NAPLAN outage today

Message from the School Curriculum and Standards Authority regarding NAPLAN

Dear parents and caregivers,

Today, 13 May 2021 the Western Australian School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) sent out a message advising a possible NAPLAN outage.

Arrangements for the week ahead

NAPLAN has resumed and will proceed as scheduled, unless we encounter a widespread issue with students logging on.  The NAPLAN Online test window is nine days and this extended test window allows for any disruptions or tests that have been postponed to be sat in a catch-up session.

No scheduled sessions were affected at Holy Rosary today and we will complete the scheduled sessions tomorrow and arrange catch up sessions for absent students early next week.

While some children cope well with participating in NAPLAN, others may find it stressful or even overwhelming and as I have mentioned before, school staff are aware that any uncertainties and changes can cause additional distress for children and their families.  

As parents and caregivers you have such an important role to play in supporting your child’s well-being through the NAPLAN process.  A resource “Supporting Your Child’s Wellbeing During NAPLAN” has been provided here.

The wellbeing and pastoral care of our students and staff in our school is my highest priority and psychology services and support are available for students who may be experiencing challenges.  I encourage you to contact me if you have concerns about your child’s wellbeing at school.  

Kind regards

Yvette Clifton