St Therese School has a commitment to continually improving learning and teaching, with an expectation that all students will succeed.
The curriculum is based on the Victorian Curriculum and the school reports to parents via the A-E rankings, Google Docs and digital portfolio, provides an extensive format for communicating to parents.
The school curriculum has as its major focus for all students – Developing deep understandings about self, others and the world and taking action that matters.
Assessment is a means of uncovering the narrative of our learners: their progress, success and challenges in learning. At its best, assessment engages students, teachers and families in an authentic relationship about learning. This forms the basis for learning partnerships that enable the full flourishing of every student across all learning domains.
Assessment in a Catholic school focuses on growth across religious, physical, cognitive, social and emotional domains. This multidimensional approach to growth respects the sacred dignity of the learner and engenders a feeling of being valued and understood. When the learning community is open to encounter, and the importance of relationships is valued, assessment becomes more than just results. Learning communities understand and value the narrative of their students, their context, their world and their families in order to see their students fully flourish.
3-way Learning Conversations
These meetings are designed to allow time for parents to learn more about the learning which is occuring in the classroom. It is an opportunity for the student to explain his/her learning and share their learning goals. It is also a time for the teacher to speak about student progress and parents to ask any questions or offer information relating to learning. Parents are urged to make an appointment once per semester. These are available on a fortnightly basis with your teacher and can be made via our online booking system.
Our online reporting is done through Google Docs. The direct link to your child's reporting is shared with you once and you can then store the link in your emails. If this is lost the teacher can resend or the office can also organise this information for you.