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

    Comment by Jo on October 25, 2015 at 4:53 pm


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

      Official comment by Jill (Teach Starter) on October 26, 2015 at 10:06 am


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

    Comment by Tracey Groves on October 27, 2015 at 1:41 pm


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

      Comment by Scott (Teach Starter) on October 27, 2015 at 7:40 pm


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

    Comment by Tim Dube on November 8, 2015 at 9:32 pm


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

      Official comment by Jill (Teach Starter) on November 9, 2015 at 5:27 pm


  • 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.

    Comment by Debbie Pruden on October 29, 2017 at 6:56 pm


    • 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

      Official comment by Jill (Teach Starter) on November 7, 2017 at 9:14 am


  • 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. 🙂

    Comment by Maddie Goddard on May 15, 2018 at 5:01 pm


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

      Official comment by Kristian on May 16, 2018 at 7:42 am


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