Handball Tournament

Handball news – Thank you to the children in year 4, 5, 6 & 7 who have entered this years handball tournament.  Children are invited to drop by the stage in front of the Cafe, Monday first break to participate in this years all important draw.

 

GREASE is the Word!

Tickets on sale at the school office now!

Year 5-7 Interschool Sport Forms and Payment Due

Parents and Carers, this is just a reminder that all Year 5-7 interschool sport permission forms, medical forms and $12 payment are due on Monday 1st September 2014. Late payments may not be accepted and your child’s position in the team may be forfeited. Our Gala Day will take place on Friday 5th September 2014.

NAPLAN

NATIONAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM LITERACY AND NUMERACY (NAPLAN)

Dear Parent / Carer

Earlier this year, all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9, joined over one million students from 9000 schools across Australia to participate in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests.

The NAPLAN tests, conducted over three days, included assessments in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. These tests are national instruments designed to inform a school’s assessment program in the teaching and learning cycle. The results of NAPLAN contribute only one aspect of the school’s assessment program.

Every student who took part in these tests receives an individual student report containing their results. Please find enclosed your child’s 2014 NAPLAN individual student report.

The front page of the report contains an explanation of the testing program and the contents of the report itself.

Your child’s results are shown on the two inside pages and are accompanied by a description of what the tests involved.

Your child’s achievement is shown on an achievement scale for each of the assessment areas (reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and numeracy) which also shows the national average and the range of performance achieved by the middle 60% of students for that year level.

The black circle shows where your child is positioned as denoted by their results by their NAPLAN test on this day. The triangle denotes the national average for students across Australia in that year level.

The last page of the report provides a description of the skills and understandings typically demonstrated by students with results in each achievement band.

These results provide you with information about your child’s performance in literacy and numeracy from the NAPLAN tests, compared with the results of students from across Australia.

The tests provide an important point-in-time snapshot of your child’s results and should be considered along with the range of other performance information collected by our school.

More information:

If you would like more information, please visit the QCAA website www.qcaa.qld.edu.au. Alternatively, phone (07) 3864 0481 or email the NAPLAN branch at NAPLAN.reports@qcaa.qld.edu.au.

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