2015 07 27 Trail HSC Begins 1 of 2In May, students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will complete the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) in all schools across Australia. The tests allow the Federal and State Governments and the Education bodies within each state to assess the literacy and numeracy learning of students and to determine appropriate minimum standards and benchmarks for student performance and achievement.

The tests will be completed by all candidates on the same days, in keeping with the following schedule.

  • Tuesday 9 May: Language Conventions test (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) and a separate Writing test
  • Wednesday 10 May: Reading test
  • Thursday 11 May: Numeracy test

Friday 12 May is a designated “catch-up” day for students who have been absent on any of the previous three days.

Information about NAPLAN can be found at their website

Should you wish to discuss access to Disability adjustments for your child or exempting or withdrawing your child from participation in the NAPLAN testing please contact the appropriate Head of School before 17 March 2017.

Please contact your child’s teacher or Year Advisor should you have any questions.

Craig Robson
Dean of Administration