Frankley School Newsletter

Term 4 Student Led Conference

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About Student Led Conferences

Tēnā koutou katoa,

Term 4 Student Led Conferences will be held on Tuesday 29 October commencing at 3.00 pm, and Wednesday 30 October commencing at 3.00 pm. Our students will be running their learning conferences here at school in their learning hub.

We strongly urge you to come to these interviews.

Research shows that developing student’s ability to talk about their learning and their progress makes a difference:

‘If the focus is to be kept on learning, and the ownership of the learning with the child, then the best person to talk about the learning is the learner’... Absolum, (2006)

‘Self- reporting is the most powerful indicator of student success in learning. Effective reporting systems will be ones where ‘student voice’ is an integral part of the reporting process.’ (Hattie, 2009)

Student Led Conferences see your child as the owner of their learning. It enables the students and their parents/caregivers to talk about the learning through:

  • celebrating progress made

  • clarifying the ‘what’ and ‘how’

  • reflecting on the journey

  • recognising the student’s role in their own learning.

What Can You Expect During Your Child’s Student Led Conference?

  • Your child will run a conference where they talk about their learning.

  • Other parents with their child may be in the room with you.

  • The teachers will be there in the rooms, but your child will run the majority of the conference with you supporting.

Please don't hesitate to contact your child’s Hub teacher if you would like further information.

You will receive a booklet during this week that will give you more information about Student Led Conferences and how you can support your child.

If you wish an interview with your child’s teacher please make contact with them to arrange a time.

Ngā mihi
Merryl McAllister
Deputy Principal

Booking your Student Led Conference

We are once again using the online booking system for you to make your conference time, please click here to access the webpage, and you will need to enter the following event code: 4cd4q then follow the instructions on screen.

If you have any problems booking your time, please contact me in the school office, phone 753 6436.

For those parents without internet access, please phone me and we shall make you a booking.

Robyn King