Thank you to all of the parents that attended the workshops over the last two days. I have created a website with both presentations and resources for you to use. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or suggestions.
Here is an image of our draft Academic Calendar for next year or alternatively click on the link below to download. Please note we still have one CPD day to add and this will be included in the final version which we will send out later this academic year.
Every 2 years we survey our children (Year 4-6), our staff and parents on a range of questions from school culture, management, teaching and learning and well being. Every ESF school is expected to participate in the survey and in the past the survey has been a terrific tool to get a real sense of how we are doing as a school.
Those that know me know that I am very competitive so it gave me great pleasure in the previous 2 surveys, 2012 and 2014, to have the highest response rate from the parents across all the ESF schools. We had over half the parent body respond which is fantastic and I am hoping we get a similar or better response rate this year.
It is crucial for us that you do take the time to complete the survey for a number of reasons –
- We value your feedback and the survey results help shape what we keep doing and what we do less of
- It is valuable information to have re what we are doing really well and what areas we can do even better
- Although some of the questions are generic across the Foundation we also put in specific questions about Peak School and the responses will help shape what we do and how we do it moving forward
- The school including the School Council use the information to make strategic decisions and reflect on what we are doing
- It gives you a voice and the ability to contribute more to what we are doing and how we do it.
- Although it is based on a strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree format the survey does also allow you to make comments as well
When you receive the email about the survey from ESF can you please take the time to complete the survey. The survey will be open for about 2 weeks from 14 March.
ESF Stakeholder Survey – The Official Bit!
Stakeholders will soon be invited by email to participate in the biennial ESF Stakeholder Survey, which will be open from 14th to 24th March 2016. Through this survey we aim to find out about the impressions that parents, staff and students have formed about the education we provide. The feedback from the survey will help us build on our strengths and inform our future planning.
A parent invite will be emailed to the primary contact parent in your family on 14th March. (If you have a child at another ESF school you will receive a separate invite by email to participate in that school’s survey).
Students in Years 4-6 will also receive an email inviting them to participate in the survey.
We would be very grateful if you would spare the time to complete the survey. It’s shorter than in the past and takes about 15-20 minutes to complete (though may take a little longer if you wish to add comments in the optional comment boxes).
We are very fortunate this year to work with a leading authority in the field of Inquiry Learning in Mathematics. Professor Peter Sullivan is working with Peak School for 3 days this year as well as a number of other schools in Hong Kong and around Asia throughout the year.
He held a very popular and successful parent workshop at ClearWater Bay School earlier this year and we have asked him to present something similar to our parents.
This is a unique opportunity to find out more about inquiry Maths teaching and learning from a renowned expert.
Peter will take about the importance of inquiry learning in Mathematics and will give a fantastic insight into the philosophy which underpins what we do here at Peak School.
Please fill out the form, on the below link, to let us know if you would like to attend this great opportunity!
Thank you to all the Year 6 parents who attended either the 8.45am or 6pm Exhibition Information Session on Thursday with Ms Colet, Mr Auld and Mr Tobin. I do hope you found it informative and useful.
We appreciate not everyone was able to attend so please find below the presentation and student handout for your reference. The student handout should be shared with you, by your child, in the coming days.