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.
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.