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From the Director of Junior Secondary

From the Director of Junior Secondary

Author: Shelley McMahon
Author Role: Director of Junior Secondary

NAPLAN Testing 

Next week, Year 7 and 9 students will be sitting the NAPLAN tests along with students from schools across Australia. Students have been given information about where the testing will take place and what they need to bring.

The testing timetable is:

  •  Tuesday, May 14 Language Conventions and Writing tests
  • Wednesday, May 15 Reading test
  •  Thursday, May 16  Numeracy tests – calculator and non-calculator
  •  Friday, May 17 Catch up testing for absent students

Year 9 students will sit the tests in the Auditorium, while the Year 7 students will be in their regular classrooms. Those students who are accessing adjustments have been given their room allocations.

At CHAC, we encourage all students to participate in the NAPLAN program. While NAPLAN tests are only one aspect of the College's assessment and reporting process, we recognise that the tests provide an understanding of how individuals are performing in the areas of literacy and numeracy.  The College also gains valuable information about how our education programs are working and which areas need to be prioritised for improvement.

NAPLAN Equipment

Please ensure that your child has the correct equipment for these tests, including replacements in case of breakages.

  • At least 2 x 2B Pencils (no Pacers)
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Calculator (for calculator allowed component of the Numeracy test)
  • Black or Blue Pen (Optional) for the writing test only

As with all assessment periods, we encourage students to get a good night’s sleep and to eat a good breakfast prior to coming to school. It is important that students arrive at school on time so that they are not feeling anxious about getting to classrooms on time for testing.

Junior Secondary Dance

Planning is underway for one of the biggest Junior Secondary events for the year. The 80s theme–Flashback Friday–was well received on Assembly, with a Back to the Future teaser delivered by our Junior Secondary Mentors.

The dance will be held in the Auditorium on Friday 31 May from 6.30pm to 9.00pm. Students are encouraged to dress up in 80s fashion, with a number of prizes to be awarded for best costume, hair, neon colours and co-ordinated group ensembles. Between dancing to a playlist compiled by DJs Jack and Ben, students can have photos taken at the 80s photobooth or relax in the chill zone.

Tickets are $10 and include a packet of chips and a drink. There will be further chips, drinks, lolly bags and glow sticks for purchase on the night.