The Summit Year 5 students all scored above the national average on this years NAPLAN.
The Summit Year 5 students all scored above the national average on this years NAPLAN.

NAPLAN results are here

NAPLAN results are here and Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students across the Granite Belt can give themselves a pat on the back for an overall great year.  

Two schools had big reasons to celebrate with 100 per cent of their students achieving above the national minimum standard in all categories. However the Principals told the Border Post, there's no real secret to making the grade.   

Giving 100 per cent

TEACH the students the basics and the rest will come naturally.   

That's the motto Applethorpe State School principal Martin Hodgson runs his school by and with 100 per cent of his Year 3 and 5 students scoring above the national minimum standard on the NAPLAN test he's proven his motto has merit.

Mr Hodgson said for the eight Year 3 students and nine Year 5s who took the test, it was important for the teachers to not put pressure on the children.

"There's nothing out of the ordinary that we do to prepare them apart from our normal teaching," he said.

"While NAPLAN is an important point in time test, there's a lot of other testing that we do that gives a more accurate description of what the children achieve.

"It works for us, other schools might be different."

 Although Mr Hodgson is proud of how the students performed he doesn't believe NAPLAN should be a benchmark for schools against each other. 

"I'm very happy that the students have achieved well and that's good for us and it's good for them to know and it reflects all the teaching that goes on at the school," he said.

 "If they have basics under control everything else takes care of itself."  

It's that great teaching that helped The Summit State School achieve the same results of 100 per cent of their students above the national minimum on NAPLAN.  

Principal Will Ashburn said all the credit goes to the teachers and the eight Year and six Year 5 students who took the test.   

"As a principal it makes me really happy, there's obviously areas to improve on as well but overall we're very happy with our results," Mr Ashburn said.

 "The staff have done a really good job getting the kids to do as well as they have.

"It's obviously a testament to the kids as well, they've done exceptionally well." 

 

Full break-down of NAPLAN results by school

Amiens State School 

Year

Score

% students above NMS

5

Reading - 505

Writing - 383

Spelling - 464

Grammar and Punct - 531

Numeracy - 469

100

83

100

100

100


Applethorpe State School

Year

Score

% students above NMS

3

Reading - 477

Writing - 383

Spelling - 441

Grammar and Punct - 461

Numeracy - 440

100

100

100

100

100

Year

Score

% students above NMS

5

Reading - 529

Writing - 484

Spelling - 534

Grammar and Punct - 557

Numeracy - 515

100

100

100

100

100

 

Ballandean State School

Year

Score

% students above NMS

5

Reading - 493

Writing - 441

Spelling - 492

Grammar and Punct - 477

Numeracy - 506

100

80

100

80

100

 

Broadwater State School

Year

Score

% students above NMS

3

Reading - 446

Writing - 406

Spelling - 375

Grammar and Punct - 410

Numeracy - 423

100

100

86

100

100

Year

Score

% students above NMS

5

Reading - 437

Writing - 388

Spelling - 432

Grammar and Punct - 433

Numeracy - 443

58

60

70

70

91

 

Davleen State School results unavailable.

 

Glen Aplin State School

Year

Score

% students above NMS

3

Reading - 382

Writing - 402

Spelling - 371

Grammar and Punct - 384

Numeracy - 402

92

100

92

92

100

Year

Score

% students above NMS

5

Reading - 460

Writing - 463

Spelling - 452

Grammar and Punct - 463

Numeracy - 462

86

100

100

93

100

 

Greenlands State School

Year

Score

% students above NMS

3

Reading - 467

Writing - 451

Spelling - 455

Grammar and Punct - 486

Numeracy - 442

94

94

94

94

100

Year

Score

% students above NMS

5

Reading - 549

Writing - 487

Spelling - 515

Grammar and Punct - 566

Numeracy - 511

94

100

100

100

94

 

Poizeres State School results unavailable.

 

Severnlea State School

Year

Score

% students above NMS

3

Reading - 454

Writing - 421

Spelling - 417

Grammar and Punct - 468

Numeracy - 406

100

100

100

100

100

Year

Score

% students above NMS

5

Reading - 515

Writing - 460

Spelling - 502

Grammar and Punct - 491

Numeracy - 472

100

91

100

91

91

 

St Joseph's School

Year

Score

% students above NMS

3

Reading - 422

Writing - 392

Spelling - 386

Grammar and Punct - 411

Numeracy - 389

97

97

94

97

100

Year

Score

% students above NMS

5

Reading - 515

Writing - 453

Spelling - 502

Grammar and Punct - 488

Numeracy - 501

97

94

97

94

100

Year

Score

% students above NMS

7

Reading - 564

Writing - 527

Spelling - 555

Grammar and Punct - 566

Numeracy - 550

100

100

97

100

100

Year

Score

% students above NMS

9

Reading - 579

Writing - 578

Spelling - 606

Grammar and Punct - 587

Numeracy - 600

100

100

100

95

100

 

Stanthorpe State High School

Year

Score

% students above NMS

7

Reading - 531

Writing - 494

Spelling - 521

Grammar and Punct - 538

Numeracy - 535

95

89

91

94

96

 

Year

Score

% students above NMS

9

Reading - 571

Writing - 498

Spelling - 563

Grammar and Punct - 564

Numeracy - 586

86

60

83

85

93

 

Stanthorpe State Primary School

Year

Score

% students above NMS

3

Reading - 395

Writing - 365

Spelling - 371

Grammar and Punct - 461

Numeracy - 354

95

88

88

93

95

Year

Score

% students above NMS

5

Reading - 475

Writing - 446

Spelling - 476

Grammar and Punct - 480

Numeracy - 467

82

79

95

76

92

 

The Summit State School

 

Year

Score

% students above NMS

3

Reading - 366

Writing - 416

Spelling - 385

Grammar and Punct - 396

Numeracy - 384

100

100

100

100

100

Year

Score

% students above NMS

5

Reading - 452

Writing - 488

Spelling - 500

Grammar and Punct - 502

Numeracy - 468

100

100

100

100

100

 

Thulimba State School

Year

Score

% students above NMS

3

Reading - 377

Writing - 359

Spelling - 368

Grammar and Punct - 322

Numeracy - 348

100

78

100

67

89

Year

Score

% students above NMS

5

Reading - 453

Writing - 408

Spelling - 421

Grammar and Punct - 417

Numeracy - 473

100

80

60

60

100

 

Wallangarra State School

Year

Score

% students above NMS

3

Reading - 394

Writing - 360

Spelling - 343

Grammar and Punct - 353

Numeracy - 361

100

100

77

92

93

Year

Score

% students above NMS

5

Reading - NA

Writing - 498

Spelling - 500

Grammar and Punct - 520

Numeracy - NA

NA

100

100

80

NA

 

SOURCE: https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/

NMS = national minimum standard 

Scores = average score for students

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