Thanks to all the families who took the opportunity to attend progress interviews for their daughters over the last two weeks. These interviews are one means of receiving feedback about your daughter’s progress with her studies, in addition to the feedback you should be receiving through the Parent Access Module (PAM). Of course, if you have questions or concerns at any point I would encourage you to make contact with your daughter’s teacher.
The work that is planned for learning, teaching and assessment is mapped against the Victorian Curriculum, and teacher assessment is always against standards that are described for each area of the curriculum we teach. In this way our assessment of learning is criterion-referenced – we use a variety of student work across the course of a unit to determine student achievement and progress against standards. It is important that accurate and honest feedback is provided to students to support them to set goals for their own learning, and to have an understanding of what they need to do to improve. Student self-reflection using feedback provided is a meta-cognitive process whereby students relate their feedback from teachers, to the progression against the standards summarised in the unit rubric. This is an important skill in itself as we support our students to be self-determining and self-driven learners.
College Uniform Survey
One of the most recognisable features of any school is the uniform worn by its students. A uniform should establish a sense of pride, belonging, purpose and identity among students. The College uniform and the way it is worn provides a statement about the way we perceive ourselves and the way in which the public perceives us.
All students share in the responsibility to maintain the College’s reputation by the correct wearing of the uniform.
We also expect that parents will support the College by ensuring their daughter(s) is/are equipped to wear the correct College uniform each day.
A Uniform Review Committee has been established to consider the current uniform and grooming requirements with a view to potentially make some adjustments that take into account the feedback from students, parents and staff of St Columba’s College.
We ask that you complete the following preliminary survey to help the Committee with their deliberations and decisions.
Please click on the link below and complete this survey by 9.00 am, Wednesday 15 May 2019.