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Over the past two weeks, all Year 7 and 9 students have completed the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). Students were tested in writing, reading, conventions of language and numeracy.

When data is released to schools and families later in the year, it is useful for parents and caregivers to be aware that the achievement levels may have changed since their child last completed NAPLAN.

Student achievement is now shown against four levels of proficiency:

  • Exceeding
  • Strong
  • Developing
  • Needs Additional Support.

We hope to continue our excellent results in the Middle School and look forward to using the data to help understand our students’ progress over the past two years.

Playground Connections

One of my favourite times to get out of the office is during recess and lunch. It’s a great time to catch up with students and talk about things outside of school.

As a keen cricket fan, I have thoroughly enjoyed being a spectator (and occasional fielder) of mostly Year 7 students playing regular sessions of cricket in the quad. Although fiercely competitive, my respect goes to the students who have developed their rules collaboratively to ensure the game is played fairly and in the right spirit.

This activity has provided such energy and joy to a busy part of the school. However, I might have to dedicate a few more overs of fielding before I have a chance of getting a bat.

Brendan Evans
Head of Middle School