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Assessment and Reporting

Mildura West Primary School’s Assessment and Reporting is ONLINE. We are using a program called Compass, to communicate with Parents and Carers about each child’s learning progress.

Why are we doing this?

Assessment and Reporting is more effective if it is ongoing throughout the entire year. We know that education is best when you, your child and the school work together. Online Reporting offers an opportunity for parents to become more involved in the learning process.

What is Compass?

  • A Student Online Assessment and Reporting system
  • A Parent Portal that will allow you to view and comment on your child’s assessment tasks
  • A place for teachers to provide feedback
  • Ongoing reporting on your child’s learning

 

You will have access to a number of assessment tasks that your child will complete throughout the year. Teachers will provide feedback to the students.

Each assessment task is called a CAT (Common Assessment Task).

 

Parents will still receive a report on their child’s learning at half and end of year mark.

This will be a summary of achievement, not a detailed account.

 

Assessment Tasks

  • Students will complete regular assessment tasks (CATs), across a range of subject areas.
  • These tasks (CATs) are designed to assess student abilities against the Victorian Curriculum at the expected grade level.
  • These tasks (CATs) will provide you with valuable information about your child’s progress
  • The tasks are samples of your child’s work and will give you an example of how your child has performed against criteria.

 

How will the Assessment Grading work?

  • Students will be assessed on their academic performance as At Risk, Below Standard, At Standard and Above Standard.
  • Students will be assessed on their work habits as Excellent, Very Good, Good, Acceptable and Needs Attention.

 

* If you have any concerns about this process, please see your child’s teacher.

Grade 5/6 Team Building

Last Thursday the Grade 5/6’s went to Jaycee Park and we did lots of team building activities. We all had a lot of fun getting to know each other especially mixing up the grade 5’s and 6’s. Some of the things we focused on were being Principled, improving our Communication skills and being a Risk-Taker, by trying new things. The teachers, ES and students all joined in and had fun together. Overall it was an awesome day! By Molly and Musashi

Grade 3/4 Water activity morning

On Wednesday 12th February we had a water fun day. It included all Grade 3s and 4s. There was a water slide, bubbles, water balloons and a pool full of floaties. We were wetting all the teachers with water. Sorry teachers! My favourite part was when we went down the slide. I could hear teachers yelling screaming with fun and kids laughing. There was kids running around everywhere, bubbles, balloons, soap and mud. Ella 4T

I really enjoyed when we had our water fun day. My friends and I chased Mohpreet so that we could wet him. I threw a ball at him and Roland threw three buckets of water on him. Adam 4T

I really enjoyed the free play during our water fun morning. I just really liked getting wet! It was funny to pour water on people! Simrat 4T

Building A Classroom Community

Over the last 2-3 weeks our children have been forming many new friendships and building a positive Classroom Community. As they learn, they work in pairs and small teams, gaining necessary life skills Part of the “Team Building” has been lots of fun!!The Grade 5 & 6 students went to Jaycee Park and engaged in lots of collaborative, challenging tasks. The Grade 3 & 4 students had a Water Fun morning on the school oval. It’s wonderful to see so much fun and laughter.

Hats & Water Bottles please

Please ensure your child has a broad brimmed hat, clearly labelled. As you know, we have several weeks of hot weather ahead and we need to protect our children’s skin. Any child who does not have a hat is requested to play under the shade sails at the front of the school.

Children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school. Please remember, it can only
contain water.

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