Getting to know you

Before students even start the school, it may be the case that the 'new starts' come into school with their parents for an orientation morning.

As well as being given a tour of the school and an overview of how their days will be organised, it can be helpful to ask the parents and / or the students to provide a bit of information about themselves, which these two worksheets can help you with.

New Starts: Student Questionnaire

Students complete the following questions individually, and then follow-up tasks get them to exchange their ideas in pairs, small groups and with the teacher.

  1. What is your name?
  2. What was your favourite part of the Summer holidays?
  3. Where did you travel to during the holidays?
  4. What book(s) did you read over the holidays?
  5. What is your favourite song?
  6. Who do you admire most, and why?
  7. What is your favourite subject at school, and why?
  8. What sort of job would you like to do when you grow up?
  9. What achievement are you most proud of?
  10. What is the most important thing you would like teachers to know about you?
  11. What are you looking forward to in school this year?
  12. Is there anything you are concerned or worried about?
  13. Do you have any important question(s) about school you would like answers to?

New Starts: Parent Questionnaire

  1. What is the name of your child?
  2. What three words, in your view, best describe him/her?
  3. What has been the achievement of which you think he/she should be most proud?
  4. What are your hopes for him/her in school this year?
  5. What is the most important thing for me to know about him/her?