Parent Information Sessions
Last Friday we held two information sessions for parents: A PYP coffee morning on building resilience and a PYP Exhibition family information evening.
Our ES Counselor, Ms. Carnright hosted a PYP Coffee Morning on 'Promoting Resilience During The "Tween" Years'. With the implementation of the Enhanced PYP, there is an increasing focus on helping to build our students' social, communication and self-management skills. Parents can be instrumental in guiding their "tweens" during the early adolescent years, and assist them in becoming better friends, students and self-advocates. During the coffee morning, parents discussed the social and emotional aspects of adolescence and discovered how to develop a 'growth mindset'.
Here are the slides from Ms. Carnright's session. If you'd like to follow up with any of the issues discussed at the coffee morning, please email Ms. Carnright on email@example.com
Then on Friday evening, we hosted our annual PYP Exhibition Family Information Night. This event allows students to come along with their families and learn about what they can expect with the upcoming PYP Exhibition, where students will lead their own inquiries during an eight-week journey! We heard from homeroom and specialist teachers and had some rich conversations about the different aspects of the Exhibition. You can access the slides from the evening, below.
Thank you to all parents who took the time to come to one or both of these events. We really appreciate your support!
Sports, service and songs. It has been a busy week in Elementary.
Today we welcomed parents whose daughters will be starting in first grade next August. We talked about teaching and learning in grade 1 and explored the PYP framework together.
With just one week to go until the big night, read how students are putting together the final touches of the different PYP Exhibition Components.
On Friday 6th April we held a second MAP Testing Coffee Morning. This session focused on how to interpret the Winter Progress Report and indications of growth since Fall.
Please consider supporting our PYP Exhibition students by filling out a short survey. This will enable them to collect and interpret data from a large sample size.
The penultimate units of inquiry of the school year will begin after the holidays. Click here to find out what your daughter will be inquiring into. It may even give you some ideas for day-trips during the Spring Break so you can help support your daughter's learning!
Our teachers are lifelong learners! Read how they spent their weekend inquiring into effective teaching and learning strategies in mathematics.
March 9th - Celebrating International Women's Day / Remembering the Earthquake & Tsunami of March 11th, 2018 in Seisen Elementary.
Read about the upcoming units of inquiry which all have a scientific inquiry focus. This post contains links to the unit learning outcomes to help you support your daughter.
An overview of some of the qualitative and quantitative assessments used in the elementary school to determine students' levels of achievement and to identify next steps in learning.
Read what to expect when your daughter's Progress Report is sent home on Wednesday, and how to interpret the MAP data which will accompany the report.
A brief summary of the current homeroom units of inquiry, along with detailed learning progressions and vocabulary lists for each unit to help you support your daughter's learning.
Read about our annual House Day, held at the school and Kinuta Park on Monday November 6th.
A summary of our first PYP Coffee Morning of the year on how to develop a Global Minded community.
A great afternoon of "treat or treat" in the Elementary!