2018 Curriculum News - April

NAPLAN Information

The 2018 NAPLAN tests will be held on 15th, 16th and 17th May for students in Years 3 and 5. Data from these tests is used by the school to track student performance and to identify students requiring support or extension. MCEEDYA provides parents with the opportunity to withdraw their sons and daughters from the NAPLAN tests. The school does not encourage this option but is obliged to inform parents of their rights. If you would like more information about this please contact your class teacher or Miss Hughes (Primary Learning Leader) at the school. Information on NAPLAN is available at https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/p-10/naplan.

ICAS Competition

Each year, students in Years 3 to 6 are given the opportunity to participate in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) competitions run by the University of New South Wales. At OLGC these competitions are offered in the areas of Science, English and Mathematics, and are on a purely voluntary basis. ICAS has taken place each year in schools throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, the Pacific region and South Africa for over 20 years. It provides an opportunity for students to gain a measure of their own achievement in an external testing situation. It also provides a comprehensive reporting of results in the tests undertaken. 

All students receive a certificate and an individual student report indicating which questions they answered correctly and their score compared with the rest of the students tested. The UNSW certificate and individual student report are suitable for your child to include in a portfolio. Permission forms have been sent via email. If you wish for your child/children to participate please complete the online permission form and select which tests you would like your child to sit by Friday 27th April. Payment can be made via Qkr. Please see Mrs Drew or Ms Hughes for any further details or visit www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/icas.


Science Tue 29th May $9.90

English Tue 31st July $9.90

Maths Tue 14th Aug $9.90

Please note: Sitting dates are flexible and may change slightly according to school timetables and events.

Marissa Hughes

Primary Learning Leader