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The Untold Stories Behind NAPLAN Data

Another year of NAPLAN is over.

In a few months we’ll receive our results; some students will do exceedingly well, others will not. The school averages will be what they will be, compared by many to national and state averages in each aspect of literacy and numeracy.

The data will be published to MySchool, and some in society will make decisions about how good the delivery of education in our school is, based on the data made available.

But what will never be published are the human stories behind the assessments.

Outdoor Learning Area

Have you seen our our new outdoor learning area? It's been a huge hit in the week it's been open, both as an outdoor classroom and a magical play space.

The Year Ahead

2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year! We welcome new staff and new families to our school community, and together look forward to the year ahead. In 2017 we will continue to be the “small school where big things happen”.

Our iBook

Earlier this year, as a staff, we decided to publish a book. It’s available in the iBooks Store and you can download it for free. We wanted to tell our story; to share with the world some of the exciting things that happen here at MOPS. I feel the book’s description sums up who we are as a school and what we’ve been up to in recent times.

Getting the Balance Right

Some weeks are busier than others …

Last week at MOPS there was certainly no shortage of learning opportunities to inspire and extend students. A quick check of the timetable revealed the following activities occurred at some time during the week.

A book fair was held in the library.

Aunty Shas, a local Aboriginal elder, worked with classes across the school sharing culture and stories.

One of our teachers, also a children’s book author, worked with classes on storytelling, as part of a whole school writing focus.

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