Making the most of Learning Analytics
As noted in the last newsletter, parent access to Learning Analytics went live on Monday 18 February. Learning Analytics is a treasure trove of academic information about students, which parents are able to access through the Parent Portal. Right now, parents can only see historical information about their children’s academic performance. However, over the next few weeks, as teachers start entering the results of assessment, the continual reporting aspect of Learning Analytics used in the Middle and Senior schools will become more and more useful.
Another very useful tool I would encourage parents to explore with their children is goal setting. Recently Middle and Senior school students were asked to complete their goals for Semester 1 and most students have now done so. This information is invaluable for teachers as they seek to help each student become the best they can be. In addition to students specifying the mark they would like to receive, they are asked to reflect on their previous approach to learning and set strategies for achieving their goals. Students are also able to set non-academic goals they wish to work on. Please take a few minutes over the next week to view and discuss your child’s goals with them.
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
Free Tutorial Sessions
With the busy end of term assessment period rapidly approaching, parents and students are reminded that St Luke’s offers a number of opportunities for tutorial assistance each week. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm at least two experienced teachers offer tutorials in the Learning Hub, covering Mathematics, Science, English and Humanities. Additionally, on Monday and Wednesday an academic tutor is available in the Learning Hub until 4:45 pm to assist students with homework. All Learning Hub sessions can be accessed by students in Years 4 to 12.
For more information about the tutorials offered at St Luke’s, please access this link: Tutorial Sessions
Mr Matthew Hughes
Head of Learning & Innovation
St Luke's Anglican School