Mossman’s primary kids have the smarts
MOSSMAN State School students have a lot to be proud of, with this year’s NAPLAN results showing the school has surged ahead with huge improvements across the board.
After disappointing results in 2013 and 2014, staff at the school committed to a turnaround.
With the students at the school now performing at or above the standards of the rest of Australia in all five areas – reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation and numeracy – clearly something has gone right.
“We are really excited about the data,” said head of teaching and learning Sharon Case.
“We can’t wait to see where we can go next – these kids keep rising to the challenge.
“Because we insist on higher expectations, and because we believe every child can learn, perform and excel, our student performances will continue to improve.”
This year represents the second year in a row of improvements, with a number of strategies including daily literacy and numeracy consolidations and attendance strategies given credit.
Ms Case said that it was all the students though. “These kids punch well above their weight.”
NAPLAN assesses students in years 3 and 5.
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High achievers: the year 3 and 5 students of Mossman State School. Pictured: Bayahn Aston-Dilan, Nanami Anderson, Yr 3 teacher Margie Mather, Pharoh Smith, Jai Schwarzer and Samual Smith.