So what is Reporting ?

“The key contributors to learning classrooms are teachers, students, and parents and whānau. These contributors need to maintain close dialogue, share information, and work together if students are to be fully supported in their learning.” (Ministry of Education Assessment Position Paper, 2011)

The vision of the New Zealand Curriculum is for our young people to be confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners. The purpose of reporting is to share information about a child’s learning, progress, and achievement towards this vision in ways that support further learning.

Communicating clear, dependable information about progress and achievement provides a basis for building a strong partnership between the child, the teacher, and the child’s parents, family, and whānau to support learning and improve student outcomes.

Each child’s parents and whānau are their first and most important teachers. Building learning-focused relationships and connections between parents, whānau, and teachers is therefore vital for each child’s ongoing learning and success. Children are the core participants in any learning environment and as such they need to be actively engaged in understanding their own actions and progress as learners.

What Reporting happens at Te Puke Primary School?

 At Te Puke Primary School, we regularly report to families on their child's progress.

    You will receive a "live" progress report (Personalised Education Plan) that is unpacked at our Student Led Learning Conferences (held in Terms 1, 2 & 3) and your child's will receive a final end of year summary report in December.

   Student Led Learning Conferences

    These are an exciting opportunity for your child to share their learning with you – their successes, strengths and progress to date, plus their next learning steps.

    “At student-led conferences, you talk to your parents about your work and levels and how to make them better with our next steps.  I think they are a lot better than having your teacher doing all the talking!"  (Unstoppable Student).

Seesaw for Reporting to Parents.

Seesaw empowers your child to independently document what they are learning at school. Students can “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. Seesaw makes it easy for parents to see progress and demonstrate achievement across the curriculum over time. Seesaw is a great asset in real time to show, share and articulate learning.

As a school, we are choosing to use seesaw as an ongoing way to ‘report’ to parents and whanau throughout the year, in addition to the twice yearly written reports. Seesaw allows you as parents to see the learning process, not just the end result of your children’s learning. Your input and involvement in your child’s learning is also captured when you engage with their Seesaw posts. This can be you as parents, as well as extended whanau.

TPPS Learning Progressions

Our Te Puke Primary Learning Progressions have been developed by staff, parents and our Achievers in student voice over the past 3 years in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

The Learning Progressions have been developed using the New Zealand Curriculum, National Standards, Literacy and Mathematic Learning Progressions and put into our Language of Learning that our students, staff and whanau can understand.

Each Learning Progression is aligned to NZ Curriculum levels and have the key skills that need to be mastered and transferred into our Achievers learning across all learning areas. Achievers will use their TRAFFIC LIGHT REFLECTION skills to highlight 3 examples of each skill in their independent learning so that this can then be signed off by a buddy then a teacher or parent. 

Our TPPS Learning Progressions are central to students owning their own learning, identifying next steps (goals) and opting into workshops that will help them achieve this. Teachers will use them to inform planning, running workshops and conferencing with students and their whanau about their progress in relation to their Individual Education Plan, using them as pieces of evidence that are meaningful and real. Each progression has a digital exemplar that can be used to flip the learning (Front load) or allow our Achievers and whanau to access the learning prior to or after learning workshops.