Term 1, Issue 2 - L and T | Siena College
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Learning and Teaching

Parent Teacher Interviews

It is wonderful to be back onsite again and we are optimistic that this will be the case going forward. Many approaches have been revamped and even enhanced after our time in lockdown, and we at Siena College have embraced those changes that have shown to be an improvement. Due to positive feedback from both parents and staff, who enjoyed the extra privacy, the quieter environment, and the ease of online meetings, we will offer Parent Teacher Interviews via Microsoft Teams this term. Completing interviews online also means we are prepared should COVID-19 restrictions necessitate another lockdown.

Year 7 to 12 Parent/Teacher Interviews will be held on Thursday, 18 March from 5.00pm to 7.30pm and Friday, 26 March between 8.30am and 3.45pm. Please note the date change to Friday, 26 March, which will now be a student free day. Online Bookings will open for Year 12 parents on Thursday, 11 March and for Years 7 to 11 parents, on Friday, 12 March. Interim Reports will be available on Siena Central prior to the interview dates. There are no comments on formal reports as parents receive comments linked to assessment tasks throughout the semester.

As Parent/Teacher Interviews are an important opportunity to develop a working and supportive relationship between subject teachers, parents and students, we believe that it is essential that the student attend. This allows the student to share their learning experience and participate in the conversation about their subject expectations.

Parents will be sent an invitation and guidelines to navigating the Interviews on Microsoft Teams closer to the time. We look forward to meeting with you and discussing your daughter’s learning and how best we can assist over the coming year.

Activities Week

Years 7 to 12 Activities Week will take place from Tuesday, 30 March to Thursday, 1 April. This program is well planned and supports the learning and wellbeing of our students. We ask for your support in student attendance. Years 7 and 8 students will attend their respective camps, Years 10 and 11 students will be involved in a variety of activities run on campus and Year 12 students will be on retreat. The Year 9 Siena in the City program, runs for four days, commencing on Monday, 29 March and concluding on Thursday, 1 April.

Parents will receive individual year level notices in the coming weeks.

Donna Laughlin

Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching
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