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Report Card Comments

PDF, Word | 8 pages|Grades: F - 7

Sample report card comments for General, English and Mathematics.

These comments have been broken down into sub-headings in each section. They include:

General Comments

  • Attitude to school
  • Behaviour
  • Work habits
  • Participation
  • Personal qualities

English Comments

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Spelling
  • Speaking and Listening

Mathematics Comments

  • Knowledge
  • Attitude

These comments are suggestions only and will need to be used in accordance with your school’s report card policy.

For more helpful tips on writing report card comments read our blog 10 Tips for Writing Report Card Comments.

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Celeste McDavitt

It would be great if you had a report writer like twinkl https://www.twinkl.com.au/report-writer/app as your comments are better quality for general comments.

Celeste McDavitt · May 28th, 2021

Melissa Teach Starter

Hi Celeste, feel free to suggest a resource here: https://www.teachstarter.com/suggest-a-resource/?resource_type=resource
Thanks so much! Melissa

Melissa Teach Starter · May 31st, 2021

Kate Hofstee

I completly agree

Kate Hofstee · Jun 5th, 2021


These are great!

Katrina · May 22nd, 2021


Hey, Katrina! We’re so glad you’re finding them helpful. All the best with your reports!

Bronwyn · May 24th, 2021

Amanda Azzopardi

thank you- great resource!

Amanda Azzopardi · Nov 15th, 2020

Paul (Teach Starter)

You’re most welcome, Amanda!

Paul (Teach Starter) · Nov 16th, 2020


Such a great resource. Thank you so much for helping me write my report comments this year!

Emma · Nov 15th, 2020

Paul (Teach Starter)

You’re most welcome, Emma! We hope it saved you some time!

Paul (Teach Starter) · Nov 16th, 2020

Kristiani Kris

Thank you. It really helps us teachers who are confused with the academic comments cards we have to make during this pandemic.

Kristiani Kris · Nov 2nd, 2020

Stephanie (Teach Starter)

You’re most welcome, Kristiani! We are so pleased that we are able to make the report writing process easier for our teachers. Have a wonderful day!

Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Nov 3rd, 2020

Soph Allison

Made life 100000000000% easier

Soph Allison · Jun 20th, 2020

Paul (Teach Starter)

We’re glad to hear it, Soph! Our goal is to save teachers time! Thanks for your lovely feedback!

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jun 22nd, 2020

Lisa Peters

Thank you! thank you! thank you! My stress levels have just gone back down.

Lisa Peters · Jun 17th, 2020

Tom (Teach Starter)

Hi Lisa,

We are so glad to provide some help during report card time.
If we can assist you with anything else, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Tom (Teach Starter) · Jun 19th, 2020

Yulandi Van Zyl

This is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this with fellow teachers!

Yulandi Van Zyl · Jun 11th, 2020

Tom (Teach Starter)

Hi Yulandi,

Thank you for such a nice comment! We are so happy that you are finding these report card comments useful!

Tom (Teach Starter) · Jun 12th, 2020


Thank you. I am looking specifically for online teaching comments. Any of these?

SHAAN NAIDOO · Jun 11th, 2020

Tom (Teach Starter)

Hi Shaan,

We have just released a set of report card comments targeted at remote learning. You can find them here:


If you need assistance with anything else, please get in touch!

Tom (Teach Starter) · Jun 12th, 2020


Dear Tom, this is so helpful! You’re amazing! THANK YOU!

SHAAN NAIDOO · Jun 12th, 2020

Jo O'Connell

Thank you. This is so helpful.

Jo O'Connell · Jun 7th, 2020

Paul (Teach Starter)

You’re very welcome, Jo!

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jun 7th, 2020

WOW this is so helpful

· Jun 5th, 2020

Paul (Teach Starter)

We’re glad you like it, Lily! Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback!

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jun 7th, 2020


· Jun 8th, 2020

Timaleti Vakaluma

Wow.. I reallly love this comments really helpful..

Timaleti Vakaluma · Nov 24th, 2019


Hi Timaleti,
Thank you for your lovely comment. I am so glad you are enjoying our resources.

Kristian · Nov 25th, 2019

Vernon Paul Juans

Thanks for the hard put in. I was searching for some tools. I got yours.

Vernon Paul Juans · Nov 22nd, 2019


Hi Vernon,
Thank you for your lovely comment. I am so glad you are enjoying our resources.

Kristian · Nov 22nd, 2019


Thanks for compiling these. My school has a ban on words such as ‘enthusiastic/enthusiasm’ as well as ‘pleasing’ as they are subjective and not describing skill.

May · May 29th, 2019

Royce (Teach Starter)

Hey May, thank you for sharing your appreciation. These comments also make a great base to help teachers craft their own more school specific based language.

Royce (Teach Starter) · May 30th, 2019

Tanya O'Halloran

I have tried to download and open this as a word document and is not recognising the .dotx which I am unfamiliar with also, suggestions please.

Tanya O'Halloran · May 12th, 2019

Royce (Teach Starter)

Hey Tanya, thank you for notifying us about that error. I have replaced the file and it now should be working. If you need assistance with anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Royce (Teach Starter) · May 13th, 2019

Maddie Goddard

Being a new graduate teacher, I find it hard to start off my comments. This will help so much that it makes me motivated to start writing reports now. 🙂

Maddie Goddard · May 15th, 2018


Hi Maddie,
Thanks for your lovely comment. First-time report writing can be very daunting and I am glad we could help out.

Kristian · May 16th, 2018

Debbie Pruden

So agree with report card I’ve been saying it for years. Parent teacher gave to face is one of the best ways to communicate with parents. Unfortunately usually the parents you really need to see rarely show up. I believe simplified generic comments with a grading and info on where the student sits in the class rankings along with twice yearly face to face interviews should be more than enough. I’ve spoken to many parents and myself as a parent don’t read the comments only the effort and suggested actions that could be taken for improvement. Nether the less I face a couple of weeks of testing and data tracking and reporting as that’s what’s expected, hopefully not for too much longer.

Debbie Pruden · Oct 29th, 2017

Jill (Teach Starter)

Hi Debbie,

Thank you for your message and for your feedback. Report cards are certainly a stressful time for all involved and it is very interesting to see the changes that some school are making to the way they manage their reporting system. It will be fascinating to see if report cards remain the way they are or evolve in the future.

Kind regards

Jill (Teach Starter) · Nov 7th, 2017

Tim Dube

AWESOME!!! Exactly what I was looking for, was just about to try and make up my own one of these! Thanks TS! 🙂

Tim Dube · Nov 8th, 2015

Jill (Teach Starter)

Glad to hear these will save you some time Tim.
Kind regards,

Jill (Teach Starter) · Nov 9th, 2015

Tracey Groves

Already starting making notes and using some of these – thanks!

Tracey Groves · Oct 27th, 2015

Excellent! Glad to hear this is coming in handy for you Tracey.
Kind regards,

· Oct 27th, 2015


Thank you. These comments are so wonderful and timely! I will be using these comments in the next few weeks

MrsBax · Oct 25th, 2015

Jill (Teach Starter)

You’re welcome Jo. We hope they help to save you some time!
Kind regards

Jill (Teach Starter) · Oct 26th, 2015

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