NAPLAN assesses literacy and numeracy – important skills that each child needs to succeed in school and life. The NAPLAN tests are designed to help us make sure students are on track with their literacy and numeracy development. Students in Years 7 and 9 participate in NAPLAN tests for reading, writing, conventions of language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.

Bethany College in 2019 will participate in NAPLAN in an online format. Students do not need to be computer experts to take the NAPLAN test online. Making sure students have computer skills is part of our school curriculum, and our teachers will ensure your child is familiar with the online format. To see the types of questions and interactive features of NAPLAN Online, visit the public demonstration site.

If you have any questions about NAPLAN Online, please contact me through the College switchboard. On 2 April the students in Year 7 and 9 will sit an omnibus test which is a “dress rehearsal” for the real NAPLAN tests. These tests are put in place just to check the technology required for the “real” NAPLAN tests which occur in May. The results of the omnibus test will not be used, recorded or reported on.  For the omnibus tests your daughter will be required to;

#  have her laptop fully charged for the test,

# have a set of earphones and

#  to have downloaded the NAPLAN browser onto her laptop.

If your daughter is in Year 7 or 9 they would have received instructions on how to do this, already. Shortly parents will receive correspondence from the College about the “real” NAPLAN tests which will operate between 14 and 24 May.

For more info:


Gregg Conroy

Leader of Learning