'When you think of giving feedback start giving feed forward, focus on the promise of the future rather than the mistakes of the past.' (Marshall Goldsmith)
As we come to the end of our first semester, students receive their reports, share portfolios with their parents/carers and meet with the teachers for interviews, it is a time to celebrate the learning progress our students have made.
Sharing academic and social progress with families is crucial in enabling you to know that your child is progressing and that the school is supporting your child to maximise their learning outcomes.
Formal semester reports and portfolios are only one small part of the feedback we are providing your students. Setting goals, working towards them, assessing learning, providing feedback and then setting new goals is part of the ongoing learning cycle within the classroom. Students can no longer be passive participants being taught to, but they must be empowered leaners who have a thorough understanding of what, why and how they are learning.
With this in mind, after reading their reports and receiving feedback in Parent-Teacher Interviews it is a great time to discuss with your child their next learning goals. What are they planning to work on in Term 3? How will they achieve this improvement? How can we support their learning goals?
Congratulations to every student on a great semester's work. Thank you to our wonderful teaching and support staff for their skill, passion and dedication. And thank you to our entire school community for supporting the school in order to provide fantastic learning opportunities for all students.