Dear Parents & Community Members,
Our students in Years 3 and 5 commence the National Assessment Program, Literacy and Numeracy next week. All assessments (apart from Year 3 Writing) are being conducted in an online environment spaced over two weeks. Following disruptions last year due to COVID, testing online is still a relatively new phenomenon. The question you may ask is “Why conduct NAPLAN online?”. Using an interactive environment allows for testing to be tailored to the individual child and as such making the testing more engaging. A significant advantage for schools relates to the far quicker release of results allowing for more relevant diagnosis and remediation if required. If you would like to know / learn more about NAPLAN Online, please visit: https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/public-demonstration-site
The release of our revised Values and accompanying visual resources is a major development in the manner in which our school will teach and reinforce expectations of our students. While our signage is highly visible and engaging, the most significant impact will be in classrooms where the Values will be taught, reinforced and enacted.
Finally, with cold days upon us, please check winter uniform supplies and make sure the school jumpers and jackets still fit.