At Northshore Christian Grammar School, we unashamedly aspire to educational excellence. We challenge and motivate students and in return, have high expectations that our students achieve their full abilities.

With a focus on progress, not attainment, we strive to ensure that every student has at least one year's learning every year. We know that there is no such thing as a typical student and provide extension or support, according to each individual's needs.

The Western Australian curriculum provides a coherent and comprehensive set of prescribed content and achievement standards which our school uses to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents.

Supplementing the curriculum are the general capabilities that encompass the knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions that will assist students to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century.

We encourage parents to get familiar with the curriculum and the language of learning so that they can support their child on this exciting journey.


The purpose of assessment is to understand where students are in their learning, so each teacher knows what students have mastered and what they need to learn next.

Teachers employ a broad range of strategies to obtain information about their students’ skills and understandings, ranging from asking students questions during a lesson to giving students a formal standardised assessment.

At Northshore Christian Grammar School, we apply criterion-referenced ( which determines whether each student has achieved specific skills or concepts) rather than norm-referenced (which ranks each student with respect to the achievement of others in broad areas of knowledge) assessment.

Read more about assessment here


Formal reports are released at the end of each semester.

Where applicable, each of the curriculum learning areas will be graded as follows:

Letter gradeAchievement descriptor
A ExcellentThe student demonstrates excellent achievement of what is expected for this year level.
B HighThe student demonstrates high achievement of what is expected for this year level.
C SatisfactoryThe student demonstrates satisfactory achievement of what is expected for this year level.
D LimitedThe student demonstrates limited achievement of what is expected for this year level.
E Very lowThe student demonstrates very low achievement of what is expected for this year level.

Additionally, the reports will include:

  • an assessment of the student's attitude, behaviour and effort;
  • an overall teacher comment; and
  • any additional information we considers relevant.

In the spirit of our education philosophy, we encourage parents to celebrate the learning that has taken place.

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