Our aim is to ensure that every student is able to grow and flourish into all that God has called them to be. Hillcrest Christian College places a very high value on excellence, encouraging each student to aspire to achieve their personal best in all areas of learning.
Student progress is closely monitored throughout the year and data collected from assessments is used to plan and develop learning programs in the classroom. Our assessment and reporting practices ensure that students and parents have a great deal of information regarding what standards are required and where students sit in relation to them. The key to our approach is threefold:
Continuous online assessment and feedback
Through our Crest Connect portal, parents have constant access to student work samples and feedback information about their child that indicates what they are able to do, how they can move their learning forward and their ongoing progress.
At the same time we recognise it is important and helpful to provide a learning summary at the end of each semester for Prep to Year 6. The Academic Summary includes:
- A Pastoral Comment
- An overall result for each subject according to the standards set in the Australian Curriculum
- A rating of attitude and effort towards learning on a five-point scale from ‘Rarely’ to ‘Consistent’
Twice a year we hold formal learning conferences where parents are able to engage directly about the learning progress and achievement of their child.