Assessments and Feedback

Formal and Informal Assessments

Assessment is a vital part of curriculum design and the teaching /learning process.

Informal testing which may take place in the classroom is designed to give students feedback on their progress in a particular unit of study as well as to help teachers determine whether learning is taking place as a result of their teaching strategies.

Formal assessment is used in reporting to parents via the Assessment Feedback Letters (AFLs) and end of Semester Reports.  Formal assessment can take many forms including practical assessments, in-class tests, investigations, research assignments/ reports and formal examinations.

Students receive an AFL after each piece of formal assessment in their Core Subjects. 

A formal Semester Report is given after the examination period at the end of each Semester. Students will receive an Australian Standards Report as well as a School Report for streamed Core Subjects.

All assessment tasks should comply with the principles of assessment:

Valid

Assessment should provide valid information on the actual ideas, processes and products expected of students.

Educative

Assessment should make a positive contribution to the student learning process.

Explicit

Assessment criteria should be explicit so that students are aware of the expectations of the assessment.  These expectations should be clear and public.

Fair

Assessment should be fair to all students and not discriminate on grounds that may be irrelevant to a student’s achievement of the outcome.

Comprehensive

Assessment types must be varied so that a judgement on student progress and achievement is based on multiple kinds and sources of evidence.

Secondary Life

Senior Prize Night

The Senior Campus Prize Night was recently held at Lakes Theatre in Mandurah. It was a great night of music, entertainment, speeches, and awards as we celebrated our champions and farewelled our Year 12 Graduates.

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Second Storey Lift

Its not everyday you see a classroom take to the skies however, after much preparation, the second storey on the latest secondary classroom block has been lifted into place. After the modules have been secured stairs and rails will be fitted, and then work on the interior fitout will commence.

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YohFest Success

The Amazing Mr Steve Capener and his gifted Dance and Drama students recently took on the best from colleges across the State, and managed to secure an Incredible TWO places in the 2017 Yohfest finals! Well Done everyone!

 

The Three Musketeers - The Last Crusade

It was another incredible college production this year at MANPAC... The Three Musketeers - The Last Crusade!

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2017 Inter-School Athletics

Senior Students recent took to the track for the Inter-School Athletics Carnival.

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