It gives me great pleasure to share St Joseph's Primary Malvern 2022 NAPLAN results with you. Once again, our Year 3 and Year 5 students have done exceptionally well in their English and Mathematics assessments.
Our Year 5 Naplan average score placed us 1st out of all Catholic Schools in the Southern Region of MACS. (Melbourne Archdiocese of Catholic Schools). We were placed 2nd in all Catholic Primary schools in Victoria, and 51st out of all Victorian Catholic, Independent and State Schools.
Our combined Year 3 and Year 5 Naplan scores placed St Joseph's 2nd in the MACS Southern Region. This is how we compare to ALL primary schools in Melbourne (inc State, Catholic and Independent schools):
How we compare to other Catholic and Independent schools in Melbourne:
As you will see in the table below, the average Naplan scores for both our Year 3 and Year 5 students exceed the state average in every area measured. It is also important to note that our Year 5 scores are higher than the Year 7 state scores in all areas, with the exception of Mathematics, where we are only slightly below Year 7(10 points= a few months).
The quality of the education occurring in our school can’t be solely judged on NAPLAN results; similarly, the results cannot and should not be used as the only measure of a child’s education. I do believe that NAPLAN is a valuable tool, albeit only one data set, that provides our school with detailed data at various levels about strengths and areas for improvement.