Next week our Year 3 and 5 students will be sitting their NAPLAN tests at John Colet School.
NAPLAN is a useful independent measure of the academic talents of our students within specific curricular areas. We are certainly proud of the results of previous years and it is often quoted by visiting parents when identifying us as a school for their children. I am always quick to point out that while our results are truly remarkable, they are only part of the educational story of our school. Testing is only a snapshot of a particular stage, on a particular day and of a particular cohort of students. Primary school and life in general is a continuous journey of learning and our school is a great example of what a truly well rounded education can bring. One such element which was celebrated this week on ABC Radio was with Richard Glover when he interviewed Mrs. McKendrick on the importance of Shakespeare in our school.
In preparation for the tests we only ask the children to pause, give their best, release any stress and to remember the bigger picture of learning and life.