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Online Feedback and Parent Teacher Conversations

Parents are reminded that their daughter’s Assessment Task Feedback and Results are accessible via Siena Central. Email notifications will be sent when your daughter’s work has been marked. Log into the Parent Portal, select your daughter’s name in the side menu and select 'Grades' from the options. The percentage result and teacher comments are published through Siena Central for all assessed tasks.

The Parent Teacher interviews provide an excellent opportunity to continue the conversation with your daughter’s subject teachers around her learning. Thank you to those parents who attended our Term 1 interviews. These conversations enable a further discussion of your daughter’s attainment regarding the Classroom Learning Indicators and her interim academic progress.

At the end of Semester 1 parents will receive a Statement of Results via Siena Central indicating your daughter’s overall result for the subject and her performance against the Classroom Learning Indicators. Year 12 Statement of Results will indicate the satisfactory or non satisfactory completion of the Unit of Study.

If you have any questions or difficulties accessing the Siena Central Parent Portal or the online feedback, please contact IT Help at the College on 9835 0200 or ithelp@siena.vic.edu.au

Year 7 and 9 NAPLAN

Students in Years 7 and 9 will participate in NAPLAN Online Testing from Wednesday, 15 May to Friday, 17 May. Students are assessed using common national tests in Reading, Writing, Conventions of Language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy.  These tests provide a snapshot of the progress that individuals and the cohort are making in comparison to state and national standards. 

Parents, guardians and students have received an initial letter regarding device requirements. We ask for your support in ensuring that your daughter has all required materials for the tests. Students and parents are required to ensure all required hardware (iPad/Laptop and headphones) is fully functioning and brought to school every day during the test period. If a student does not have the required hardware, unfortunately she will not be able to undertake the test. Please see the test schedule below:

NAPLAN Schedule

  Wednesday, 15 May Thursday, 16 May Friday, 17 May
Periods 1 and 2 Year 9 Writing test Year 7 Reading test Year 9 Numeracy test
Periods 3 and 4 Year 7 Writing test Year 9 Conventions of Language test Year 7 Numeracy test
Periods 5 and 6 Year 9 Reading test Year 7 Conventions of Language test  
       

 

Support can be arranged for students with disabilities, if the student regularly uses similar support for classroom assessment tasks. Parental consent is required before any support due to disability or exemption is granted. If your daughter requires disability assistance, please contact Mrs. Ansalie Hanrahan, Head of Learning Enhancement. 

Parents and guardians will receive their daughter’s results when available, usually in September.

For more information about NAPLAN Online, including the public demonstration site, please visit the VCAA website at www.vcaa.vic.edu.au or the NAP website at https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/public-demonstration-site

Siena Central Parent Survey

Thank you to all parents who participated in the Siena Central Parent Survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will inform how we continue to improve our communication platform. Concerns regarding login issues and ease of information location have been noted. It is pleasing to see overwhelming support for the platform as a successful means of parents understanding and receiving feedback on their daughter’s learning and a portal for all College information. Parents are encouraged to access their daughter’s class pages to further understand daily learning and engage with home learning requirements.

In Semester 2, we hope to enable parent access to the Subject Course Page. This will enable parents to access all subject resources, giving parents the same access as students. Parents will be notified when this feature is available.

 

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Online Feedback and Parent Teacher Conversations

Parents are reminded that their daughter’s Assessment Task Feedback and Results are accessible via Siena Central. Email notifications will be sent when your daughter’s work has been marked. Log into the Parent Portal, select your daughter’s name in the side menu and select 'Grades' from the options. The percentage result and teacher comments are published through Siena Central for all assessed tasks.

The Parent Teacher interviews provide an excellent opportunity to continue the conversation with your daughter’s subject teachers around her learning. Thank you to those parents who attended our Term 1 interviews. These conversations enable a further discussion of your daughter’s attainment regarding the Classroom Learning Indicators and her interim academic progress.

At the end of Semester 1 parents will receive a Statement of Results via Siena Central indicating your daughter’s overall result for the subject and her performance against the Classroom Learning Indicators. Year 12 Statement of Results will indicate the satisfactory or non satisfactory completion of the Unit of Study.

If you have any questions or difficulties accessing the Siena Central Parent Portal or the online feedback, please contact IT Help at the College on 9835 0200 or ithelp@siena.vic.edu.au

Year 7 and 9 NAPLAN

Students in Years 7 and 9 will participate in NAPLAN Online Testing from Wednesday, 15 May to Friday, 17 May. Students are assessed using common national tests in Reading, Writing, Conventions of Language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy.  These tests provide a snapshot of the progress that individuals and the cohort are making in comparison to state and national standards. 

Parents, guardians and students have received an initial letter regarding device requirements. We ask for your support in ensuring that your daughter has all required materials for the tests. Students and parents are required to ensure all required hardware (iPad/Laptop and headphones) is fully functioning and brought to school every day during the test period. If a student does not have the required hardware, unfortunately she will not be able to undertake the test. Please see the test schedule below:

NAPLAN Schedule

  Wednesday, 15 May Thursday, 16 May Friday, 17 May
Periods 1 and 2 Year 9 Writing test Year 7 Reading test Year 9 Numeracy test
Periods 3 and 4 Year 7 Writing test Year 9 Conventions of Language test Year 7 Numeracy test
Periods 5 and 6 Year 9 Reading test Year 7 Conventions of Language test  
       

 

Support can be arranged for students with disabilities, if the student regularly uses similar support for classroom assessment tasks. Parental consent is required before any support due to disability or exemption is granted. If your daughter requires disability assistance, please contact Mrs. Ansalie Hanrahan, Head of Learning Enhancement. 

Parents and guardians will receive their daughter’s results when available, usually in September.

For more information about NAPLAN Online, including the public demonstration site, please visit the VCAA website at www.vcaa.vic.edu.au or the NAP website at https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/public-demonstration-site

Siena Central Parent Survey

Thank you to all parents who participated in the Siena Central Parent Survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will inform how we continue to improve our communication platform. Concerns regarding login issues and ease of information location have been noted. It is pleasing to see overwhelming support for the platform as a successful means of parents understanding and receiving feedback on their daughter’s learning and a portal for all College information. Parents are encouraged to access their daughter’s class pages to further understand daily learning and engage with home learning requirements.

In Semester 2, we hope to enable parent access to the Subject Course Page. This will enable parents to access all subject resources, giving parents the same access as students. Parents will be notified when this feature is available.