Student Conferences for Term 3

By Urs Cunningham | Posted: Wednesday August 19, 2015

As we are moving towards the end of Term 3 it is now time for our second set of student conferences for 2015; these will be held on the evenings of Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th of September, with each teacher also having some day slots available across Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of that same week.

At Amesbury School we report on student learning and progress every term. In Terms 1 and 3 each year we hold student conferences, where students discuss their learning with their parents and one of their teachers, and set learning goals. In Terms 2 and 4 we send home a learning report through our ALF software, reporting on recent assessments, national standards and learning behaviours.


Please find booking information below, including the teacher each student needs to book a conference time with.

  • School interview website - We use the 'School Interviews' website to allow parents to book conferences online. Please follow this link to the website, or go to the site at this address: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz.
  • The school code is  LVWZB   Enter this code on the home page of website and it will take you to the booking process for this round of conferences.

  • Who to book with - we are asking parents in both hubs to book a conference time with their child's literacy teacher. If you are not sure who your child's literacy teacher is, please check with your child. All teachers will be able to discuss your child's learning in all areas of the curriculum, even if they don't necessarily teach them for all learning areas. Your child will also be doing quite a lot of the talking about their own learning, and the teacher will be there to guide where necessary and answer any questions the parents or student may have.
  • Who attends the conferences -   we ask that students attend the conferences as well as parents. They will be encouraged to participate in the conference as much as possible, where appropriate.
  • Multiple bookings/timing - if you are booking conferences with more than one teacher we do not recommend you make back-to-back bookings. The conferences tend to be tight on time, as there is a lot to get through in 20 minutes! The schedule needs to be closely followed in order to ensure that all students get their requisite period of time with their teacher. If you are late or coming from another conference this will reduce the amount of time you have for the conference; teachers will still need to end each conference at the scheduled time, as other people will be disadvantaged if we go over time. 


If you have any further questions regarding student conferences please don't hesitate to contact your child's literacy teacher.  If your child cannot help you identify their literacy teacher, please contact any teacher in your child's hub and they will be happy to help you. 

Warm regards, 

The Amesbury team