NAPLAN testing will begin next week across Australia for all Year Three, Year Five, Year Seven and Year Nine students. You can find more information about how to support students in the English section of the newsletter.


There are four tests in total and students have 45 – 50 minutes to complete each test, dependent on their year level.

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Our teachers have spent time familiarising students with the NAPLAN format and expectations via mock practice tests over the last few weeks. Teachers are trying to keep the tests ‘low key’ to limit student anxiety as best we can.


We do have a few requests – if your child is participating in NAPLAN next week, please avoid scheduling external appointments on Wednesday or Thursday. We also request that your child has a good night sleep and aims to be at school on time on the NAPLAN days.


Good luck to all students participating in NAPLAN this year.



Over the last two weeks, our Year 3/4 students have been learning about money and financial maths. Throughout their maths lessons they have been learning how to represent money values in multiple ways, count change and solve problems involving purchases and calculations of change to the nearest five cents. Students have enjoyed learning to calculate change and experience maths that they use in their real life.





As your child’s first teacher, you play an important role in helping develop their numeracy skills from an early age. There are a number of ways you can support your child's maths development. 

The Mathscots is an animation series, for children aged five to eight years, that supports numeracy at home for early primary school aged children.


Following the introductory episode, there are nine episodes that you can watch with your children in any order at any time. Each episode is between one and two minutes long.


For each episode, there are ideas and activities you can explore with your children. Whether you choose to explore a few activities or many, it's important to learn alongside your children and encourage curiosity and discussion.


Melanie Norton

Mathematics Leader