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Tawhai School


Real Time Reporting


June 29 2020

Kiā ora e te whānau

Last Thursday I was invited to do an interview with Educa to explain our journey with Real Time reporting.We have had some remarkable parent engagement with Educa with almost 1000 visits during one week. While we accept this was during lockdown, it still reflects what a user friendly and valuable platform this is to engage with our community.

This term we had intended to provide you with some updates on Educa about how your child is progressing with the learning goals you co-constructed in Term 1. Obviously we haven’t managed to achieve this with other priorities coming in to play. You may have already received some information about the Deep Learning competency we have been focussing on over the last few weeks – either communication or citizenship. If you haven’t received this, it’s on the way.

In Week 2 of next term we will be holding learning conversations again where you will be provided with an update of where your child is at (in terms of the the Tawhai expectations which align with NZ Curriculum levels), a review of their initial goals and you will set new goals for term 3 and 4. Throughout the term, teachers will then upload some examples of your child’s work that reflects their progress to the goals. This is what we mean by “real time reporting”. It is providing you with more timely information of your child’s progress, rather than waiting until the end of year to share it with you. We hope that by sharing this in a more timely manner we can all be on the same page to then support your child’s next steps for further development toward the goals.

Things you can expect to be available on Educa over the next  2 terms:

  • Review of Term 1 and 2’s learning goals and the newly co-constructed goals for Term 3 and 4. This will be a record of the conversation you have when you come along in Week 2 next term.
  • Samples of work/evidence of how your child is progressing to (or has achieved) their goals in reading, writing and maths
  • Some sharing of work on our inquiry.

All of the above creates your child’s digital portfolio and replaces the historical twice yearly written report.

Ngā mihi nui

Karen Poole