The National Assessment Program — Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests were first implemented in 2008. Students in Years 3 and 5 are tested in the areas of numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar.
The NAPLAN tests are designed to assess the skills of students in literacy and numeracy.
- spelling, grammar and punctuation
- knowledge and control of written language
Reading - comprehension.
Elanora State School has always been a high performing in NAPLAN. Our 2019 results show that our Year 3 and 5 student have performed above the National cohort in Reading, Writing, Grammar and Punctuation and Numeracy.
Elanora State School results can be found at https://www.myschool.edu.au
In 2020 Elanora State School will transition to NAPLAN online.
In 2019, students in Years 4, 5 and 6 were invited to participate in REACH assessments in Science, Spelling, English and Mathematics.
Reach Assessments are annual assessments which provide an external, objective benchmark of learner progress and are run in conjunction with the UNSW GLOBAL.
REACH assessments are suitable for all students, targeting a wide range of ability, whilst still providing challenges.
REACH Assessments are undertaken in Terms 2 and 3 and students receive a report and certificate of accomplishment.
2019 Elanora State School REACH results were:
|Spelling||52 students participated and were awarded 3 outstanding, 15 commendable, 6 good effort and 28 participation certificates.|
47 students participated and were awarded 2 exemplary, 7 outstanding, 18 commendable, 3 good effort and 17 participation certificates.
55 students participated and were awarded 8 outstanding, 17 commendable, 6 good effort and 24 participation certificates.
68 students participated and were awarded 1outstanding, 17 commendable, 15 good effort and 35 participation certificates
This year students in Prep – Year 6 had the opportunity to participate in the Speechmakers Competition. One finalist per year level was selected and had the honour of representing Elanora State School in the Southern Gold Coast Schools Coalition Speechmakers Competition, with students from nine local schools attending. The competition was fierce and many fantastic speeches were presented on the day.
Elanora students represented the school with pride. Our Year 3 and Year 5 students both winning their entire year level competition. Students in Years 1, 2 and 6 were awarded as runners up in their year levels. Special mention was made by our judges by our representatives in Prep and Year 4. Students had a wonderfully day and did a brilliant job presenting their speeches
At Elanora we strive to engage our students in both social and competitive sporting events and carnivals. Students compete in Cross Country, Athletics and Swimming events throughout the year. Our senior students have the opportunity to compete in the Gold Coast South Interschool Sport competitions throughout semester 1 and 2. As a school there is nothing more rewarding than seeing our students succeed in the sporting arena and sharing these experiences with their friends.