A Strength based approach is the opposite to many Educational settings our parents or grandparents may have experienced. Traditionally education focused heavily on deficit models where students were measured and assessed through pre determined grading scales. The strength based approach builds upon what we know / interested in, passionate about, to ignite questions and build engagement in learning.

The aims of assessment and reporting at St John’s are:

  • to provide understandings of growth
  • to assist your child and teacher to set appropriate goals
  • to inform and improve student learning
  • to establish student’s prior knowledge and establish new learning goals
  • to provide data for teachers and students to analyse where individual students require support or extension
  • to recognise growth
  • to provide clear communication with parents/caregivers of their child’s achievements and learning goals