Parent/Student/Teacher interviews are held in Term 1 and Term 3.
Bookings are made via Compass. Access the Compass at https://whittleseasc.vic.jdlf.com.au/
Please read the instructions carefully, extra information is available in the Parent Compass User Guide (See Downloads section below)
Parent/Teacher interviews are an opportunity for you to meet your child's teacher/s.
We invite you to ask questions and gather more details about the information provided on the Interim Report sheet.
We extend to you an opportunity to become more involved in your child's learning and provide support where needed.
Here are tips for getting the most out of parent-teacher interviews
- ask your child if there are any areas they would like followed up, (for example, where they feel they need extra help or have concerns) and share this information with your child's teacher during the interview
- write a list of specific questions you wish to ask your child's teacher and take notes during the interview so you can share the comments with your child if they are not present
- discuss with your child their needs and interests that may be relevant for classroom teachers to improve student-teacher relationships and learning opportunities
- if you need a translator, arrange this with your school before the interview
During the interview:
- provide information to teachers that can assist them to better cater for your child's needs and interests
- ask your child's teacher for more detail on what the expectations are in their subject area with regard, for example, to homework and assignments. How much time should they be spending on their homework?
- are there any other suggestions or more details about how you can help your child at home?
- find out more about how your child is participating in classroom activities and whether, for example, there are any general issues with behaviour or discipline that need discussing.
- ask your child's teacher to clarify the extra support or extension activities as needed.
After the interview:
- keep in regular contact with the teacher to follow up on a mutually-agreed plan,
- talk with your child about what you have discussed and how you can work together to improve their learning.