Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess each student’s work. This includes observing their work in class and looking closely at the work they produce throughout the year.
Twice a year teachers also assess each primary school student’s achievements based on the outcomes described in the NSW primary curriculum foundation statements.
A written report using the grade scale is sent home usually near the end of Term 2 and Term 4, to give you a clear picture of your child’s achievements.
Students have a number of assessments in primary school:
- Best start Kindergarten assessments in literacy and numeracy – helps our teachers to identify the learning needs of your child.
- National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy(NAPLAN) – assesses students’ skills in numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. All students in Years 3 and 5 sit for four tests in May.
NAPLAN results help teachers meet the individual literacy and numeracy needs of students. You will receive a detailed written report of your child’s achievement in the tests.
Parent – teacher meetings
You will be given a formal opportunity to discuss your child’s progress at a parent-teacher meeting. However, if you have any concerns, don’t wait for a parent-teacher meeting. Please make an appointment to discuss these concerns as they arise with the relevant teacher.