EDUCATION: Teacher shares powerful message before NAPLAN

14 May 2018

A Year 5 teacher on the Gold Coast has touched the hearts of parents with this powerful message before NAPLAN testing starts tomorrow.

This message is so important for both parents and children to hear... 
We have done all the hard work preparing for the NAPLAN tests which are finally here. I am so proud of all the children in 5S - their dedication, perseverance and maturity has been outstanding. 

I have told your children that these tests do not measure how kind they all are or how they are an amazing friend. The test won’t show anyone how brilliant they are at sport, dance, drawing, karate or swimming. It does not show their resilience or their persistence, their beautiful personality or their ability to light up a room. It won’t show anyone how lucky I am that they are in my class and an important part of our team.

While some nerves are completely normal, please contact me on the test days if your child is feeling overly anxious – a little one on one extra reassurance can go a long way. 

Thank you for your wonderful support as always. 

I look forward to celebrating the completion of the tests with the children at the end of the week.

In preparation for this week, a few things will really help:

  • A good breakfast each day 
  • Arriving to school with plenty of time (rushing around never makes for a calm child)
  • A good night’s rest each night
  • Talking about the tests in a positive light

Written by

Amardy Baucke / Deputy Editor

Amardy is a Family and Children's Mindset Coach, and Deputy Editor for Kids on the Coast/Kids in the City. Her goal is to inspire people to live a healthy wholesome lifestyle.

Living on the sunny Gold Coast Amardy is a dedicated wife and mother of three beautiful children.

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