Information for Parents

At Hadlow, we like to keep our parents up-to-date on what’s going on.

Home Learning

Parents frequently hear from our teachers by email, particularly when it comes to home learning.

At Hadlow, we encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning. It’s this philosophy that guides our approach to home learning.

The standard home learning for a child in Year 1 or 2 is some reading aloud and basic facts activities – the idea is to build a solid learning foundation through rote learning.

As a child becomes more self-managing and self-motivated, we encourage them to work out the home learning they need to do. We ask students to make decisions based on what they have yet to complete from the day’s lessons and what they need to do to prepare for the day ahead.

As a Google docs school, all school work is completed and stored online, providing access from home or school.

Reports and Conferences

We report on student progress and update parents on their child’s learning goals throughout the year in written reports and at child-led conferences. Teachers are always available to meet with parents after school during term time.

School Newsletters

You can also keep up-to-date on what’s happening generally by reading our regular newsletters, The Bulletin and Hadlow Active.

Charter and Strategic Plan

Parents are welcome to read our charter, strategic plan or the principal’s regular newsletter column. Andrew’s columns cover topics like ‘future-focused education’ and the importance of teaching ‘soft skills’ and a ‘growth mindset’ – they’re a great way to find out more about why we do the things we do.