Presentation on theme: "PARENTS’ MEETING : 1st October 2012"— Presentation transcript:
1 PARENTS’ MEETING : 1st October 2012 St. Joseph School - SliemaPARENTS’ MEETING : 1st October 2012Welcome !
2 Parents’ PrayerO Lord, we give you thanks for having given us children. They are our joy, and we accept with serenity the worries, fears, and hard work which bring us pain.Help us to love them sincerely. Through us you gave life to them; from eternity you knew them and loved them.Give us the wisdom to guide them, patience to teach them, vigilance to accustom them to the good through our example.
3 Parents’ PrayerSupport our love so that we may receive them back when they have strayed and make them good.It is often so difficult to understand them, to be as they would want us to be, to help them go on their way.Grant that they may always see our home and school as a haven in their time of need.Teach us and help us, O good Father, through the merits of Jesus, your Son and our Lord. Amen.
4 MISSION STATEMENTInspired by Gospel values and the teachings of Saint Emilie, our school aims at creating a team of dedicated professionals to give our girls a holistic education, developing their individual, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, creative and physical potential to the full, in the knowledge that such gifts come from a loving God who asks us to use them for our good and that of others.
9 SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2010-2013 E-Learning and e-communication are central to life in the Senior School, and the school is equipped with the following:12 interactive white boards and projectors9 additional projectorsA laptop in every ‘home’ classroom26 student computers in the ICT Lab3 student computers in the Physics Lab1 student computer in the LibraryWi-fi internet connection throughoutTeacher laptops
10 SCHOOL REFURBISHMENT - Summer 2012 Rendering of stone walls in the main court yardCleaning of underlying wellsInstallation of 3-phase electricity downstairsCladding of gym pillarsNew projector and bean bags in the PSD RoomSmart Board in the LibraryNew chairs in the LibraryNew venetian blindsFace-lift in the HallNew window curtains in the Hall [special thanks to Mrs Bartolo, PTA member]
11 SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2010-2013 This scholastic year we plan to complete our e-Learning and e-Communication targets by inviting parents and students to access school information through the Klikks School Administration System
12 Klikks School Management System The Klikks SMS site will give parents and students access to:Student time-table and school calendarAttendanceConduct Reports [i.e. behaviour in breach of school rules]Appraisals [i.e. positive behaviour to be rewarded]Mid-Yearly and Annual assessmentHome-work assigned to students
13 Klikks School Management System To access the Klikks SMS site parents need a valid address and internet connection.Parents will receive an with instructions on how to set up a user account that is password-protected.Parents are strongly advised to use their own address to access the system.Parents will only be able to view information related to their own daughter/s.
14 Klikks School Management System During the first term of this scholastic year we plan to activate all parent and student user accounts and the system will be used for Student time-table, Calendar, Attendance, Conduct Reports and Appraisals.Once the system is working smoothly and staff training is completed we will use the Klikks SMS site to post home-work and assessment marks.Mid-Yearly and Annual Report Cards will still be posted home in hard copy.
15 ConductConduct will be reported to parents via the Klikks SMS site, where parents will be made aware of misbehaviour or breach of school rules.All students will be made aware of what misbehaviour can result in a Conduct Report at the start of the school year.Parents will be able to check for any Conduct Reports at any time once their Klikks parent account is activated.Parents will be alerted by to check the Klikks SMS site if their daughter has repeatedly received a Conduct report.An accumulation of 10 points from Conduct Reports will result in a Detention after school from 1.30 to 2.30pm; parents will be informed.Students who continuously breach school rules will receive a Conduct Report print-out with their Mid-Yearly and Annual Exam Report Card.School-Leaving Certificates in Senior 5 report conduct; students with a poor track record in behaviour risk having their conduct comment downgraded
16 AppraisalsAppraisals will be posted on the Klikks SMS site to reward behaviour outlined in the ‘Positive Behaviour’ lists on class-room notice boards.Students will be rewarded with positive points for achievement, enthusiasm, improvement and commitment.Positive points earned from Appraisals will not cancel out negative points earned from Conduct Reports.Appraisal Assembly will be held monthly to recognise and celebrate positive behaviour in the school community.
17 Secondary School Certificate and Profile The SSC&P records student performance in:All academic subjectsAll non-formal activities organised by the school but which do not feature in the National CurriculumInformal learning which takes place outside school hoursPersonal qualities which the student acquires during her school daysAttendance during the school yearThe SSC&P will be awarded to this year’s school-leavers in March 2013
18 School OutingsSchool outings are organised regularly to enhance the educational, spiritual and pastoral programme we offer our students.All students are expected to participate actively in school outings.Information forms with the details of the outing will be ed to parents; consent forms will not be sent home with students.If parents object to their daughter attending a particular outing it is their responsibility to contact the Head or Assistant Head to let her know.
19 We offer after-school sessions in: Athletics Tennis SENIOR SCHOOLWe offer after-school sessions in:AthleticsTennisDetails will be ed to parentsSubjects in green are examinable
20 School Communication The school website can be accessed at: The school general telephone number isIn emergencies the school mobile number may be used –School communications will be passed on to parents by ; kindly check your regularly.
21 School CommunicationGeneral communication by should be addressed to the school secretaries at:Confidential communication by can be addressed to the Assistant Head, Ms Bonett, at:Or the Head, Ms Fleri Soler at:Every effort will be made to answer your s as soon as possible
22 Senior II Option Choices Senior II parents will be guided on option choices available in school, as well as further education opportunities, in an Options Meeting that will be held in school on Monday 4th March 2013Senior II students will attend an Options Seminar in school on Thursday 7th March 2013Options Booklet available on the school websiteOne-to-one session if required
23 Attendance by students and parent/s is compulsory Senior V : SEC ExamsA meeting to explain the SEC Exam system, together with details regarding applications for the May 2013 session, will be held in the school hall onMonday 8th October at 8.45amAttendance by students and parent/s is compulsory
24 SEC Exams : Practicals/ Course Work/Projects Biology, Chemistry, Physics:practicals are compulsory and make up 15% of the final SEC Exam markPracticals must be completed over 3 years, starting in Senior IIIStrict deadlines must be respected; late work will not be acceptedPracticals are moderated by MATSEC in Senior V
25 SEC Exams : Practicals/ Course Work/Projects Computer Studies, Home Economics, Art, PE OptionCourse work/ Project work/ Portfolios are assigned in Senior IV and contribute towards the final SEC Exam gradeStrict deadlines must be respected; late work will not be acceptedCourse work and Portfolios are moderated by MATSEC in Senior V
26 Reminders re School Procedures The student Code of Behaviour is available on the school websiteParental co-operation is required to respect school rules regarding hairstyles, hair dye, piercings, make-up and jewelleryMobile phones must be handed in at receptionAbsence from school must be accounted for and is recorded in the Secondary School Certificate and Profile. It is also reported on a monthly basis to the Education Authorities
27 AssessmentFormative Assessments will take place in November prior to Parents’ DaysPast Exam papers will be on sale from school as from this scholastic yearStudents will be allowed to see their corrected exam scripts after their Mid-Yearly ExamsStudents are required to attend Parents’ Days
28 ECDL ECDL is taught during ICT lessons from Senior 1 to Senior 4 ECDL modules are offered in collaboration with ‘Holistic Courses’, FguraECDL exams will all be held in the school ICT Lab after school hours; parents will be notified in advanceThe 7 ECDL modules must be covered within 3 years from activationEach student will be given a username and password and will be able to take online diagnostic tests (practice tests) and receive feedbackParents can follow their daughter’s progress online
29 ECDL Parents can follow their daughter’s progress online Skills Card costs €40Module exams cost €10 eachRe-sits cost €10 eachCD Courseware notes cost €10Diagnostic (Mock)Tests are freeAll payments will be made through the school; receipts are to be kept as proof of purchase
30 PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES Ensure that the school is kept aware of current emergency contact numbers and address/es.Support school discipline procedures.Give support and encouragement for home-learning.Attend Parent-Teacher Consultations.Encourage their child to get involved in all aspects of school life.Get to know about their child’s life at school.
31 INTERNET PROTECTION Data Protection Policy re Internet Use No image or reference to staff, students, school building, school uniform or regalia that pertains to St Joseph School Sliema may be reproduced on the internet without the written consent of the Head of School.
32 INTERNET PROTECTIONTo this end it is unlawful for any of our students to post photos or details on the internet that can in any way identify them as students at our school. We are asking for your co-operation to ensure that if any such images or references are available, they are removed at once. Serious disciplinary measures will be taken against students caught abusing this policy.
33 A signed written note (not an email) is required: For permission to leave the school grounds during school hours; students must be signed out at reception when they leave school during school hoursFor not wearing the full school uniformFor permission to be exempted from PE lessonsTo explain why homework has not been doneFor permission to be away from school. All absences must be fully explained.To explain any medicine which the pupil needs to take on the school premises
34 Pastoral CarePastoral care is an integral element of the holistic education provided in the school. It is concerned with the overall well being of all students, helping to ensure that they feel safe, secure and valued.Pastoral care is the responsibility of the whole school, and all the members of Staff do their part to create an environment where the students can feel safe and find help in solving any problems, be they academic or personal.
35 Guidance Department The Guidance Teacher is Ms Nathalie Camilleri Personal and vocational guidance is designed to enrich the girls’ personal and school life, while preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life after school.various talks/seminars to tackle important issues such as smoking, bullying, sexualityone-to-one /group appointments;We try our best to educate the students to confide in appropriate people, at appropriate moments.
36 School Counsellor Available in school on two days A form will be distributed to all parents/guardians asking their consent for the counsellor to have appointments with their childrenParents can also avail themselves of the services of the counsellor to discuss issues related to their daughters’ well-beingThe counsellor liaises with parents and agencies concerned with the welfare of the studentThe School Counsellor is Ms Patricia Stilon
37 DonationWe are grateful for your support, which helps us to work hard to offer the best education possible to our students, in a school environment they deserve.Talk about payments spread over 3 terms if needed, as well as first reminder, second reminder etc.
38 Kindly do not hesitateto inform the schoolof any situationthat is hinderingyour daughter’s progress,or affecting her behaviour.