iServi News | 15 May 2020 | Term 2, Week 3
This week our Year 11 and 12 students received their Semester One reports and in a few weeks all Year 7 to 10 students will receive theirs. This is a wonderful opportunity to reflect with your child on their learning so far in 2020. I encourage you to celebrate successes with your child and to acknowledge their disappointments. Take some time to discuss where there are areas for improvement and make a plan for how this improvement will happen.
As the saying goes ‘if you keep doing tomorrow what you do today, nothing will change’. This is an excellent time to write new SMART learning goals, goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Timely. Goals can motivate students to improve and re-engage in their learning in a fresh way.
At Servite College, we ask our students to reflect on their learning often. In our classroom we have large posters reminding students to reflect on their learning. The posters ask questions that are based around our Servite Learning Skills of critical thinking, creating and innovating, communicating and collaborating, and entrepreneurship.
Teachers ask students to reflect on assessments through SEQTA either before or after they receive teacher feedback. This encourages students to recognise areas that need improvement and they can make the changes needed. Thinking about what and how they are learning (metacognition) fosters growth because when students recognise the gaps in their knowledge or skills, they can figure out how to fill those gaps and extend their ability.
Opportunities for parents and caregivers to have a discussion with individual teachers about their child’s learning are at the following times:
Year 11 and Year 12
3.30pm – 7.00pm Monday 22 June
Year 7 – 10
10.00am-7.00pm Tuesday 21 July
Teachers will provide individualised feedback for your child and offer suggestions for further growth and development.
Mrs Monica Maxwell
(Acting) Deputy Principal – Teaching and Learning