Student Portfolios (Years 7 and 8)
Student portfolios are again being completed this year in Years 7 and 8. These provide a comprehensive record of each student’s learning accompanied by teacher feedback. Portfolios help to provide students, parents, and teachers with the right sort of information to help set goals and improve the learning that is occurring both at school and at home. The portfolios will be sent home with students during week 10 of Term Two for parents to see.
Student Progress Report
We are now around half-way through the senior academic year and all students should be making sound progress on internally assessed Achievement Standards and many courses will be moving on to the externally assessed aspects of the course. Progress reports are coming out in the final week of the term and should provide useful information on how students are progressing towards the achievement of their academic goals in 2019.
Please note that all students can check on their academic progress by logging into the Aquinas portal
Key Dates for Your Diary:
Student Led Conferences – Years 7 and 8
Tuesday, 6th August has been set down as the date for the Year 7 and Year 8 student-led conferences. These provide an opportunity for parents/caregivers to meet with their child’s home room teacher to discuss academic progress in the first half of the year and to work together to set goals for the second half. More information will be communicated to you via the Year 7 and Year 8 teachers.
Please contact Mr Shem Banbury (Leader of Learning – Year 7 and Year 8) if you have any queries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Interviews Evening – Years 9 – 13
This year we have condensed the Parent Interview Evenings into one event. This evening has been scheduled for parents to meet with teachers and is scheduled for:
The evening provides parents with the opportunity to meet their child’s teachers and discuss their progress and goals for the rest of the year. Appointments for the evening will be able to be made online.
The Aquinas College Options Evening is scheduled for:
Date: Tuesday 20th August
Time: 7:00pm till 9:00pm
Venue: School Administration Block
The night has been scheduled in order to allow parents and students the chance to discuss potential subjects with subject specialists at Aquinas College. It is a valuable opportunity to gain their opinion on which subjects will best suit your child into the future. Mr Mikaere Smith, the Careers Advisor at Aquinas College, will also be available to meet with parents.
If you have a child who will be in Year 10 or above in 2020 then you should consider attending this evening.