The NAPLAN Online assessment window is open from Tuesday 12 May till Friday 22 May 2020.
Why do students do NAPLAN?
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.
The assessment provides parents and schools with an understanding of how individual students are performing at the time of the tests. NAPLAN is just one aspect of a school’s assessment and reporting process – it does not replace ongoing assessments made by teachers about student performance. NAPLAN also provides schools, education authorities and governments with information about how education programs are working and whether young Australians are achieving important educational outcomes in literacy and numeracy.
Please see attached Parent Information Brochure on NAPLAN 2020.
For more information, visit; nap.edu.au
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 3;00 pm on Friday 29 May 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.
Application for Enrollment
Gifted and Talented Enrolments for 2021 Close Soon!
If your child has exceptional academic ability, apply NOW for our Gifted and Talented Academic Program.
Applications close Sunday 9 February 2020. Late applications are not accepted.
The program offers a challenging curriculum for academically gifted children in four learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities.
Applications are available for any student entering Years 7,8, 9 or 10 in 2021.
Families can apply or find out more by visiting, https://www.education.wa.edu.au/gifted-and-talented
Gifted & Talented Coordinator
The Department of Education is working with WA Health to monitor and respond to the unfolding international novel coronavirus to take the necessary precautions for students and staff.
Update – Travellers from China
From Saturday (1 February) foreign travellers who have left or passed through mainlaind China will be denied entry to Australia for two weeks.
Australian citizens, permanent residents and members of their immediate families will be exempt from the ban but are asked to self-isolate for 14 days from their date of departure from China.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has advised Australians not to travel to China. For the latest travel information visit smarttraveller.gov.au
Update – Students who have returned from mainland China (not just Hubei Province)
As of Saturday (1 February 2020), all students arriving out of mainland China (not just Hubei Province) must self-isolate in their home for 14 days after leaving China, other than for seeking medical assistance. They are not able to attend school, school events, day care centres or residential colleges. This also applies to parents/carers, contractors, visitors and volunteers on school sites and at school events.
The 14 day exclusion is a precaution to ensure the safest possible environment for children. After 14 days, if the student has no symptoms they may attend school.
Parents/carers should notify their school that the student will be away for the exclusion period, and confirm the date in which they were last in mainland China.
Students in close contact with a person who has a confirmed case of coronovirus
If a student has been informed by Public Health authorities they are a close contact of a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, irrespective of whether they have developed symptoms, they cannot attend school, school events, day care centres or residential colleges until their local public health unit informs them that it is safe for them to do so. This also applies to parents/carers, contractors, visitors and volunteers on school sites and at school events.
Parents/carers should notify their school, and evidence from the public health authority is required for the student to return to school.
The WA Department of Health has more information on the virus including factsheets for parents in English and Mandarin and access to a helpline 1800 300 243