Do you have a student interested in applying to an Approved Specialist Program for Secondary Education?
At Governor Stirling SHS we offer three Department of Education ENDORSED Specialist Programs:
What are Approved Specialist Programs?
Your child will be taught by experienced teachers with specialist knowledge who will develop their talents and help them reach their full potential.
Each specialised program is delivered via 4 hours of tuition per week. These programs equip your student with in-depth knowledge and skills to pursue a career in these areas. They will enjoy a rich learning environment that is challenging and stimulating.
Applications are now open and close on Thursday 9 April 2020, for students starting Year 7 in 2021.
Each specialist program is delivered via 4 hours of tuition per week. These programs equip your child with in-depth knowledge and skills to pursue a career in these areas.
Testing Dates: Round 1 academic testing 14.05.2020.
Round 1 Artsmedia workshop and Engineering interviews 26.05.2020.
Round 2 Closing date 29.05.2020.
Round 2 academic testing 5.06.2020.
Round 2 Artsmedia workshop and Engineering interviews 16.06.2020.
Round 1 AFL Trial 20.05.2020.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN AND CLOSE THURSDAY 9 APRIL 2020, 3PM.
Application for Enrolment
Dear Year 7 and 9 Families
As you know, your child participated in NAPLAN Online last week. Unfortunately, there were some connectivity issues that may have disrupted your child’s experience during testing. Understandably, some students may have been impacted to an extent that may have affected their performance in their assessment. We have now been advised by the Authority, that affected students in the schools who experienced disruption will have the opportunity to re-sit the tests on Tuesday 28 May.
Full details available in the attached letter.
Governor Stirling SHS
(08) 9274 0315
Subject: Governor Stirling SHS – NAPLAN Technical issues
Unfortunately some of our Year 7 and Year 9 students were affected by technical issues whilst undertaking the online NAPLAN Writing component on Tuesday. As a result of the technical issues, some students were regularly interrupted whilst completing NAPLAN.
We have notified the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) about the situation and expressed our concern about the implications of the technical issues on the performance of our students. We have been informed that the technical issues experienced by our students were not particular to Governor Stirling SHS and that thousands of students across Australia were affected in a similar way.
SCSA are currently investigating the data from yesterday’s online NAPLAN and are considering the best way to respond to the situation. They will issue their response as soon as possible. At this stage we will continue with the implementation of the remaining online NAPLAN assessments as per our planned schedule. The school will communicate to parents any further developments regarding NAPLAN as information becomes available.
Why do students do NAPLAN tests?
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assesses literacy and numeracy skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life. Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participate in the annual NAPLAN tests in reading, writing conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. For more information please see attached brochure.