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May 17
NAPLAN and Truthfulness

I would like to start with a few thanks. To Mr Guy, our support staff, teachers, parents and especially our year 3 and five students for ensuring our NAPLAN week was as stress free and as smooth as possible.  NAPLAN is not just about year 3 and year 5 it is about what the learning that happens in Prep, Year 1, 2 and 4.  Please do not ever worry about NAPLAN, I don’t! NAPLAN is used to tell me whether our school is doing ok. It gives us feedback, yes it gives you individual feedback but what is really important to us as teachers is what we can do better. 

Thank you to Miss English and the staff who helped out with the recent 96.five breakfast, brekky and book swap. 

This week’s virtue is truthfulness. It is about being honest.  Being truthful is about avoiding gossip, prejudice, being true to yourself and avoiding making up excuses to cover mistakes.  One of the most important gifts you can do is to say sorry I made a mistake.  There are times when it is ok to tell a white lie for example when surprising someone you love with a gift.  But there are times when it is not ok to tell lies especially when you are being deceitful and when you get caught out in these web of lies you look anymore.  A good reminder about being truthful is the boy who cried wolf.

Sometimes we do make mistakes and we try to cover these mistakes with lies, but it is best to be honest and truthful.


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