Assessment and Reporting
Staff will be frequently collecting information regarding your child’s learning and development in a variety of ways, including work samples, written observations, video footage, photographs and appropriate checklists. This information will be used to inform the planning of appropriate learning experiences for your child on an individual basis or as part of a group.
Progress meetings are held in term 2 however you are welcome at any time to speak with staff or to make an appointment to discuss your child’s learning and development. If you are unable to meet staff at Kindergarten due to other commitments, please do not hesitate to call for a chat or make a mutually convenient time. At the end of your child’s final term of kindergarten you will receive a Statement of Learning (which is sent to children’s school) along with your child’s learning journal.
Children's Learning Journals
Each child has a Learning Journal which may contain any of the following:
- examples of work, matched to articulated curriculum outcomes
- learning stories of children’s learning linked to the educational outcomes from the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia: “Belonging, Being and Becoming”
- an end-of-year Statement of Learning written in your child’s final term of kindergarten
The Journal belongs to your child and can be borrowed out for sharing with family at home as often as you like, however we only have one copy so please keep it very safe while you have it! When children make the transition to school, the Journal is an invaluable document to share information about your child’s learning with their new teacher.