At the end of each semester, parents are issued with a formal written report by the school. Parents/caregivers are interested in finding out how their child is achieving, the quality of that achievement and where their learning needs to be directed in the future. This report summarises evidence of student learning about how the student is achieving, provides feedback about the quality of this achievement and provides direction about where to next. Reporting involves teachers making a professional judgement on a body of evidence about a student’s progress and achievement against the curriculum. These judgements are made against the achievement standards of the Australian Curriculum. A teacher's professional judgement is at the heart of reporting student achievement. At Mary Immaculate, teachers use several assessment tools and evidence of student work to inform their judgments.
Parent Teacher Interviews offer a great opportunity to build partnerships between parents and the school. In particular, mid-year interviews allow teachers the opportunity to talk with parents about their child's school progress and any issues the student may be experiencing. At Mary Immaculate, parents are invited to a Parent Teacher Interview as per the following:
• Term 1 (Informal opportunity- voluntary)
• Term 2 (Formal Meeting - essential)
• Term 4 (Formal Meeting – voluntary)