Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you for your ongoing support of our Thornlands State School community and your children's learning, during this challenging time.
In Semester 1 2020, schools will be providing a modified academic report for all students to reflect the changed nature of teaching and learning, caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
As per the 2020, Operating Guidelines for Queensland State schools, our Teaching, Assessment and Reporting for Semester 1 has encompassed the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science and Health and Physical Education.
During Terms One and Two, these subjects have been taught and assessed through a combination of Thornlands State School 'Learning at home' curriculum materials and modified teaching and learning at school, which has enabled our students to maintain as consistent as possible learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
For Years 1-6, the Semester 1 report will include a level of achievement rating (A-E) in these subject areas (English, Mathematics, Science and HPE), however Prep students will not be assigned levels of achievement. We will use the evidence of achievement gathered in Term 1, when students attended school face to face, as well as the evidence from the home-based learning program, to award levels of achievement for the semester.
The modified Semester 1 Academic Reports will be distributed in Week 10 of Term 2, via our usual email delivery process.
We value the learning partnership between home and school very highly, and perhaps this has never been as important as this year. To enhance this further we would like to conduct parent teacher interviews very early in Term 3. The format for these will be dependent on the government restrictions at that time. Information regarding this will be communicated in the coming weeks.
Thank you again for your commitment to ensuring our Thornlands State School community continue to unite in supporting our students learning and wellbeing.
Head of Curriculum