Parents in the Prince George area can mark Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, on their calendars to share their thoughts on student progress reporting, including report cards.
The Ministry of Education is hosting an upcoming open house to receive parent feedback on how they want to hear about how their child is doing in school. It’s part of the three-year implementation of B.C.’s new curriculum, which is designed to get students ready to succeed in the changing world.
Ministry staff and school district officials will be at Prince George Secondary school (2901 Griffiths Ave., Prince George) for a conversation about the future of student progress reporting in kindergarten-to-Grade 9 classrooms.
This is the final community meeting to be held as part of the B.C. government’s provincewide engagement to hear directly from parents on how they want to be informed about their child’s progress.
Parents can drop in to the casual open house between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to share their ideas on how to make student reporting better and enjoy refreshments. Parents and interested community members also can learn more about B.C.’s new curriculum.
A brainstorming workshop will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., giving parents the opportunity to participate in small group sessions, discussing their thoughts in greater detail.
While this public meeting will primarily be of interest to parents of K-to-9 students, all British Columbians and community groups are welcome to attend.
Parents unable to attend the meeting can learn about the process and share their thoughts online until Feb. 28, 2017, by visiting: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/yourkidsprogress
This engagement supports B.C.’s new curriculum, which was designed by teachers and will make sure students learn the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic in a way that connects them to collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills they need to succeed after high school.
Shirley Bond, MLA for Prince George-Valemount –
“We are very pleased that the Ministry of Education responded to our request to hold a student reporting feedback session in Prince George. We want to ensure that parents have the chance to give input on how they want to receive information about student progress. The feedback that we get from these community meetings will allow us to create a relevant, tailored reporting system.”
Mike Morris, MLA for Prince George-Mackenzie –
“We want parents and teachers to be active in shaping their children’s curriculum. These meetings are a great way to get parents involved in their child’s education outside of homework and extracurricular activities.”
- To date,
- The engagement website has received over 26,100 visits.
- Over 4,870 people have completed the feedback form.
- Almost 600 people have signed up to receive project updates.
- A summary report on what was heard during the K-to-9 engagement will be produced and posted online in June 2017.
- There will be opportunities for parents to give input on progress reporting in grades 10 to 12 in the future.
Learn more about this important engagement process, including the community meetings, and fill out the feedback form by visiting: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/yourkidsprogress
For more details on B.C.’s new curriculum, please visit: www.curriculum.gov.bc.ca