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NAPLAN success for Catholic schools


Fourteen SA Catholic schools have been recognised by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) for the exceptionally high gains achieved by students in their NAPLAN scores between 2015 and 2017.

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Students in these schools who sat NAPLAN reading or numeracy tests in 2015 and again in 2017 have shown increases in their scores that are significantly greater than both the national average gain and the gain by students from similar schools.

The Catholic schools to show increases in either numeracy, reading, or both for Year 3-5 are: St Augustine’s Parish School, Salisbury; St Gabriel’s School, Enfield; St Joseph’s School, Ottoway; St Therese Primary School, Colonel Light Gardens; Christian Brothers College, Adelaide; Rosary School, Prospect; St Joseph’s School, Clare; St Mary’s Memorial School, Glenelg; St Raphael’s School, Parkside; Caritas College, Port Augusta West; St Joseph’s School, Murray Bridge, and Stella Maris Parish School, Seacombe Gardens. For Year 7-9 results, St Joseph’s School, Port Lincoln, and Samaritan College, Whyalla, recorded increases above the national average gain.

“Every one of our schools is committed to excellence in teaching and learning,” said Neil McGoran, director, Catholic Education SA.

“The results of these highlighted schools are particularly significant. I commend the students, and their teachers, for the substantial improvements made to learning outcomes.

“We will work with these schools to gain their insights into the factors that contributed to these improvements.”



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