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 sky was the limit when it came to learning about the Royal Flying Doctor Service this week.
Jake Thompson has an eagle eye and a steady hand and he put both to good use recently when he won the U15 Australian Snooker Championships, held in Adelaide.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
SUZANNE’S School of Ballet has once again proved its place in the ballet world with 19 of its 30 exam students blitzing their recent Cecchetti ballet exams in Melbourne.
PLANS are in full swing for the 18th annual Farm and Road Safety Expo in Rochester.
Merrigum’s rise to prominence in the Kyabram District League premiership battle reached new heights in Saturday’s 16th round when it became the first side to lower Avenel’s colours this season.
Local export Willie Wheeler dominating at VFL level
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
HEATHCOTE is being swamped by Pokémon and wannabe trainers, armed with smart phones and iPads, who are trying to catch ‘em all.
Children have been treated to a journey through their imaginations while being encouraged to unleash their inner writers at Barooga Library.
Sixteen local students competed at the NSW PSSA and CHS State Cross Country Championships in Sydney.
SPC will abolish its internal sales team and reduce executive numbers in the latest chapter of the company’s ongoing restructuring.
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