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.
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.
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.
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 student's 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 and 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.
HSC Minimum Standards Testing - All students are now required to show a minimum standard of literacy and numeracy to receive the Higher School Certificate (HSC) from 2020. Students will sit short online tests of reading, writing and maths for everyday life.