Curriculum & Activities - Assessment & Reporting

 Assessment & Reporting 

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 high school student's achievements based on the outcomes described in the syllabuses of each subject.

Semester Reports

A written report using 

the grade scale is emailed home at the end of Term 2 and Term 4, to give you a clear picture of your child's achievements. You can also log on to the Sentral Parent Portal to view and download your child's reports at any time. 

We provide detailed information to students about what is expected from them throughout the year and how their work will be assessed.

Ad Astra Reports

The Ad Astra report is emailed to parents mid way through term 1 and 3. This report outlines your child's performance against the care values of the school as well as effort, application and punctuality:

Core Values

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Achievement

External Assessment

  • All students in Years 7 and 9 sit for four tests in May that are known as the 
  • National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). NAPLAN assesses students' skills in numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  •  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.
  • VALID Science 8 - All Year 8 students in NSW sit for the Validation of Assessment 4 Learning & Individual Development (VALID) test in term 4. It is an online interactive multimedia assessment called VALID Science 8. You will receive a report of your child's achievement in term 1 of Year 9.
  • Higher School Certificate - Years 11-12 students complete courses applicable for this assessment.

Optional assessments:

Parent / Teacher Meetings

You will be given a formal opportunity to discuss your child's progress at a parent teacher evening, 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.

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