All HIBS formal reporting, including the Interim Report (Term 1), and the Written Reports (Seniors - Term 2 and 3, Juniors - Term 2 and 4), will include marks for each of our Motivation Grades and an overall Motivation Grade total for each student.
The Motivation Grades that students are marked on, are specific to each of the Departments and relate to capabilities needed in these curriculum areas. For example, in Design Technology for the descriptor Motivation to Learn, where a student gains a Very Good grade, the descriptor reads as follows:
While each descriptor is specific to the nature of the subject these are also generic in their overall intention across all departments. You can access each of the department specific Motivation Grade criteria by clicking on Motivation Grades below.
The HIBS Motivation Grade criteria provides
· teachers with a guideline on which to make judgments about each student's capabilities in that subject, and
students with a framework on which to reflect on their
capabilities and set goals to improve or develop these.
The Motivation Grades in each department include
· motivation to learn,
· participation and contribution,
· attention in class (with the exception of English*),
· organisation for learning, and
· presentation of work (with the exception of Health and Physical Education, Music, Performing Arts, Gateway)
*The English department have added a Motivation to Read descriptor for Year 7 – 10 students with an aim to increase reading mileage, comprehension and achievement.
HIBS Motivation Awards – Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum
Your son’s Motivation Grades are totalled and converted to a percentage which can be located at the top of each of his Reports. This overall grade in both the mid-year and end-of-year written reports only, determines those students who gain a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Motivation Award. HIBS Motivation Award assemblies are held twice a year.