Dear Lower School Community,
A 3-Way Learning Review is a conversation that includes students, parents and teachers and is focused on learning. Students are responsible for reflecting upon work samples they have chosen to share. This process of reflection is important because it actively involves children, allowing them to take ownership and responsibility in their own learning.
In a 3-Way Learning Review a student, parents and the teacher collaborate to establish and identify the student’s strengths and areas for improvement. These discussions include personal, social and academic progress. Personal learning goals are determined, as are strategies and actions that support and guide students to move from where they are to where they want to be. Striking a balance between goals that are too simplistic or complex can be a challenge. Ideally, we should aim to set goals that challenge students whilst maintaining their confidence.
The centrepiece for a 3-Way Learning Review is the student portfolio. A portfolio is a record of learning that provides a picture of each student’s progress and development over a period of time. Evidence of learning in a portfolio should be from a range of experiences and curriculum areas. It may also be used to document student action. Portfolio entries should incorporate both the process of learning and the product, including images and evidence of students in the process of constructing meaning.
This year we will host Prep to Grade 6 3-WayLearning Reviews on Thursday October 9 and Friday October 10 from 8:00am to 4:45pm. Each Learning Review will take no longer than 20 minutes. All students are required to have a 3-Way Learning Review with a parent present. If you are not available on these two days please contact your child’s teacher to set up an alternative time. To accommodate the Learning Reviews we will not be following our normal school schedule for these dates. Instead students will only come to school with their parents during their scheduled time. Please remember that students should wear normal school uniform on the day. Students in Pre Reception and Reception Programmes will attend school as normal during the Prep-Grade 6 Learning Reviews.
Details about scheduling your child/children’s 3-Way Learning Review will be included in the Flash on September 22 and can also be accessed by clicking here. On Thursday September 25 you will receive a second email with your login details i.e. username and password. We thank you in advance for your support and commitment to making this a successful experience and community partnership.
Please note that due to the limitations of our sign-up system, 3-Way Learning Reviews with your child’s Chinese teachers will be different. Conferences will last 10 minutes. Each Chinese teacher will send requests to meet parents. Only if you have received a request can you make an online booking. If you do not receive a teacher’s request and would like to have a conference you may sign up October 9 or 10 on a “first come – first served” basis.
Should you have any issues in signing up for the 3-Way Learning Review, please contact Tommy Ng at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lower School Principal