Curriculum - Assessment

Reporting and Assessment

Our reporting process is based on the principle of stewardship. This emphasises a shared responsibility for the growth and development of the child. Reporting is aimed at informing parents of children's progress, attitudes, behaviour and at discussing the needs of the child and a co-operative means of addressing these needs.
Reporting incorporates:
On-going description of classroom activities in newsletters.
Oral reporting takes place throughout the year. This reporting enables parents and teachers to meet at a mutually convenient time to discuss various aspects of the child's development.
Written reports distributed at the end of each semester.
 At St Peter’s, teachers aim to develop and implement a balanced assessment program across learning areas.   A balanced assessment program:
•       promotes, assists and improves teaching and learning
•       helps children achieve the highest standards
•       provides parents/carers with meaningful information on students’ achievements        
 A balanced assessment program provides opportunities for teachers to collect evidence of students’ learning that is demonstrated through an assessment processes that is based on:
•       Assessment for learning — enabling teachers to analyse and interpret information about students’ progress to inform their teaching
•       Assessment as learning — enabling students to reflect on and monitor their own progress to inform their future learning goals
•       Assessment of learning — assisting teachers to use evidence of students’ learning to assess achievement against goals and standards.