Teaching and Learning at Albanvale Primary School
At Albanvale Primary School we are guided by the Victorian Curriculum in to support the planning of student learning programs, assessment of student progress and reporting to parents. These standards describe what is essential for all students to achieve in Foundation to Year 10. All the standards are designed to engage students, build their confidence, offer varied approaches to learning and challenge them to achieve. Find out more about how we achieve excellence in each learning area by following the links below.
ASSESSMENT & REPORTING
Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. There are many ways that teachers use assessment to inform their planning, move the students through developmental stages and ascertain student achievement. A variety of assessment tools are used including, but not limited to: work samples, observation, portfolio tasks, self-evaluation and talking with their students.
Each year families receive two written reports indicating the academic progress of their child. They receive these reports at the end of term two and four. Families are given the opportunity to attend a formal parent teacher interview at the end of term two. At the beginning of each year, families are also given an opportunity to meet with their new class teacher.
Our Portfolios are a collection of student work that richly represent the learner and provide evidence of learning. They demonstrate evidence of the student’s efforts, progress and achievements in one or more areas, and illustrate a learning journey. Your child’s Portfolio specifically focuses on the Personal and Interpersonal areas of the curriculum. We believe that a display of your child’s learning is an effective and comprehensive medium to demonstrate areas of growth in their learning. Student Portfolios are shared with families digitally through Seesaw, an application available on all smartphones, tablets or online. To find out more or access your child's digital portfolio, follow the link under 'Community' on the menu above or contact the general office.
Enrichment Learning Areas
At Albanvale Primary School our student's learning is enriched through our Enrichment Learning Area Programs. Students engage in weekly 1 hour sessions in Physical Education, Visual Art, Italian and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Student's are engaged in project based learning throughout our enrichment program giving them authentic and hands on experiences designed to expand their critical thinking and challenge them to apply their learning in innovative ways.