Students across the district sat three days of testing as part of the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy last week.ELAINE COONEY May 21, 2014 3:50am
Naplan students (back): Beth Howlett, Jessica Horkings, Stephanie Crouch, Claire Murphy, Jemma McNair and Jaimie Parker. Front: Aimee Rankin and Yolanda Foley.
Students across the district sat three days of testing as part of the National Assessment Program
The tests are done in grades 3 and 5 in primary school and years 7 and 9 in secondary.
Rochester Secondary College is one of Australia’s leading schools for improvement in NAPLAN scores.
Principal Bernie Altmann was modest about the school’s chances of retaining its high ranking.
He said the tests were ‘‘just a snapshot of how the pupil was faring on one particular day’’.
He said the results were a guide for teachers about what areas required attention.
‘‘(The students) just get on with it,’’ he said.
‘‘The kids have taken it seriously.’’
The redevelopment of Shepparton Library, which will feature accessible shelving, a teen-specific area, a Skype booth and internet-enabled work stations, will be completed in the next two months.
The Ovens & Murray qualifying final between Yarrawonga and Lavington on Saturday left spectators talking more about the standard of umpiring than the two competing teams.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
The Kiss Angels, 50 Shades of Hope team have come up with a creative way of fundraising for the Relay for Life, a purple potty.
District hotels and businesses may change rosters with penalty rates for casual employees on Sundays set to be cut.
Students visit local businesses for reading lessons
Bottle thrown at Jason Cole in bitter aftermath to Seymour-Benalla game on Saturday.
A truck driver is lucky to be alive after crashing into a Jerilderie home yesterday morning.
Chef and co-owner of Heathcote’s Willow Room Brent Loam is thrilled with the listing in the 2015 Age Good Food Guide
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
A sophisticated hydroponic cannabis system was discovered by police at the Victoria Hotel last week.
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