Dear Parents and Caregivers, Konnichiwa!
National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLaN)
The annual NAPLaN is from 15-17 May for all students in years 3,5,7 and 9. The program is run across all schools. This year will be the final year of pencil and paper testing at Grange, as from 2019 students will participate in online testing, as will other students across Australia.
The NAPLaN is an important source of student achievement data that we use alongside other data sets to determine individual student, class, school, partnership, State and National directions to enable students to all make progress and be the best they can be.
NAPLaN is not something for students or parents to stress about. Students need to all have a go and put in their best effort. Questions in NAPLaN are derived from the content of the Australian Curriculum and are therefore part of what is taught at all schools. Some of the questions are multiple choice. With these questions it is important to have a go at an answer, even if the child is unsure, they are often able to reduce the possible answers to 2 of the choices, so responding with what they think is most likely is important. By not choosing any answer they will be incorrect.
Across this year we will continue preparing our students and school technology infrastructure to enable our successful 2019 participation in NAPLaN online.
Please see the attachments for more information about NAPLaN moving online
1. NAPLaN online, parent information letter
2. NAPLaN online 2019- privacy collection notice
Contact your child’s teacher or myself if you have any questions about NAPLaN.
Public Education Awards 2018
Here at Grange we are blessed with many exceptional educators (teaching and non teaching staff) that go well beyond what is regularly expected. Grange provides many, many extra curricula activities and opportunities for our students. These opportunities are provided because they are great learning chances for our students. Opportunities that may not happen in a lot of other schools. Some of these include-
* Personalised Learning Projects and presentations
* Sir Oliphant Science
* After school sport
* Sporting opportunities such as SAPSASA
* Mayoral Make a Book
* Student leadership
* Students with High Intellectual Potential
* Japanese Hiragana competition
* Fundraising- eg the Term 1 Film Night
These opportunities initiated by staff and the school do not come with extra time or funding for staff, but run through goodwill and generosity in giving their own time. Staff here at Grange do this because they can see how our students benefit from them and certainly not for any personal recognition for the staff member.
The 2018 Public Education Awards, Recognition of Excellence is now open. This is a chance to for parents to nominate an educator (teacher, support staff member or leader) that goes beyond what is normally expected, which
could be in the programs above or in other aspects such as engaging your child in learning, communicating with families online out of school hours and generally making a positive difference for the learning of your child.
So if you know of a Grange staff member that displays these qualities, here is as great chance to recognise their efforts. Nominations are open from 1-31 May 2018.
Information on the program and nomination process can be found at
Grant Small, Principal
Grange Primary School