Somerset Times

Week 3, Term Two, 2017 Articles

Term Overview

By Zoe Wei and Danny Ryu, Year 12

Last term started off with a bang as students got straight into assessment and co-curricular activities. Grade 12’s solemnly accepted their role as student leaders and had assessment thrown at them, but many younger students had the opportunity to go to camp. The aims were to explore their boundaries and socialize within a group setting. The Grade 12 leaders visited the Grade 7 camp and tested their limits with a broken-down bus and the irreverent sounds of kazoos.

National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy 2017

By Michele Sauer, Dean of Middle Years

On Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 of May all Australian students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will undertake NAPLAN for 2017. While it may appear to be over an extended period, simply put, “NAPLAN tests require less than four hours over three days, four times during a student's time at school. It is a point-in-time snapshot assessment of a student's achievements in the areas of literacy and numeracy.