All of our students from Kinder to Year 6 are well on their way to setting and planning their goals and targets. The teachers continue to consult with each student to develop individual learning goals in the areas of Numeracy, Literacy and Religious Education. Some students also elect to look at general learning or social goals. These goals are updated on a regular basis.
Studies have shown that goal setting motivates students to -
Become active participants
Become independent learners
Identify what is important to their learning
Achieve their full potential
Our teachers also set their own learning goals focusing on areas that they feel will assist them in catering for the needs of their students and enhancing their own development. At MIPS we are all about building student capacity to learn and to increase the confidence of our children to take on more challenging tasks.
Developing learning goals enable us to reflect on our learning. It allows us to choose where we want to go and what we wish to achieve. Goal setting assists us to develop habits that lead to success.
I encourage you to talk to your children about their goals and the plans they have constructed with their teachers enabling them the opportunity to succeed