Assessment & Reporting
All work completed by students during the year, including tests, is considered in assessing each student’s achievements.
At PCW, we view embedding assessment as an essential part of teaching and learning. The role of the student is paramount in
this process and we work to ensure that our students have the opportunity to take a direct and active role in setting their
learning objectives and work with their teachers to reflect on their achievements to date as well as to set personalised
learning goals for the future.
Years 7 - 10
An interim report at the end of Terms 1 and 3 gives an overview of student progress. These are distributed at the Parent
Teacher Progress Interviews in March/April and August/September. A detailed report, including assessment on the basis of
profile statements and learning outcomes, is completed at the end of Terms 2 and 4.
Years 11 – 12
An interim report is completed at the end of Terms 1 and 3. Detailed reports are prepared by the College at the end of Term 2
for Year 12 and Terms 2 & 4 for Year 11. Year 12 students receive VCAA results in mid-December.
In 2009 we are undertaking a restructure in assessment and reporting. The purpose of reporting will remain on improving
student learning and performance and providing meaningful and useful information to parents on student achievements. With the
introduction of a new intranet we are attempting to provide regular feedback to students and parents that will maximise
student learning throughout the year.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent/Teacher Progress Interviews are conducted over a 2-evening program in Terms 1 and 3 each year. The Interim Report is
distributed during this period. Bookings for these interviews can be made by parents online using an internet based booking
system in the fortnight before the scheduled interviews. At all times, parents are encouraged to contact their daughter’s
class teacher if concerns arise as to her progress and Subject Teachers may contact parents at any point during the year if
there is a need.