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Assessment and 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 high school student's achievements based on the outcomes described in the syllabuses of each subject.

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. We provide detailed information to students about what is expected from them throughout the year and how their work will be assessed.


Assessment Types

Students have a number of assessments in high school:

  • All students in Years 7 and 9 sit for four tests in May that are known as the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). NAPLAN assesses student's skills in numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. 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.

  • VALID Science 8 - All Year 8 students in NSW sit for the Validation of Assessment 4 Learning & Individual Development (VALID) test in term 4. It is an online interactive multimedia assessment called VALID Science 8. You will receive a report of your child's achievement in term 1 of Year 9.

  • Higher School Certificate - Years 11-12 students complete courses applicable for this assessment.

  • HSC Minimum Standards Testing - All students are now required to show a minimum standard of literacy and numeracy to receive the Higher School Certificate (HSC) from 2020. Students will sit short online tests of reading, writing and maths for everyday life.

Optional assessments:

  • Selective high schools Years 8-12 placements