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– Be Connected. –

A message from the Dean of Teaching and Learning, 17 May

Although the online NAPLAN testing window doesn’t officially end until Thursday 23 May, girls in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 all completed the tests between Tuesday and Friday this week.

We are very proud of the girls who experienced some small connectivity issues on the first day; their ‘can do’ attitude to do their best was magnificent. Unlike schools in South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria, Queensland students did not experience the same test disruption when using the online platform. At Glennie, the technical glitches on Tuesday resulted in one class only having a delayed start, and no student experienced a loss of data.

Although useful, NAPLAN results are not the primary indicator of a student’s abilities; nor are they an indicator of literacy and numeracy efforts in schools. Rather, NAPLAN results are a snapshot about the performance of a student at a given point in time in relation to the literacy and numeracy aspects of the Australian Curriculum and are best considered as only one part of the whole school knowledge about a student’s performance.

We would like to thank all parents, students and teachers for their cheerful approach to supporting, administering and completing the National online tests!

Ms Tonia Gloudemans
Dean of Teaching and Learning