National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (naplan) 2014

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Date: 8th May, 2014

From the Principal …………………..

National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) 2014

In 2008, the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) commenced in Australian schools. The program is scheduled to continue in 2014 with all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 to be assessed using common national tests in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy.

Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students in Tasmania have been participating in literacy and numeracy tests for a number of years, so there is familiarity with the test formats and the types of questions.

The scheduled dates for the tests in 2014 are Tuesday 13 May, Wednesday 14 May and Thursday 15 May.

These national tests will provide information on how students are progressing against national minimum standards of literacy and numeracy skills expected for each year level, as well as performance across the whole range of student abilities. The results will support improvements in teaching and learning for students.

Parents will receive an individual report that shows their child’s results and a comparison of their child’s performance against all other Australian students in their year level. The report will also indicate how their child performed in comparison to the national average and the levels of achievement expected at that year level.

For students in Years 5, 7 and 9, the results from the 2014 tests will provide parents and schools with important information on progress made since they last participated in NAPLAN testing in 2012.

The best way you can assist your child is by making them feel comfortable about the nature and purpose of the tests, and assure them that the tests will give them an opportunity to show what they have learned in class.

For more information about the national tests, including test samples, frequently asked questions, the test schedule and a parent information brochure, please visit the national NAPLAN website at:

Term 1 Calendar of Events 2014
Friday 9th May SRC Cake Raffle 10:50 – 11:10 a.m.

Tuesday 13th – Thursday 15th May NAPLAN Testing for Grades 3 and 5.

Friday 16th May Black & White Dress Up Day Fundraiser to raise

money for the Tassie Devil

Primary Assembly hosted by 5/6 Warren 2:20 p.m.

Tuesday 20th May Cross Country Victoria Parade 12:50 – 2:50 p.m. for

Grades 3 – 6.

SRC Cake Raffle
On Friday, 9th May at 10:50 a.m. the SRC will be conducting a cake raffle in the quadrangle. Tickets are 50c each and the cake will be made by SRC members. All money raised will go towards our World Vision child, Elvin Molinas. So please support this fundraising effort generously!

************* Uniform Specials for the Month of May ****************
For the month of May we will be selling the “Old” style Polo tops in sizes 8 – 14 for $15.00 each.

We now have in stock the “New” style Polo tops in sizes 4, 6 and 16 for $25.00 each.


3 Brand New Pairs of Boys New Balance Black School Shoes – 2 x size 12 and 1 x size 11 $20.00 per pair (recently purchased in Melbourne marked down from $80 per pair).

Scholastic Book Club Issue 3

Issue 3 of Book Club will be coming home with the newsletter this week. Please return any orders to the office by Wednesday 21st May in an envelope with your child’s name and the correct money.


Black and White Day will be on Friday, 16th May. Dress up in black and white clothes for a gold coin donation. Get your face painted for $1. All of the money that we get from black and white day will be donated to help research to save the Tasmanian Devil.

Feature Work by Kinder Meldrum

Gotcha Gram Recipients





Gotcha Grams










Logan Walker x 2 Isabelle Wells Logan Swaine Beau Pratt x 3

Bianca Roberts x 2 Ruelyn King x 6 Emmy Ryan Ella Gale x 4

Callum Kley x 3 Allira Lynd- Jack Freshney x 3 Billie Gale

Tait O’Neill Williams Krystal Holmes Pleija Thaow x 3

Lilly O’Neill Rhys Page Brock Snooks Capri Adams

Jasper Hodshon Ella-Beth Montana Wyllie x 2 Mackenzie Dingjan

Elliott Thomas Watson x 4 Lachlan Gale x 3 Cailean King

Hayley Richards Stella Hill x 7 Georgia Ryan x 3 Zane Mitchell

Brielle Jones Liam Watson Chanel Artiga GT Bonney-Fitzpatrick

Brayden Tomlinson Grace Wells Logan Jeffrey Ethan Yang x 4

Ryan Jones x 2 Georgie Cole x 5 Alex Sutcliffe Eliza Cousens x 2

Brittney Streets x 2 Alekk Courto- Jaiden Armstrong Breanna Clark x 2

Ryan Jones x 2 Garner x 4 Jordan Russell

Kirra Brown Brodie Glover Jack Quilliam

Chelsea Fellows Blake Fidler Shona Smith

Nathan Smith x 3 Madison Bearman Erika Thatcher

Logan Swaine Ben Spencer Billy Chamley

Tali Brown x 3 Zoe Olding Chloe McQueen x 2

Jorja Gillam x 3 Ella Saltmarsh Maddison Furley

Keishia Thomas x 2 Lauren Page Will Jordan

Erwin Donaghy x 2 Brenna Dyke

Bonnie Bower x 4 Molly Wells

Tazmyn Bissett x 2 Neve Green

Isabelle Wells

Jade Eley

Abbie Walker x 3

Kai Deverell

Primary School State Athletics Carnival
On the 17th of April, the last day of the term Tom Emmett and I represented our school and the Northwest Coast Team in the Primary School State Athletics carnival and we did an awesome job. It was cold in the morning and got warm in the afternoon. It rained for a couple of minutes at the end of the day.  There was a lot of people there, it felt a bit scary at first. Everyone got along well and we made some new friends.   We all had a great day. It was fun and exciting.


Tom was in the team relay, they came second for the Grade 4 boys 4x100m. Nice job boys!

Tom was very excited and pleased with himself and the team. In event 17, Heat 1, Tom came 6th. Good job.
I ran in the 1,500m and came 5th and in the 800m I came 4th. I was pleased with my times and the places, I felt so happy.  Like the song...”I feel happy”.


Written by Josh Hurd


School Cross Country – Tuesday 20th May

All children will walk down to the start/ finish area from school at 12:50 p.m. with their class teacher.

The children will be running at the times below. Before and after their race children will need to stay in the seating area between the start and finish lines. Parents are welcome to watch at any point along the course.

Please make sure your child has a warm top, running shoes and extra drink on the day. We will pencil in Wednesday the 21st as our back up day in case of bad weather.





Grade 5 - boys and girls

2.2 kms


Grade 3 – boys and girls

1.75 kms


Grade 6 – boys and girls

2.5 kms


Grade 4 – boys and girls

2 kms

All children will go back to school with their class teacher and be dismissed at normal school dismissal time.

If you are able to volunteer your time to be a helper on the day we would like to hear from you. We require extra adults to stand along the course for safety reasons. Please let the office know if you are available.


Games are on again from this Saturday, if you have misplaced your roster please come to the office for a spare one. Six-a-side competition is on the weekend of the 24th & 25th of May, we have only got one team playing in the competition and that is our Under 12’s.


Friday 9th May

Court 1

Court 2

Youth Centre

3:45 p.m.

Devils v Flames

4:25 p.m.

Demons v Sharks

5:05 p.m.

Stars v Suns

5:45 p.m.

Dribblers v Pies

6:25 p.m.

Novas v Celtics

7:45 p.m.

Dunkers v Flyers

BYE : Daisies

A reminder that Latrobe Demons Basketball Primary School Roster commences Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th May. Mondays are Grade 4, 5 and 6 Boys, Grade 1, 2 and 3 Girls and 4, 5 and 6 Girls. Tuesdays are Grade 1, 2 and 3 Boys. The registration for this roster is $60 for Grades 1 – 5 and $80 for Grade 6. The roster will be supervised by Marquis Navarre, the Senior Men’s Import. For further information phone Rose Muir on 0407 278 977.

Hockey commences this Thursday. If you have not received a roster please see the office.


Devonport Choral Society Inc. presents The Wizard of Oz at the Devonport Entertainment Centre, May 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 at 7:30 p.m., May 18 and 25 at 2:00 p.m. Phone 6420 2900.

Devonport Bookshop invites you and your children to join them in their Children’s Corner for a story time adventure. They will be sharing some of our favourite stories and some new ones. They look forward to seeing you in their store, Rooke Street Mall, Devonport at 11:00 a.m. every Wednesday.

DISCLAIMER: Parents should note that advertisements for educational services, companies, activities or similar events are published as a ‘community service’. Devonport Primary School is in no way liable for the quality, supervision or integrity of the provider and strongly suggest that parents make their own enquiries before engaging with the advertised event.

Devonport Primary School

Stewart Street, Devonport 7310

Telephone: (03) 6424 7788 Fax: (03) 6424 1659


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