Attitude to Learning Reports (ATL's)

Posted Thursday March 14, 2024

Kia ora e te Whānau,

At St Peter’s we value the development and progress of each ākonga, student, as a whole. Each ākonga is valued as an individual taonga, treasure, and not a statistic or data point. This is why we report not just on academic progress but on behaviour and work ethic too. We also report frequently – every two weeks. This means that this year we are scheduled to communicate with whānau fifteen times in writing and twice in face-to-face conferencing. This is as close to “real-time” reporting as possible and has been in place now for six years. Prior to this, whānau only received two written reports a year and two face-to-face reporting opportunities.

In our experience, ATL's have proven very valuable when they are used as a starting point at home for a conversation about learning, progress and wellbeing. This allows for a solid home-school partnership. ATL's are displayed as a PDF document which can be printed or looked at on a screen as the basis for a good conversation at home about how the last two weeks have gone at school.

The first Attitude To Learning reports for the year will be available this week. You will be able to access these from the email that you will receive from Julie Henry’s email address on Friday.

As with anything reliant on technology, there may be occasions when technical difficulties might mean a delay in the publication of the reports, but publication will happen as soon as is practicable.

Ngā mihi nui,
Bridget Ryan
DP Teaching and Learning.