Year 11 Reporting and Learning Analytics
By now, most Year 11 parents are aware of the changes to reporting, and that Year 11 reports will look different to the report cards of other year levels. For parents who are unaware, please see the slide presentation that Mrs Deer shared after the Year 11 Information Evening on Tuesday 21 May.
Year 11 parents should be aware that all progressive reporting comments in Learning Analytics start with the sentence “[Name], for this assessment you have received X out of Y marks”. This is because the School made a decision to report to students in the same way as they will receive marks in Year 12, in order to familiarise students with the idea that their overall Year 12 result will be a mark out of 100. Additionally, teachers are reporting to parents and students using an A to E grade.
It is important to note that the traditional 50%, say 10 out of 20 marks, is not necessarily a passing mark when it comes to reporting. For awarding A to E grades, teachers are required to report against the syllabus standards. Due to this, for example, sometimes 8 out of 20 is a passing mark, as a mark of 8 meets the syllabus standards for awarding a “C” grade. It is also important to note that each syllabus is slightly different, so 8 out of 20 might result in a “C” for some subjects, but a “D+” in others. This can be confusing, but rest assured that teachers are applying the syllabus standards even while they are giving marks.
When reports are published at the end of the semester, there will be a report insert specifying the syllabus standards for each subject.
Accessing Learning Analytics will require parents to use the Parent Portal, available at our.stlukes.qld.edu.au. Information about the Parent Portal and instructions on how to use it are available on the School website at www.stlukes.qld.edu.au/community/online-portals.
The St Luke’s Junior Innovation Challenge (JIC)
The JIC is a multistage innovation challenge for students in Years 5 - 8 where teams of students will think of a product, service or innovation to tackle a problem that exists or serve a market for a particular need. Teams of two, three or four students are invited to participate in the challenge.
The challenge has three stages, with the final stage being a presentation at the St Luke’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day on Friday 18 October.
I would love to see as many Year 5 - 8 students participate as possible, sharing their awesome ideas with the St Luke’s Community. There are prizes and certificates on offer, so if you have a child in Years 5 - 8, encourage them to get involved. Further information about the challenge has been emailed to students and can be requested by parents by emailing me on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards
Three St Luke’s teams have made it to the final of the Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards. The final pitch and presentation evening is being held at the Bundaberg Multiplex Exhibition Hall on Wednesday 26 June from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm, and is open to members of the public.
Our teams would love to see as many community members attend as possible. If you would like to support our teams at this event, please RSVP to the event organiser on 4130 4713 or email@example.com by Friday 21 June.
Mr Matthew Hughes
Head of Learning & Innovation