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Parent-Teacher Consultations

Parent-Teacher Consultations

Parent-Teacher Consultations for Year 7-8 will be held on Wednesday 28th June from 2.45pm – 6.30pm in the school library and hall.

Students have been issued with booking codes. Parents CLICK HERE to make bookings.

Year 7-8 students will receive their reports two days prior to the consultations on 26th June.

NB Parent-Teacher Consultations for Year 8-11 will be held Wednesday 19th July from 2.45 – 6.30pm (the first week back in term three) in the school library and hall students will issued with booking codes next week. Students will be issued with their reports in the last week of term two.

Parent-Teacher Consultations

Parent-Teacher Consultations

Parent-Teacher Consultations for Year 7, 11-12 will be held on Wednesday 4th May from 2.40pm – 6.30pm in the school library and hall.

Students will be issued booking codes in Week 11 of school. Parents CLICK HERE to make bookings.

Year 12 students will receive their reports on 4th May at the consultations. Any Y12 parents unable to attend should note that reports not collected will be distributed the next day at roll call.

NB Parent-Teacher Consultations for Y 8-10 will be held on Wednesday the 27th July from 2.40 – 6.30pm in the school library and hall.

NAPLAN: Advice for Parents

NAPLAN: Advice for Parents

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. It has been an everyday part of the school calendar since 2008.

NAPLAN tests the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling and numeracy. The assessments are undertaken nationwide, every year, in the second full week in May.

This year the dates are 10-12th May.

NAPLAN is made up of tests in the four areas (or ‘domains’) of:

  • reading
  • writing
  • language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
  • numeracy.

NAPLAN tests skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time through the school curriculum.

You can find an easy to understand infographic that gives useful information on the NAPLAN tests and their benefits here (PDF icon 810KB).

To get a sense of the ‘look and feel’ of the tests and to understand what types of questions are asked, a full set of example NAPLAN tests is available.

NAPLAN is not a test that children can prepare for in the same way they might prepare for an end of term test. NAPLAN tests skills that develop and improve over time. These are skills that should be continuously developed throughout the year and not just in the lead-up to NAPLAN.

The best way to get your child ready for NAPLAN is to continue to develop literacy and numeracy skills, especially by reading regularly each evening at home.

Here are links to Australian education resources tailored specifically to parents looking for information and support on literacy and numeracy development in children.

 

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