Parents ask for help to learn for Naplan tests
Information sessions for parents were held by Ettalong Public School to assist families with preparation for the National Assessment Program Numeracy and Literacy tests.
The assessments are held in all Australian schools and must be completed by children in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.
The testing covers reading conventions and writing, reading comprehension and numeracy.
Relieving principal Ms Lynn Balfour said: "The Naplan information sessions for parents resulted in further sessions being requested in English and Mathematics.
"Our information suggests most people are keen to assist their children with homework but are unsure of today's teaching methods," Ms Balfour said.
"One common confusion is the area of training in maths where we no longer use the old methods of 'buy one, pay it back' or 'carrying'," she said.
Ms Balfour said the school was more than happy to arrange further sessions to help its parents.
Newsletter, 9 May 2017
Lynn Balfour, Ettalong Public School
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