Students Lucas Hoare and Maddison Dillon with teacher Sophie Taylor.

A Bendigo school has been congratulated by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority for achieving high academic results in the NAPLAN numeracy/literacy results between 2017 and 2019.

Holy Rosary Catholic Primary School principal Paul Wilkinson said he was delighted to receive notification from ACARA about the outstanding results.

“Holy Rosary students have demonstrated an increase in numeracy/literacy scores that are greater than both the national average gain and the gain by students from similar schools, this is a wonderful achievement for both students and staff.

“I am proud of our staff who work tirelessly to improve the learning outcomes of all students. It is very satisfying to see the results of their dedication highlighted at a local and a national level.”

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority is responsible for Australia’s national reporting program, including the My School website.

For several years, ACARA has released information on schools demonstrating above average gain in student reading and/or numeracy achievement, as students’ progress from year three to year five and from year seven to year nine.

ACARA chief executive officer David de Carvalho said improvement in student literacy and/or numeracy of this magnitude, as measured by NAPLAN, is significant and worthy of highlighting and acknowledging.