Reporting & Demonstration of Knowledge
Demonstration of the knowledge acquired and their reporting are done in the following ways.
Parent/teacher/student Conferences: During the conference held twice a year, the homeroom mentor and the subject teachers provide detailed progress of the students. Evidence from the classroom work is used to set goals and action items for parents, students and the teachers.
Student-led conferences: In this conference conducted once a year by the students, parents understand and appreciate the knowledge acquired not only by their children but also by other students. Students lead parents through a discussion of their work and established academic and social goals. The student directs the conversation focused on their work and classroom behavior. The classroom mentor does not participate directly in the conference except to facilitate the event.
Pinnacle Day: Children celebrate their learning with a whole new perspective during the Pinnacle Day conducted twice a year. They demonstrate their knowledge with performances and presentations.
Progress and Performance Reports: Parents receive written reports about their children six times a year at the end of each term. The reports document progress in relation to units of inquiry and stand-alone subjects, the learner profile attributes, attitudes and skill development.
In their final year ie., Grade 5, the students carry out an extended, in-depth, collaborative project known as the PYP exhibition. This involves students working collaboratively to conduct an in-depth inquiry into real life issues or problems. Students collectively synthesise all of the essential elements of the Primary Years Programme in ways that can be shared with the whole school community. The event also provides teachers with a powerful and authentic process for assessing student understanding.
The exhibition represents a unique and significant opportunity for students to exhibit the attributes of the IB learner profile developed throughout their engagement in PYP. It also provides schools and students with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the transition of learners to the next phase of their education.
Parent – Teacher Meetings: Parents or a teacher can initiate a meeting at a time convenient to each other to address any specific issue of concern with the student. During this meeting, goals are set and action items are documented