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Feedback is fundamental to effective learning.

Accurate, timely and constructive feedback enables students to know how they are doing, and how to improve on what they do.

In Prep to Year 6, we commence the year with Parent Teacher Learning Conversations early in Term 1. At the conclusion of Semester 1, parents, teachers and students then meet to discuss aspects of learning and assessment using the portfolio, which is developed across the semester, as a basis for discussion. This year we transitioned to digital portfolios using the online platform, Seesaw, which will make learning visible throughout the semester. Parents of Kindergarten students also meet with teachers to discuss their child’s progress. At the end of each semester, a hard copy Summary Statement of Results will be sent home which provides an overview of the ‘whole child’ and their performance.

Teachers from Years 7–12 place a series of assessed tasks online. These are referred to as ‘Reportable Tasks’, and are a selection of the work completed within each subject area. At the end of the semester, there is provision for an overall end-of-semester grade and for the teacher to comment on the semester, identifying any development opportunities. Parents will be able to see the criteria that have been used to assess their child’s performance on a task and the teacher’s assessment of those criteria including marks, letter grades and a teacher comment should it be warranted.

An electronic End of Semester report is uploaded to each student’s profile at the end of Terms 2 and 4. This report consists of an overview of the student’s participation in various aspects of school life as well as a summary of the student’s academic results and contribution in the co-curricular program.

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