At Ōpaheke School students have a digital learning journal to record key learning, events and experiences. These journals help us acknowledge milestones and track each student’s progress across curriculum areas. Sometimes we just want to share something we loved doing with you.
Learning journals are important to us because they help
- To encourage them to be agentic in their learning.
- To genuinely share responsibility for learning.
- Journaling helps to develop our student's reflective practice.
- Partnerships – students have the sense they are equal partners in their learning
In the early years journals will be written mostly by the teacher, they will include the students voice about the learning. In the middle years both students and teachers will author learning journal entries. The emphasis is on capacity building so students can gradually share responsibility. Our senior students will author their own journal and be responsible for every entry.
Each journal is password protected and permissions are also set so that only individual students and their teacher can access their journal. You can access your child’s learning journal with their Office 365 login and password. Please reach out to your child’s class teacher for access detail.