The school is committed to a variety of assessment and reporting procedures that demonstrate student achievement and success at their respective level of development.
At the start of each school year Parent Information meetings are held by classroom teachers to outline class routines, practices and curriculum focus areas. Additional parent meetings are conducted from time to time. Preschool parents are encouraged to make weekly contact with their child’s teacher. The regular involvement of parents with their child’s preschool year will provide continuous information about their child’s progress and development.
Three Way Conferences
Both term one and three culminate in a Three Way Conference in which student, parent and teacher celebrate aspects of the students learning journey and set goals for the following term or semester. Student portfolios consisting of work samples, annotations and evaluations are presented to parents at the Three Way Conference at the end of term three.
St Thomas’ also publishes a student report card at the completion of both semester one and two. Reports include a standardized scale of A-E.
These varied forms of reporting provide parents with a detailed account of a students’ overall achievement across all aspects of school life.
Formal Government Testing
St Thomas’ participates in the following Government tests:
- Year 3 and Year 5 National Literacy and Numeracy Test (NAPLAN)
These Government Tests support teachers’ assessment practices and help achieve the best outcomes for the students.