Thank you for joining us at school for our Learning Journeys on Wednesday 22 September. It was fantastic to see so many parents on site and engaging with their child/ren about the work they have completed over the year.
The parent report for students in Year 3 and 5 who completed NAPLAN this year have been sent home. If you have any questions regarding your child’s achievement, please contact their class teacher to discuss this further.
Some highlights from this year NAPLAN include;
-Our Year 3 Group Mean was above the Australian Mean in all areas tested.
-Our Year 5 Group Mean was above the Australian Mean in Writing.
-The number of Year 5 students who have made ‘Very High’ progress from Year 3 in Reading and Writing is significantly higher than that of Like Schools.
As a whole staff we will use this data to reflect on our school achievement, programs and initiatives in place as well as set goals and aspirations for individual students and cohorts.
Every day matters. Our goal is to ensure that every student at Albany Primary School has the opportunity to gain an education and achieve their full potential. Attending school is a critical foundation for unlocking this opportunity.
Our whole school attendance for Term 3 currently sits at 91.3%. This is a great achievement and does exceed the 90% threshold required for regular attendance. Please continue to support your child’s education by sending them to school unless there is areasonable cause for them to not attend eg. sickness.
Farewell Mrs Hennig and Welcome Miss Ball
After many years of service to Albany Primary School and the Education Department, Mrs Martine Hennig has decided to retire. We thank her for all her contributions to the education of our students and we wish her the best of luck in the next chapter of her life. We welcome Miss Miranda Ball who will take over in Room 2 for the remainder of the year.
As mentioned in our previous newsletter, some key work with the school’s improvement agenda has been the establishment of school-wide Student Engagement Norms. A key aspect of these norms, and other work we will introduce you to next term, is the use of whiteboards.
Our P&C has kindly donated the funds to purchase enough new whiteboards for every student in the school. Thank you P&C for your kind contribution.
Have a safe and happy break! Term 4 commences on Monday 11 October. We look forward to seeing everyone back for our last term of 2021.
Mr Reece Smith Deputy Principal