Communication and Reporting

Communications

Half Yearly and Yearly Student Reports

Families will receive a written school report at the end of Term 2 and again at the end of Term 4. Reports in Years 1- 6 are standards-based reports and use the mandated Plain English A to E scale for each Key Learning Area. Children in Kindergarten are not graded using an A-E scale, but rather by their own level of development over the first year at school.

Student achievement is assessed against specific learning outcomes and assessment standards. These outcomes are taken from the syllabus documents set by the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) for each Key Learning Area. The Term 4 report is sent home at least seven days before the end of the school year.

Parent Information Evening

These evenings are held at the beginning of each school year to allow the class teacher to inform parents of their class procedures and expectations for the year. These are important meetings and all parents are encouraged to attend.

Parent / Teacher Interviews

All parents are expected to meet with their child’s class teacher at the commencement of Term 1 and 3 to discuss their child’s progress. This is a formal interview between parents and teacher, however, staff welcome the opportunity to meet with parents at any time to discuss their child’s development or any issue that you may have.

School App

To receive regular updates and information about school events you can download our school app to your smartphone. Please visit the iTunes App Store for your free download of the St Brigid’s Primary School’s app for iPhones and Androids. This can also be downloaded to your iPad. For Android phone users please visit the Google Play Store.

 Social Media (Facebook, Instagram etc.)

St Brigid’s uses Facebook to communicate to the whole school community and to individual Stage Groups via closed pages. A statement regarding the inappropriate use of Social Media was issued by the Catholic Schools Office in July 2013 and is now included on the Enrolment Application form issued to all families within the Diocese of Lismore. As a result of this statement St Brigid’s Primary School has adopted the statement as a policy within the school. The Policy Statement is as follows: Families enrolled at St Brigid’s Primary School are not to communicate, or engage in social media activity, including, but not limited to Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, YouTube, Linkedin, Wikipedia or Second Life, and to appropriately supervise your children to ensure they do not communicate or engage in the above described social media which in any manner whatsoever is negative of the school, its administration, its teachers, the Catholic Schools Office, Parish Priest or his advisors, or The Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Lismore, or bring any, or part, or all the above into disrepute. In the event that this condition of the agreement is breached in any manner whatsoever, it shall be regarded as an essential term and condition and, at the sole discretion of the school, or the other parties mentioned above, children may be suspended or expelled from the school. As a school, St Brigid’s Primary School has adopted this statement as policy within the school.

Reporting

Parent interviews take place semester 1 and 2

Parent teacher interviews take place in Terms 1 and 3