NAPLAN | 11-13 May 2021
NAPLAN assesses literacy and numeracy - essential skills that each child needs to succeed in school and life. The NAPLAN tests are designed to help us make sure students are on track in their literacy and numeracy development. Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in NAPLAN tests for reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.
From 11-13 May, 2021, our school will participate in these national examinations. NAPLAN is a point-in-time assessment that allows you to see how your child is progressing in literacy and numeracy, against the national standard and compared with their peers throughout Australia. For our teachers, NAPLAN provides additional information to support professional judgement and student progress, learning and additional areas for future focus. The College will continue to sit paper-copy examinations this year but will shift to online testing in 2022.
All students are expected to participate in NAPLAN. However, if you have a philosophical objection to NAPLAN and decide it is in your child’s best interest not to participate, as you believe your child may suffer excessive stress or other adverse effects, then you have the right as a parent to withdraw your child.
If you wish to discuss your child not participating, please email the relevant staff member: