The staff of Guardian Angels’ School is committed to providing parents with accurate evidence-based feedback on students’ achievement. We view a child’s learning as a partnership between teachers, parents and our learners. In line with government requirements, formal written reports are provided to parents twice a year. Reports will be uploaded electronically to the Parent Portal at the end of Semester 1 and Semester 2.
These reports, or Summary of Achievement, map our learners’ progress as measured against the national standard in each area of the national Curriculum. A five-point scale is utilised in order to provide parents with a clear indication of how their child is performing in each learning area. Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences are held at the end of Term 1 and Term 3, and are available on request by either the class teacher or parents towards the end of the school year. At these conferences, each student’s portfolio of work samples is shared. It is the practice at Guardian Angels’ School for class teachers to meet with parents prior to the distribution of a Semester Report if a student is performing below the expected standard.
At the commencement of each school year, each class teacher conducts a Parent Partnership evening at which the year’s program, practices and expectations are outlined.
Each term class teachers provide parents with a Curriculum Newsletter which details the content and assessment pieces which will be the focus in each learning area for that term. This document also includes important dates for each individual class eg excursions, assembly dates etc. Curriculum Newsletters are distributed to parents by Week 3 of Term 1 and by Week 2 of Terms 2, 3 and 4.
Either formal or informal meetings between parents and teachers may be held throughout the year upon request by either party.
NAPLAN testing is conducted in May each year with students in Years 3 and 5. A NAPLAN report is distributed to parents of Year 3 and 5 students upon receipt from the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.
Students in Years 3 to Year 6 undertake elements of the ACER Testing Program annually.