Kensington Public School

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Parent-teacher interviews

Parent-student-teacher interviews

Parent-student-teacher interviews are held at the end of Term One each year. Information about the organisation of parent-student-teacher interviews will be in the school newletter.

If you would like to speak with your child's classroom teacher throughout the year, requests for an interview can be made via phone, note or email to the school office. 


Arrange for an interpreter if needed

If you need an interpreter, let us know before the interview. Call 131 450 and ask for an interpreter in your language. The operator will get an interpreter on the line to help you. This service is free.

Preparing for parent-student-teacher interviews

Take a few minutes before the meeting to jot down any questions or comments you have. Because interviews usually only run 10 minutes it’s good to have a reminder of the points you wanted to raise. Common questions may include:

  • How is my child fitting in with other children?
  • What are the children working on now?
  • Is there anything about my child’s needs that I should know?
  • Does my child ask questions, participate in class discussions and other activities?
  • Is my child’s progress satisfactory?
  • What activities does my child seem to enjoy the most at school?
  • Who are my child’s friends?
  • Does my child join in with other children in the playground?
  • What kinds of things will the class be doing over the next few weeks?
  • How is my child progressing in comparison to others in the year?
  • Is there anything I can be doing to help my child at home?
  • Do you have any concerns about my child?
  • Can you tell me the best time and way to contact you if I have a query or concern?

Also, list anything that might be happening at home that may be helpful for your child’s teacher to know. If your child has seen a specialist for example, there may be some information that is important for the teacher or the school counsellor to know.