Assessment & reporting

Students are regularly assessed throughout the year.  Assessment takes a variety of forms including class-based tasks, homework, practical work and formal exams.
Early in the school year all students are issued  with Assessment Booklets to guide them through when major tasks are due or will task place during their course.
These Assessment Booklets are available from the Downloads section of the website.   As dates of assessments can vary from initially published dates,, it is the responsibility of students to keep themselves aware of such changes.
All students will receive a report for semester 1 and semester 2.  These are generally issued in the second term of the semester.  There are also scheduled Parent Teacher nights for parent/guardians to meet with teachers to discuss student progress.
 In 2013 assessment dates will also be placed on the school calendar, which is now 'Google' based.  Students and parents who have a GMail account can subscribe to the relevant calendar(s).  There are calendars for each cohort, which combine to create an overall school calendar. 

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.

A written report using the grade scale is sent home usually near the end of Term 2 and Term 4, to give you a clear picture of your child's achievements.

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

Students have a number of assessments in high school:

  • 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 meeting. 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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