Communication

At St Bede’s we encourage strong and positive communication between the school and home. This includes ongoing information on your child’s progress, both formally and informally. In mid Term 1 we send home an Interim Report that highlights how your child has settled into their new learning environment, their attitude towards learning and their social interactions within the classroom.

A written report that summarises academic progress is provided at the end of Semester 1 (Term 2) and Semester 2 (Term 4). These provide an assessment of your child’s achievement in each subject using a 3 point scale for Kindergarten (Competent, Developing, Experiencing Difficulty); and a 5 point scale for Years 1-6 (currently A-E). A comprehensive comment is also provided that outlines your child’s attitude and skills with their learning, achievements and areas for development/goal setting.

Three Way meetings (child, parent, teacher) are held in Term 2, along with other opportunities to celebrate student achievement – learning journeys, visual displays, etc. Parents are welcome and encouraged to contact the school and speak with their child’s teacher at any time there are concerns regarding levels of progress, attitude or wellbeing.