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From the Principal – May 2019

We are excited as we commence our NAPLAN week, but recognise that some of our children and parents may be feeling anxious due to the pressure of ‘performing’.

NAPLAN is a general assessment of literacy and numeracy proficiency and only measures a narrow skill set on one particular day of the year. It does not represent student achievements across the year, nor across the breadth of the curriculum which schools use to evaluate their programs. It is only a snapshot.

It is a test which doesn’t take into account their progress or learning in their own classroom, nor does it honour the learning process or student thinking since there is no way for students to demonstrate this properly on their test. We look for growth between Year 3 and Year 5. Instead, we strive to teach to add value to each child’s educational journey and celebrate progress.

Follow the link below to celebrate the great gains our students made between Year 3 and Year 5.

At KCS, we also recognise that our parents look for a broader focus than just literacy and numeracy (the scope of NAPLAN), and a deeper focus than mere academics (the extent of NAPLAN) and so we continue to prepare the whole student to be God’s person wherever they may be.

Article: The WA Schools that Showed Huge Improvements in NAPLAN Testing