All Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students across this great nation of ours are, this week, sitting the NAPLAN tests. NAPLAN stands for National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy and these tests are designed to measure student skills in Literacy and Numeracy in a standardised form. At St Paul’s School we believe that preparation for these tests takes place in all the teach-ing and learning events that take place every single day and in every year level. We believe that NAPLAN is one small piece of evidence that informs us about how students are progressing in their learning. We are committed to giving our students the best opportunities to successfully complete the NAPLAN testing each year, but we know that learning is about much more than one test on one day. We don’t labour on NAPLAN or get worked up about it. As I moved around the test rooms yesterday and today, I was very proud of the effort that our Year 3 and 5 students put in to the NAPLAN tests. Thank you also to the teachers and school officers for their work in preparing and delivering the tests.