Please join us on February 23rd for our next cafe conversation around 'Empowering Parents: strategies to support the development of reading at home' with our Instructional Coaches Amrita Jaisingh and Ketaki Kapoor along with the Pedagogical Leadership Team in the Primary division.
Please see that we have three age appropriate sessions developed for our community and the Zoom links for each session below:
Session 1 - 13:00- 13:45 Nurs and JKG - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89641915635
Session 2 - 14:00- 14:45 SKG - G2 - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86332227753
Session 3 - 15:00- 15:45 G3 - G5 - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84586772798
We look forward to seeing you at these sessions. If you are unable to attend these sessions, presentations and resources are attached below.
Parent Teacher Meetings
(Nursery and JKG)
Thursday March 04
(also 14:00 - 16:00 on Wednesday March 03 and Friday March 05)
(No school for students on March 04)
I am sure you will have noted from the School Calendar that we are coming up to our Student Led Conferences.
In Early Years this will take the form of a Parent Teacher meeting where the teacher facilitates the conversation. You have the option of your son or daughter attending this meeting if you feel this is appropriate for them.
Bookings will open in the last week of February, further information about booking your 20 minute meeting will follow.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.
Student Led Conferences (SKG - Grade 5)
Thursday March 04 (also 14:00 - 16:00 on Wednesday March 03 and Friday March 05)
I am sure you will have noted from the School Calendar that we are coming up to our Student Led Conferences, there will be no school for students on March 04. In order for your son/daughter to gain the best from their conferences it is important that you have an understanding of the format we use at OIS for Student Led Conferences, this is detailed below.
Student Led Conferences:
Student Led Conferences involve the student and their parents. Students showcase their learning and understanding with their parents. The students are responsible for reflecting upon work samples they have chosen to share, that have been selected with guidance and support from the teachers. The learning conversation you and your child will have is very individual and for this reason please can you find a space in your home where other siblings will not detract from your child’s conference with you.
All of the participants should understand the format and their roles prior to the conference. The format may differ depending on the age of the child.
The role of the Student is to be on time, stick to talking about the prepared work and to speak clearly.
The Parent’s role is to be on time for the conference, be positive, concerned and interested, to ask questions (question prompts will be available should they be required) and to listen.
The role of the Teacher is to facilitate the conference.
Bookings will open in the last week of February, further information about booking your 20 minute student-led conference will follow. As always the staff are available to talk through any queries you may have regarding the progress and development of your children and I would ask, that should you wish to talk about any issues you may have, that you contact the homeroom teacher to make an appointment with the class teacher, rather than raise these in front of the children at their conference. On this occasion you will not have the opportunity to meet with the single subject teachers; you will however be able to meet them during the meetings scheduled for April 14, 15 and 16 (you will receive more information on these closer to the time).
Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.
All parents are invited to join us on:
Tuesday February 23
...for a conversation around 'Empowering Parents; strategies to support the development of reading at home' with our Instructional Coaches and the Pedagogical Leadership Team in the Primary division.
There will be three age-appropriate sessions offered on this day and more information on the sessions with links to join them will be sent to you closer to the time.
Thursday March 11 - Join us at 2pm when our IT Integrators will lead a conversation on 'Computational Thinking.' More information is to come for this session.
Semester Two Dates: (subject to change)
22 Online bookings for SLCs opens (information to be published on Friday)
23 Cafe Conversation - 'Empowering Parents: strategies to support reading development at home' (see the blog)
04 Primary 'Student Led Conferences' - no school for students
06 08:00 Virtual Language info session with Grade 5 parents and students.
11 Cafe Conversation - 'Computational Thinking'
22 Spring Break begins
29 Holiday for Holi
29 All language forms to be submitted electronically (Grade 5 only)
30 School resumes
02 Holiday for Good Friday
12 Professional Learning Day - no school for students
13 Holiday for Gudi Padwa
14 Single Subject STP meetings
15 Single Subject STP meetings
16 Single Subject STP meetings
29 PYP Exhibition
01 Maharashtra Day
3-7 Student, Parent, Teacher meetings (SPTM)
27 Virtual transition day for Grade 5 students.
31 Virtual transition info session for Grade 5 parents-getting to know secondary school and getting ready in these uncertain times.
04 Yearly Student Reports published
08 Grade 5 Moving On Ceremony
09 Last Day for Students for the 20/21 Academic Year
10 Last Day for Teachers