Early in Term 1 there is a Parent Information Night. This gives you the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher or teachers. You will hear about various aspects of the classroom routine, timetable and programme.
Parents receive a written progress report at the end of each semester (Term 2 and 4). These reports are a comprehensive assessment of your child’s achievement in all subjects and personal development during the school year.
Meetings / Interviews
Three-way meetings involving the child, parents and class teacher/s are held in Term 1. Term 1 interviews are “compulsory” as this communication is highly valued and involves the child in taking personal responsibility for their own learning. Time can be made available at the end of the three-way meeting for parent and teacher only conversation.
Towards the end of Term 3 meetings involving the parents and teacher/s are offered. Term 3 interviews are “optional”, being initiated by the teacher or parent/guardian.
Parents are also welcome to request an appointment, at any time, to see a teacher to discuss any issues or concerns.
Teachers may send home work samples, work books and test results at various times during the year, allowing parents to view student progress. Parents are always welcome to visit the classroom and see student’s work.
Student work is also shared on a regular basis at the School Assemblies held during school hours in the Learning Centre. Teachers present awards to students for academic and personal development.
Pin-boards in the school corridors and classrooms also display examples of student work.
Classes take turns providing an insert for the Newsletter which is a summary of recent learning and activities.
Students in their fifth term of school are assessed using the Early Years Assessment strategy to gather data about their early literacy development. In Term 2 students in Years 3 and 5 participate in the National Assessment of Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLaN). These results are used in conjunction with all of the other assessments teachers use to gather information about your child’s progress.
Teachers constantly review and assess student progress through formal testing and informal observations.