Students at Sunshine Coast Grammar School have again performed strongly on the annual NAPLAN tests, with high mean scores across all areas confirming the School’s place as one of the top academic performers in the region.
The Sunshine Coast Grammar School’s mean was well above both the State and National mean in all areas tested: Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar/Punctuation and Numeracy.
The majority of Grammar students achieved between 98% and 100% above the National Minimum Standard in almost all categories and all year levels tested.
Recently appointed Principal, Mrs Maria Woods said that she was proud of the School’s continued strong performance, which is a fine testament to the quality of teaching staff, the commitment of students and the support of parents.
“I am delighted to see that so many of our students are consistently achieving above not only the set minimum standards, but both the State and National mean scores, which really underlines the Grammar philosophy of high expectations and opportunities for all students of all abilities,” Mrs Woods said.
“While this data is a useful tool for Schools and transparency is important, it is only one set of results and warn parents against placing too much importance on this test alone,” she said.
“A School is so much more than the results of one set of tests taken at one point in the year and I encourage parents to look beyond test scores when comparing schools,” Mrs Woods said.
Grammar strives to support every student in achieving their full potential and proud that their curriculum offers students one of the best all-round educations in the state.
“While our focus is on all areas of student education – academic, cultural, physical, spiritual and emotion – we are very pleased with the consistent results achieved in the recent NAPLAN testing,” Mrs Woods said.