November 7, 2017
Parent Involvement is key to the success of our students and of our school community. It has been shown in schools around the world that the benefits of parent and family involvement include higher test scores and grades, better attendance, more completion of homework, more positive attitudes and behavior, higher graduation rates, and greater enrollment in higher education.
We are committed to the success of our students and invite A-JIS parents to join us in the upcoming parents workshops!
Date: 7 November (Tuesday) / Place: Hikarigaoka
1. Whole school - Direction/future of A-JIS (12:15-13:00)
This workshop will describe the strategic direction of the school for the next 2 years. The workshop will have two parts:
1. An overview of the school’s achievements to date.
2. An outline of the school’s future focus and driving the school’s decision-making processes.
Intended audience: All interested parents
2. PYP - Three way conference (13:15-14:00)
The focus of this workshop will be to discuss the purpose of the three way conferences and student portfolios. We will also look at how these practices align with our assessment policy.
Intended audience: All PYP parents (K3 – Grade 5)
3. MYP/DP - Assessment and reporting (14:15-15:00)
This workshop will outline how assessment works in the MYP and what are the expectations for students to do well in the programme. It will give some examples of assessment practices and how grades are arrived at in the MYP. We will also explain the assessment cycle and what parents can do to support their children.
Intended audience: All MYP parents but especially relevant to parents of children new to the programme and the school.
Date: 21 November (Tuesday) / Place: Hikarigaoka
1. MYP - Inquiry (13:15-14:00)
This workshop is an introduction to how the units in the MYP are based on student Inquiry and what this looks like at A-JIS.
Intended Audience: All MYP parents
2. How do students progress through our EAL programme? (14:15-15:00)
This workshop will look at how we manage and monitor our students progress and how can you help them at home. There will be an opportunity for a Q & A.
Intended audience: Parents of students who are currently in our EAL programme
Date: 5 December (Tuesday) / Place: BBT OFFICE
PYP Programme of Inquiry (17:00-17:45)
In this workshop we will look at how our Programme of Inquiry from K3 to Grade 5 is organised at A-JIS.
Intended audience: All PYP parents
What is this thing called THRASS? (18:00-18:45)
This workshop will review the Extended Essay and the process students will follow. It explains the timeline, what the expectations are of the students at each stage and how the essay is assessed. We also suggest various ways parents can support their children to do well in this assessment. We will also explain the current support we have for G10-12 students for
college selection and application.
Intended audience: Parents of DP students
Extended Essay & College (17:00-17:45)
This workshop will review the Personal Project and the process students will follow. It explains the timeline, what the expectations are of the students at each stage and how the Project is assessed.We also suggest various ways parents can support their children to do well in this assessment.
Intended audience: Parents of MYP students in G9 and 10