Student-led conferences for Year 8 and Year 9
Student-led conferences for Intermediate Division boys are upcoming on Thursday, Feb. 1 and Friday, Feb. 2.
Each Year 8 and Year 9 boy is expected to lead and participate actively in each subject interview with his parents, as he did for the October meetings, managing the agenda and taking notes as appropriate. They’re titled student-led conferences for exactly this reason. Each student takes an active leadership role in assessing himself as a learner, in the presence of his parents and subject teachers. All iDiv parents are also welcome to book a five-minute slot with their son’s adviser that can also follow the student-led format.
The feedback from students, parents and teachers from the fall conferences was overwhelmingly positive. Any Year 9 student who didn’t complete his personal chart from the October student-led conferences — regarding engagement, preparation, performance and areas for improvement — must do so this time around. Each Year 9 student must submit one such assignment to his senior house adviser as part of the careers course requirement.