A big welcome back to our awesome tamariki and their whanau. Also to returning and new families. We are so delighted to see you all again.
Introducing Miss French
We are delighted to welcome Miss French this term.
She says, "Kia ora, I am Julie French and I am new to St. Josephs.
We are making the most of every moment we have outside with our masks off.
Meet the Teacher Evening
We would like to offer you the opportunity for a virtual gathering next Tuesday 8th February at 6pm. This will be a Zoom meeting. We will talk about the exciting learning we have planned this term and next term and explain our plans for how we will continue to do this. This will take about 15 minutes with the opportunity for questions. Then you will have the opportunity to have a specific meet the teacher opportunity with your child's teacher. There will be a separate link for each Zoom and you can link into your child's teacher who will tell you about class routines and expectations and have an opportunity for questions. Each class will have a separate time for their Zoom so that if you have more than one child you will be able to connect with all of their teachers. Each class meeting will take 10 minutes with a 5 minute turn around in between.
The timetable for Tuesday 8th will be this:
6pm - Whole school meeting - all teachers, myself and parents
6.20-6.40pm - Mrs Misiloi
6.45-6.50 - Mrs Brookes
7.00 - 7.10pm - Miss Sollano
7.15 - 7.25pm - Miss French
7.30pm - 7.40pm - Mrs Thomas
7.45pm - 7.55pm - Mrs Winders
I will send links by email before Tuesday.
On Friday (tomorrow) we are having a mufti day to support Tonga. Please send a gold coin donation to school and your child can wear their home clothes.
Goal Setting Interviews
We see learning as a partnership between teacher, child and parent. Next week we will be sending out a quick Google survey asking you some questions about your child. This will help us design learning that meets your child's needs.
We would also like to have our usual goal-setting meetings with you. This year this will happen by Zoom or Google Meet. Please book your interview as you normally would. Then your child's teacher will send you a link so that you can connect with her at the time of your interview.
Go to: https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/
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After the goal-setting meeting, your child and teacher will decide on their first learning goal for the year and share it with you.
This year we are taking the final step in our development of "real-time" reporting. Last year we wrote mid and end-of-year reports and also reported through the Seesaw app. This year we have signed up with Educa which is very similar to Seesaw but fits the New Zealand curriculum. Instead of mid and end-of-year reports, we will be reporting as we go. Your child will share samples of their work with an explanation of where this fits on the curriculum so that you can track their progress. The teacher will also comment.