Top marks for St Joeys
ST JOSEPH’S College students have blown past a goal set by the school in the latest round of NAPLAN testing.
Principal Kort Goodman, said the school’s target was to achieve more than three per cent above the national mean.
“We are very proud of our Year 7 and 9 cohorts which achieved results above the national mean by up to 5.4 per cent in all domains including reading, writing, numeracy, spelling, grammar and punctuation,” he said.
“Our Year 7s surpassed the national mean in reading writing, numeracy, grammar and punctuation while our Year 9s went beyond expectations in the areas of reading, grammar and punctuation.”
Mr Goodman attributed some of the success to a new literacy improvement program which was introduced this year and that students have been enhancing their understanding of learner dispositions which are referred to as The Joey’s Way.