Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live it's whole life believing it is stupid. (Albert Einstein)
Welcome back to Term 2. I hope you all got to spend some quality time together as a family during the school holidays. Term 2 is always a very busy and exciting time at school. By this stage of the year, students have well and truly settled into class routines, built relationships with peers and teachers and are ready to make great academic progress.
Term 2 is also a time when we focus on formal assessment and feedback (NAPLAN, Semester Reports). Continuous assessment and feedback throughout every week of the year is crucial to ensuring student progress and providing differentiated teaching and learning. Then the formal assessment tasks such as NAPLAN and larger tests done before report writing give us a snapshot of student progress over time and how we are going as a school.
With formal assessment and feedback we always want to be mindful of the fact that your child's performance in a test or an assessment task does not define who they are and what they are capable of. Whilst developing highly literate and numerate students is at the core of what we do at Marlborough, we realise that working with parents and carers to build reslience, independence, criticial thinking skills, creativity and empathy are also crucial to giving all of our students the opportunity to succeed in life.
We look forward to a successful term ahead and working together with all the families within our community to provide challenging learning experiences across the full breadth of our curriculum and giving all our students the opportunity to succeed.