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NAPLAN Online Weeks 3 and 4 Term 2

Posted on 11 May 2018


Over the coming two weeks, Year 7 and Year 9 students across Australia will sit a total of four NAPLAN examinations.  As NAPLAN has moved to using an online platform, schools have been given more discretion to chose the timing of the tests, they can occur at any time over the 9-day test window.

The rest of this email outlines information that has been shared with students during year group meetings today.

Further information about the National Assessment Program (NAP) can be found at the following website: http://www.nap.edu.au/

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our school NAPLAN coordinator, Carol Ellis on 6142 0490 or via email carol.ellis@ed.act.edu.au

*What days will the tests be run?

At UCHSK, we will run the Year 7 and Year 9 NAPLAN tests over the following days:

Wednesday 16 May (Wed Week A) - Year 7 Writing; Year 9 Writing; 40 minutes (plus administration time)

Thursday 17 May (Thurs Week A) - Year 7 Reading, Year 9 Reading; 65 minutes (plus administration time)

Tuesday 22 May (Tues Week B) - Year 7 Conventions of Language; Year 9 Conventions of Language; 45 minutes (plus administration time)

Wednesday 23 May (Wed Week B) - Year 7 Numeracy; Year 9 Numeracy; 60 minutes (plus administration time)

*Where will the tests take place?

To maintain a quiet working environment, all NAPLAN tests will take place in the upstairs area of the school.

Each exam will begin during period 1.  Normal classes will resume after the test or period has ended.  Classes from other grades or students who are not participating in NAPLAN will be relocated during the test time as required so that the students can remain undisturbed.

*What does my child need to do or bring?

Each school day, your child needs a fully charged Chromebook in order to fully participate in their lessons.  Additionally, students sitting NAPLAN tests will need a working set of headphones or earbuds, compatible with their device.

Research suggests that getting 8 hours of sleep each night helps improve memory and cognitive function, and eating a healthy breakfast can aid concentration.

*What if I no longer want my child to participate in NAPLAN

It is a parent's right to withdraw their child from the National Assessment Program.  This may occur before the testing period begins, or during the testing period.  If you would like to withdraw your child from NAPLAN, please contact the school so that we can provide the approapriate withdrawal form for you to sign.


Goulburn Show

Posted on 08 Mar 2018


On Saturday the 3rd of March, Ms Richardson took 4 students to the Goulburn Show where they tried their hand at goat handling and judging. All 4 students did UCHSK proud and a special congratulations must go to Emma-Lee Cooper, who came 3rd in the handling and 1st in the judging!  Again, huge thanks to Mrs Richardson for giving so much of her own time to enrich the Ag program for the students.