The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Semester 2 Reports

This is a busy term for Teaching and Learning in the Middle School as we prepare to report on your son's progress in Semester 2.

Early in Winter Term, the boys set themselves some new academic goals and we have seen some impressive gains in student results this semester as the boys committed themselves to their goals. Our boys have also spent many weeks carefully writing their self-reflection of this semester and I hope you will enjoy reading your son's reflection as much as we have.

A feature of our reports this year is the reporting on the individual Approaches to Learning (ATLs) using a four-point scale of Novice through to Leader and this upcoming end of year report includes all of the ATLs that were explicitly taught throughout 2019. For further details about the reporting of ATLs, please refer to the explanatory notes which will be emailed out when the reports are released.

Finally, whilst the Semester Reports include a graph that allows you to compare your son's results with his cohort, I would argue it is more valuable to view your son's results in comparison to his first semester.  I encourage you to sit with your son to read the report together and take a moment to celebrate the successes he has had.

Semester 2 Reports will be finalised on Tuesday 10 December and will be released through SEQTA Engage that afternoon.

Mrs Sophie Berry
Dean of Teaching & Learning Middle School