Bookings for Student, Teacher, Parent Conferences will be available through www.schoolinterviews.co.nz with the event code sent to parents/caregivers via email once bookings are open.
There is one scheduled whole-school opportunity to meet face-to-face (kanohi ke te kanohi). In 2019 this opportunity will comprise of 5-minute briefings about progress in each subject. If more time is required to discuss, then an alternative time must be scheduled.
These are held over two afternoon-evening sessions, on Wednesday 19 June from 2 – 7:30 pm, and Tuesday 25 June from 2:15 – 7:30 pm. If these times do not suit then mentors or tutors may be available at other times to suit parents.
Subject teachers, and students, present a summary of how the student is progressing and any next steps required. The nature of the conference is a focused dialogue (as it is timed for 5 minutes). If further time is needed it must be organised for another time (unless the teacher has time available that evening).
For students who need additional academic mentoring, and have been allocated a mentor, there is an opportunity in Term 1 to ensure that expectations are clear, goals are shared and pathways (courses and careers) are discussed. Students will spend time with their mentor preparing for this meeting. Meeting face-to-face will help reinforce the home-college partnership we may need throughout the year to address any concerns.
Opportunity to meet the tutor and discuss common questions that parents may have, along with sharing information about individual needs.
Mentors will meet with each student and their parent/caregiver(s) for approximately 10-15 minutes to clarify the course that is being completed and how it meets potential career pathways, goals for the coming year, expected challenges and what needs have been identified based on previous results or other information that may be shared. Please share any relevant and updated information with the college.
For more information, please refer to the Parent-Guardian Handbook.
Term 3: 22 Jul – 27 Sep
Term 4: 14 Oct – 5 Dec
Term 1: Between 27 Jan (at the earliest); and 7 Feb (at the latest)* – 9 Apr
*Staggered start dates apply for Term 1. Course confirmation for Y12-13 TBC.
Term 2: 28 Apr – 3 Jul
Term 3: 20 Jul – 25 Sep
Term 4: 12 Oct – No later than 16 Dec