Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

13 November 2017

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Celebrating our top NAPLAN achievers

Tasmanian students who have excelled in literacy and numeracy in the 2017 NAPLAN tests are being recognised across the State this week.

Statewide, 271 students are receiving a certificate for being Top in School, or being in the Top 1 per cent, or for both.

Today’s ceremony to honour students’ achievements in the South will be followed by ceremonies in the North-West tomorrow and the North on Wednesday.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is aware of how vitally important the development of effective literacy and numeracy is for our young people, which is why we have set a Building Your Future target of being at, or above, the national standard in every single NAPLAN measurement by 2020 and meeting the national benchmarks in reading, writing, maths and science.

We want every Tasmanian to have the opportunity to access quality literacy and numeracy learning, which allows them to reach their potential, lead fulfilling and productive lives, and to be able to contribute to the community.

The results of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy provide a valuable opportunity to recognise, acknowledge and celebrate the importance of high achievement in literacy and numeracy.

Life’s opportunities stem from effective educational engagement and achievements that strengthen students’ capacity to embrace the challenges of the 21st Century.

The achievements we recognise today are testament to the importance of instilling, and maintaining, a passion for learning and discovery.

A special thank you also to our dedicated school staff and proud parents, carers and families for the important influence and support provided.

Ceremony timetable

(South) Monday, November 13: Rose Bay High gymnasium, 4.30pm to 5.30pm

(North-West) Tuesday, November 14: Penguin District School community learning centre – primary campus, 4pm to 5.30pm

(North) Wednesday, November 15: Brooks High School student centre, 4pm to 5.30pm.

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