Recently, the primary department held six parents' meetings.Different from the traditional meetings "All about teachers’ talk but parents listen".This PYP workshop is novel and unique, and has achieved good results.
In order to improve the effectiveness of the conference,all the staff carefully prepared.First of all, we made a preliminary evaluation through the questionnaire . For example,the most mentioned topic is "what is the most progress of your child in the semester", "which aspect do you want to know about your child most" and "your suggestions for the school".Secondly, teachers made a detailed quality analysis on the mid-term academic level and gives commendation to the children individually .At the same time, an art exhibition was held to show our students’ various talent, and also the children's homework was checked by parents.
First, the parent PYP workshop explained what is the "Assessment in education". Then all the participants proceeded a brainstorm which led to a heated discussion and interactive communication.Accordingly parents realised that "evaluation in education" should be a comprehensive, developmental, and detailed observation for each child.
The next step is the face-to-face communication between parents and teachers of different subjects. Parents also took the lead in the meeting. They put forward their most concerned questions, the related teachers analysed personalized questions for each family.
Principal Jackie Chen, Counsellor Wang and Director Li joined the meeting to answer parents' questions about the development of the school.
After the parents' meeting, a satisfaction survey was conducted through the questionnaire , and all the staff made a review and summary about this event.
All in all, parents should be the main roles of the meeting. The topics should be raised by all the parents then discussed in order to form the final solutions. Only in this way, we can joint the power from both sides. Let’s create a bright future for our children !