Our P & F will once again be holding a Father’s Day Stall on Thursday and Friday this week at the back of the school library.
Students will be able to purchase some great gifts for the very special Father or Grandfather at very reasonable prices. Free gift wrapping will be available.
Donations of items to sell on the stall and also gift wrapping paper would be greatly appreciated and these can be left at Student Reception.
The H.S.C. Trial Examinations continue this week. Our seniors students are now working very hard in these last weeks of school to achieve great results.
Our P & F will be running a cake stall at the St. Andy’s Markets, Grafton Presbyterian Church, Oliver Street, on Saturday.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful P & F Executive for all the hard work they do to organise volunteers for these special events.
Our school will be holding an Open Day on Wednesday 6th September. The day will open at 10 a.m. which a special welcome to all visitors with our school choir. The school will be in full operation with special events for our visitors to attend. An invitation is open to all, especially those parents with young children looking at our school for their child’s education.
Our Year 11 final exams for the preliminary certificate will commence on Monday 11th September.
Our Prep, Kindergarten and Year 7 (2018) Orientation Day will be held on Thursday 14th September for all prospective families. All Welcome
Congratulations to Ruby Harman (Year 7) who competed at the Christian Schools State Athletics Championships in Sydney last week. Ruby finished in the top 10 in each of her events. Well done Ruby!!!
St. Andrew’s has experienced an overall significant improvement in our NAPLAN results.
Our students are now well above the state average in all areas. The years tested are Years 5, 7 and 9.
In Year 5 our students’ results indicated that significant growth had occurred in all of the NAPLAN areas of reading, spelling, grammar and numeracy.
In Year 7 the growth in reading was outstanding with the N.S.W. state average being 46.3% and our students achieving results of 91.3%.
In Year 9 there is growth in all areas of reading, spelling and numeracy. The significant standout was Year 9 grammar which is now at 78.8% with a state average of 34.8%.
This improvement in all of the grades 5, 7 and 9 demonstrates the direct result of the targeted funding, extensive staff training and the dedication of our staff to see our students improve in these our most important fundamentals.
A special mention must be made of the leadership of Deputy Principal, Mrs Barbara McLachlan who has been actively involved in this project from the beginning.