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Semester Two Reports

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Semester Two Reports
by Andrew Bryson - Thursday, 7 December 2017, 5:49 AM

Semester Two Reports will be available to all families on Wednesday 13 December via the Parent portal on MyMarcellin. Families will receive an email informing them when their son’s report is available to access.

To access your son’s Semester Two Report please log on to the Parent portal using your personal log in details. This will allow you to view your son’s report and copies of previous reports.  For direct access to this section of MyMarcellin please click on the link below.

Parent portal

Semester reports are designed to provide feedback on a range of areas related to your son’s learning and work habits for all subjects studied in Semester Two.

Throughout 2017 there has been extensive work undertaken in reviewing all areas of assessment and reporting across all learning areas. This work has included the development of rubrics to provide effective feedback, exploring options for continuous online reporting and updating our semester reports to include subject skills in place of individual teacher comments.

Our focus on assessment and feedback draws on current educational theory and practice that promotes a commitment to every student’s progress, or growth, and invites particular ways of thinking about learning, learners, teaching, the curriculum, assessment and the reporting of student achievements.

Further details outlining the changes to semester reports are attached for your reference. The major change to these reports is the addition of subject skills in place of individual teacher comments. The reason for this is to provide feedback on a student’s level of achievement assessed against the key skills required in each subject.

Each subject report provides a description of the content covered throughout the semester and listed results measured against the required Victorian Curriculum Achievement Standards (Year 7 to 10) and set learning outcomes and competencies for VCE, VET and/or VCAL subjects. The level of achievement for each subject is assessed using the descriptors outlined in the attached guidelines for parents.

Please note:

  • For Year 7 to 10 subjects, subject skills are based on the Achievement Standards and Content Descriptors outlined in the Victorian Curriculum at each level for the relevant subject.

  • For VCE, VET and VCAL subjects, subject skills are based on the key skills listed in the relevant VCAA Study Design for each VCE subject and the competency requirements for all VCAL and VET subject.

Pastoral Report

The Pastoral Report for students provides a comment on your son’s overall progress, co-curricular involvement and Personal Learning Goals for the semester. The development of Personal Learning Goals requires each student to work with his Pastoral Leader to set academic, organisational and social goals for their studies. Students have reflected throughout this term on how well they were progressing towards their Personal Learning Goals. This section of the report also provides the details of any academic and / or co-curricular award your son may have received this semester.

Year 7 Maths Pathways

In addition to their subject reports Year 7 students will receive a separate report for Mathematics. Similar to Semester One, student assessment and skill development will be reported on via the Maths Pathway program. Parents will be able to download their son’s Maths report via the Marcellin Student Report Portal. Parents will also able to access their son’s report and further feedback using their Maths Pathway login.

If you have any questions about your son’s report or about the information provided through the parent portal, please contact your son’s Mathematics teacher or Mrs. Laura Fordham (Mathematics Learning Leader).

I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate your son on his achievements this semester. I’d also like to thank you for your support as we continue to work in partnership in supporting your son to fulfil his potential as he strives for the highest with virtue and courage.

If you have any queries regarding your son’s Semester Two Report please contact your son’s subject teacher for subject specific matters. For general enquiries please contact the College on 9851 1589.