Assessment, reporting and interviews
We believe that a continuous assessment of your child’s progress and performance is the most valuable and effective means of evaluating your child’s progress.
A parent/teacher meeting is held early in term 1. This gives the teacher the opportunity to explain class routines and expectations. It also allows parents to ask questions and generally become better acquainted with the class teacher.
If parents have any concerns regarding their child’s progress they may request an interview with the class teacher or Principal at any time during the year. It is necessary to contact the school office so that a mutually convenient time can be arranged. Reporting takes place at the end of Semester 1 (July) and at the end of Semester 2 (December). Parent/Teacher interviews are held at the end of Semester 1. Our school uses the online program Sentral to manage interview bookings and publish school reports.
Homework should be a purposeful learning experience which may extend or enrich the daily learning program. Parents are encouraged to help their children establish a regular time and place for carrying out homework activities and to support their efforts. The class teacher will outline the homework requirements at the beginning of each year.
Excursions to places of educational interest are held during the year. These are planned as an introduction to, or the culmination of, a unit of work. Excursions are a valuable part of your child’s total learning experience and an invaluable resource for your child. Parents are notified in advance of details and cost, these costs must be met by the parents. In cases of genuine hardship parents should feel welcome to discuss the situation with the Principal.
It is expected that all children will participate in these activities. The consent forms must be returned to their teacher before your child is permitted to take part in the excursion.
School fees are invoiced at the start of each term for excursions, in school performances, sport and P&C donation. The schools preferred method of payment of invoice is online through the school’s website or to the office by cash, cheque, credit card (MasterCard or Visa). Please note we do not operate EFTPOS cash withdrawal and are unable to provide change. These payments should be submitted in an envelope along with the invoice. The envelope should contain the correct money and be clearly marked with your child’s first and last name, class, purpose, amount enclosed and be well sealed.
If you are paying your term account at the school office please enclose the statement with the correct money in an envelope.
Please ensure all money is sent to the school office on money collection days which are Monday Tuesday and Wednesday only between 8:30am and 3:30pm. No money should be given to your child’s class teacher.
A special activity requires a deposit to be made and is non-refundable. Some examples would include students attending the Milson Island Camp, Canberra Excursion or School Swim Scheme.
Excursions less than $20.00 will not be refunded unless authorised by the school Principal.
Permission notes must be handed to your child’s class teacher or the designated teacher on the permission note.