Reporting progress of learning at Pegasus Bay
Effectively reporting student progress to whānau is an integral aspect of our partnership. We recognise the importance in having a variety of ways to share your child’s academic, social and emotional progress. We aim to achieve this in a way that is meaningful for both the student and you as the parent.
Below we have outlined the 3 avenues in which we share progress and learning with you. Each has a specific purpose and connects the various aspects of your child’s progress together. As always we embrace conversations, so if you have anything that is of concern please connect with your child’s homeroom teacher.
Check the Hero and Seesaw boxes to the right for more information on what you can expect to be shared through these tools.
Hero - Our student management system (SMS)
We have been working away over the last year on a simplified way of reporting.
This new approach provides a quick insight into where your child is in relation to the curriculum and what specific goals they have achieved, are working on, or are yet to tackle.
This is then followed up by parent interviews where you can talk specifically to the goals that relate to your child. The aim is to provide simple, accurate information and then be able to talk it through face to face. This process has been approved by our board of trustees and they agree that this a positive direction for reporting to whānau.
From December 3 2021 you will be able to access your child’s reporting page in Hero, and it will be live from that day on. This means that you can look at it any time and have an up-to-date picture of your child’s learning progress. This replaces the written twice-yearly report.
When you click into it, you will see a group of dials and a list of current goals. The goals are in the areas of Reading, Maths, Writing, Our Values and ACT-ive Learner dispositions. Our parent-teacher interviews are led by these goals and more in-depth conversations can be had about your child’s learning.
Each area will show a dial that indicates how far through a curriculum level your child has progressed based on the goals they have consolidated. The dials show different colours depending on where your child is with that particular goal.
White is ‘Emerging’ knowledge and skills, meaning this is a new idea or concept.
Beige is ‘Consolidated’ knowledge and skills, meaning they understand how to apply this new learning in a specific context.
Green is ‘Connected’ knowledge and skills meaning they can apply this flexibly and in multiple ways. They are also ready to move onto more complex learning.
The dial with dots around it will show the curriculum level suggested for your child in the NZ Curriculum.
You can interact with these dials and see the goals in more detail. This will show the goals that have been recently completed and the goals your child is currently working on in each of the areas. If you click on the level below the dial it will show you all of the goals within the level.
It is possible that the wording of the goals may change in line with our Structured Literacy and Maths No Problem teaching and learning. This will be reviewed annually and will only affect the way we word the goals - achievement and progress will not be affected by these changes.
Click here for more information about accessing and using Hero.
For a broad guide on where your child should be, and what you can do to support their learning at home, refer to the guides to the right of this page.
Seesaw for sharing learning
Use of Seesaw at Pegasus Bay School allows our tamariki to independently capture learning within the Seesaw Learning Journal to share with you using multimodal tools.
Your child’s homeclass kaiako will arrange for you to have access to Seesaw.
If you have problems connecting or questions about Seesaw please contact Róisín Anglesey. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting with you
We hold 2 face-to-face meetings between parents and teachers each year. During this meeting the homeroom teacher will talk through your child’s progress across the curriculum and how this sits within their working curriculum level.
This is also a time where the homeroom teacher will discuss the social, emotional and attitudinal aspects of your child’s learning. It is important for you to get a measure of this and discuss what support can be given to encourage positive progress in all areas of your child’s education.