Students achievement and progress is assessed on an ongoing basis as an integral aspect of planned learning and teaching activities. At St. Mary’s, Assessment and Reporting aims to reflect the philosophy and educational approach of the school and reflects our values of holistic education (spiritual, physical, social, emotional and intellectual) of the child. Therefore, all assessment and reporting procedures focus on positive achievement, effort and learning and at all times respects the dignity and rights of each individual.
Parents and teachers are co-educators of the children and should share information about their child’s progress. Children are active participants in the learning process and therefore have a right to feedback about their own progress that we should acknowledge.
Formal reporting program consists of:
– Goal Setting Meetings with students and parents in February
– Learning Conversation Interviews with students and parents at the end of Term 1
– Formal written report mid-year along with follow up interviews with students and parents if required
– Learning Conversation Interviews with students and parents at the end of Term 3
– Formal written report in December with follow up interviews with students and parents if required
– Where Special Needs are identified, parents will meet more frequently with teachers and support personnel.
– All parents are encouraged to maintain ongoing contact with teachers throughout the year.