Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning.
Teachers observe students' work in class and look closely at tasks throughout the year. They also formally assess a student's achievement based on the outcomes described in the syllabus of the subject.
As a parent or carer, you’ll receive a written report twice a year. It gives you a clear picture of your child’s achievements – what they know and can do.
In Years 7 to 10, we use the common grade scale in reporting. In Year 11, we use the Preliminary grade scale.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are assessed on achievement of competencies.
We provide detailed information to students about what we expect from them throughout the year and how their work will be assessed. Students have a number of formal assessments throughout their schooling.
- National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) – reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, punctuation and grammar) and numeracy tests for students in Years 7 and 9. The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) holds the tests in May each year. Results and student reports are released in August.
- Validation of Assessment for Learning and Individual Development (VALID) – online diagnostic science assessments for students in Year 8. Some schools also choose to sit the tests in Year 10.
- The Record of School Achievement (RoSA) is awarded to eligible students who leave school before completing their Higher School Certificate. The RoSA records a student’s grades between the end of Year 10 and when they leave school.
- The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is an internationally recognised qualification awarded to students who successfully complete Years 11 and 12 in NSW.
- Some students may apply for placement in a selective high school. For more information, visit selective high schools and opportunity classes.
Parents can access student reports as well as important documentation such as Assessment Schedules, Subject Selection Guides and student timetables through our schools Sentral Parent Portal.
If you do not remember your user name and password there is a link on the portal page to retrieve those details. Your email address is the email address you have registered with the school. Once into your Parent Portal, you will link your account to your student using the unique Access Key that has been sent to your nominated email address. If you need assistance locating this or require it to be resent, please contact the school.
Signed copies of reports are available to be collected from the school office on the last day of Term 2 and again on the last day of Term 4.
Parents wishing to discuss their child's report can contact to the school to arrange an appointment or phone discussion.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent teacher interviews are held for students on the last two days of Term 2 each year and all parents are encouraged to be involved and speak with their child's teacher.
Bookings for these also run through the Sentral Portal.
If you have any questions, please contact the school.