Homework, Assessment, & Reporting

Homework

The completion of homework and revision is an excellent method for reinforcing learning, content and skills that students encounter in the classroom. St John Paul II College advises that students should be including the following homework in their study and activity planners at least four (4) to five (5) times per week:

Year 7:
30 minutes of sustained reading

15 minutes of Mathematics

15 minutes revision of their foreign Language (French or Chinese)

Year 8:
30 minutes of sustained reading

15 minutes of Mathematics

15 minutes revision of their foreign Language (French or Chinese)

Year 9:
30 minutes of sustained reading

15 minutes of Mathematics

30 minutes dedicated to assessment items for other subject areas (this should include revision of their foreign language for those students who have elected to continue their Language study).  This may need to increase in peak assessment times during the semester.

Year 10:
30 minutes of sustained reading

15 minutes of Mathematics

30 minutes dedicated to assessment items for other subject areas (this should include revision of their foreign language for those students who have elected to continue their Language study). This may need to increase in peak assessment times during the semester.

Assessment

Assessment at St John Paul II College reinforces the learning process and drives successful lifelong learning for each individual.  It involves students in the learning process where they self-assess, monitor their own progress and use timely feedback to reflect on learning.

Overall grades are assigned in line with the Australian Curriculum Achievement Standards for each subject area.

Late and non-submission data is used to support student learning and devise interventions for individual students. All students are given the opportunity to improve their learning and the standard achieved through re-submission.

St John Paul II College utilises the Assessment Alert App to enable parents to monitor assessment dates with their student.

Reporting

Reporting at JPC occurs both formally and informally.  The Mentor Teacher’s report twice a term of discussions with their Mentor Students provides up to date information on how students are coping with assessment demands and managing their academic load.

Formal Semester Reports are sent at the end of Semesters 1 and 2.  These give comprehensive information on the progress students have made in each of their academic subjects.

Oral reporting through Student/ Parent/ Teacher interviews occurs at the end of Terms 1 and 3, enabling parents to speak directly to subject teachers and gauge how their student is progressing.