A Learning Conference is an annual meeting to help develop a strong learning partnership between the student, their whānau, and their Kaimanaaki, and as such it is very important for all parties to participate.

Students will have work set by their teachers and will be learning from home on these days, when they are not attending their Learning Conference. Whānau can attend their Learning Conferences either at WEGC or online. Please have a conversation and make a decision on what will work best for you.

Thursday 14 March: At WEGC (in person)

Friday 15 March: Online (Google Meet links will be shared with you)

Each conference will be 15 minutes long and your student will lead the conversation with the support of their Kaimanaaki. You may book one time slot per student. In the junior school (Years 9 and 10) the discussion will focus on general progress, goal setting, and wellbeing. In the senior school (Years 11 – 13) the focus will be similar, with some time dedicated to planning of assessment.

Bookings for Learning Conferences will be made through our online platform which will open up at 1:00pm on Monday 26 February. Instructions on how to book your Learning Conference will be sent home before this time.

Please only book one time slot, with the Kaimanaaki (tutor teacher).

Kaimanaaki is a new term for us, until this year this was the "Ako teacher".

There are parent meeting afternoons scheduled in Term 2 and 3 where you will be able to meet and talk with Kaiako (subject teachers).

If you have any students under 14 years who need to be supervised please contact Tim Harford (wegc@wegc.school.nz) and we will arrange supervision.

School buses will not operate in the afternoon of Thursday 14 March or Friday 15 March.

We look forward to meeting with you.

Tim Harford

Deputy Principal

Wellington East Girls' College