The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. NAPLAN is the measure through which governments, education authorities, schools and the community can determine whether or not young Australians are meeting important educational outcomes.

NAPLAN tests skills that are critical for every child to progress through school and life. These include reading, writing, language conventions and numeracy. The assessments are undertaken every year across all schools in Australia at the same time in March.

At St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School we take pride in and celebrate our outstanding NAPLAN results.

In 2018 our school was recognised by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) as having above average gains in the NAPLAN testing.

The 2019 results are even more impressive with the mean for our school being above or equal to the Australian National mean in ALL test areas for Grade 3 and 5. In particular, our Grade 3 students did exceptionally well in Reading, Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation and Numeracy tests.

This is a true testament to the hard work of our teachers and the success of the new initiatives we have implemented at St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School.

A wonderful achievement for our school, students and families!

As a school, we will be using these results to guide our future direction and goals for 2020. The data will be analysed to determine our strengths as a school and to identify areas of need.