All classes at BPPS now conduct 'Student Led Conferences' in the place of tradition Parent/Teacher Interviews. These conferences are conducted towards the end of Term Two.
A student-led conference is a meeting with a student and his or her family and teachers during which the student shares his or her portfolio of work and discusses progress with family members.
The student facilitates the meeting from start to finish. Preparation for a conference creates an authentic purpose for good organizational and communication skills. The structure builds students’ sense of responsibility and accountability for their own learning, and it helps to hone their understanding of what it means to meet learning targets.
Parents who would also prefer to arrange a traditional Parent/Teacher Interview are able to do so, following the completion of the student led conferences.
Written reports are provided at the end of Term 2 and Term 4.