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At Thornlands SS our Vision is: Making Our Results Excellent (M.O.R.E.)

With the release of the official NAPLAN results we can once again be proud that we are achieving this Vision!

Overall as a school our 2018 results are outstanding with the outcomes in all strands in both Year 3 and 5 being better than, or significantly better than the nation.
 
The other point of great pride is that even though last year’s results were very good, we have yet again shown significant improvement on those results. This is now the seventh consecutive year that this has occurred.
Highlights are many.
 
They include:
 
Year 3
Outcomes better than, or significantly better than, the Nation in all measures (ie. The Mean Score, % Students in the Upper 2 Bands and % of students above the National Minimum Standard) in all Strands.
 
READING 55% students in the U2B
  100% students above the National Minimum standard
WRITING 42% students in the U2B
SPELLING   54% students in the U2B
G & P   62% students in the U2B
  School Mean 45 points above the National Mean
NUMERACY 66% students in the U2B
  School Mean 35 points above the National Mean
  100% students above the National Minimum standard
 
Year 5  
Outcomes better than, or significantly better than, the Nation in all measures (ie. The Mean Score, % Students in the Upper 2 Bands and % of students above the National Minimum Standard) in all Strands.
 
READING 41% students in the U2B
  School Mean about 20 points above the National Mean
  100% students above the National Minimum standard
 WRITING 23% students in the U2B (nearly 10% above the Nation)
  School Mean 24 points above the National Mean
SPELLING  45% students in the U2B
  School Mean nearly 20 points above the National Mean
G & P 55% students in the U2B
  School Mean 57 points above the National Mean
NUMERACY  57% students in the U2B
  School Mean 37 points above the National Mean
  100% students above the National Minimum standard
 
As you can see from this data many of our students have done very well in this year’s testing, achieving to their full potential. Whilst this is only one measure of academic success, it is nevertheless a significant indicator of how effectively we, as a school, are ensuring the best possible learning outcomes for all of our students as they move through our school.
 
It must be said that these results belong not just to the Year 3 and 5 teachers, but to the whole staff. Learning begins in Prep and continues all the way through the school, with value adding at each and every step of the journey. The Naplan testing is just a point in time test to show where the students are up to at that juncture in their education.
 
It must also be said that these results do not come easily! Rather they are the result of a collective team effort that is achieved because our whole staff individually believe that every one of our students is entitled to achieve the very best they are capable of and they ALL work so hard to make that a reality.
 
In addition our school programs and structures such as Rally Reading, Turbo Time, consistent curriculum expectations, analysis of data to inform our needs, targeted Professional Development to meet those needs and many other strategies, including consistency of effort and approach over many years, maximise and build on the resources we have, to achieve the best for each and every one of our students. Our School Vision – MORE (Making Our Results Excellent) – is the way we all approach every day here at Thornlands!
 

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Last reviewed 19 December 2018
Last updated 19 December 2018