Here we are already over half way through third term!
We have been able to have few exciting things return this term. Science Week incursions, assemblies, sport and SAPSASA events and our Senior Choir will have an excursion in week 10. It is great to have these and other experiences and opportunities return.
Finding some clarity in what has been a messy year...
Over the coming weeks we will be engaging in Assessment and Data collection for all R-7 students, specifically in the areas of Maths, Reading and Writing (our Site Improvement Plan Goals), through testing known as PAT (Progressive Achievement Testing). The data we gather from these tests will be analysed by staff at our Term 4 Pupil Free Day and used to support individual student growth and also to guide a review process for our site improvement plan to determine our goals and next steps for 2021.
In addition, state wide testing known as Phonics screening has begun for all Year 1 children and will be completed by week 8. Phonics (the relationship between letters and sounds) is vital in learning to read. The phonics screening check is a short, simple assessment that tells teachers how students are progressing in phonics. It takes only 5–7 minutes and is carried out by classroom teachers with each student individually. Teachers then analyse the results and use this information for planning and programming.
Keep up the great work with physical distancing, hand washing / sanitizing, remaining at home when unwell and understanding that to keep our learners safe, we have limited numbers of adults in buildings...this compliance has rewarded our learners with the ability to take part in a wide range of programs and experiences.