As you are aware, there is a spike of various illnesses in the community as winter sets in and many sick children have been attending school. Please keep your children home if they are sick in order to reduce the spread of illness at school. Please also continue to remind your children to use safe hygiene routines such as regularly washing of hands. It would be appreciated if parents could email or phone the school office before 9 am, in order to notify staff of their child’s absence from school. Please do not wait for a message from the school. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this matter.
Early Years Charter
Our dedicated Early Childhood Educators have been working together to create an Early Childhood Charter. The Charter reflects our philosophy and early childhood pedagogies. We are excited to announce that our design has been finalised. Thank you to our wonderful Early Years team for engaging so passionately with this project and for bringing the vision to life. Our Early Childhood staff have shown great dedication and have been working hard in creating this important document.
Thursday afternoon’s Art club has been a huge success. The children have been having lots of fun creating loom bands, bracelets, melty beads, paintings and much more. This week the children are excited to be making calming bottles. All art items are being collected and will be sold to raise money for Telethon when we hold our Telethon fundraiser in Term 3. Thank you, Mrs Seaward, for coordinating this for the students in our school and for the fantastic staff who have volunteered their time to help each week! You are all AMAZING!
Report Time is Approaching!
The Mid-Year Reports for students will be available for parents on SEQTA Engage at the end of Term Two. Could you please check your login details NOW to ensure that you have access prior to the reports being released in Week 10.
New families from Year 1 to Year 6 and all Pre-Primary families will have received a welcome email this week directing you to set up your account for SEQTA Engage. Both parents have been sent the email, however, if you are happy to operate just one login for both parents, you don’t need to set up the second one. If you can’t see the email in your Inbox, please check your Junk or Spam folders as sometimes these emails will appear there as they are sent in bulk. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns.
Reports for 2023 – Understanding Your Child’s Report
Parents will receive 2 formal academic reports this year:
JULY – MID-YEAR REPORT
This report provides parents with a ‘snapshot in time’ of how their child is progressing in relation to the end-of-year achievement standard for each learning area for their year level. The grade provided is taking into account the curriculum which has been taught and assessed to that point in time.
DECEMBER – END OF YEAR REPORT
This report provides parents with an overview of how their child has progressed, across the entire year, in relation to the end-of-year Achievement Standard for each learning area for their year level. The grade provided is taking into account the curriculum which has been taught and assessed across the entire year, not just Semester 2.
Understanding the Grading System
Is a ‘C’ grade good? Yes, you should celebrate C grades as this indicates that your child has progressed to the desired level of understanding for his/her year level.
Is a ‘C’ grade just a pass like it used to be? No, a C grade today, is the expected Achievement Standard for each year level and each Learning Area.
Does an ‘A’ or ‘B’ grade mean my child is working a year or two above their current grade? No, an ‘A’ or ‘B’ grade means that your child is responding to the content taught to a deeper level. They may be thinking more critically about the content, which is a wonderful skill to demonstrate.
How are final grades determined? Teachers collect numerous samples of work and assessments to determine the final grade. The grade is determined with the use of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s (SCSA) Judging Standards. For more information on this go to https://parent.scsa.wa.edu.au/
We hope this information assists you to understand the reporting process at Christ the King Catholic Primary School. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.
Crunch and Sip
Wishing you all a lovely weekend!
Mrs Sabrina Reardon
After a very successful Sleepover at school three weeks ago, the Fathering Group have already organised another great event, this time for dads only.
The Fathering Project community at Christ the King Primary is inviting you to its first “Dads Only Night Out” at Super Bowl in Melville. This is a great way for our members to get to know each other and enjoy some friendly competition.
- Date: Tues 27th June 2023
- Time: 7:30pm
- Location: Super Bowl Melville
- Cost: $22pp (includes shoe hire and 2 x Games of ten-pin bowling)
Licensed bar and food available at venue.
Please RSVP no later than 20th June so we can secure our lanes.
Looking forward to a great night.
CTK – The Fathering Project team.
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