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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

2019 NAPLAN Testing

NAPLAN testing for Years 7 and 9 students will occur on Tuesday 14 May, Wednesday 15 May and Thursday 16 May, and the College encourages all students to sit the tests. Further information for parents is available from the National Assessment Program website. Parents and students interested in looking at the format of the tests, particularly if there is anxiety associated with the NAPLAN experience, are also able to access sample test items from this site.

Application for Special Provisions for NAPLAN

While the College has an internal process for handling students who require special provision to accommodate their learning, NAPLAN requires parents to apply separately for the Years 7 and 9 NAPLAN tests. If your child has a specific learning difficulty that entitles them to a special provision, like extra time, could you please email me by Wednesday 3 April, and I will forward through the relevant paperwork.

Term 1 Reflection

I’d like to congratulate Junior Secondary students for the completion of their first assessment period for the year—particularly the Year 7 students, who have experienced their first Secondary School assessment. As results and interim reports are provided, I would to encourage students to not only reflect on their marks, but also on the preparation leading up to their assessment. The beginning of Term 2 brings Parent-Teacher interviews and new learning, and it is a great time to consider study and organisation methods that may enhance their productivity next term.