Term 2, Issue 2 - Learning and Teaching | Siena College
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Learning and Teaching


NAPLAN testing has resumed this year, with our Year 7 and 9 students participating over a three day period this past week.

As NAPLAN testing was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID, we offered alternative diagnostic testing at the start of 2021 to Years 7 to 10 students to ensure a continued and consistent availability of data. The data generated by Bob Allwell Assessment and NAPLAN, in conjunction with the College assessment and examination processes, contributes to decisions made about class suitability for students, highlighting both areas for focus and improvement and areas for extension and challenge.

We strongly encourage students to participate in all the testing and assessment available to them at Siena College. This data helps us provide a more tailored and individually focused learning methodology.

Examinations in Term 2

As we move towards the examination period for Years 9 to 11, we are holding specialised classes that focus on learning and revision strategies and exam and test writing skills, to help students optimise the assessment outcome. It is so important that our students approach study in a consistent and continuous way, to help prevent anxiety and a sense of being overwhelmed. We ask for your support to encourage your daughters to complete homework tasks on time and prepare well in advance for formal testing.

Examination Timetables will be made available on Monday, 17 May.

Year 9 and 10 students have not had the opportunity to write formal exams due to COVID-19 restrictions. To help prepare our students, we will also be holding a special presentation during Wellness periods on Tuesday, 18 May, clarifying planning and study tactics.

Revision materials will be available on Siena Central from Wednesday, 26 May.

Donna Laughlin

Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching
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