It’s a meeting between yourself, the student and the significant adult here at the College, which is the student’s tutor teacher. We know that when all three groups work successfully together, we can achieve positive outcomes.
The conference lasts 20 minutes and will cover a range of topics including:
Introductions between yourself and the tutor teacher by your child.
A conversation and information about where your child is progressing in terms of academic, co-curricular, attendance and plans for the future.
How to easily access attendance and achievement information on our Parent Portal.
Any questions/concerns that you may have as a parent.
When are they?
There will be two group conferences this year; the first is on Thursday 25th March, between 8:40am – 8:00pm. You can select your 20 minute appointment at any time throughout this time slot that is convenient for you.
How do I book my conference?
Bookings are now live and can be made for Thursday 25th March. We are using the same online booking system that we normally use for parent teacher interviews;
From the grey tutor box select the name of your child’s tutor teacher and click on the green “GO” box
Select the 20 minute time slot that you would like
Click “Go” to confirm
As well as the tutor teacher, who else can I book an appointment to see?
Our careers department is open throughout the conference day to see senior students (Year 11, 12 and 13) and their parents. To make an appointment, select their details from the drop-down menu, ‘Careers – Miss Ward’ or ‘Careers – Mrs Faamalepe’.
Our Optimal Learning Centre is open throughout the conference day to meet with students with special educational needs and their parents. To make an appointment with our SENCO, Miss Jordyn Rouse, select ‘SENCO – Miss Rouse’.
Parents of Māori students are warmly invited to also make a time to meet with Whaea Shanna Rope who has oversight of the Whānau Tutor, Māori leadership and cultural opportunities available at Pakuranga College. To make an appointment, select ‘Whānau – Miss S Rope’ from the drop-down menu.
Parents or Maori and Pasifika students are also invited to make a time to meet with Ms Rita Enari who is our academic mentor at the college. To make an appointment, select ‘Māori/Pasifika Mentor – Ms Enari’ from the drop-down menu.
If you would also like to make an appointment with the Dean of your child’s house, you can email them directly on to arrange a time. All email addresses for the Deans can be found HERE.
Does this replace the Subject Report Evenings?
No, these will take place in Term 2 as usual.
What if I have questions regarding the conference?
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s tutor teacher, who will be able to help.
We want all parents/caregivers to attend the conference; it is an important meeting. If for any reason you are unable to attend, then we would like a significant adult to attend with your child. This could be an aunt or uncle, a grandparent or a family friend.
Students will be expected to attend on their own if a significant adult is unable to be there for the conference. Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 are expected to wear school uniform.
There will be no classes on this day, Year 9 students are not required to attend school but will be expected to continue learning online.
Year 10-13 students are also expected to continue with their learning on-line when they are not at their interview.
If you can't find what you are looking for on this website, or if you want to contact us directly for a specific reason, please feel free to use this 'Parent Help Desk' form to contact us.
The appropriate person will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours from Monday to Friday.