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Well, NAPLAN is over for another year!!   Over the years, I have written and spoken about these series of tests and hopefully have been able to provide some perspective to parents regarding their purpose. St Brigid's has performed particularly well in recent years and has demonstrated excellent growth across different areas. We are certainly proud of our efforts and the data collated from these tests provide the school with a clear focus on continuous improvement.

However, we cannot fall into the trap of seeing NAPLAN as the be all and end all. St Brigid's, like many schools prides itself on offering a variety of opportunities and a positive culture for all who attend. There is a lot more to St Brigid's that cannot be identified on a test…it has to be experienced. I have used this article before but I think it is a sums the whole ideal of primary education and hopefully goes some way to reduce those levels of anxiety some children, parents and teachers may have experienced during the week of NAPLAN testing. It is an extract from a letter sent home to parents from the Deputy Principal of Walkervale State School.

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