In preparation for NAPLAN Online testing in Term 2 (Commencing Wednesday 12th May) the college will be conducting a Coordinated Practice Test on Thursday 25th March, involving all students in Year 7 and 9.
Students will participate in one 45 minute Writing Test, administered through the NAPLAN online Training Environment. The primary intention of this exercise is to expose students to the NAPLAN Online testing platform, building understanding and skill development. In addition, the college can evaluate and refine their practices, in preparation for formal testing in May.
In the lead up, teachers will be supporting students with a range of online testing protocols and skills, within class. This will include a greater emphasis on keyboarding skills and use of online educational tools e.g. digital calculators and test specific applications and digital literacy.
At Mount St Bernard, we encourage all eligible students to participate in NAPLAN Testing, without placing unnecessary pressure around test performance. The focus will remain on effort and persistence, attributes in which underpin our college learning vision.
I have included in our latest newsletter some information surrounding NAPLAN Online to support with both student and parent understanding. If you have any queries or concerns, I encourage you to reach out and contact me at the college.
Mr Matt Brauer
The preparations for the Centenary weekend are well under way. Merchandise has been ordered and will be available for purchase from the Centenary website soon. We would like to thank everyone who has donated or loaned us items from their time at Mount St Bernard College. These items are a valuable part of recording and maintaining the history of the College. We are receiving some wonderful stories of students' time at the school and we encourage everyone to visit the website to record a memory or story of their time. Alternatively please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your story and we can upload it for you. We need to ensure that we capture these stories from our more recent past students as well to maintain an ongoing history of the College.
Bookings for the Centenary weekend are being taken now and numbers are required as soon as possible to allow us to effectively plan and cater for all guests.
Book via the website, email or call PH: 4096 1586.
Our Centenary school year has begun and our preparations for the Centenary celebrations are in full swing. Please visit the Centenary website at www.msb.qld.edu.au/centenary to browse the gallery of photos, order a paver for our labyrinth as a legacy of your family's time at the college or to book your tickets for the Gala dinner in September. Over the coming months we will be adding more photos and MSB merchandise so keep an eye on the website for more updates.