Detailed feedback is provided to parents on what their child can do and how they can best support their
child’s learning.

Best Start

The Best Start Literacy and Numeracy initiative is a state-wide assessment program designed to support teachers in meeting the individual learning needs of students at the beginning of kindergarten. Detailed feedback is provided to parents on what their child can do and how they can best support their child’s learning.

At Beacon Hill our teachers will observe and record student responses. Most tasks will be completed individually, though some may take place within small groups. At the beginning of the school year our aim to settle the children into school life, make friends and get to know their teacher. Within this nurturing environment discrete assessments will be conducted by the teacher.

The emphasis is on gathering information in a non-threatening situation to assist teachers in developing and implementing teaching and learning programs that meet the individual needs of students.