The Student NAPLAN Reports for the students in Year 3, 5 and 7 were sent home to parents this week. If you have a child in any of these year levels and haven’t received the report, please check your child’s bag. I did email a letter to all families with comments on the trends coming through the results. The student progress from Year 3 to 5 and Year 5 to 7 is what we are hoping to see and overall the students are performing above the state average.
The students in Years 2-7 are also participating in the online PAT testing in Week 4 (Reading Comprehension, Grammar and Punctuation, Spelling and Numeracy). This happens annually, so we can measure the growth in each student in the tested areas. Both the NAPLAN and PAT testing data, along with other student assessments does give the information for teachers and the school on firstly, student performance and with analysis, gives us the evidence to see where there is improvement and highlights future growth points for the learning programmes. Please contact the teacher if there are further questions.
This week the Prime Minister led the nation to deliver an apology to those affected by institutionalised child abuse. My comment is only to reach out in support of anyone who maybe a victim and to remind the school community about the improved strategies that have been implemented to make sure children are in much safer places and when instances of abuse are reported there is a process where the matter can be addressed in a just and respectful manner to all concerned.
Just a reminder about the Campus Movie Night fundraiser this Saturday. As of today, just over 200 people have booked in. Tickets can still be purchased online. Please check your email which has all the details. The money raised will support the purchase of STEM resources for the Library.
I would like to welcome the Eastwood family to the school. They have just moved from Newcastle in NSW with Ryder in 3BG and Logan in RM.
Happy World Teachers day to all the staff at Nativity, and all teachers, in recognition for what they give, be and do for our students. Teachers do inspire those they educate and do have a significant impact on a student’s journey to self-discovery.