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Student Led Conferences today Notice

Student Led Conferences are today Thursday the 6th of August between 3.15pm -7.45pm. 

It is not too late to book your conference using the code add52 at www.schoolinterviews.co.nz as we are really looking forward to seeing you today.  Student Led Conferences are ‘student led’ and our aim is for you to get as much information as you can about your child and their learning.  If you have attended the conference and still have queries, concerns or questions please contact the teacher to schedule another time to meet.

If you have any issues signing into HERO please email herohelp@redbeach.school.nz

Student Led Conference message!

It is not long now until our students share with you their learning at our Student Led Conferences on Thursday this week between 3.15pm -7.45pm. Please ensure that you have logged online to make a booking.  The code you will need to access the bookings is add52 at www.schoolinterviews.co.nz.

HERO - By now you should have received instructions on how to log in. 

If you would like to watch our Webinar on our Reports and how to interpret them in HERO  - CLICK HERE. We also have the presentation as a Slide show (CLICK HERE) so you can follow it in your own time. 

We will also be in the Discovery Hub helping those with Hero log on issues on the night of Student Led Conferences.

RBS Hero Log On Information

Dear Parents

We are delighted to be able to launch our new reporting system called Hero. The staff and students have been posting rich content to their learning page on Hero and we are excited to share this to include you in your child’s learning journey.

Our aim has been to implement a robust system that allows teachers, parents, and students to access learning in an online environment that is secure, easy, and effective.

Hero allows teachers to share learning anytime, anywhere and this can be viewed on any device. An app is also available on apple and android phones. 

We are excited about the potential that the software offers. The report is designed to build year on year so that over time you will have access to written posts, assessments, images, video, and helpful resources all in one place. 

For information about how to log in and view your child's learning, go to Hero. 

Use your personal email you have registered with us at Red Beach School and remember to use the NEW USER option.

Follow the instructions here on HERO.

If you have any trouble signing in or if your child isn't showing up come and see us in the Discovery Hub on Thursday night when Student Led Conferences are on. Alternatively you can email herohelp@redbeach.school.nz

Ngā mihi

Red Beach School

Link to Hero/Report Webinar

Thank you for those that attended tonight's webinar that looked at our new report format and the digital way teachers and students can share their learning with the home. I realise some may have missed this presentation so below is a link to tonight's presentation.

https://youtu.be/_Uo25Po5hYg

Monday instructions will be sent out on how to log on and on Thursday in the Discovery Hub we will be around to troubleshoot anyone having any difficulties signing in.

We look forward to seeing you all at our Student Led Conferences next Thursday

Webinar Time Change to 5pm for HERO

TIME CHANGE to 5 pm tonight. Some parents have asked if it can be earlier however the recorded session will be posted out to everyone if 6 or later suits you best for our online Webinar that will introduce you to our new online Reports and HERO - a way to see and be part of your childs learning.

The invite is below and will be run using ZOOM.

Topic: Reports and Hero Introduction - RBS
Time: Jul 29, 2020 06:00 PM Auckland, Wellington

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72847141047?pwd=R29rTFcxNjk0WWVNbWVKQUhFMmQ1UT09

Meeting ID: 728 4714 1047
Passcode: A615U9

We will be recording the meeting and posting it on our website in case you can't make this time.

Getting Started: You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting. You will be prompted to download the software, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting.

Student Led Conference and HERO Webinar

Next week is our Student Led Conferences - Thursday 6th August between 3.15pm -7.45pm. We are looking forward to seeing you all at the Student Led Conferences.  The code you will need to access the online booking system is add52 at www.schoolinterviews.co.nz.  

Your children are preparing to share their learning with you.  Remember, there are six conferences happening in the classroom at the same time.  The teacher will make contact with every family at some point during the conference.  They are there to support and prompt if necessary but won’t take over from your child. 

HERO:

Don't forget tomorrow Wednesday you are welcome to attend an online Webinar that will introduce you to our new online Reports and HERO - a way to see and be part of your childs learning.

The invite is below and will be run using ZOOM.

Topic: Reports and Hero Introduction - RBS
Time: Jul 29, 2020 06:00 PM Auckland, Wellington

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72847141047?pwd=R29rTFcxNjk0WWVNbWVKQUhFMmQ1UT09

Meeting ID: 728 4714 1047
Passcode: A615U9

We will be recording the meeting and posting it on our website in case you can't make this time.

Getting Started: You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting. You will be prompted to download the software, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting.

Webinar on our new RBS Reports and HERO

Next Wednesday you are welcome to attend an online Webinar that will introduce you to our new online Reports and HERO - a way to see and be part of your childs learning.

The invite is below and will be run using ZOOM.

Topic: Reports and Hero Introduction - RBS
Time: Jul 29, 2020 06:00 PM Auckland, Wellington

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72847141047?pwd=R29rTFcxNjk0WWVNbWVKQUhFMmQ1UT09

Meeting ID: 728 4714 1047
Passcode: A615U9

We will be recording the meeting and posting it on our website in case you can't make this time.

Getting Started: You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting. You will be prompted to download the software, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting.

Student Led Conferences Booking & HERO

Student Led Conferences - Thursday 6th August between 3.15pm -7.45pm. We are looking forward to seeing you all at the Student Led Conferences. 

The code you will need to access the online booking system is add52 at www.schoolinterviews.co.nz.  

Part of the success of Student Led Conferences depends on the kinds of questions you as the parent/caregiver ask.  Here is a sample of prompts that you might like to use on the night of the conference, which will help your child to be reflective and give you more information about where they are at in their learning.  

The following prompts will also be available in classes on the night of the conference that you can use:

  •  What have you been learning about in …
  • What were the steps you went through to learn this / make this?
  •  What helped you to learn this? (Was it the teacher / having good information / knowing what it looked like / working with a group / knowing what to do? etc)
  •  What are you most pleased with?
  •  What was the trickiest part?
  •  What would you do differently if you were going to do this again?
  • What do you think you need to work on next in this learning?
  • What could we do together to help you with your learning in this area?

HERO

As we mentioned last Term all reports will be digital and presented through our new Student Learning Platform called HERO. In the week of Student Led Conferences, you will be given log in details so you can see your child's progress as well as some learning they have been doing in class over this year. 

We will be holding an Online Demonstration of HERO next Thursday 30th at 6pm. More details to follow early next week.

Student Led Conference

What can you expect at a Student Led Conference?

Each child in our school will be hosting a Student Led Conference in week 3 next term on 

Thursday 6th August between 3.15pm -7.45pm.  The conference will last for a maximum of 45 minutes and the following will happen:

  • There are six conferences happening in the classroom at the same time.  The teacher will make contact with every family at some point during the conference.  They are there to support and prompt if necessary but won’t take over from your child.
  • Your child will share celebrations and successes and what they might be working on in Life Long Learning and the RICH Hearts.
  • Students will tell you what they are learning and their next steps and show evidence of this in their books, around the room or on Hero.
  • A tour around the classroom which may include some interactive activities.
  • This year's mid-year report will be digital through our HERO portal. It will provide you with personalised information about your child’s progress and achievement in Reading, Writing and Maths. More specific details to follow at the beginning of Term 3.  

This is an exciting experience for your child as the Student Led Conference is an opportunity for them to give you a real insight into what actually goes on for your child each day.  If you have any questions regarding your child's progress please discuss this with the teacher when they make contact.

Pie Collection

Thank you for supporting us with our pie fundraiser. Pies can be collected this Wednesday from 2.30pm until 5.30pm in the staffroom. Please come down the side entrance behind the staffroom and come through the courtyard. BYO bags