Assessment and Reporting
At St Aloysius School formal reporting procedures will be undertaken at appropriate stages during the year with a mid year and an end of year report provided to parents and carers. The student Learning Journals are regularly updated with additions of the children’s work samples.
The student Learning Journals are a collection of the children's work throughout each term, it u=includes their reflections, teacher reflections, goals set and work samples. Work samples are accompanied by comments that explain the context in which it was completed, it may be supported by a teacher comment and a student comment. The Learning Journals provides a wonderful keepsake, a snapshot of the child's learning and provides parents with the opportunity to reflect on their child's learning with them.
At St. Aloysius’ School, we see parent engagement as a priority. As such, regular ‘SeeSaw’ messages are sent via mobile devices to parents of children in each class. Our Learning Journals are an effective communication of completed tasks between the partners in the children’s learning parents/children/teachers. Items which may be included in learning journals and SeeSaw messages includes;
- Statements indicating the ‘Learning Intention’ of a particular task
- Your child’s/children’s expressed goals
- Relevant work samples from all learning areas
- Awards, successes, achievements, celebrations of learning
- Work children are particularly proud of which reflects their strengths and indicates development
- Children's self-evaluations
- Teacher’s evaluations and opportunities for comments from parents.
We hope this process enhances our whole communication in teaching and learning and evaluation. Our Learning Journals represent a frame-by-frame continuum of each child’s individual progress and we the staff consider them to be a valuable and treasured documentation of your child’s life at St. Aloysius’ School.
Parents or teachers may request a meeting any time throughout the year at a mutually convenient time to share concerns and celebrations.