curriculum
reporting to parents

Parents are encouraged to meet with teachers to discuss progress not only at report time but at any time during the year.

monitoring & assessment

Monitoring and assessing of ‘where children are at’ is a critical aspect of ensuring all student’s needs are best met.  It is a hugely valued element of effective teaching and a most important part of being a parent.
Within a class it takes the form of formal testing, observations, achievement of tasks, student presentations, external testing (Naplan), information from home, at times complex speech and psychological evaluations and much, much more.

All grade levels hold a information session early in the year to explain class procedures, expectations and curriculum plans for the year.

 

student report card

The Victorian Government “Student Report Card” is distributed mid year and at the end of the year.  This format plots students against the AUSvels levels and gives the teachers the opportunity to comment on individual children’s achievements and future direction. 

You can find more information about the AUSvels curriculum structure by clicking here.

Parents are encouraged to meet with teachers to discuss progress not only at report time but at any time during the year.  An appointment is only a phone call away.  At times there will be days allocated solely for interviews and these will be reviewed annually.  There may also be additional interviews requested by teachers.

naplan tests

Students in Years 3 and 5 participate in Naplan testing each year.  Families of students involved in this receive a standardized report which gives additional information regarding student achievement.  We must always be mindful that this is a mere “snapshot” of a child’s achievement.

Whilst we are bound by system requirements regarding reporting we believe that ongoing assessment and regular communication are very important aspects of your child’s education.

social & emotional wellbeing

Your child’s social and emotional wellbeing is another very important aspect of their education.  We encourage you to contact us if there are any home issues which are likely to affect your child’s wellbeing and staff will contact you if there are behaviours which indicate any concerns regarding social and emotional wellbeing at school.