Reporting concerns the way that information on and about student learning is communicated to others, including parents. At St Peter Chanel School, reporting is viewed as an important and integral part of teaching and learning. There are many and varied ways of reporting a child’s progress throughout the year. Each has a different purpose and provides different information. No single method can be left to carry the whole burden of reporting. Many acknowledge the important role of the end of semester Written Report and Portfolios, however we are wise to remember that the most effective reporting occurs when various approaches are used throughout the year.
It needs to be considered within the context that the school community is required to operate under government legislative requirements. Further, it is our intention to review reporting practices and procedures once the implications of the Australian Curriculum on reporting are clarified.
These are held at the beginning of each year. Teachers explain class routines and provide general information about the year’s programme.
Parent/Teacher Interviews are conducted in Term 1 and 3 with all families at the invitation of the class teacher. Parents and teachers can request interviews at any time throughout the year by advance appointment, for the convenience of both parent and teacher.
A summative report is issued at the end of First and Second Semesters which provides information on student achievement and progress. Our reporting process is driven largely by Federal and State Government requirements, which include the use of a five point scale for reporting children’s achievement. This scale is used to indicate how well a student is achieving in relation to the Queensland standard and recognises students:
- Achieving well above the expected level
- Achieving above the expected level
- Achieving at the expected level
- Achieving below the expected level
- Achieving well below the expected level
Achieving at the expected level indicates that the child’s achievement is firmly established for the Semester and should be celebrated. An indication that your child is Achieving at the expected level means that their learning is firmly on track and that they know and can do things appropriate for their year level according to the Queensland Syllabus documents.