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Mid-year progress summary and portfolios containing evidence of student development will be sent home this week, communicating students’ progress measured against their year level achievement standard.

Schools are required to ‘provide parents with a formal progress report twice a year’* against the Australian Curriculum Achievement standards. The Australian Curriculum Achievement standards outline the knowledge, skills and understanding that students are expected to develop and demonstrate through their learning. Students are assessed against the Achievement Standards of the Australian Curriculum in the following subject areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), The Arts and Technologies.

As this is a mid-year progress summary, student achievement is based on teacher’s on-balanced judgements of students’ levels of achievement, considering the curriculum taught and assessed to this point in time.

This mid-year summary reports to students and parents where the student is placed at this point in the year. It offers a perfect catalyst for discussion around celebrations of achievement and goal setting for the remainder of the year. It is not designed to cause anxiety for the student or parent.

Michael Grose, one of Australia’s leading parenting educators has written an article about reading your child’s report, giving practical advice to alleviate anxiety around school reports/summaries. It is well worth the read, it can be accessed via the following link.

Further to this mid-year summary students will be sharing their learning with their parents at our Student Led Conferences (SLC) in in week 2 of term 3, Tuesday 1st August and Wednesday 2nd August, between 3:30-7pm. These SLC’s offer another opportunity to participate in and celebrate student progress. Last week’s newsletter outlined the purpose of the SLC’s and the role of the student, parent and teacher.

SLC bookings can be made online via GGLPS website, if you need a babysitter GGOSH is available for a gold coin donation. Bookings for GGOSH can be made online via the website.

We hope that you enjoy both these opportunities to share in your child’s/children’s development.


Ruth Carter
Teaching and Learning Coordinator


Please check if any of the missing items on the tables in the courtyard.


Any clothing unclaimed at the end of term will be laundered and sold in the secondhand uniform shop or donated to Lutheran Community Care.


The Grow Together insert focuses on allowing your family, and yourself, to live as much as possible in the present. I can hardly imagine how hectic it is to be a parent, and finding time to just enjoy the present moment must seem next to impossible between work, housework, running errands and so on. But, as Richard Swenson describes, there is a need to create a “space between our load and our limits”, with that margin being the “gap between rest and exhaustion.” I hope that you are encouraged to find a space in your life for the accidental.


There’s also a brief review of Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager in a Digital Media World. I’ve heard good things about this book, so get on it, particularly if you’re struggling to keep up with or keep tabs on technology use. There are also some practical tips in this edition on creating a space to discuss God more at home, such as memorising a Bible verse each week, developing a sacred space or creating prayer stations. May you find space to reflect, be in the moment and grow in God.

Jason Kupke, Chaplain


TERM 3 BEGINS on Monday 24th July with Chapel Service.

mainly music/Playgroup is held each Friday at Golden Grove Grove Lutheran Church after Chapel at 9:30am until 11am. Please come and join us.

Any questions please contact Natasha Jaeschke 8282  6050




Corner of Richardson &                     

Sunnybrook Drives, Wynn Vale               

Sunday 2nd July 2017

We warmly invite you to a day of Thanksgiving & Celebration:

  • 9:30 am – Worship & praise
  • 10:30 am – morning tea & a walk down memory lane….
  • 11:45 am – Our school will be open
  • 12:30 – Shared lunch (please bring finger food to share)

Celebrating 30 years since the start of regular worship services as GGLF in 1987


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