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Let’s tell it as it is !!


It’s that time of year when teachers all around Australia are spending time preparing end of year reports. Are you excited to read your children’s yearly end of school reports? I know I always looked forward to reading mine. The portfolios they brought home full of their work were always well perused by us, grandparents, uncles and aunts.

I’m trying to remain focused as my task nears an end, having almost finished my class’ reports. Sidetracked as I often am I this general comment just rolled off my typing fingers.

Travelling Macs is a capable student, producing astute descriptions of those she teaches. At times however she is easily distracted by social media. Her dalliance there stretches out the time required to complete her writing tasks resulting in no time for extra curricula activities. Next reporting period she should be encouraged to her apply herself with greater concentration, producing high standard output in a shorter time frame. This would provide her the opportunity to participate in the extension activity of social media at her leisure.


PS In the time this was written a real report comment awaits proofreading

Now to proofread… lol

Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

13 thoughts on “Let’s tell it as it is !!

  1. That sounded eerily like my reports at school. “Kirsty would do better if she applied herself and was less distracted by others!” My husband is in the middle of reports too – you have my sympathies!

  2. I wish I’d kept my reports. They were all, year in year out glowing and full of A’s except for one year and one teacher. She wasn’t a very happy person and didn’t have a nice thing to say about anyone. Perhaps her report writing was keeping her from more important things and put her in a bad mood.

    • My experience tells me most teachers are there because they love their career but there are a few that are just not pleasant and trust me they don’t only make it bad for their class but the staff too 🙂 it’s not a career for an ‘it pays the bills ‘ attitude in my opinion. 🙂

  3. Ha ha. I still have some of my old school reports. Most of them say something along the lines of ‘not chatting so much’.
    Love your own report card 🙂

  4. So for the next few weeks kids do not need to worry about marks, as all is done. it must be quite a difficult task as you have to be fair and you can’t write excactly the same thing for each kid and each year. . But once this is done it will feel almosy like holidays.
    All the best Kerrie Anne and same to all teachers. Love your report .

    • Hi Maria, the way it works now we mark until the end and its those levels of achievement that get handed over at the start of the new school year. The reports show what the child can do now and where they are heading. Its tedious writing for me mostly cause like you said I want every comment I write to be a true reflection of each child. Its actually got a nice side when you compare where the child started to now and the relationship you build with each. Its nice having you visit my blog :))

  5. I have a few of my old high school reports and references tucked away somewhere. The nicest thing they could say about me was that I supposedly had ‘the ability to be tactful and diplomatic in her dealings with others’ which was just a polite way of saying that I was too shy and quiet. It would be hard to find a way to say things politely I guess….

  6. Ha ha, good luck with your proofreading.

  7. My most interesting ‘report’ time was in 1981 in Ireland. We visited one of Frank’s aunties, who still lived in a 3 room whitewashed stone cottage. When she found out I was a teacher, the 5 children were asked to line up with their school books for me to inspect.
    I was all of 27…but teachers were held in the greatest esteem.

    I scanned their work and lavished praise on each of them.
    This was followed by the father giving me a full glass of whiskey and singing me the most beautiful rendition of The Wild Colonial Boy.
    It was a very humbling experience.

    • Jenny that story made me chuckle. I can imagine your face as you were earnestly appraising the work….actually I think parents should read the bit about giving whiskey ( or Baileys lol) to the teacher on reading the report :))

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