Commitment to Parents/Guardians and Family/Whānau


  • Learners

    Teachers have a professional obligation to develop and maintain professional relationships with learners based on the best interests of those learners.

  • Parents/Guardians and Family/Whānau

    Social media provides a great opportunity to collaborate and communicate with parents and whānau.

  • Society

    Teachers who model good social media use will grow learners who apply positive, respectful values in their interactions on social media platforms.

  • The Profession

    As a member of the profession you should seek and respond to opportunities to share knowledge and discuss concerns.

Social media provides a great opportunity to collaborate and communicate with parents and family. Social media can provide a window into a school/centre so that ideas and information can be shared and exchanged all the time.

  • Talk to parents/guardians about why and how you are using social media for your teaching.
  • Keep parents/guardians updated and involved in what’s being shared on blogs and on-line spaces created for teaching and learning.
  • Where appropriate, seek permission from learners and parents/guardians before sharing information such as student work, learning stories or pictures of learners
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Questions to think about
  1. Do you think Mrs Sim did anything wrong here?
  2. What are the pros and cons of having a blog in early childhood centres or schools?
  3. Is a consent form the best way to engage with parents/guardians and whānau?
  4. Who can access Mrs Sim’s blog?
  5. Why is Sina unhappy?

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