Parents in Nursery and new parents who have joined JKG this year are invited to join us on:
Monday November 30 @ 1pm
...for a conversation around 'Play Based Learning' with our Early Years Grade Level Coordinator and the Pedagogical Leadership Team in the Primary division.
The link to join this session is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87264229356
We look forward to you joining us to learn more about the concept of 'play-based learning' and what this looks like in our early years classes.
If you missed this session, you can check out the video below.
Monday December 07 - please note the new day. Join us at 1pm when our IT Integrators will talk about what it means for our children to be Digital Citizens. More information is to come for this session.
Resilience: Finding your inner strength – Strategies for parents and students
Our Second Cafe Conversation of the 2020-21 Academic Year was presented by The Primary Counsellors on the concept of 'resilience' including strategies for building this capacity and promoting it at home and in school. Resilience can be defined as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of stress. This was followed by a Q&A session to address any other questions parents had related to supporting their children's social emotional health and wellbeing.
This sessions took place on 24/11/20 @ 1300-1400 IST
PPT - https://bit.ly/CC2Resilience
We've heard from teachers that meetings are going well and that parents have shared their appreciation of teachers' efforts these past few months. We've also been informed of some issues that we need to address for tomorrows meetings.
If you need any technical support during your meetings tomorrow please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. They will try to resolve and support any tech issues.
We will seek your feedback to improve for future PTMs. Thank you for your support and enjoy the rest of your meetings.
Deputy Head of Primary
What is a café conversation – a forum where members of my team and myself can explore with you, the parent community, educational issues, our current thinking and innovation, and our best practices.
While we are in the virtual world our sessions will start promptly at 13:00 and finish promptly at 14:00.
Our first café conversation was in September when our PYP coordinators from both the OGC campus and the JVLR campus presented to parents new to the PYP, the components of the Primary Years Programme.
In a recent survey parents reported back that they would like to have sessions on wellbeing, IT, reading and play-based learning and over our next few months we will do just that.
24 - please join our primary counsellors for a 20 minute webinar followed by a facilitated Q and A session on the topic of 'Resilience: Finding your inner strength--Strategies for parents and students.'
[If you are thinking of joining this session please take some time to fill in this form which will help our counsellors to adjust the session to your needs.]
End of November - please join Ms Vani from our early years programme who will talk about play-based learning in the early years.
03 - Please join our IT Integrators for a session on 'Being a Digital Citizen.'
tba - sessions on reading
This is a reminder that on the 10th and 11th of November from 8:00-16:00, OGC Primary school will have virtual Parent-Teacher meetings with the Single Subject teachers.
According to the booking system, we had a very high response for these meetings. This is great news that there are so many parents who have been able to make time to attend these virtual meetings. Please remember that the system will only allow one device to login for the meetings that have been scheduled, so parents who plan on attending the meetings together should use the same device and account. Also, please enable the microphone and camera on the system or there will be some technical difficulties with your virtual calls. If you need any tech support during conferences please contact email@example.com.
Single subject teachers will have two very busy days on the 10th and 11th. To try and accommodate as many parent meetings as possible, some teachers will have close to 60 meetings a day. Unfortunately, even with this high number of meetings, some teachers will not be able to see all the parents who have signed up on the waiting list. If you were added to the waiting list or were not able to sign up for conferences for some reason last week, you may want to try to schedule a meeting with a teacher you were not able to sign up for during conferences, you can contact them after the Diwali break and find time to meet.
Finally, we wish all parents and single subject teachers a productive and positive experience during conferences. Students can attend these conferences if you wish, but it is not necessary. There will be some special sessions planned on the 10th and 11th by homeroom teachers to celebrate the coming holiday of Diwali. We wish families all the best during the holiday and hope those who are celebrating can do so safely.
Deputy Head of Primary