Fortnightly Message from the Principal

LEST WE FORGET

On Wednesday April 24, St Albans East PS held its own ANZAC Day commemorative service led by our school captains. Our whole school community remembered the sacrifice of those who have served in war. Learning about ANZAC Day helps children connect with Australian history

and understand the importance of this national day of

remembrance.

NAPLAN

All students in years 3 and 5 in schools across Australia undertake NAPLAN during the weeks beginning 13th -24th May. Students have their skills assessed in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, punctuation and grammar) and numeracy. National tests results provide information on how students are progressing and support improvements in teaching and learning. Parents and carers can best assist students by making them feel comfortable about the nature and purpose of the tests.

Students can be assured that the assessments will give them an opportunity to show what they have learned in class. All students are encouraged to participate in the national tests and special provisions are made to meet the needs of individual students with special needs.