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Thursday, August 31st 2017

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Term 3 Week 7 From the Head of Secondary

NAPLAN / OLNA
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This week students in Years 7 and 9 should have received their National Assessment Program in Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) results. NAPLAN is an annual assessment for all students in Australia in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. It tests skills in reading, writing, grammar, punctuation and numeracy.

NAPLAN provides important information to schools, parents and students about a student’s capability in a particular learning area. The test also allows Year 9 students to prequalify for Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA).

The OLNA assessment is conducted twice a year for Years 10, 11 and 12 students. To achieve a West Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) students must reach a particular standard in these assessments.

Students have six attempts over Years 10, 11 and 12 to achieve this standard. Students may also meet this standard if they achieve a Band 8 or above in the associated components of reading, writing or numeracy in the Year 9 NAPLAN tests.
Through the College's Homework Club, assistance is offered to students who have not yet achieved the standard requirement to meet the OLNA.

Students in Year 9 who have not pre-qualified for the OLNA, based on their NAPLAN results, will be required to sit the OLNA in Term 1, 2018. These dates are yet to be confirmed.

Click here for more information about the Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA).

Please direct any queries to the relevant Leader of Wellbeing.

Year 10 Mentors
On Tuesday 6 September, 66 Year 10 students will commence preparation as Student Mentors for the Year 7 2018 cohort.
We challenged the Year 10 students earlier this term to take on this leadership role in the College and the response was most pleasing.

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