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From The Junior Secondary Co-Ordinator With Jess Batey

From The Junior Secondary
With Jess Batey
Upcoming Assessment
The end of term one is fast approaching and our junior secondary students are well into their assessment period. If you’re wondering what assessment tasks are coming up for your child, please remember that you can check their success journal (diary) or the assessment calendars that were sent home earlier this term. Junior secondary students should be working on a number of tasks at home over the next couple of weeks. They will have drafts to complete, feedback to apply and study to do. If your child says that they don’t have any homework, they should be able to do at least half an hour of revision per night in preparation for their upcoming exams.
 Assessment Tasks (from the assessment calendar):
Year 7: FLi narrative exam, science report, maths exam, HPE multi-modal presentation, SOSE research journal, Japanese lapbook, manual arts cake slice, drama performance, FLi reading exam
Year 8: FLi narrative exam, Japanese written & oral assignment, numeracy exam, history exam, drama performance, HPE exam, persuasive essays and performances (the arts), manual arts exam and prac, English presentations, maths exam
Year 9: FLi narrative exam, geography exam, English persuasive essay, maths exam, drama performance, home economics exam, art persuasive essay, ICT & graphics projects due, business exam, science exam, music performance
Parents of students in years 7 and 9 should have received a letter in regard to NAPLAN. A reminder that the NAPLAN tests will be completed in week 5 of term two. It is an expectation that all students sit NAPLAN; however, parents are encouraged to contact the school if they have any concerns or questions regarding the tests.
While students aren’t able to study for NAPLAN, they are being prepared at school through the constant teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Please reassure your child that these tests are simply used to see how far they’ve progressed and assess their skills on a nation-wide basis.
Happy Holidays!appy Holidays!
I would like to take this opportunity to wish our students and families a happy and relaxing Easter break. Remember that school finishes at 3pm on Thursday 24th March and it is an expectation that all students are at school until that time. I look forward to seeing our students returning from the holidays feeling refreshed and prepared for a massive term two!
Jess Batey
HoD – Junior Secondary