TNIS Calendar

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Reporting to Parents

There are many opportunities for learning discussions and reporting throughout the year at TNIS. We vary the type of discussion in order for parents and guardians to gain a more rounded view of their learner.

  • February – Initial Meeting (teacher, learner and parents/caregivers)
  • March – Learning Conversations
  • June – Mid Year Classroom and Specialist Report
  • August – Learner Led Conversations
  • November – Year 8 Exhibition
  • December – End of Year Classroom and Specialist Report
  • Throughout the year – Seesaw

Initial Meeting

For Learners, the Initial Meeting is for:

  • becoming familiar with their classroom space
  • meeting and talking with the teacher about their strengths and areas for development
  • giving their teacher relevant information to assist with a smooth transition to TNIS

For Parents and Caregivers, the Initial Meeting is for:

  • developing a relationship with their child’s teacher
  • giving their child’s teacher relevant information to assist with a smooth transition to TNIS

Learner/Parent/Teacher Conferences

For Learners, Conferences are for:

  • hearing about strengths and gaps in learning and sharing these with parents/caregivers
  • identifying and sharing learning goals with parents/caregivers
  • discussing how successfully the learner is meeting the TNIS expectations (e.g.homework, key competencies and PYP Learner Attributes)

For Parents and Caregivers, Conferences are for:

  • accessing and discussing information about child’s strengths and gaps, with parents and caregivers
  • accessing and discussing learning goals
  • accessing and discussing information relating to TNIS expectations (e.g.homework, key competencies and PYP Learner Attributes)

Learner-Led Conversations

For the Learner, a Learner-Led Conversation is:

  • giving importance to learner reflection, review and accountability
  • enhancing self-respect and self-esteem as learners are asked to focus on strengths and to give their perspective on their next learning steps
  • learners to be supported by making it possible for them to move into a leadership role where learning is articulated

For the Parent/Guardian, a Learner-Led Conversation is:

  • listening to child’s reflective thinking
  • encouraging child’s development of self-respect and self-esteem as they share strengths and perspectives related to their next learning steps
  • supporting child to demonstrate leadership during their SLC presentation and for giving constructive feedback

Reporting to Parents-Mid and End of Year

For the Learner, reports are for:

    • accessing information about achievement and effort related to curriculum levels at mid and end of year in Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Inquiry and Physical Education
    • Accessing information about the following:
      • social skills
      • time management
      • commitment to learning
      • significant improvements
      • special achievements
      • impacts on learning
      • PYP attitudes
      • IB Learner Profile Attributes
      • attendance if necessary

For Parents/Caregivers, reports are for:

  • child’s achievement and effort in relation to curriculum levels in Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Inquiry and Physical Education
  • social skills
  • time management
  • commitment to learning
  • significant improvements
  • special achievements
  • impacts on learning
  • PYP attitudes
  • IB Learner Profile Attributes
  • attendance if necessary

Year 8 Exhibition

For the Learner, Year 8 Exhibition is:

  • participation in a culminating PYP project
  • synthesizing the essential elements of the PYP (knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and actions) and sharing them with the whole school community
  • demonstrating independence and responsibility
  • providing learners with an opportunity to explore multiple perspectives
  • providing an authentic process for demonstrating understanding
  • demonstrating how learner can take action as a result of their learning
  • collaborating in an in depth inquiry
  • synthesising and drawing on experiences from previous learning and to reflec

For Parents/Caregivers, Year 8 Exhibition is:

  • experiencing the culmination of their child’s learning
  • learning about the essential elements of the PYP (knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and actions)
  • observing child showing independence and taking responsibility
  • observing their child explaining something from multiple perspectives
  • their child to demonstrate their learning using an authentic context
  • their child to demonstrate they can take action as a result of their learning
  • their child to demonstrate collaborative skills
  • their child to share previous experiences and reflective thinking

Seesaw

For the Learner, Seesaw is for:

  • presenting learning-related reflections
  • sharing formative assessment (feedback, feedforward, success criteria, reflections and goals) related to current learning
  • sharing snapshots of the school day with parents
  • accessing parent feedback related to snapshots of learning that have been uploaded
  • accessing home learning tasks and guidelines

For the Parent/Caregiver, Seesaw is for:

  • accessing learning-related reflections
  • accessing shared formative assessment (feedback, feedforward, success criteria, reflections and goals) related to current learning
  • accessing snapshots of their child’s school day including specialist class learning
  • accessing teacher feedback related to snapshots of learning that has been uploaded
  • accessing home learning tasks and guidelines
  • sharing feedback related to their child’s learning goals
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