Two amazing things happen this week at MIPS.
This week we begin Student Led Conferences for 2021! And we extend the use of the Compass Parent Portal.
Today Year 4 host their conferences and they are just so excited share their learning achievements with their parents. The other grades will then follow before the end of the term. When we introduced Student Led Conferences, we were for most going into new grounds. I had already introduced it at my previous school and I knew how wonderful it would be for the MIPS students and parents. Being able to share with parents their learning is both a challenge and an exciting celebration for students. The students have been preparing and are looking forward to having parents again in their classrooms. Some grades as needed will supply prompting questions to stimulate the conference discussions. Teachers will of course be available for any qualifying questions parents may have. If parents still need a follow up interview, that can also be arranged for another time that is mutually suitable. Student Led Conferences have evolved from the research that identified the huge learning gains for students when they themselves have a clear understanding of their learning progress and next steps. Have wonderful Conferences everyone!
We are also extending further features available through the Compass Parent Portal. Compass will put many more features into your hands directly. We won't roll everything out at once. So you don't have to worry about being bombarded by too many new features at the same time. You will, this semester, be able to access your child's Academic Report via the portal. See below for further instructions. You will be able to print the report if needed as well. Another feature available now also is the ability to record and explain your child's absence from school. This is a feature in Skoolbag that we will be moving to in Compass. Please read below for further information about Compass.
The update on the School/Parish Carpark is that proposed plans have been developed and will be reviewed by our head office. Our apologies for the developing potholes! We have needed to wait till now in the process and will be taking steps to improve the potholes. Thanks for your patience!
With appreciation for your ongoing support,