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Update and date change | Student-led conferences

In the Primary division, formal feedback of learning happens throughout the year in a variety of forms. Report cards, parent-teacher conferences, three-way conferences and student-led conferences create a partnership between home and school and the development of assessment of capable and reflective learners is fostered. Our next scheduled formal feedback in Primary will take place with our student-led conferences.

Given the changes to our learning situation this year’s student-led conference format has been modified. The students will attend a regular online school day on April 29 and the student-led conference will take place at home at a time that best serves the family. 

At the end of the school day on Thursday, April 29 parents will receive a student-led conference menu by email from their child’s Form Adviser. This “menu” will feature a series of activities which may include demonstrations, play, show and tell, and/or reflection, for your child to lead you through their learning progress at home. Your child will facilitate the meeting with your support, when necessary. The meeting creates an authentic purpose for good organizational and communication skills and the structure builds students’ sense of responsibility and accountability for their own learning. It also hones their understanding of what it means to meet learning goals.

Please make time with your child over the course of the days that follow the receipt of the “menu”. We hope that by May 6, you and your child will have had the opportunity to review the work and activities together. As usual, there will be a reflective aspect to your time together and the sharing of learning. Reminders will be provided through your child’s Form Adviser in the agenda. 

We are excited to trial the student-led conferences in a virtual format and look forward to sharing student learning with you in this way. Please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher or Dianne Jojic with any questions or feedback about our format this year.

Dianne Jojic
PYP Coordinator