Assessment & Reporting

 

 

Our Assessment and Reporting process involves ongoing monitoring of the children through both formal (Standardised testing eg. NAPLAN) and informal assessment. (eg. teacher planned assessment and portfolio tasks)

 

We recognise that every child has unique learning styles and needs. For children who need additional support or extension, individual learning plans are created in partnership with the parents.

 

 

Reports

Two written reports are sent home in June and December in order to provide parents with clear information on how their child is going at school.

 

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Student Reflections

As part of our assessment and reporting process, students reflect on their time at school and write their own reflections.

 

 

Digital Portfolios and Work Sample Folder

Individual samples of children's work sent home with the reports in June and December.

 

Digital portfolios are available through 'Showbie' when the students have completed their task. Tasks include authentic, open-ended work that relate to the units of inquiry that have been developed using the Essential Learning Standards and the Curriculum Standards Framework as a guide.

 

The tasks in the portfolio will indicate the skills and understandings that we seek to see demonstrated by the task. Because of our developmental philosophy, and the expected use of open-ended tasks, a range of skills and understandings would be listed to allow for the different levels at which the children are operating. On selected tasks comments will be made.

 

Parent - Teacher Meetings

There are 3 opportunities for parents to meet formally with their child's teacher each year.

 

An information exchange is held in Term 1 to get to know new staff and families and to exchange relevant new information regarding children (years 1 to 6). All parents of children starting school at the beginning of each year are also invited to meet their child's new teacher to exchange relevant information.

 

At the end of Term 2 following reports and individual portfolios going home, parents are invited to make a time to attend a Partnership Meeting. This meeting is an opportunity for the children to share and discuss their work and to discuss learning goals for the next half year. Including children in the discussions about their progress is in line with current educational philosophy and is a very powerful model of providing ownership and responsibility for one's own learning.

 

At the end of Term 4 following reports and portfolios going home, if parents have any issues they wish to discuss they can make a time to meet with the class teacher.