It is with great pride that I congratulate the students that participated in the 2019 NAPLAN, the strong results are a reflection of the hard work our students have applied to their learning. Above mean scores were received in all year levels and across all four components. This result would not have been possible if it were not for the wonderful teaching staff, learning aides and support staff we have at CGS.
In the Junior School, the time and effort staff dedicated to ensuring our students were prepared to sit NAPLAN online for the first time as well as familiarising our students with the format and helping them remain calm and confident, played a huge part in our students’ performance. In Year 3 our highest scores were received in both Reading and Grammar and Punctuation. Our Year 5 students also received their highest scores in Grammar and Punctuation.
In the Senior School, the strong results reflected the hard work of our English department in developing a curriculum that ensures spelling, punctuation and grammar skills are integral to each learning unit, as well as challenging students to read increasingly complex texts that inspire them as writers.
The introduction of ability-based grouping for Year 8 -10 Math students, delivered an adaptive curriculum which allows students to achieve at a rate that suited their learning style. The success of this program was evident in the NAPLAN Math results.
City of Casey – Schools on Stage
Congratulations to the students who participated in the City of Casey - Schools on Stage on Thursday night. With over 200 students performing from seven schools, I couldn't be prouder of our talented students who took top place and were announced the 2019 winners with their performance from ‘Matilda’. A special mention to Miss Natalie Burns, Mr Ben Peake and Mr Stuart Collidge, who have supported the students.
Last Friday, to celebrate Father’s Day, Junior School classrooms welcomed fathers to spend some time reading with their children. This was followed by a breakfast for Junior and Senior School fathers, grandfathers and guardians hosted by the Parents and Friends Committee; we were fortunate to have over 80 guests attend the breakfast of egg and bacon rolls in the PAC foyer.
Thank you to the members of the PFC who work tirelessly to run the event for our fathers each year.
Mr Richard Baird MBA, B.Ed, ASAM, MACE, MACEL