Student Progress Reports and The New Victorian Curriculum

Over the past month or so the teachers have been busily preparing and writing each student’s end of year report.  This year, in line with the guidelines put out by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development we are reporting on students’ progress against the standards detailed in the Victorian Curriculum A-10.  The Victorian Curriculum Foundation sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling.

The Victorian Curriculum is a combination of the nation-wide Australian Curriculum with some Victoria-specific additions and re-framing. It is expected that educators refer to the Victorian Curriculum ahead of the Australian Curriculum, as the Victorian has all the elements of the Australian version plus other crucial aspects that are required in Victoria.

This new curriculum includes a stronger focus on the foundational skills of literacy and numeracy and on personal and social skills, thinking skills and new areas of learning such as computational thinking.  This curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship.

The Victorian Curriculum is based on key learning areas and four capabilities.  The following table represents the minimum reporting requirements for each of these areas, as determined by the Department of Education.

Of all the experiences and activities a child is involved in at school the student achievement report is the one thing that is consistently reread throughout one’s life. Our aim is to try to make sure that this record of achievement is personal, honest, informative, constructive and hopeful so that when it is reread it evokes a sense of satisfaction, belonging and success.

Student progress reports will be available for viewing on the Sentral Parent Portal from Wednesday June the 28th. Please note that reports will NOT be printed and sent home as per previous years. Your child’s classroom teacher will discuss your child’s progress with you at Parent Teacher Conferences before you receive the report. All of your child’s progression reports will now be available for you to view and print at your own discretion from the Parent Portal. If you need access to a computer or printer, there will be one available to use in the front office area between the hours of 10am and 2pm each day.

If you have misplaced your login details for the Parent Portal, please email Katie Atkin at atkin.katie.m@edumail.vic.gov.au .

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