The Primary School Year 5 and 6 students have finished Semester One, making great gains in their literacy and numeracy skills, as well as posting some terrific results in their specialist subjects of Italian, PE, Music and Drama.
We congratulate the following students in receiving awards for their academic studies in Term 1 and 2 this year:
Semester Awards for Achievement
|Year 5||Thomas James|
|Year 5||Robert (Thomas) Clemow|
|Year 6||Ethan Eustace|
|Year 6||Aidan O’Flynn|
Semester Awards for Endeavour
|Year 5||Christopher Wilson|
|Year 6||Tom Skaro|
Many things to look forward in Term 3 for the Primary School with more details to come in upcoming newsletters and emails:
- Excursions to Healesville Sanctuary and Scienceworks
- Dendy Athletics Competition
- Hoop Time Competition
- Australian Maths Competition
- De La Salle Primary Debating Cup
We are always looking for parent involvement so please let Mr Ahern, Mr Kearns or myself know if you are available for any of these excursions or would like to help out in the classroom.
Year 7 and Year 8
The class mentor teachers have been working hard in the first two weeks of Term 3 unpacking all the student’s results and data from the first semester reports. All students have data collected on the following habits and behaviours:
- Work conducted in class (effort and behaviour)
- Level of participation and engagement within class
- Level of completed homework
- Overall result for assessment tasks in individual subjects
This has allowed staff to track individual performance within specific classes but also gives a clearer picture of the level of progression of students compare to Victorian Curriculum standards, as well as a comparison with various NAPLAN and ALLWELL testing results. We believe this level of evaluation is important to create greater communication between the students, the parents and the Tiverton teaching staff and to raise the academic performance of our students before they enter the Year 9 campus and the Senior School.
As a result of this data, some students who have set personal benchmarks and exceeded expectations will receive academic awards or zeal nominations for all their hard work and effort. Well done boys!
However, those students who fail to reach De La Salle expectations will receive a synergetic notification, parent meetings will be conducted, and a progression contract for that individual student will result. This contract will be reviewed regularly by the class mentor and teaching staff. The aim is to better the work ethic of some of our boys and to strive for personal best whatever that may be.
We thank all parents for their support of this program and we thank Director of Data and Assessment Ms Lucy Russell and Tiverton Progression Coordinator Mrs Emma D’Angelo, and Year Level Coordinators Dr Melissa Walsh and Mr Stephen Brick for their work in this space.
Mr Martin Gibbs
Director of Students — Middle Years