Every Friday, the SKIPS Head Teacher sends out a bulletin, uploaded to the Parent Portal, to SKIPS parents. This bulletin keeps parents informed about life in SKIPS, with key information about upcoming events and celebrating things which have happened in school.
This bulletin is in addition to the whole school SKIS bulletin which the Principal, Mrs Rafee, writes each week. Parents can keep up to date with overall life in SKIS by following the International School Facebook Page.
Parents meet teachers to discuss their child’s progress during the year group designated Parent-Teacher-Conferences (PTC). The dates for these meetings are shown on the school calendar.
Parents will receive progress reports regarding their child’s performance twice a year. Teachers may request parents to attend a meeting regarding a student’s performance outside of the normal scheduled meetings.
Further to the bulletins, the teachers also upload a Curriculum Overview each half-term to the Parent Portal which details the curriculum learning which will be taking place.
At the beginning of each year, parents are emailed the Curriculum Overview for the class, for the entire academic year, as well as the class timetable.
Throughout the year there are workshops about phonics, assessment / reports, Building Learning Power and safety which will help parents understand what we are working towards in school with the students.
SKIPS staff also use Class Dojo as a means to keep parents updated with what their child has been learning about. Class Dojo, whilst being used to reward behaviour, is additionally used to post notices, photographs and videos.
PTCs and Reporting
Whilst parents have opportunities to speak informally to teachers and the SKIPS Head Teacher each morning before school, there are also three Parent-Teacher-Conferences (PTCs) each year. The dates for these meetings are shown in advance on the school calendar.
Parents will receive two progress reports each year regarding their child’s performance.
Teachers may request parents to attend a meeting regarding a student’s performance outside of the normal scheduled meetings.
We also hold a Meet the Head Teacher Coffee Morning at the start of the year and a Meet the Teacher afternoon during which time parents will be able to visit their child's new classroom and find out about the curriculum. Parent Representatives are nominated by parents of students from each respective class to attend a regular parent forum to discuss the school. Parent Workshops are also organised to assist parents to adapt to the use of new systems or technology that are implemented by the school as well as to highlight the teaching strategies used in class and how they can best support their child at home.
We hope to be able to answer any questions that you have on these occasions, but are always happy to meet with or arrange telephone appointments to discuss individual concerns that may arise at other times.