TSS Year 5 boys recorded an outstanding result to rank first on the Gold Coast in the 2017 National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN).
To come out on top in a test which is 80% literacy-based is an exceptional result.
Also the Year 3 cohort placed in the top 5 of all Gold Coast schools for Reading, Grammar and Punctuation and Numeracy, including an incredible 4th placing in Spelling.
Deputy Headmaster and Head of Preparatory School Jeff Symms said he commends all the students who undertook the NAPLAN in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.
“In what is an exceptional achievement, our Year 5 boys recorded an outstanding result to rank first on the Gold Coast in 2017,” Mr Symms said.
“This is an outstanding result, given that the Gold Coast is home to many really fine schools. For a cohort of boys to come out on top in a test which is 80% literacy based is an exceptional result and one of which I am very proud.
“We are very proud of our Year 3 cohort which placed 6th of all schools on the coast overall and in the top 5 of schools for Reading, Grammar and Punctuation and Numeracy. They scored an incredible 4th place in Spelling, which is a great result for an all boys school.”
Mr Symms said the Preparatory School teachers and Leadership team have worked together with a real focus and determination, to not only provide students with an environment which promotes and truly values high academic achievement, but one in which there is a culture of self-belief and an open mind-set for both boys and staff.
“Through strong team-work, collaborative endeavour and unswerving dedication to excellence, data gathered on our student’s learning has been used to enhance the boys’ strengths, and remediate weaknesses.
“While ranking first, or in the top 5, or 10 schools is always great, it is the long term outcomes that are most important and the data we receive which relates to our ongoing improvement and the ‘value addedness’ that we can bring to each boy.
“Given our schools strong track record of recent years, TSS Prep has cemented its position as one of the leading academic primary schools on the Gold Coast.”
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