Next Term, boys in Forms I and III will sit tests in literacy and numeracy as part of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). The boys will be completing NAPLAN this year using pen and paper. The tests will be conducted on the 14, 15 and 16 May. The dates, which are set by the Government, are one week before our Half-Yearly Examinations begin. Information about the NAPLAN Tests and our examination timetable will be provided before the end of this Term.
Form V and VI Assessment
Boys in Forms V and VI will be completing non-examination style assessment tasks in clusters towards the end of Term I and Term II. Form V will complete Annual Examinations in Term III. There are no Half-Yearly Examinations for Form V. Form VI will complete Trial Examinations in Term III. There are no Half-Yearly Examinations for Form VI.
Boys in Form V will attend school as normal throughout the assessment cluster: normal classes will continue, except where special arrangements are needed for all boys to complete an assessment in a given subject at the same time. Assessments will be completed in regular class settings with the boys’ regular class master as far as practical.
For boys in Form VI, note these special arrangements during the assessment cluster:
Monday 25 March – all boys in Form VI have a “stuvac” day: no attendance at school.
Tuesday 26 March to Monday 1 April inclusive – boys in Form VI attend school only for their scheduled assessment tasks (normal uniform requirements).
Tuesday 2 April to Thursday 4 April – all Form VI boys attend school as normal and complete assessment tasks during regular timetabled classes.
For all boys in Form V and Form VI, any lateness or absence during the assessment period must be justified by a medical certificate from a doctor who is not a relative.
Students Online: Forms IV, V & VI
All boys in Forms IV, V and VI have now been enrolled in their respective courses with NESA. Boys should now access their Students Online account with NESA to check their details, and add any personal contact details as appropriate. During their senior years, boys can use their Students Online accounts to find out information about the HSC, and to check their RoSA grades and HSC results. Please visit the following link.
Note that boys will need to use their School email account to get access to their Students Online account, please click here.
Monday and Thursday mornings, 7:40-8:20am, HB2
Boys who need extra help in Mathematics may find that the Maths Clinic meets their need. Maths Clinic runs every Monday and Thursday morning from 7:40am to 8:20am and is aimed at boys from any Form at any level.
If a boy is stuck on his homework, or just needs further help mastering a topic or catching up on missed work, the Maths Clinic is open for boys to bring general questions and specific tasks from their homework that they need help solving.
Boys are welcome to come occasionally, or weekly if they need more regular assistance. Some boys have found it a great place to do their Mathematics homework in a quiet environment in the morning before school.
When a boy seems to be struggling with his studies in Mathematics, parents sometimes consider tutoring as an option. Before moving in this direction, parents should consider whether their son is working conscientiously on his homework, engaged in class, seeking assistance from his teacher, and also making appropriate use of the Maths Clinic.
Dr AD Stevens