Reporting to Whānau
Ridgway School formally reports to parents about the progress their children have made in their learning via a digital portfolio using the Seesaw platform and Learning Conferences. We want to keep parents up to date and fully informed about their child's learning so provide frequent written reporting on all aspects of the curriculum continuously throughout the year.
Every child has a Seesaw digital portfolio and this is our main way of reporting on progress and achievement. Throughout the year teachers and students add samples of work along with comments that explain how the piece of work shows where the student is at in their learning. We encourage parents to also make comments on their children's posts to acknowledge the effort and progress they are making.
Parents are able to print out this portfolio if they want a paper record of reported progress and achievement.
Student Led Learning Conferences
Children attend Learning Conferences with their whānau so that they can explain what they have learnt to their parents. The first part of the conference is just for children and parents to look at the child's work and discuss where they are at. The teacher will join in the second part of the conference to answer any questions parents may have. These conferences are important for helping parents to understand how they can support their child's learning at home and for helping the teacher better understand each individual child.
Parents are encouraged to access the Parent Portal to view their child's assessment and achievement results. If you have questions about these results contact your child's teacher. If you can't access the portal contact our office staff to get a user name and password.