Primary school students in all Australian schools in Years 3 and 5 will participate in the National Assessment Program–Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) in the weeks 14 -24 May, Term 2. Students will be assessed in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy using common national tests. This year our school will complete these tests online except for Year 3 writing.If you wish to see what the tests will look like online then please visit the public website (http://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/naplan-online/naplan-online-public-demonstration-site).As part of preparing our students for this type of testing, teachers will be giving our students practice tests in order to teach test taking strategies and reduce anxiety. If you wish to withdraw your child from the Naplan testing, please make an appointment with Mr Martin. Applications for withdrawals / exemptions must be submitted before 4 April 2019.