Semester 1 Reports
In Week 10 (Thursday 1st July) Semester 1 student reports will be made available to families via the parent portal on Sentral (see info below regarding this). Your child's report will provide you with information about their achievement and progress at school to this point of the year. As per department requirements, families receive two written reports each year (the end of Term 2 and Term 4), however, you are encouraged to make contact at any time or arrange a meeting with your child’s teacher if you require further information about their progress. Student reports (Yrs 1-7) are based on a 5 point scale which reflects an A – E grade standard. A ‘C’ grade standard indicates that a student is achieving at the expected standard for their year level.
Below is a summary of the grading scale and accompanying word descriptor used for mid year and end of term reports
A: Student is demonstrating excellent achievement of what is expected at this year level.
B: Student is demonstrating good achievement of what is expected at this year level.
C: Student is demonstrating satisfactory achievement of what is expected at this year level.
D: Student is demonstrating partial achievement of what is expected at this year level.
E: Student is demonstrating minimal achievement of what is expected at this year level
These grades are based on a range of assessment strategies that teachers use to determine student achievement against the Australian Curriculum standards. Teachers make a balanced judgement to decide which grade best matches the standard the student has achieved.
During our recent pupil free day teaching teams spent time reviewing their programming in terms of the curriculum content covered to this point of the year along with setting future directions. These actions ensure appropriate coverage of the curriculum occurs alongside opportunities for assessment at student achievement against appropriate year level standards.
Parent Portal for Reports
Our school uses an online portal that families can access to view their child's mid and end of year reports. Consequently, a hard copy of mid year reports will only be made available upon request under special circumstances; please contact the front office if this applies to you. For new families, information on how to access the parent portal with your own special access code was sent out earlier this week. Please contact the front office if you require this access code again.
We ask for family support in ensuring our uniform expectations are met. Please take the time to read the school’s guidelines in this area which are available on our website. Whilst we are seeing all children dressed appropriately with the main uniform items there are some aspects to note, including:
· Sock colour should be solid blue or white (without logos or alternative colours).
· No coloured nail polish.
· School approved hats (beginning of September until the end of May) must be in good condition (without rips).
Forum for parents and carers of children with disability
Parents and carers of children with a disability are invited to join a free information and networking forum in Adelaide hosted by the Department for Education.
Theme: Navigating Together
Forum topics will include:
· transition to high school
· the behaviour support toolkit
· student support services – making connections.
When: Thursday 1 July Time: 9.30am to 2.00pm
More information about the forum can be found on the SERU website.
School Community Happenings
Our school movie night was well attended and I would like to thank the parent volunteers and staff helpers who assisted during the evening. Next term our school will be offering an Auskick program for students in Reception to Year 2. As with all after hours sport, the success of these activities rely on parent help so please consider volunteering if your child will be participating; no experience is needed!
Enrolments for the OSHC’s vacation care are still open. If you are intending to make a booking please do so via the information sent out previously on Skoolbag or by contacting Andrew.