The Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 NAPLAN testing for 2019 will happen on 14, 15 and 16 May. It is important that students are available for these significant dates. It is also important that students come to school having had a good rest and healthy breakfast so that their minds are in the best possible condition to think.
Students are expected to take these tests as indicated by the statement below. If you intend to withdraw your child for any reason please follow the withdrawals process outlined below.
All students in Years 3, 5, 7, and 9 are expected to participate in NAPLAN tests, and schools should not exert influence on parents to withdraw their child from the tests. NAPLAN tests give you information on how your child is progressing against national standards. This information allows for additional intervention if necessary to ensure your child progresses at a rate where they can fully participate in all aspects of the curriculum. NAPLAN does not replace, but rather complements, assessments run by your child’s classroom teacher throughout the year.
All students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are expected to sit the NAPLAN tests.
NAPLAN tests are a routine part of the school calendar. However, students may be withdrawn from the testing program by their parent/carer if there are religious beliefs or philosophical objections to testing. This is a matter for consideration by individual parents/carers in consultation with their child’s school. A formal application in the manner specified by the relevant test administration authority (TAA) must be received by the principal prior to the testing.