St. Francis Xavier’s Primary School aims to assist with the full development of your child’s spiritual, academic, social and emotional education. Our mission involves rising to the challenges of social, cultural, economic and technological change in the context of gospel values and the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Assessment and reporting to parents is ongoing throughout the year in various forms and opportunities. The cycle of reporting to parents include:
- A general information session for parents at the beginning of Term 1, which informs parents about aspects of curriculum and the forms of assessment that will be used. There are also parent interviews available.
- A full written report will be sent home to parents at the end of Term 2. This report includes Effort and Work Habits.
- At the end of Term 3, portfolios of students work and self-assessment at an oral interview.
- A full written report will be sent home to parents at the end of Term 4. This report includes Effort and Work Habits.
There are many other ways of reporting to parents throughout the year. All major assessment tasks have a description of the task and criteria sheets that give clear targets for students to achieve. These are sent home to inform parents of the journey that students will be taking to reach those targets.
Open days at school are another way of showing aspects of a student’s work. Reporting also occurs when students are involved in National Testing (Years 3, 5 & 7) as well as results from the ICAS competitions that are available. Parents are able to make an interview time with teachers anytime throughout the year if they wish to know more about their student’s progress.
It is important to understand that the traditional end of term reporting is a ‘snapshot’ in time observed at a particular moment of the assessment. Assessment is ongoing and continuous.