Coronavirus Update from Kris Walker - 28 August 2020

Term 3 Parent Teacher Interviews using Microsoft Teams

We welcome families to join in the educational conversation at any opportunity.

Parent, Student, Teacher Interviews provide an opportunity for parents and students to meet with subject teachers, Pastoral Group Leaders, Heads of House and Learning Enrichment coordinators to discuss student progress, acknowledge the areas in which the student is doing well and provide suggestions for ways in which the student can continue to improve their performance.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, Term 3 Parent Teacher Interviews for students will be held online using Microsoft Teams on

Thursday 10th September
and
Thursday 17th September
from 4:00pm - 7:30pm

Teachers across all year levels will be available for each session. We encourage parents and students to attend the online interviews to reflect on their child’s progress and performance and determine future learning and wellbeing goals to increase their success.  Parent, Student, Teacher Interviews together with the Term 3 Remote Learning Work habits and Online Progressive Feedback via Notre Dame Engage provides multiple opportunities for parents and students to receive genuine feedback.  We encourage all parents to attend Parent, Student, Teacher Interviews and to regularly review their child’s performance via Notre Dame Engage.

Booking Interviews

Bookings are conducted online using the Notre Dame College Portal, via SEQTA Engage which allows parents to make their own appointments on the designated dates.  The bookings open on Wednesday 2nd September and will close at 4pm the afternoon prior to each interview day.  A link to the booking system will be sent via SMS on the day bookings open. If you are having trouble making bookings, please contact College Reception on 5822 8400 and one of the staff will assist you. If a teacher is fully booked for the session, please let the office know and your details will be passed onto the staff member who will contact you to determine alternative arrangements.

Further details will be provided via the Parent Bulletin which will feature a Parent and Student Guide which aims to assist parents and students prepare for the online interviews and outline the process for using Microsoft Teams and etiquette for online meetings.

The teachers look forward to meeting with you.

For any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

Kris Walker
Deputy Principal - Learning and Teaching

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