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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
On Friday 15th November, parents explored how they can support children in the development of the 'Approaches to Learning', specifically focusing on social skills and self management skills.
An update of the new SOLO Taxonomy for current and year long units of inquiry and vocabulary lists to support your child at home.
On the 16th October we hosted our first Morning Tea & PYP Parent Workshop.
Grade Six Shrine Visit
On Friday 27th September, our EAL teachers Ms Ingrid and Ms Katie facilitated a Parent Workshop about WIDA assessment, how the program runs and how to support your child at home with English development.
The presentation for an 'Introduction to the PYP' for parents new to the programme, 2019 - 2020.
This post provides a summary of the possible assessment criteria for each Grade Level's Unit of Inquiry.
How the students and teachers are engaging with the enhancements of the PYP. Through a self-reflection activity on the dispositions of inquiry teachers and inquiry students we acknowledge strengths and set goals.
Grade 5 & 6 fun activities run every Wednesday from 14:40-15:00.
A PYP Coffee Morning to demonstrate how we are unpacking the Approaches to Learning (ATLs) in the Enhanced PYP.