Assessment & reporting

Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess each student's work. This includes observing their work in class and looking closely at the work they produce throughout the year.

Twice a year teachers also assess each primary school student's achievements based on the outcomes described in the NSW primary curriculum foundation statements.

A written report using the grade scale is sent home usually near the end of Term 2 and Term 4, to give you a clear picture of your child's achievements.

Students have a number of assessments in primary school:

  • Best start Kindergarten assessments in literacy and numeracy - helps our teachers to identify the learning needs of your child.
  • National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy(NAPLAN) - assesses students' skills in numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. All students in Years 3 and 5 sit for four tests in May.

    NAPLAN results help teachers meet the individual literacy and numeracy needs of students. You will receive a detailed written report of your child's achievement in the tests.

Optional assessments:

Parent - teacher meetings

You will be given a formal opportunity to discuss your child's progress at a parent-teacher meeting. However, if you have any concerns, don't wait for a parent-teacher meeting. Please make an appointment to discuss these concerns as they arise with the relevant teacher.

If you need an interpreter, ask us to call the interpreter service on 13 14 50. This service is free.

Assessment and Reporting

Ermington Public School reports to parents twice a year, once in Semester 1 (Term 2) and again in Semester 2 (Term 4), where written reports are sent home with students.  Parents are invited to attend a Parent Information session early in Term 1 and in Week 10 of Term 1 Interviews with class teachers are scheduled.  If required, additional appointments can be made with your child's class teacher.