School Uniform - A reminder to parents that black tights are not part of the school sports uniform and should not be worn to school. The girls can wear correct shorts or in colder weather track pants but not tights. The uniform also states that black shoes should be worn not coloured ones. The shoes don't necessarily have to be leather but they certainly should be black. Many thanks for your assistance.
Devices at School - Our BYOT policy is only for students in Years 3-6. Students in K-2 should not be bringing any device to school, if brought by mistake it will be held at the front office for parents to come and pick it up.
External Examinations and testing - This year we will be taking part in two additional external studies. These are listed below.
2017 NAPLAN Equating Study
Broulee Public has been selected by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) for participation in the 2017 NAPLAN Equating Study. Our school is one of several schools selected by ACARA. This is as a result of a stratified random sampling process designed to ensure that a representative cross-section of schools across Australia participate in the assessment program. All sampled schools are expected to participate. As part of the National Assessment Program — Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), ACARA will administer the equating tests to students in Years 3 and 5 from a national sample of schools. The purpose of the equating tests is to enable the results for the 2017 NAPLAN tests to be reported comparably with tests from previous years, on the same measurement scales. Equating tests are not used to report individual student or school scores. Although individual school and student results are not reported, to ensure that the equating is reliable, it is important that all students seriously attempt the questions.
Trained administrators will be employed to administer the tests. However, it is important that at least one classroom teacher is also present during the test sessions. Each test will take a total of approximately one hour to administer.
National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions - Selection of teachers for ACARA and NSW trial
We have also been nominated to take part in the National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions with teachers from years 3 -6. Some staff are in Sydney this week undergoing the initial training for this program.
The National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions are intended to assist teachers to accurately locate a student’s current literacy and numeracy development in order to determine the learning that should follow. This version of the progressions has been developed on the basis of available evidence. ACARA is mid-way in the development process. The teacher feedback provided through this trial is an important step towards finalising the progressions by the end of 2017.
Many thanks to the staff for participating in these programs.