Florey Primary School is committed to regular communication between teachers and parents about the on-going progress of children. Teachers are always willing to talk about and explain educational programs and to discuss children's individual progress or other matters of concern. Parents are welcome to contact the school or class teacher to make an appointment.
There are a number of avenues for communication on student progress.
Getting to know you interviews Term 1
This initial interview is vital for building relationships with teachers and families. It is an opportunity to set learning goals for the year, and advise of any special circumstances, social/emotional needs specific to your child.
These demonstrate aspects of your child's learning over the year. Draft and polished work samples are included to demonstrate knowledge, skills, strategies and applications in each of the taught key learning areas. Learning descriptions are attached to each work sample to provide an understanding of the task, expectations and learning outcomes associated with each work sample. These portfolios are a great way for students to explain and discuss their learning and growth throughout the year with their parents/carers and families.
Mid-year and end of year reports
There are two formal reporting periods during the year. Reports are all aligned to the Australian Curriculum and indicate student performance against year level achievement standards. The achievement standards describe the extent of knowledge, depth of understanding and skills that would be typically acquired and demonstrated by a student.
The key learning areas for assessment and reporting across a twelve month period are:
- history/geography or studies of society and the environment
- health and physical education
- language (Indonesian)
- the arts (music, dance, media arts, drama, visual arts).
Included in the report are statements of learning which provide an overview of the content and organisation of the teaching and learning program. Teachers provide feedback on student application to learning, giving insight into the attitudes and values students brings to specific areas of learning. Scaled achievement ('Beginning, Developing, Established & Highly Competent') which indicate the extent to which your child has demonstrated acquisition of the given achievement standard. 'Stengths' and 'Areas for Development' are recorded about specific learning growth in English and mathematics. 'Work Habits' and 'Social Skills' are characteristic of applications made to all learning areas and are reported against a five point scale ranging from inconsistent performance to consistent performance. Students who are involved in extra-curricular activities are also acknowledged through this report. A general comment is also provided that communicates additional learning achievements, areas for ongoing monitoring or development, social development and progression towards personal learning goals.
Parents/carers of students that are on Individual Learning Plans may also choose to receive the ILP report.
Mid year parent teacher interviews
Interviews are scheduled at the end of Term 2, as an opportunity to discuss academic progress of students. This time is used to review learning goals and ask questions regarding mid year reports. Mid-year reports and portfolios are sent home prior to interviews to give families time to discuss student achievement.
Learning Journeys (Term 3)
Learning Journeys are held during Term 3, and provide an opportunity for parent/carers and families to visit the school and celebrate learning in their child's class and/or building. Activities are set up for parents to engage in and students work hard on their invitations and are proud to show off their learning achievements. The learning journey culminates with a showcase of Florey talent, with the choir, band and other performances.