Ministry of Education hosts open house in Abbotsford

Part of province-wide series seeking input from parents about student-progress reporting

  • Jan. 14, 2017 6:00 p.m.
The Ministry of Education hosts an open house Tuesday in Abbotsford to receive parents' input on student-progress reporting.

The Ministry of Education hosts an open house Tuesday in Abbotsford to receive parents' input on student-progress reporting.

An open house takes place in Abbotsford on Tuesday, Jan. 17 as part of a province-wide series of meetings being held by the Ministry of Education.

The sessions are being conducted to hear directly from parents on how they want to be informed of their child’s progress, including report cards.

The meetings are 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 Abbotsford Senior Secondary, 33355 Bevan Ave., for a conversation about the future of student progress reporting in kindergarten through Grade 9 classrooms.

Parents can drop in to the casual open house from 5 to 7 p.m. to share their ideas on how to make student reporting better and enjoy refreshments. Parents and interested community members can also learn more about B.C.’s new curriculum.

A brainstorming workshop will take place from 7 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 kindergarten to Grade 9  students, anyone is welcome to attend.

Parents unable to attend the meeting can still learn about the process and share their thoughts online until Feb. 28 by visiting engage.gov.bc.ca/yourkidsprogress/en/home/

B.C.’s new curriculum was designed by teachers to ensure 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.