Most parents love the notion of promoting self-sufficiency in their children. However, there are a number of barriers to overcome when it comes to putting the concept into practice.
Time is a common barrier. It can be simpler to make their lunch/get them out of bed/sort out their friendship problem rather than leaving these things for them to do. Somehow we need to strike a balance. Another barrier is an attitude to risk, our natural protective instinct.
Student reports provide you with a clear picture of your child’s progress. They are used in all Victorian government schools to report student achievements from Foundation to Year 10.
The student reports are so everyone has a clear picture of your child's current achievements and the progress they have made.
Your child’s report will have clearly written comments that tell you what your child knows and what they can do. The report will also identify areas in which your child needs further help or can improve and de- scribes what Streeton Primary School will do to support your child.
Student reports bring mixed feelings for parents. They can range from pleasure and pride if your child is performing well and considerable angst when your child is not progressing as you hoped. Reports can mean anxious times for students too. ‘Will my parents be disappointed or proud?’ ‘Will they over-react or will they be level-headed?’ ‘Will they look at the negatives or will they focus on the positives first?’