Dear Parents and Carers,
We are entering that time of year when you will receive your child’s Semester 1 Report. Similar to other work you received this semester, such as Essential Assessment or progress and growth in reading, the reports come with grades, A to E.
So, what do these grades mean? Unlike when you were at school, if your child fulfils the designated outcome, they will receive a ‘C’ grade. When staff set assessment pieces, it is vital that they can be differentiated. There are many ways for this to occur, such as the various responses, the requirement of support, or the degree of detail in their answers.
During the planning process, the teachers create a marking rubric for consistency. Other ways of achieving this include cross-referencing work of different grades or allocating one teacher to make an assessment piece. Every grade goes about this in different ways.
In the reports on page 2, the below information can be found:
A The student has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the content and can readily apply this knowledge. In addition, the student has achieved a very high level of competence in the processes and skills and can apply these skills to new situation.
B The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and these skills to most situation.
C The student has a sound knowledge and understanding of the main areas of content and has achieved an adequate level of competence in the processes and skills.
D The student has a basic knowledge and understanding of the content and has achieved a limited level of competence in the processes and skills.
E The student has an elementary knowledge and understanding in few areas of the content and has achieved very limited competence in some of the processes and skills.
Students are all unique individuals. How bland life would be if God created us all the same? Psalm 139:16 “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” They learn at different rates and achieve their goals at various times. There are many steps in learning, and students will reach each of these stages individually when they are ready.
Mrs Gillian Coote
Start of the School Day
School starts at 8:40 am, so please have your child/ren at school by 8:35 am. If they arrive any time after 8:40 am, they will receive a late note.
End of the School Day
School finishes at 3:00 pm. If your child is in car lines, they need to be picked up by 3:30 pm. If you are running late, they will be escorted to OOSH, which is in the blue building at the front of the school.
20/06 L-Z Sibling Photo Day
21/06 Primary IPSSO Sport – Away game
22/06 P-2 Fun Run
23/06: Year 3 Zoo Excursion, Primary Assembly – Years 3-6
29/06 Primary IPSSO Sport – Away game, 3-6 ALC Shades of Shakespeare
1/07 Primary End of Term K-6 Assembly