Assessment is an integral part of the teaching program. Teachers are continually assessing your child's academic, social, emotional and spiritual development. Some assessments are conducted in a formal manner and others are quite informal. Each is important in developing an understanding of how your child is progressing.
Reporting and assessment are vital components of the teaching and learning process at St Joseph’s. Progressive assessment of each child is made as he/she grows and develops in all areas of his/her education.
Assessment of students’ achievements occurs for a variety of reasons:
to provide information on students’ progress;
to improve the learning processes by providing feedback;
to keep parents informed;
to guide future development.
St Joseph’s endeavours to provide parents with ongoing feedback regarding your child's progress and, therefore, ensures that there are numerous opportunities to meet formally and informally to discuss this progress.
Open communication concerning your child’s progress is encouraged throughout the school year. Interviews with teachers may be arranged at any time by appointment to discuss your child's work. We believe that true partnership can only be achieved when the communication between home and school is free flowing.
Accordingly, St Joseph's endeavours to provide parents with ongoing feedback regarding your child’s progress and, therefore, ensures that there are numerous opportunities to meet formally and informally to discuss this progress. These events are;
Held in the first weeks of Term 1 to inform parents of curriculum matters, and class procedures. We would encourage you to attend this evening, as it is an important information source.
PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS
Held in Term 1 with students as a three way interview with students sharing their goals for learning, with parents and Term 3 with parents only.
Occurs at the end of the following terms:
o Term 2 (Semester 1) - Written report
o Term 4 (Semester 2) - Written report
Reporting describes individual student progress against the achievement standards within the Australian Curriculum
(Years 3 & 5) -
received September/ October