Friday, May 6, 2011

NAPLAN testing is almost here....Help your kids

The 2011 NAPLAN tests will be held on Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 May

NAPLAN is a valuable tool for governments, schools and parents to understand and improve the literacy and numeracy outcomes of Australian students.
NAPLAN provides parents with a report on how well their child is performing in literacy and numeracy against the national average, and schools and teachers use NAPLAN data to improve teaching and learning in the classroom.
NAPLAN is not a pass/fail test. It is one of a number of important tools used by teachers to measure student progress.
As a parent or carer of a student participating in NAPLAN, you can best help your child before the tests by ensuring they have a good nights sleep.
 Most children need 10-11 hours sleep a night. They’re usually tired after school and might look forward to bedtime A good night’s sleep is important for school children’s growth and development.
Sleep deprivation has serious consequences. This is because a lot of activity takes place in the body and the brain during sleep. For example, when it’s dark, our bodies produce extra melatonin to grow and repair cells and muscle tissues. Our bodies start to feel sleepy in response to the melatonin. It is really helpful to have a bedtime routine.For advice on how to achieve this visit School-age sleep: in a nutshell.
Wherever possible, schools will organise for individual students who are absent at the time of testing to complete missed NAPLAN tests at another time during testing week. Individual students are not permitted to sit tests after Friday 13 May.
A 2011 NAPLAN information brochure for parents is available. Visit the glossary to check out any terms you are not familiar with or the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Kids' who read, succeed!!! 
Cheers :-)

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Federation of Parents and Citizens' Associations 
of New South Wales

Wednesday, 4th May 2011 – Term 2, Edition 1

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