Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Gillwinga Reaps the Benefits of Programs; NAPLAN Results Show Strong Year3 Gains

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Gillwinga Reaps the Benefits of Programs; NAPLAN Results Show Strong Year3 Gains

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Byline: Jarrard Potter jarrard.potter@dailyexaminer.com.au

IF ANY more proof was needed of the success of the programs at Gillwinga Public School, it was in their 2017 NAPLAN results.

Their Year 3 cohort showed significant growth across all NAPLAN testing areas, and relieving principal Trent Patterson said the results were a culmination of the programs put in place at the school by principal Phil Cavanagh over the past four years.

"There's our Early Action for Success, which is a Department of Education program, where an instructional leader works with Kindergarten to Year 2 teachers and through that they do regular analysis of data, and then look at specific teaching to address the students' needs," MrPatterson said.

"It's tailored in the way the data is analysed to see where the students are with their reading, writing, numeracy levels and from there see what students need to revise or if they're ready to move on to new things. …

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