High School Week 2 Newsletter

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I would like to acknowledge your support towards a successful start of this academic year and bring you upo to speed on the following:

Assessment Plans and Curriculum overviews

As we all know, continuous assessments forms part of our day to day evaluation for all progress made in an acquisition of knowledge. This term, teachers will be assessing learning continuously using tests and assessments that may take the form of periodic scheduled sit in tests, home learning activities, class presentations among others. We have therefore shared with you all the specific assessment plans that informs the number and type of assessments to be given at every stage throughout the term. We have also shared the curriculum overviews that indicates aspects of the taught curriculum at Braeside High School.

Student Council Elections

The week has been relatively busy, with campaigns for the class and year group representative positions in preparation for the elections that will take place on Monday, 9th September 2019. All candidates are working hard in their campaigns to clinch the student council positions this academic year. The class and year group elections will be followed later by an anticipated intense Executive Student Council Committee campaigns, that will culminate into the executive committee elections on Friday, 20th September 2019.

CAT4 and Target Setting

All new students who joined Braeside High School this term will  sit for a Cognitive Ability Test (CAT4) which is an online test offered by GL-Assessment. The test will be conducted in school on Wednesday, 11th September 2019. CAT4 assesses developed abilities such as: Verbal reasoning (thinking with words), Quantitative reasoning (thinking with numbers),    Non-verbal reasoning (thinking with shapes) and Spatial ability (thinking with shape and space). As a school, we use the scores from CAT4 to set target grades for every student for benchmarking and tracking of every learner’s academic progress. This test is however, not a pass or fail test and should not be revised for. We also encourage Parents/Guardians to assist   students in setting their personal academic targets for this term using a       targeting setting tool found on page 81 of the students’ diary.

Wishing you all a good weekend!

Regards,

Mr. Henry Oboo

Deputy Headteacher - Academics