Reporting to Parents
At Our Lady Star of the Sea School reporting to parents is undertaken in a number of forms, including opportunities for teachers and parents to meet, and written reports to parents
At the beginning of Term One, parents are invited to meet with teachers for a “Getting to Know Your Child” meeting. The purpose of the meeting is for teachers to receive information from parents to help identify a child’s strengths and needs to assist in developing future learning opportunities for the child and to build positive relationships between teachers, students and parents.
Parent, child and teacher conversations are held towards the end of Semester One. The purpose of the conversation is for the child to own, and be proud, of their achievements and to have direction for their future learning. Teachers and parents have an opportunity to share relevant information about the child, to identify the child’s strengths and needs and to assist in developing learning opportunities for the future.
Parents are encouraged to organise additional parent teacher conversations, as appropriate, throughout the school year, as will the teachers
Teachers provide written reportsto parents at the conclusion of Semester One and Semester Two. The report provides information about your child's achievements through personal teacher comments as well as teacher judgements which are reported against expected statewide standards for the relevant year level, or where appropriate against their personal learning plan.
A school report folder is issued with the first report, commonly the Prep Semester One Report. As additional reports are received they can be added to this folder.
Learning Journals are another form of communication to parents used throughout the year. Learning Journals are shared either digitally or in hard copy, These journals are an integral part of reporting student achievement to parents.