In the 5th week of each term the Kiwi teachers and Dean co-present an information evening. This is advertised on our Facebook page and in the local newspapers. Parents of children due to start in upcoming terms are welcome and even encouraged to attend.
The evening gives us a chance to meet the parents, inform them of how school will support their child, what they can do at home to prepare them for the transition and also a chance to for them to ask questions.
PTC 1 - establish and maintain effective professional relationships focussed on the learning and well-being of all akonga.
PTC 2 - demonstrate commitment to the well-being of all akonga.
As part of the social club, I spare-headed the organisation of the Willowbank Father's Day Breakfast. I coordinated with a committee that consisted of 1 teacher per team. These teachers then feed decisions back to their teams. I made announcements in staff meetings over several weeks and met with the bursar to arrange the ordering of sausages and other items. Though this process I also updated the google docs to reflect current decisions and actions.
The morning was very successful, despite it being a cold and wet early spring morning. Fortunately the rain stopped long enough for the paper airplane competition to go ahead.
Forever curious, always learning, deep thinking teacher. I am a Year 5 teacher this year and am enjoying the transition after 3 years with New Entrants.