The Federal Government has provided schools with some flexibility regarding the requirements for mid-year-reports. As a result, we will be making some amendments to the report you will receive in June.
Because of the extended time that students have been learning remotely, a number of scheduled assessments, including examinations, have had to be cancelled. These assessment tasks, along with others, would usually provide teachers with the results they need to complete letter grades on the mid-year report. The Department of Education, Skills, and Training has acknowledged that teachers may not have all the data available to make this judgement, given the circumstances. Usually, on a Braemar Semester Report, students receive a global grade, which indicates the student’s achievement for each academic subject. For this reporting cycle, this will not be in the report.
The Semester Report will still include a personal/social/emotional comment from either the Learning Community Leader (LCL) in Middle School or Tutor in Senior School. Students will also contribute a short comment on their learning experiences, as they do every semester. Academic subjects will still contain an outline of the curriculum and tasks that were undertaken, and teachers will also be completing students’ learning behaviours for each subject.
In addition to the mid-year report, feedback and results from this semester will be listed under ‘SEQTA – Assessments’. These can be accessed via SEQTA Parent Engage or SEQTA Student Learn. The publication date of the reports will be advised in the next edition of Braemar Buzz.
Dean of Research and Pedagogy