No More NAPLAN Nerves!


For three days this week, NAPLAN has tested students across Australia in a range of key learning areas including language conventions, writing (narrative), reading (comprehension) and numeracy. Our Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students enjoyed celebrating the completion of their NAPLAN tests on Thursday afternoon. The results from these exams will provide students and their parents with a snapshot of achievement, compared to similar-aged students Australia-wide. For schools, these indicate some of the strengths and weaknesses of each grade so that learning activities can be tailored to meet the particular needs of students.

King's Year 3 students embraced their first NAPLAN experience with courage and confidence, and they enjoyed practising some important life skills like working to a timeframe and checking their work for accuracy. It helped that they received some special treats for their efforts, including chocolate smarties, 'encourage-mints,' class time on the jumping pillow and fun games once NAPLAN was over. Other year levels enjoyed receiving notes of encouragement from their parents that the teachers had organised, watching a class movie once all exams were over, and the sheer relief for Year 9s that they had sat their final NAPLAN.

Our teachers would like to commend every student for their positive attitude toward their tests this year. They showed the College's Foundational Value of Learning Passionately and the attributes of perseverance, aspiration and courage. Well done students!

"Our students’ behaviour during the exams was excellent. We are proud of every student who completed the exams to the best of their ability."
"As teachers, our prayer is that this week has affirmed to students that they 'can do all things through Christ who gives them strength' (Philippians 4:13)."

The results for NAPLAN exams will be made available from late August/early September. Students should keep their NAPLAN results certificate in a safe place as King's is not permitted to keep copies of the certificates. In the case of a certificate being misplaced, parents would need to apply to the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) for a replacement certificate if required.