It is hard to imagine with the start of the school year only just underway, it is time to start turning our attention to planning and preparing for NAPLAN.


The National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is designed to provide regular data on student achievement in the areas of literacy and numeracy, essential skills that each child needs to succeed.

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. King’s teachers frequently use NAPLAN data to provide additional information about student progress, as well as to support the College in making informed decisions regarding differentiation and targeted teaching in the classroom, to improve future student outcomes.

NAPLAN testing for 2023 and beyond, will occur in MARCH in an online format. Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in tests for reading, writing, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation), and numeracy.


At King’s we expect and encourage all students to complete the NAPLAN testing process, and we are pleased with our established tradition of high levels of participation. During the testing window in March, catch-up tests will be offered for students who are absent on test days.

Support can be arranged for students with specific learning needs, particularly if a student regularly accesses similar support for school assessment tasks. Students may also be withdrawn from NAPLAN; this is a matter for consideration by parents and carers, in consultation with the College, and would require a signed withdrawal form.

For parents of Year 3 and 5 students:

If you wish to discuss your child’s participation in NAPLAN, please email:

Year 3 - Miss Emma Harmon:

Year 5 - Mrs Elize Strachan:

For parents of Year 7 and 9 students:

Please click on THIS LINK to register your intention to apply for withdrawal or adjusted conditions.

If you wish to discuss your child’s participation in NAPLAN, please email Mrs Cassie Grimes:


Around mid-2023 you will receive your child’s personal NAPLAN report outlining their results and how they performed in relation to national standards. The information you receive will be valuable in helping you consider your child’s literacy and numeracy progress. 

For more information about NAPLAN testing in Queensland, please click on the links below:

Mrs Cassie Grimes
Deputy Head of Secondary - Administration & Organisation