Our teachers know their students and work with them to help them realise their potential as learners. Our focus on authentic learning and authentic assessment ensures that we challenge our students to grow in their learning and achieve their personal best.
Throughout our community of Sydney Catholic schools, we have shown high performance of our students in measures such as NAPLAN and the HSC.
At St Charles’ Catholic Primary School Waverley our comprehensive assessment schedule is a critical aspect of challenging students and measuring their success. Our assessments include ‘running records’ for reading, Progressive Achievement Tests (PAT) for Maths and English, writing analysis, York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension, South Australian Spelling, Waddington Spelling, Waddington Reading, Burt Word Reading Test and NAPLAN results.
We identify gifted and talented students through tests such as CoGAT, Slosson Intelligence Test and Raven’s Progressive Matrices, as well as, parent/teacher/student nominations. We then provide differentiated learning and the more able students can work on content suited to their level of capability and engage in creative problem-solving, projects and enrichment activities.
Students demonstrating successful learning growth and dedicated application to their lessons are acknowledged through our schoolwide affirmation system with students receiving Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Awards at school assemblies.