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Our whole school Spelling Bee 

 

Students have been enthusiastically studying their spelling words in an effort to become the spelling champions for their class or year level.
 
Initially we planned the whole school Spelling Bee to encourage all students to focus on improving their spelling accuracy of high frequency words. These are the words that we also call the ‘no-excuse’ words, the ones that we need to write successfully every day. At every year level, a class champion had the opportunity to progress to the finals, which were held in our school hall last week. Every student who tried their best to improve their spelling (or sight word recognition in prep classes) received an ice block for their efforts.
 
We have seen a huge improvement in student spelling across the school and an enthusiasm about spelling accuracy that we have not seen before. Thank you to our parents who have supported our spelling bee by encouragng your children to practise their spelling words at home.
 

National Testing for Year 3, 5 and 7 NAPLAN

The tests will see all students in Years 3 and 5 sitting the same tests as their interstate counterparts.

The test results will provide information about how all state and non-state school students are performing in literacy and numeracy at their year level in comparison to their peers across Australia.

Parent Tips for preparing your child for NAPLAN:

While it’s important that students perform at their best, it’s also important that students are not unduly stressed.
 
Here are some general tips for your child’s preparation:
  • Get at least eight hours sleep prior to each day of testing
  • It is extremely important for your child to have a balanced breakfast on each testing day
  • It is also important that your child have access to healthy food for morning tea each day of testing (packed lunch or tuckshop)
  • Please ensure that your child is in school winter uniform so they are warm.
  • Students must be on time to school
 
A "Smartie" knows how to prepare for the test
Get a good night’s sleep.
Have a healthy breakfast
Try your best.