Berridale Public School

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Assessment and reporting

Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning. These include observing work in class and looking closely at tasks throughout the year.

Twice a year, teachers formally assess a student’s achievement based on the outcomes described in the syllabus of each subject. A written report using the common grade scale is sent home in the first half of the year, usually near the end of Term 2, and again in Term 4. This gives a clear picture of your child’s learning.


We provide detailed information to students about what we expect from them throughout the year and how their work will be assessed. Students have a number of formal assessments throughout their schooling.

Parent - teacher meetings

You will be given a formal opportunity to discuss your child's progress at a parent-teacher meeting. However, if you have any concerns, don't wait for a parent-teacher meeting. Please make an appointment to discuss these concerns as they arise with the relevant teacher.

If you need an interpreter, ask us to call the interpreter service on 13 14 50. This service is free.

In addition to meetings with parents, School Progress Reports and Work Sample Folders are produced to provide an accurate record of each student's achievements and progress at school. The following schedule of reporting to parents will be followed:

Term 1

Progress Report
Outlining work and habits, behaviour and social skills.

Student/Teacher/Parent Interview
A conference, led by the student, about their progress at school.

Semester 1

Progress Report
Identifying achievement of Syllabus Outcomes in all Key Learning Areas.

Semester 2

Progress Report
Identifying growth/achievement of Syllabus Outcomes in all Key Learning Areas.

Parent Interview
Offered but not mandatory