Deputy Principal - Teaching & Learning

Booklisted Digital Resources
A reminder to those families that have not yet purchased the required digital resources, this needs to be done as soon as possible. These resources include:

  • Maths Pathways (Years 7-9)
  • Science digital resources (Years 8 & 9)
  • Edrolo subjects where applicable (Year 12)

Reminders will be sent home over the next week. Purchases can still be made through using XGG4 as your access code.


Continuous Reporting in Schoolbox
Hopefully by now all parents have had a chance to see how their child is using Schoolbox in their day to day learning. If you haven’t done this yet, I encourage you to sit down with your child and ask them to show you their favorite class page. This is a good form of student-led training in preparation for parent logins becoming available at the start of Term 2.

With the introduction of Schoolbox, the College is shifting to a fully online, continuous reporting system. While some aspects of our past reporting will remain, you will notice some significant changes as well. Here are some key things to be aware of:

Years 7 – 10
In 2017, the following guidelines apply to Years 7 -10:

  • In each term, one assessment task with a developmental rubric will be posted on Schoolbox
  • A brief comment in Schoolbox will accompany the marking of the rubric. These comments replace the comments on the end of semester report
  • Additional assessment tasks, including an end of semester examination where applicable, may be reported in Schoolbox. For these additional tasks, only the percentage grade is reported on Schoolbox
  • Interim reports (end of Term 1) and an end of semester report with progression points and behavioural indicators (end of Term 2) will continue to be issued
  • The key difference will be in the end of semester report, which will not include written comments for each subject area.

In 2017, the following guidelines apply to VCE studies:

  • Written feedback for each assessment will be posted on Schoolbox. In the absence of a developmental rubric, these comments will describe what a student has achieved and their areas for improvement (approximately 3-5 sentences in length)
  • For Units 1 and 2 studies, a percentage grade will be posted with the comment
  • For Units 3 and 4 studies, an S/N grade (no percentage grade) will be posted with the comment.

Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement and it works best when it is related to specific learning activities. We believe that continuous reporting and the widespread use of detailed, developmental rubrics will lead to greater growth in student learning. We look forward to hearing your feedback on our new system later in the year.