High Achievement in NAPLAN 2018


Students at Gymea Technology High School continue to perform highly in NAPLAN in comparison to other schools and show significant above expected individual growth in all areas of literacy and numeracy.


Key Points

  • Continued high performance and value-added improvement in literacy and numeracy.
  • 2018 demonstrates a continued trend in the number of students performing better than expected growth in Writing.
  • All areas of student literacy and numeracy performing well above state average.
  • A strong school culture has developed at Gymea Technology High School that enables a collaborative school community approach to aspirational and high academic achievement.


Gymea Technology High School again stands out above the state in literacy and numeracy as measured through the 2018 NAPLAN results.

In all areas of literacy and numeracy, students at Gymea over the past 4 years have performed significantly above the state average with sustained improvement during that time. Students at Gymea are gaining learning experiences to excel in the important basic skills that allow for ongoing academic success. This growth and improvement is observable across all levels of student achievement.


Strong Value-Added School Performance

The school has received recognition from the national curriculum authority ACARA and the New South Wales Department of Education as a school that is excelling.  The Department of Education identifies measures on whether students have reached their expected potential, which they refer to as value-added.  Value-added measures are based on learning growth and used to indicate the contribution that a school makes to student learning, over and above the contribution made by the average school. In 2018, our students’ academic growth, already at high state levels, has grown beyond expectations by the measures of the NSW Department of Education. The value-added at Gymea Technology High School continues to excel and identifies the school as a stand out in academic performance.

Most students are exceeding beyond their expected potential. The positive attitude, engagement and behaviour of our students supports the work of teachers through explicit strategies in learning that enable our students to grow at a rate that surpasses so many other schools.


Why is the school performing so strongly?

Our continued success is driven by a positive school community focused on high achievement. The partnership between families, students, teachers and school support staff is one that supports our strong collective effort towards high achievement in all areas of school life.

The school has undergone significant positive change over the last few years focused on quality teaching and learning initiatives, with these changes enabled by a strong partnership across the school. It is through the dedicated work by teachers, the connectedness of students to a wonderful school and student body, a strong partnership with families, and strong leadership across all areas of the school that see’s Gymea Technology High School focused on supporting children to engage in a safe and happy school. These opportunities have proven outcomes of achievement for our students.

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