Good Shepherd School

Three Way Conferencing

Two formal Student/Parent/Teacher conferences will be held this year as follows:

Term 1

Wednesday 27 March

Thursday 28 March

Term 3
To be confirmed

Booking is done online.  The link will be sent out to all parents.

In extreme circumstances, where parents notify the school that they are unable to share an interview with the other parent of their child, the school will provide a separate interview time for each parent. The protocols listed below will be followed for the safety of the child and their teacher:

  1. The same amount of time will be allocated to each parent.
  2. The child is not to be present.
  3. A second staff member will be present during both interviews.
  4. Parents must understand that different information may be provided to each parent because of different questions each parent may ask.

At other times, if parents wish to discuss their child’s progress with his/her teacher an interview time may be arranged with the teacher through the School Office.

Written Reports

Written reports cover progress and achievement in reading, writing and mathematics. Two written reports will be sent home during the year. Up until the end of 36 months at school these will occur around the six monthly or yearly anniversaries of your child’s birthdate. After 36 months at school students will receive these reports in July and December of each year. An additional written report which covers other curriculum areas and the key competencies will be sent out at the end of the year.

National Standards reporting

National Standards in Reading, Writing and Mathematics were introduced by the New Zealand government in 2010.  The Standards were removed by the government in December 2017 and 2018  was the last year GSS will reference student achievement in National Standards.