A combination of formal Reports, Portfolios of work and student-led Parent/Teacher meetings ensure that your child's progress is monitored and their learning celebrated.
To ensure that you are kept well informed about how your child is progressing in all areas of their schooling, Milgate has adopted a range of methods for reporting student achievement.
One is through formal written reports. As parents you will receive two reports on your child’s progress and achievements each year. These reports are posted in Compass, our parent portal, in both June and December.
Other methods of keeping you well informed about your child’s progress and achievements include:
The portfolio is a meaningful celebration of student learning throughout the year, which reflects the growth and progress of the student as a learner. Portfolios allow students to reflect on their work while setting goals for improvement, thus taking responsibility and ownership of their learning. The portfolio acts as a communication tool for the celebration of students’ accomplishments and will also be referred to during Student Led Conferences (SLC).
At Milgate Primary School we believe that portfolios
Seesaw has been identified as the tool that will be used by Foundation to Year 6 teachers as an ePortfolio. All parents will be invited to join their child’s class Seesaw group. Invitations to join Seesaw will be sent at the start of a new school year and when new students join the class.
Student: The portfolio will form a picture of who the child is as a learner. The role of the student is to identify pieces of work they would like to put into their portfolio, reflecting and celebrating on their own learning and setting goals for the future.
Teacher: The role of the teacher is to:
Parent: The portfolio is an opportunity for parents to listen to their child and to see how they view themselves as a learner. They can see evidence of:
Student Led Conferences provide students with an opportunity to showcase their learning achievements with their parents and teacher through their digital portfolios. Student Led Conferences take place in June each year.
Parent / Teacher meetings are provided in June each year following the Mid-Year Reports being sent home. Each meeting is of 10 minutes duration. These meetings offer you an opportunity to discuss, with your child's teacher, aspects of your child's progress over the year to date. You are encouraged to bring your child's mid-year report along to this meeting to discuss or clarify any questions you may have.