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HSC 2017 TEST DATES
May 11, 2017
The 2017 HSC testing dates have been released. Testing will commence Monday the 16th of October and the final day of testing will be Tuesday the 7th of November. If you would like an up to date timetable of the examination process please click the attached link. It will take your directly to the timetable released by the New South Wales Education Standards Authority.
A GREAT ARTICLE I FOUND ON THE ABC SITE BY HAYLEY GLEESON
July 19, 2016
I found this article very interesting! Does the education system need to change? Is it currently to outdated and not up to speed with the modern world?Are children prepared correctly for life after school? Recently I discussed some of the changes at schools in the last 10 years with some friends. We came to the conclusion that a lot has changed since we got our HSC, now schools are full of iPad's, Smartboards, Skype even the Internet is so much faster and full of much more information, but is it enough to keep up with how fast the world is developing? If we look back ten years ago, how many new careers have been created became of how far we have developed technology, how many careers have became redundant? I believe as an Educator more needs to be done to help our future generation, so much pressure is put on them at such a young age, when they have a lifetime ahead for such pressures. I hope you all get something out of this article, it certainly made me sit and think about a lot of developments in the modern world over the past 10 years.
Please Click the Link Below to Read the Article.
IS THE HSC HARDER NOW THAN WHAT IT WAS 5O YEARS AGO? OR ARE WE JUST PUTTING TO MUCH PRESSURE ON KIDS TODAY?
On Tuesday I found this article in the Sydney Morining Herald Education section, the article is by Eryk Bagshaw.
There were no calculators. Cigarettes were puffed on the school oval at lunchtime. One-third of students took French. And the most controversial musical you could study was West Side Story: that was the Higher School Certificate half a century ago.
This year marks 50 years since the first group of students exited the Victorian-era Leaving Certificate and entered the uncharted territory of the HSC after the Wyndham report changed the face of education in NSW.
If you would like to read more about this interesting article please click the link below, I found it very interesting reading how the HSC changed over the years.
School systems around the world laud the Finnish approach to education, citing their impressive and consistent results in international comparative assessments as the benchmark for schooling.
It is clear that Finland is one of the world’s leaders in the academic performance of its school students, a position it has held for more than a decade.
As a result, Finnish schools have become a kind of tourist destination, with thousands of educators and policy makers annually travelling to the Nordic country to try to learn the secrets of their success. While Australia may be constantly looking to Finland for inspiration and advice, is it even possible to compare the two education systems of such vastly different countries?
Here, we speak with former Finnish schoolteacher and world renowned scholar, Pasi Sahlberg. He is the best-selling author of Finnish Lessons 2.0: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland and a visiting Professor of Practice at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.
We also gain insights from Dr Tom Stehlik, a senior lecturer in the School of Education at the University of South Australia. In 2014, Stehlik spent two months in Finland on an Endeavour Executive Fellowship, conducting research into schools and university teacher education programs. As a result, Stehlik penned the report, Should we be more like Finland? The Finnish education system explained.
If your interestered in this great article and would like to read more please click on the link below, plus many more interesting articles.
Social media can be great for schools – but it has risks and should be one part of a broader communications plan with clear goals, audiences and quality requirements.
Parents make huge sacrifices to send children to schools they perceive as superior – whether paying private school fees, driving long distances to selective state schools or moving into “the zone” for a government school with a good name.
Academic results are only one of many elements which contribute towards reputation; private schools invest heavily on glossy brochures highlighting their specialist programs, extracurricular opportunities, facilities and so on.
To continue reading this great article please click the link below, it will take you to the page with the story and it has lots of grat article you may like.
The 2016 HSC Study Guide will be published in the Sydney Morning Herald and online on Monday 20 June. The guide is a joint project with BOSTES. It is a valuable resource for students, teachers and parents, covering a wide range of HSC subjects.
oral, performance and written exam advice
tips for finalising submitted works
Contributors include BOSTES curriculum inspectors, experienced HSC teachers and markers, past HSC students and parents.
How a computer will mark creative writing in 2017
June 05, 2016
Below is an Article that was in the Sydney Morning Herald on the 13th of May 2015 by Eryk Bagshaw.
Computers will mark the written component of the NAPLAN exams from 2017 under plans from the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority. To read the article further please click the link below.
The 2016 HSC Test dates have been released, HSC Testing will commence on Thursday the 13th of October, with the last HSC Testing day being on Friday the 4th of November. If you would like to get some extra study in before then, please feel free to contact me on 0439994576. I would love to help you during one of the most important times of your education lives. If you click the link below it will take you to the 2016 HSC Exam timetable.
That time of year is fast approaching NAPLAN TESTING time! If you would like your child to get in some extra preperation for these tests, please give me a call on 043994576. NAPLAN testing can be a stressful time in a child and parents life, sometimes all your child needs is a little tution and reassurance to get them ready and confident for NAPLAN testing. The dates for this years testing are on Tuesday the 10th of May, Wednesday the 11th of May and Thursday the 12th of May. Catch up testing will be run on Friday the 13th of May if your child misses one of the testing days.
Future test dates are:
2017- 9th-11th May
2018- 15th-17th May
Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 sit for the National Assessment Program Literacy and numeracy (NAPLAN) test in May each year.
For students in Years 3 and 5, there are four tests covering numeracy, reading, writing and language conventions (spelling, punctuation and grammar). For students in Years 7 and 9, there are five tests including two tests in numeracy – a calculator allowed test and a non-calculator test.
NAPLAN tests provide point-in-time information regarding student progress in literacy and numeracy and are intended to complement the wide range of formal and informal assessments that are already conducted in schools.
The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has responsibility for the central management of the NAPLAN. The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) is the NSW Test Administration Authority (TAA) and is responsible for the administration of the NAPLAN tests in all NSW schools.
For More infomation about NAPLAN please click the link provided below, this will take you directly to the Board of Studies Website.
Student Guide the essential handbook for Year 10, 11 and 12.
April 14, 2016
Teachers do a fantastic job of preparing students to put their best foot forward when they enter the exam room. But what about after they leave? If you would like to prepare yourself for life after school, then check out the following link, the Student Guide helps you prepare for things such as Acing your exams, Understanding Study, Choosing where to Study, Finding your dream Job, Preperation for open days, Changing your course preferances and Life beyond School. If you think this sounds right for you check out the following link.
I am very excited to inform you all that as of Monday the 18th of April, I will be doing my tutoring sessions from 64 Talbragar Street Dubbo. Business hours will be 10am to 8.30pm. Monday to Friday and Saturdays can be arranged by appointment. Please allow me to tell you a bit about my service.
Keira Siebring Tutoring is a Tutoring outlet for those who need assistance with school work from K-12.
The focus areas include Advanced English, Teaching English as a Second Language, Ancient and Modern History, Senior Science, Biology, Legal and Business Studies, Religion, Maths(K-6), Social Skills and Behaviour Management.
All primary school subjects that are available in the school curriclum are covered in depth by a quailified K-12 teacher.
I also offer adult tutoring for those who have reading and writing difficulties. If needed I am also available to assist with resume writing and cover letters for employment.
Our Tutoring sessions are run on a one to one basis or we can also arrange group sessions. We focus on each childs individual needs, so what they are learning is actually relevant to there day to day schooling. All of our tutoring sessions are run from our office base 64 Talbragar Street Dubbo. Home visits can also be arranged if required.
All of our current staff have an up to date working with children check, and it is a requirement that all future staff members working for us have one.
I am really excited at the prospect of meeting new clients, and continueing on with my exsisting clients.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my site and considering me as a tutor.
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April 18, 2016
If you would rather keep up to date with me through another form , such as social media you an find me on Facebook. On my Facebook page you will find some of the infomation that you currently find on this website.
A Recent Article in the Daily Liberal About Naplan Average Results in Dubbo.
March 31, 2016
A recent article in the Daily Liberal on Naplan averages in Dubbo, show that some schools are under performing in key learning areas when in comes to Naplan Testing. The figures were taken from the My School website. To read further about your childs school and there Naplan testing average, and how there school is performing againest othere schools in Dubbo please click the link provided.