Reporting to Parents

At Pigeon Mountain Primary School, we value the learning partnership we have with parents. Regular two-way communication between home and school is an essential part of the learning process.

Parents can make an appointment with the class teacher at any time during the year if they are concerned about their child.

At PMPS, we report to parents four times a year. We have 2 written reports,  Three – Way conferences in April and Student Led Conferences in September.

Three Way Conferences will be held in Term 1 on Tuesday 4th April 1.30pm – 8.00pm and  Wednesday 5th April 3.30pm – 6.00pm.

Student Led Conferences will be held in Term 3 on Wednesday 13th September 3.30pm – 6.30pm and Thursday 14th September 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Teachers of students in Years 1-3 will report on Inquiry, Health & Physical Education and the Arts during the TthreeWay and Student Led conferences.

New entrant students are assessed within the first 2 weeks at school. A report of this assessment is sent home 2-4 weeks after starting school. (5-year-olds).

We have 2 reporting cycles

Years 1-3

Parents of students in Years 1-3 receive a written report on Reading, Writing,  Maths and the PMPS Key Competencies every 6 months after their starting school date.

Years 4-6

Parents of students in Years 4-6 receive 2 written reports a year – mid and end of year.

Mid Year Report–  Year 4, 5, and  6

Students are assessed on Reading, Writing, Maths and the PMPS Key Competencies.

End of Year Report– Students are assessed in Reading, Writing, Maths, The Arts, Oral Language, Health and Physical Education and Inquiry.

How Will The Teacher Work Out Where Students Are At?

The teacher will continue to use many different assessment tools and use their overall judgement to find out where students are against the school’s expectations.

To find a student’s OTJ, teachers use:

  • A range of assessment tools
  • Observations of students working in the classroom
  • Conversations with students about their learning
  • Assessments of how students manage and evaluate their own learning
  • Children’s assessment of their own and each others’ work

It is important to remember that as learners we start at different points and progress in our learning in different ways and at different rates from one another.

Some students will need more time and support to reach expectations. The focus must always be on students, teachers, and parents working together to achieve each student’s next learning steps.