Perhaps if parents weren't so worried about NAPLAN results, how "good" a school was according to the myschool website then maybe there wouldn't be that much pressure on children to learn so much straight away.
And if you think it's too much for small children then do something about it.
I can't remember ever teaching children with a PowerPoint for 5 hours (or even 5 minutes) but I have taught them how to make a PowerPoint. Gosh, I can't even remember the last time I had to endure a PowerPoint, they're a bit dated
One things for sure though the more teachers protest the Naplan/my schools site the more I wonder why? Why don't they want to give parents access to one of the many tools they need to make the best decision on their child's future? .If it leads to funding being targeted to areas of need, if it leads to underperformaning schools performing better then what's he problem? What do people have to hide? If a small percentage misuse the information so what, I would let that slide for the greater good.
That being said overall it's not my job to ensure the Education Departments curriculum fits their own target audience. That's the job of the Department and it's the role of teachers to feed into that process.
I have no doubt you are doing a great job as a teacher and don't get me wrong I love teachers. However since you asked the question of me I will ask it of you: what specifically are you doing to ensure the kindy program is appropriate for the target kindy audience? (As per the Education Departments own guidelines)
3 kids in after school care + expenses of school, public or private would come pretty close. Send them to even a semi 'exclusive' school with OOSC and you'd be better off in DC.
I am not against NAPLAN. I am against the publishing of results. Parents shouldn't care about anything but their own child's results which get sent home once NAPLAN has been marked.
Are you even aware how the myschool website "rates" schools?
Here is the school my children go to, which would probably make some parents think it's a rubbish school
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I don't agree that parents should only see their own kids results. Parents have a right to know about the schools strengths and weaknesses so they can figure out what option is best for their child.
I looked at the results You posted (thanks for sharing). The first thing that struck me was the % of kids from a non English speaking background. This can have positives (exposing your child to different cultures). And it can have negatives (teachers may need to focus more attention on kids who aren't from an English speaking background). The 'low results' were a secondary observation for me. To be honest for my eldest who has issues I am
Not sure a school where a lot of kids need extra attention would be the best for him. For my second it might be a good option to widen his view of the world. That being said before considering enrolling due to the results I would look at parent reviews and check out the school for myself.
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