Teachers use a wide range and balance of assessments throughout the year to monitor and evaluate student learning. These assessments are used to inform students, teachers, parents/carers, specialist teachers and/or school authorities about students' learning and progress.
Teachers develop and maintain a Student Assessment Portfolio for each student that is shared with parents at Three Way Conferences. Parents may request a digital copy of the Student Assessment Portfolio by filling in a form at the office.
Each semester students that demonstrate academic excellence are acknowledged through an award ceremony. The Academic Awards Parades are held in Terms Two and Four each year.
Reporting to Parents
Communication between parents and teachers plays an important role in every child's education. As teachers and administrators it is our responsibility to ensure that the outcomes of learning are communicated as explicitly as possible to parents and caregivers.
Twice per year teachers formally report on student achievement and parents are provided with a student report card. Student report cards are emailed to parents. Please ensure your email details are recorded with the school and kept up to date.
Student report cards contain a level of achievement and effort rating for each of the learning areas the student has been taught and assessed throughout the semester. In addition, reports contain a behaviour rating, behaviour comment and an overall comment.
In Term One and Three, teachers offer parents an opportunity to meet and discuss their child's achievement, effort and behaviour. During these meetings, known as Three Way Conferences, teachers, students and parents are able to reflect on student progress, view and discuss the student's assessment and collaboratively set goals for student learning.
Term One conferences focus on discussing the student's strengths, specific learning needs and collaboratively setting goals for the year. Term Three conferences provide an opportunity to view assessments, discuss the student's progress, set goals for the remainder of the year as well as reflect on the student's report results. Students are always encouraged to take an active role in these meetings. With personal involvement, students become more informed and more capable of monitoring their own learning.