We have launched Class Dojo throughout the school. We have 90% parental connection.We are currently running at an average of 900 interactions per week. This is where we post something and you view, like or comment on the post. Contrast that with this site which has a 30 day average of 4 page impressions!
The Dojo app is free on iOS and Android. You can keep up to date with your child’s daily activity from your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop. For mobile devices you can turn off notifications or set quiet times when Dojo won’t disturb you. You can message the teacher but please be aware that teachers do not get messages outside of school hours so it may be the next day before they see your message.
Teachers use both laptops and their personal mobile devices to upload video or pictures to the Dojo. They can also add Dojo points for good behaviour in the yard. Should you be passing by and see a teacher with phone in hand, it’s a good bet that someone is getting a Dojo point for being a good friend or just for general good behaviour.
As always we rely on parental support to help us encourage good behaviour. We can only encourage the correct behaviour in class and on the yard but as partners in the education process the ground work is laid at home, by taking an interest in the Dojo you are helping us to build the school community and to maintain the standards that we hold. We want to thank everyone for making the launch a success and hope that the enhanced communication will lead to the continued shared experience for all of us here in school and you watching from work or home.
The children can also change their individual monster using the student side of the app.
Please be aware that the Dojo app is free and does run into the odd bug here or there. It is best to keep it updated as the developers are continually improving the experience. It is not limited to parents, if you wish another family member to be involved then let us know and we will connect them.