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 learners.

  • Initial Meeting (teacher, learner, and parents/caregivers)
  • Goal Setting Conversations
  • Mid-Year Classroom and Specialist Report
  • Learner Led Conversations
  • Year 8 Exhibition
  • End-of-Year Classroom and Specialist Report

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 Parents and Caregivers, a Learner-Led Conversation is:

  • listening to the child’s reflective thinking

  • encouraging the child’s development of self-respect and self-esteem as they share strengths and perspectives related to their next learning steps

  • supporting children 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 the 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 and 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 the 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 reflect

 

For Parents and Caregivers, the 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 a 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