School Shines in NAPLAN

We have already observed that the trend of results for our year 9 groups in NAPLAN are showing improvement in all areas. The school is performing above the state average of public and private schools in most areas of NAPLAN.

In addition to this overall positive performance, the  Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has advised our school that the growth in student performance from year 7 to year 9 has been significant and we have been identified in a group of 400 schools nationally as  having made great gains. The growth that is presented to us “ an overall gain that exceeds the national average by more than one standard deviation unit”.  It is great being above state average the statistical growth is very significant.

I will quote our correspondence from Robert Randall, Chief Executive Officer ACARA.

“I am pleased to advise that ACARA has identified your school as having demonstrated substantially above average gain in NAPLAN results.

On behalf of ACARA, I would like to extend my congratulations to you and your school community on this achievement. Gains of this magnitude are significant and worthy of highlighting and acknowledgement.”

The continued work that our staff do with explicit teaching and assessment strategies in courses and within our literacy strategy are clearly making great gains. Our students demonstrate a strong sense of connectedness with our school and enjoy the variety of learning opportunities available that have made these outstanding results happen. Learning is much more than Literacy and Numeracy testing but clearly our student’s approach to learning supported by quality teaching at Gymea is making a difference.

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  • Valid Test Year 10
  • Mathematics Task 3: Class Test Year 9
  • PDHPE 8m Task 4: First Aid Assignment Year 8
  • PDHPE 7g Task 4: Research Task Year 7
  • PDHPE 9a Task 4: Research Task Year 9
  • Society and Culture Task 4 - Intercultural Communication - Cross-Cultural Comparison Year 11
  • English Assessment Task 4: Creative Writing 7M & 7A Year 7
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  • History G - Research Task Year 7
  • History Y - Research Task Year 7
  • Years 7 & 9 online NAPLAN Testing
  • NAPLAN Readiness Testing Yrs 7 & 9
  • Academic Adviser Workshops Year 12
  • Naplan Readiness Testing Yrs 7 & 9
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  • Formal Assembly
  • Head Start to High School
  • English Task 4: Creative Writing 9A, 9G, 9Y, 9E Year 9
  • Commerce 1 Task 4 - Current Issues Task - Political Involvement Year 10
  • Commerce 2 Task 4 - Current Issues Task - Political Involvement Year 10
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  • Japan-National Institute of Technology-Ibaraki College-Visit
  • Economics Study Day at University of Wollongong Year 12
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  • English Task 4: Creative Writing 8Y Year 8
  • English Task 4: Creative Writing 8E, 8M Year 8
  • English Task 4: Creative Writing Year 10
  • English Task 4: Creative Writing 7A Year 7
  • English Task 4: Creative Writing 8G Year 8
  • Forensic Archaeology - Task 4 - Examination - Juanita Nielson and CSI Year 9
  • Geography M & E - Task 1 - Geographical Inquiry Year 9
  • Geography A - Task 1 - Geographical Inquiry Year 9
  • History M & E - Task 1 - Research Task and Rationale Year 10
  • HSC Music Exam
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  • Child Studies Task 3: Nursery and Families Task Year 9
  • Accelerated Computing Task 3 - Design Project & Folio Year 7
  • Computing - Task 3 - Design Project & Folio Year 7
  • Accelerated Computing Task 3 - Design Project & Folio Year 8
  • Computing - Task 3 - Design Project & Folio Year 8
  • ITM Task 3 - Design Project Year 9
  • AIME Outreach Program (Yrs 11/12 )
  • Geography M - Task 1 - Research Assignment Year 7
  • Geography E - Task 1 - Research Assignment Year 7
  • Geography A - Task 1 - Research Assignment Year 7
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  • Visual Arts - Task 5:Semester 2 Examination Year 9
  • Geography Waterfront Workout - Fieldwork (Pyrmont) Year 10
  • Geography Waterfront Workout - Fieldwork (Pyrmont) Year 10
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  • Yearly Exam Year 11
  • Head Start to High School
  • Community and Family Studies Task 4: Yearly Examination Year 11
  • PASS 9pass1 Task 5: Personal Fitness Program Year 9
  • PASS 9pass2 Task 5: Personal Fitness Program Year 9
  • Dance Task 4: Written Analysis Year 9
  • PDHPE Task 4: Yearly Examination Year 11
  • Dance Task 4: Core Appreciation Interview Year 11
  • Visual Arts - Task 4:Body of Work/Fantasy and Surrealism Year 10
  • IPT Accelerants Preleminary Examination Study Day Year 10 IPT
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  • Yearly Exam Year 11
  • PASS Tree Tops Excursion Year 10
  • Visual Arts - Task 6:Body of Work/The Land Year 9
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  • Yearly Exam Year 11
  • Food Technology-10FT1 Task 3: Food Service and Catering Practical Task and Portfolio Year 10
  • Dance Task 5: Practical Examination Year 9
  • Geography Elective Task 3 - Research Task - Environmental Change Year 10
  • State Dance Festival - Senior Dance Company
  • History M & E - Task 1 - Research Assignment Year 8
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  • Yearly Exam Year 11
  • English Task 4: Creative Writing 9M Year 9
  • Food Technology-10FT2 Task 3: Food Service and Catering Practical Task and Portfolio Year 10
  • Food Technology-10FT3 Task 3: Food Service and Catering Practical Task and Portfolio Year 10
  • Visual Arts Examination Year 10
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  • Yearly Exam Year 11
  • Science - Task 5 - Skills Task 2 Year 9
  • Visual Arts - Task 6:Body of Work-Ceramic Sculpture Year 7
  • Visual Arts - Task 6:Body of Work/Movie Poster Year 8
  • Brainstorm Productions Sticks and Stones Year 8
  • Brainstorm Productions Sticks and Stones (Hall Booking) Year 8
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  • Yearly Exam Year 11
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  • Yearly Exam Year 11
  • Graduation Assembly Year 12
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  • Yearly Exam Year 11
  • Commerce Task 3: Com 1. Skills Test and Business Report Year 9
  • Commerce Task 3: Com 2. Skills Test and Business Report Year 9
  • History G & Y - Source - based in class task Year 7
  • Dance Rehearsals for Synergy in the Dance Studio
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  • Yearly Exam Year 11
  • Technology -7THE4, 7THE5, 7THE6, 7THE7 Task 1: Toy Story- Project and Portfolio Year 7
  • Technology-8THE1, 8THE2, 8THE3 Task 1: Ready, Steady, Cook Project and Portfolio Year 8
  • Technology - 7TIA1, 7TIA2, 7TIA3 Task 1: In Focus-Project and Portfolio Year 7
  • Technology-8TIA4, 8TIA5, 8TIA6 Task 1: Toy Story- Project and Portfolio Year 8
  • History G & Y - Task 2 - Source-based in class task Year 9
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