The teachers are finalising the student reports for Semester One. Much time and effort goes
into assessing the children and then writing each child’s report. Much has changed over the
years, in that schools are asked to teach children much more than in years gone by. The world
that the children live in today is complex and the education system reflects this. Semester one reporting comes in two parts.There is the written report, which provides information on what your child has achieved.
Secondly, there is the Student Led Conference, with opportunities over 15 minutes to discuss your child's progress and ask questions about the Report.
The Report indicates whether your child is at, below or above standard for this time of year. It is important to view the at, below or above standard rating in the context of the teacher comment and skills listed with each Learning Area. Parents need to understand that the children are not compared to other students but against the curriculum.
The reports give an insight into the improvements that the children have made in all Learning Areas. Progression points are listed in increments of six months so if you child has not moved, it does not mean that they haven't progressed.
As a staff, we are very proud of the progress and results of the children and as parents, you should
be too. For some of you, the reports will be confronting because of areas that need further
work. These areas of improvement could include academic, social, behavioural or interpersonal
skills. It is unrealistic to think that at school or home children are perfect. We should be proud
of the achievements of all children. Even our Prep children who have been here only for six months
have shown significant progress from the day they walked in the classroom door in February. For
most of these Preps, the gains in the second half of the year in all areas will shock their parents.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff for their thorough preparation of these reports. Reports are scheduled to be emailed home on Friday June 21st.