Assessment & Reporting

assessment.jpgAs part of our vision for learning, we are committed to keeping parents informed of their child’s development. St Agnes has a number of processes and procedures in place to help inform parents and to keep communication open and fruitful. In reporting to parents we are required to adhere to Federal and State Government as well as Catholic Education authority requirements. The following are the many ways through which we continue to inform parents.

Parent-Teacher Meetings

  • Parent Information Evenings: These are held in Term 1 and are generally an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, gain an overview of the curriculum for the year, expectations and organisational matters for particular classes.
  • Three-Way Conferences: These are held in late Term 1 and 3. They are a conference involving your child, parents and teachers. The purpose of these conferences is to discuss in detail a child’s progress and most importantly, set future goals for the year. These conferences are the most valuable reporting process for the year.
  • As requested by parents or teachers: Further interviews may be requested during the year either by parents or teachers. These can be arranged at a time suitable to all involved.
  • Wrap-a-round Meetings: If a child requires more support with the general class curriculum, planning meetings are organised by the Learning Support Teacher- Inclusive Education. Such meetings usually involve parents, teachers, Learning Support teacher and at times Guidance, Special Education consultants and/or other professionals.
  • Ongoing communication is conducted through emails and daily communication books. Individual teachers utilise various means to communicate regularly with parents. This may be through diaries, emails, class newsletters, individual communication books etc.

Written Reports

During the school year written reports are issued.

  • Semester Reports: These are issued at the end of each Semester, June and December. Schools are required to report on a child’s achievement against Australian Curriculum standards using a 5 point grading system (Years Prep-6) as required by Commonwealth Government.
  • Wrap-a-round Reports: For children requiring an individual learning/behaviour plan. These are developed in consultation with parents.
  • Conference Sheets: These are a written record of parent conferences with future goals recorded.
  • Individual Reports: At times other professionals, e.g. medical, may require reports on particular children. These are developed in consultation with parents.