Learning

NAPLAN Online 2019

Congratulations to all of our Year 5, 7 and 9 students for their calm approach to the NAPLAN testing this week. 

By now all parents would have heard via the media coverage that there were technical issues with the delivery of NAPLAN online from ACARA.  Our students were part of the cohort across the country to move to NAPLAN online this year and did experience some technical issues with the testing, however our teachers managed these issues on a case-by-case basis and notified ACARA of these interruptions.  All students affected have been assured that their results will not be adversely impacted due to these difficulties.  ACARA and NESA have assured us that they are working on refining the system for future testing. 

Please note that the transition to online testing does have benefits, despite these technical glitches.  Online testing is more accessible for native users of technology, and is also far more accurate as a diagnostic tool; the tests are adaptable, as they are responsive to student answers, providing them with a more challenging extension of work if required.  This will ensure that the data about each student is more accurate to inform teacher practice. Additionally, online testing has the added benefit of a faster feedback process, as results should be available to schools, parents and students in a more timely manner. 

We thank all students and parents for their patience with the testing.  We are also very grateful for the dedication of our Loreto staff in managing this new process. 

Ms Kieryn Bateman, Director of Learning and Mme Maryse Martin and Ms Michelle Albert, Learning Deans

 

Dates to Remember –  Term 2 2019

Year 12 Year 12 Assessment Term 2 Block 2 Monday 27 May – Wednesday 5 June
Year 12 Study Skills – Dr Prue Salter (Students)

Thursday 27 June
8.45am | Curran Theatre

Year 10 Year 10 Canberra Excursion Wednesday 15 May – Friday 18 May
Subject Selection Evening Wednesday 5 June 
7.00pm – 8.30pm |  GBC-DRC
Subject Selection Individual Plenaries Over Term 2 Weeks 7 – 9
Year 9 NAPLAN Tuesday 14 May – Monday 20 May
Catch-up on Monday 20 May
Year 7 NAPLAN Tuesday 14 May – Friday 17 May
Catch-up on Monday 20 May
Years 7-11 Academic Plenary Meetings Friday 3 May
1:00pm – 6.30pm |  LRC-GBC-DRC
Monday 13 May
3:30pm – 6.30pm |  Gymnasium
Tuesday 21 May
3.30pm – 6.30pm |  Gymnasium