One of my main focuses has been the organisation and management of 2022 NAPLAN tests for students in Years 7 and 9. NAPLAN, The National Assessment Program in Literacy and Numeracy, covers skills in reading, writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation and numeracy for all students across the State. The rich data from these tests is primarily used for assessing student learning against the national minimum standards, which provides valuable information that will assist the school to further improve students’ literacy and numeracy learning outcomes.
Our recent online Parent/Teacher Interviews were a success with a large number of parents contacting teachers. It was a pleasure to speak to the parents and report on the progress of the students. Parents/carers who were unable to attend the interviews are welcome to contact teachers and arrange another meeting time.
Professional Development Day
The school’s Professional Development Day will be held on 20 May 2022. This is an opportunity for staff to be briefed on the school’s teaching and learning initiatives including, School Wide Positive Behaviour protocols, mandated Respectful Relationship units and coaching and training initiatives. These days provide much needed time for staff to collaborate, share best practices and further develop their skills.
Year 9 Connect Program
There are a range of exciting programs that have been organised this Term for the Year 9/10G Connect students. Head to the Middle School page to see what they have been doing so far.
The next event for our Year 9 Connect program will be spent at the Glenfern Valley Bushland where much of the day will involve replanting hundreds of trees that suffered significant damage during the dry summers of 2018 and 2019. A range of speakers have been organized to ensure that students develop a better understanding about local environmental and conservation issues.
Associate Principal, Staff Development/Leadership