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Friday, June 30th 2017

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Term 2 Week 10: From the Deputy Principal | Learning and Staff Development

Reporting, Feedback and Feedforward
The end of a school day, week or term are significant times for students with their parents, to reflect on their learning and set goals for the lessons ahead. The end of semester, in this same spirit, is important for reflection, review and goal setting. Have I been at my best in class? Have I asked for help when I needed it? Have I prepared for assessments as best as I could?

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority judging standards are the tools to support teachers when reporting against the achievement standards for each year of schooling, when giving assessment feedback and when explaining the differences between one student's achievement and another's. The achievement standard describes an expected level that the majority of students are achieving or working towards by the end of that year of schooling. In early learning, the Early Years Learning Framework is used to guide the learning journey of each child.

Any questions relating to your child’s report should be directed to their classroom teacher. If you have any concerns across a number of learning areas, I encourage you to seek support from the Leader of Wellbeing.

Feedforward in learning is used to support ‘where to next?’ thinking. We can use feedforward to persevere through difficulties, embrace new challenges or solve problems. For the new semester ahead, I encourage all students to set goals and have a growth mindset about their learning.

My sincere thanks goes to all staff involved in the reporting process. Your commitment and dedication to each child’s learning pathway is to be commended.

Code of Conduct
A reminder to all families that the pdfCode of Conduct can be accessed via the College website. The Code is mandated by Catholic Education Western Australia and the application of the code extends to all staff, students, parents, guardians, caregivers and volunteers. In each edition of Newman News going forward, we will outline guidelines for each conduct statement.

Conduct Statement 8
You support all members of the school community in making informed decisions about students.

1. You recognise that parents are the first educators of their children and equal partners in the education of students.
2. You understand that each member of the school community has skills, experience and knowledge that may be a unique resource that can be directed towards the safety and well-being of students.
3. You listen to everyone with courtesy and respect.
4. You treat the opinions of parents and school staff about the education and well-being of students with respect and dignity, even if you do not agree with it or believe it is misinformed or misguided.

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