A quick reminder that school will be closing early this Thursday at 1pm for Student/Parent/Teacher conferences. At this time, your child’s teacher will discuss with you the academic and social achievements for your child. It is important that your child attends the conference so they can share their learning journey with you.
Bookings for the conferences are currently open and will close on Wednesday. If you have not yet made a booking, go to this link: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz
Click make a booking, then use the code dqtyh
Buses will operate at normal times, however students catching buses will not be supervised as teachers will be involved in interviews.
We know that every now and then children are unwell or they have an appointment to attend. We do have some children that are regularly late or absent one or two days per week. Here are some interesting facts about how much schooling your child misses if they are continually late or away from school. Something to ponder…
If you want your child to be successful at school, then yes, attendance does matter!
1 or 2 days a week doesn’t seem like much but…
|If your child misses…||That equals…||Which is…||And over 13 years of schooling that’s…|
|1 day every 2 weeks||20 days per year||4 weeks per year||Nearly 1 ½ years|
|1 day per week||40 days per year||8 weeks per year||Over 2 ½ years of school|
|2 days per week||80 days per year||16 weeks per year||Over 5 years of school|
|3 days per week||120 days per year||24 weeks per year||Nearly 8 years of school|
How about 10 minutes late a day? Surely that won’t affect my child?
|He/she is only missing just…||That equals…||Which is…||And over 13 years of schooling that’s…|
|10 mins per day||50 mins per week||Nearly 1 ½ weeks per year||Nearly ½ year|
|20 minutes per day||1 hr 40 mins per week||Over 2 ½ weeks per year||Nearly 1 year|
|30 minutes per day||Half a day per week||4 weeks per year||Nearly 1 ½ years|
|1 hour per day||1 day per week||8 weeks per year||Over 2 ½ years|