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Assessment and reporting

Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning.

Teachers observe students' work in class and look closely at tasks throughout the year. They also formally assess a student's achievement based on the outcomes described in the syllabus of the subject.

As a parent or carer, you’ll receive a written report twice a year. It gives you a clear picture of your child’s achievements – what they know and can do.

In Years 7 to 10, we use the common grade scale in reporting. In Year 11, we use the Preliminary grade scale.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are assessed on achievement of competencies.


We provide detailed information to students about what we expect from them throughout the year and how their work will be assessed. Students have a number of formal assessments throughout their schooling.

School reports are issued each semester.  Each subject uses different methods of assessment depending on the aims of their syllabuses and the varying nature of the content and learning processes used in the subject.  Some subjects emphasise across the year tests, mid-year and final examinations for grading students.  Others use longer term projects, essays and assignments, while others place greatest emphasis on work done in class time.  For Years 7-10 most subjects include in the final mark, some percentage for class work.  All subjects are regarded as equally important and students need to balance their efforts to achieve optimum results in each subject they study.

An Assessment and Reporting booklet is distributed to each year group 7 – 11 early in the school year. HSC students receive an Assessment information booklet at the beginning of the course in term 4.

Parent/Teacher evenings occur before the end of Semester One.  These are a good opportunity for parents/ caregivers to meet teachers to discuss their daughter's/ward's progress.

Assessment & Reporting Handbooks for Download

Yr 7 2024 (pdf)

Yr 8 2024 (pdf)

Yr 9 2024 (pdf)

Yr 10 2024 (pdf)

Yr 11 2024 (pdf)

Yr 12 2023-2024  (pdf)