Our teachers know their students and work with them to help them realise their potential as learners. Our focus on authentic learning and authentic assessment ensures that we challenge our students to grow in their learning and achieve their personal best.
Throughout our community of Sydney Catholic schools, we have shown high performance of our students in measures such as NAPLAN and the HSC.
We believe assessment is a critical and ongoing aspect of the teaching and learning cycle, and the way we can challenge our learners, analyse their needs and measure their success. It is used to inform the teacher of student understanding, knowledge and skills in all learning areas and to provide timely feedback to students, and to report to parents with. Assessment is used to modify and differentiate the teaching program in order for individual learning needs to be met.
We use a variety of standardised and diagnostic assessment tools, such as NAPLAN, Progressive Achievement Tests (PAT) for Reading, Comprehension, and Mathematics, Running Records for reading behaviours, Writing Sample Analysis, Clinical Interviews for Mathematics and The Religious Education Test and ICAS assessments, along with analysis of classroom-based work samples.
In recent years, we have been seeing steady growth in most areas of Reading and Mathematics, and continue to focus on these for improvement.