Communication Procedures

Parent partnership is one of the foundation stones of KingsWay School. Keeping open and honest communication lines is paramount to achieving this goal. As staff we endeavour to return correspondence within 24 hours but teachers are only expected to answer school emails between 8.30 am and 5pm. If we have not responded within this timeframe, please use a different means to communicate with us.

Contacting the School

The homeroom teacher is the first port of call. Wherever possible, use email to correspond with the homeroom teacher. If the issue is more serious you would be referred to the Head of Learning for your child’s year group. From here a Dean may be involved or a Senior Management Team member. An appointment can be organised by emailing the teacher to make a mutually agreeable time.
Unfortunately we cannot do impromptu meetings before school as our students need us but will meet with you during non-contacts and after school by prior appointment only.

Regular Communication

Your child’s form teacher will communicate with you by email on a weekly basis. Please ensure that we have your correct email address and check your emails regularly for updated information on what happens in terms of home learning expectations, assignments and general news from your child’s class and the Middle School.
Please look at the Year level websites, the school website and subscribe to our newsletter and KingsWay School app.

Reporting to Parents

The following reporting cycle is followed:

  • End of Term 1  -  Parent/teacher conferences
  • End of Term 2  -  Formal written reports
  • Term 3  -  Parent/teacher and student conferences
  • Term 4  -  Formal written reports

Parents are required to attend the Full School Parent Meeting in Term 1 and the Middle School Parent Meeting in Term 4.

Assessments

Students will be assessed throughout the year. Students will be required to prepare for these and teachers will indicate clearly which material should be covered.

Regular assessments form part of a responsible preparation programme for assessment in the Senior School. Students will be given a comprehensive breakdown of all skills and content to be revised for all assessments.

Standardised assessments (PATs, Schonell spelling tests, IKAN and GloSS) will be done throughout the year to measure student performance for National achievement purposes. No preparation is needed for these assessments.

 

KingsWay School | PO Box 54, Red Beach, 0945
KingsWay Senior Campus : 100 Jelas Road, Red Beach | +64-9-427-0900 |
KingsWay Junior Campus : 2 Bonair Crescent, Silverdale | +64-9-421-9350 |