning and self-regulation in young people.

“Social thinking is the process by which we interpret the thoughts, beliefs, intentions, emotions, knowledge and actions of another person along with the context of the situation to understand that person’s experience. … Essentially, we use social thinking whenever we think about the perspective of another person.”

https://www.socialthinking.com/social-thinking-methodology

There is a difference between the emotions children feel and show, and the behavior that they show us. Our job as adults is to understand our students deeply, and to guide their social interactions with others using consistent language and a framework that allows them to be successful.” – Brian Walker

Investing in quality professional development in our teacher assistants provides immeasurable positive outcomes, because our teacher assistants work closely and in highly supportive ways, with all students in our school.

Mr. Walker’s presentation covered 10 Key Social Thinking ideas and cognitively challenged our Teacher Assistants to think about and reconsider how we can continue to differentiate our strategies that we use to support students. It became apparent through Brian’s lively presentation that the language we use with students frames, not only for them but also for ourselves as adults, how we solve problems and respond to children when they become emotional at school.  

The feedback from our Teacher Assistants was clear; they requested another session to continue learning with Mr. Walker in this important and progressive methodology. 

ES Coffee Morning – Navigating Social Media with our Children

Dear Parents,

Join us on October 25 in the ES Creativity Space for a coffee morning hosted by our ES Counselors and our ES Technology Coach as they share expertise and facilitate a parenting dialogue about the trending topic of “Social Media: Parenting in the Digital Age”.

Parenting in the digital age involves great opportunities, as well as a myriad of challenges. The virtual world of social media can be, all at once, mysterious, confusing, rewarding, overwhelming and desperately important to our globally connected children.

In this workshop we will delve into the advantages and perils of parenting children as they learn to navigate social media:

  • What can parents do to define how our children will understand and access social media?
  • What does the research say about young people and social media?
  • What limits or boundaries might we consider to support our children?
  • How do the brains of pre-adolescents and adolescents navigate the online world and why are young people more susceptible to taking risks in an online environment?

Perspectives from the work of cyber-psychologist Dr Mary Aiken, relational aggression expert Rachel Simmons as well as social media and relationship researcher/authors Mary Jo Sales and Dr Michele Borba will be shared, as well as valuable time for parents to connect and speak about their own experiences and perspectives on raising kids in a digital world.

Sincerely,

Megan Brazil
Elementary School Principal

Learning Conversations – Parent Feedback

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your participation in our Student-Parent-Teacher Learning Conversations last Monday, 30th September, where our students and their teachers were able to share valuable insights with you, about your child as a learner and their goals for the year ahead.

As partners in your child’s education, we would like to seek your input on how to improve this event in the future.  Please take a few moments to complete the following survey:

Learning Conversations 2019 – Parent Feedback

We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Megan Brazil
Elementary Principal

ES Coffee Morning – Navigating Social Media with our Children

Dear Parents,

Join us on October 25 in the ES Creativity Space for a coffee morning hosted by our ES Counselors and our ES Technology Coach as they share expertise and facilitate a parenting dialogue about the trending topic of “Social Media: Parenting in the Digital Age”.

Parenting in the digital age involves great opportunities, as well as a myriad of challenges. The virtual world of social media can be, all at once, mysterious, confusing, rewarding, overwhelming and desperately important to our globally connected children.

In this workshop we will delve into the advantages and perils of parenting children as they learn to navigate social media:

  • What can parents do to define how our children will understand and access social media?
  • What does the research say about young people and social media?
  • What limits or boundaries might we consider to support our children?
  • How do the brains of pre-adolescents and adolescents navigate the online world and why are young people more susceptible to taking risks in an online environment?

Perspectives from the work of cyber-psychologist Dr Mary Aiken, relational aggression expert Rachel Simmons as well as social media and relationship researcher/authors Mary Jo Sales and Dr Michele Borba will be shared, as well as valuable time for parents to connect and speak about their own experiences and perspectives on raising kids in a digital world.

Sincerely,

Megan Brazil
Elementary School Principal

Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences

Dear Elementary Families,

You are warmly invited to attend our first Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences of the year, being held on Monday 30th September, 2019, from 10.00 – 18.00.

The structure this year, is different to previous years, as we bring the most important voices into the Learning Conversations – the students. Please make sure you bring your child to the conference. 

Please note that there will be no regular ES classes on this day for your children as teachers will be conducting individual student-parent-teacher conferences all day.  They will return home with you after the conference.

Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences (Learning Conversations) are a time for:

  • Sharing information regarding how your child has settled into the new school year
  • Finding out about the goals your child and his/her teacher(s) have set for their learning.
  • Sharing your hopes for the year ahead (please think about these ahead of time)

As we know, the importance of a strong home-school relationship is a strong factor in students’ academic success. Our intention is to establish a strong partnership with all families and for us to better understand the unique gifts, talents, and needs of each of our students. Please make it your priority to attend with your child.

Appointments with Homeroom and Learning Support teachers will be 15 minutes in duration. Appointments with specialist teachers (PE, Art, Music, World Languages etc) will be 5 minutes in duration (due to the high numbers of students that they teach).

If your child is receiving support from a Counselor and/or EAL teacher, you may be contacted by those teachers for additional appointments.

Appointments were scheduled through Veracross, our student information management system from Monday 23rd September at 08:00 and closes on Friday 27th September at 17.00.

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Learning Conversations.

Warmly,

Megan Brazil