Term 4, as like every other year, will be busy with many events and preparations. As you would know, this term sees the teachers planning and preparing for reports. Unlike other years, 2021 Semester 2 Reports will look slightly different. For the majority of last semester, the students have been learning from home. Though we understand and appreciate that families have undertaken remote learning with the best of efforts and intentions, we also must recognise that their child’s learning will be more greatly supported under the trained expertise of their classroom teachers, who miss them dearly! The gathering of helpful data in this learning period can pose some issues as well. Consequently, the staff acknowledged this and have gone about making some adjustments to the upcoming reports.
Throughout remote learning, the teachers have continued to make observations through class discussions and questioning, student feedback and participation, and the daily activities they have been taught and completed. Each of these has been invaluable. They have given insight into how the students have absorbed the content of the learning tasks. When combined, each of the above has allowed the teachers to see how the students have grown and progressed in their knowledge and understanding.
In the Semester 2 reports, you will see an asterisk (*) next to the outcomes taught throughout Terms 3 and 4. By doing this, both yourselves and the staff can see how the nature of learning differed during this season. Some parts of the comment are similar across all students in the student profile. In contrast, other parts are written based on the individual observation and data of each child. Here, the teacher will share where they have been successful and areas that require ongoing focus and a future goal.
Your continued support and ongoing commitment to the school and your child’s education have played a significant role this semester. We can celebrate that the staff, parents, and students have indeed worked together!
Mrs Gillian Coote
Monday 25/10/21 – Years 2 to 6 return to school
Monday 1/11/21 – English ICAS Competition
Friday 5/11/21 – K-6 Pre-recorded Assembly
Thursday 11/11 – Year 7 2022 Taster Day 2 and Year 7 2022 Virtual Information Evening