3 WAY INTERVIEWS
SMARTaR goals are established for every child in the site improvement priority areas of reading, writing and numeracy. Students who know what they need to learn next are key partners in driving their own learning. Continuously checking in with each child about their goals and progress is important. At three way interviews in weeks 8 and 9 these goals will be shared with families so you can support your child to practise their goals at home. We encourage all families to book an interview slot and this will open at 5pm tonight until 11pm Saturday 13/3/2021 for you to make bookings.
- Interviews will run from Monday 15th March - Friday 26th March, and days and times vary with every teacher. If you miss out on the opportunity to book a time with your child's class teacher, please contact them directly via your child's classroom communication app.
If you would like a short 10 min interview with one of our specialist subject teachers, please email them directly.
We request that you put your child's full name and class into the email request. They will then get back to you with availability / times.
|Visual Arts||Lisa Zappiafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Performing Arts||Wendy Banksemail@example.com|
|Physical Education||Paul Dixonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Japanese Year R - 3
Japanese Year 3 - 7
In 2020 a Behaviour Support Team made recommendations for whole-school change to ensure clear, proactive and consistent processes to support a safe and happy school. Some of these include:
- Connecting our Curriculum
Imagine if... our curriculum at West Lakes Shore catered for the passions and interests of every child? In 2021 we’ve set ourselves an ambitious task to build on our already successful Connected Curriculum. In Term 2 as a whole-school initiative we will be trialling a specialist electives program by dedicating Friday afternoons to student centred learning. Last Friday the SD3 and SD4 student voice team lead a whole-school feedback process to gain student insight into what this could look like. The students did an amazing job of leading this process in classes across the whole school. We look forward to collating the feedback to design a creative curriculum for all. Below are some photos of the students working across the school.
- Wellbeing Hub
Continuing our proactive support for students who may require a short period of time to regulate. Gordon, our wellbeing dog, has been a huge hit with staff and students alike and he will continue to attend each Thursday. Wellbeing Staff will continue to work with teachers and families to develop strategies to support students.
- Buddy Support Classes
Alongside Buddies, where older students meet younger students, the school has introduced Buddy Support Classes. This is an idea designed to allow students, who need time out from their own class, to work uninterrupted in a linked class. This builds relationships across the school.
- Office Referral
This will be used for serious yard/classroom behaviours. To support our consistent understanding of serious behaviours we are using the Department for Education Behaviour Support Toolkit. Families will always be contacted to support school with strategies for students who have serious office referrals. In 2021 we have disbanded office reflection. For age appropriate behaviours, students will work with teachers and staff using restorative processes. Behaviours that become concerning, and are ongoing, will require family, teacher and leadership support.
- Berry Street Model Training
A team of staff will attend an evidence-based training and will ‘Teach on’ strategies and ideas to the whole-school. 5 staff have already attended day 1 and 2 of the training on body and relationships.
A huge thanks to our school community for their support on Boardies Day. We raised $509.40 for Surf Lifesaving South Australia.
Carol, Helen & Fay