15 Dec 2017

 Year 9 Parent Consultation Evening – Thursday, 11th January 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians
You are invited to attend the Year 9 Parents’ Consultation on Thursday, 11th January 2018. Feedback we have received about previous Year 9 Parents’ Consultation has indicated that some staff who have a lot of classes can’t accommodate all of their students. This was particularly problematic for those students wanting to gain advice for the coming years if they were considering taking the subject at IGCSE. As a result we want to ask you to only book if your son/daughter is interested in taking the subject in Year 10. For the same reason we will not offer appointments with GTS teachers this year, as many of these teachers also teach other Year 9 subjects. We anticipate that the combination of these two restrictions will give priority to those students thinking of taking the subject further.
From Tuesday, 2nd January (at 12.00pm), you can make appointments to see your child’s teachers via the Gateway in the Parent Consultation module. The booking system will close at 12.00pm on 9th January. Please refer to the following link for instructions on how to make appointments:
Instructions on How to Use the Parent Consultation Module:
There is a detailed floor plan attached to this letter which indicates the location of all subject teachers. Therefore, please use this as you are planning your appointments to ensure that there is sufficient movement time between teachers and locations. We recommend a minimum of five minutes between appointments.
Floor Plan:
Teacher Seating Charts:
As part of our on-going support for parents and students in considering future pathways, there will be an opportunity to schedule an appointment with our Careers and Higher Education Counsellor, Mr. Campbell.
Mr Campbell’s name will appear in the Gateway system alongside those of your child’s subject teachers and is also available for booking on the evening. This will be an excellent opportunity to clarify any points that might help with appropriate subject choices and future pathway decisions.
Finally, we would like to point out that some classes in Year 9 have two teachers delivering the subject. In this case only one of the teachers will be available for you to book with, although they have discussed in detail the progress of the students in the class.
The Gateway can be accessed at the link https://sc.tg.esf.edu.hk. If you have any difficulties logging into or using the Gateway please email our support desk at gatewaysupport@shatincollege.edu.hk.
You are advised to bring the confirmed appointment listing, which can be printed via Gateway. We look forward to seeing you on the 11th January.
Yours Sincerely,
Mr Greg Thornton      Mr Lee O’Leary                  Mr James Lewis       Ms Kathryn Reed
Vice Principal             Head of Middle School       Head of Year 9         Deputy Head of Year 9