High achiever awards

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NAPLAN. Circular Head’s top NAPLAN achievers were recognised in an awards ceremony in Penguin last Tuesday.

Six local state school students were awarded certificates for being the top achiever in their school in this year’s NAPLAN testing:

• Addison Swan, grade three at Edith Creek Primary School

• Emma Coker, grade five at Smithton Primary School

• Harna Hugo, grade five at Stanley Primary School

• Jhett Marshall, grade five at Redpa Primary School

• Toby Mullins, grade three at Forest Primary School

• Cooper Hilcke, year nine at Smithton High School

“The results of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy provide a valuable opportunity to recognise, acknowledge and celebrate the importance of high achievement in literacy and numeracy,” Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff said.

“Life’s opportunities stem from effective educational engagement and achievements that strengthen students’ capacity to embrace the challenges of the 21st century.”

At Circular Head Christian School, grade three student Rose Grant was presented with a certificate for achieving an average of more than 97 per cent in every NAPLAN test.

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy is an annual test for students in grades three, five, seven and nine.

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