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Report Card Comments

Free | 8 pages (PDF, Word)|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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Soph Allison · Jun 20th, 2020

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

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

Lisa Peters · Jun 17th, 2020

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

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

Yulandi Van Zyl · Jun 11th, 2020

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

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

Thank you. This is so helpful.

Jo O'Connell · Jun 7th, 2020

You’re very welcome, Jo!

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jun 7th, 2020

WOW this is so helpful

Lily Kour · Jun 5th, 2020

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

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Lily Kour · Jun 8th, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jill (Teach Starter) · Nov 9th, 2015

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

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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