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From the Deputy Principal Curriculum – Newsletter Edition 08, 2020

Dear Parents

Students and teachers alike are welcoming the end of school today. It has been a variable term, with some online learning, some face-to-face and much reviewing and rescheduling to get everybody on the same page. As always, the end of Semester 1 means reporting. Academic reports for students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will look different this year and I would like to remind you of the following:

Semester 1 Reporting
As Semester 1 examinations and assessments have been later than usual, the Semester 1 reporting timeline has also been adjusted. Release details are as follows:

  • Years 7 to 11 reports available in SEQTA – Monday 3 August (Week 3 Term 3);
  • Instrumental Music reports Years 7 to 12 – Monday 3 August.

Years 7, 8 and 9 Semester 1 Academic Reports
As assessments have been completed over the semester, students have been provided with rubrics giving detailed information about each student’s next steps for learning. Parents have been able to access this information in SEQTA so they can be involved in their child’s learning over the semester.

End of semester grades (A-E) will be communicated to parents and students in the Semester 1 Report.

Individual subject comments will not be included on the report, as much of this information has been accessible over the semester in rubrics, teacher feedback and in the course information on SEQTA.

Students will still receive a House Group comment. Because of COVID-19 and the reduced opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities, teacher comments will focus on a student’s organisation, relationships and attitude towards school.

Parent/Teacher interviews for Years 9 and 10 will be held on the afternoon/evening of Tuesday 11 August (Week 4 Term 3). Full details regarding this event will be released at the same time as the release of reports, Monday 3 August.

Please contact me if you have any queries regarding this information.

Regards

Georgina Solomon
Deputy Principal – Curriculum

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