MOUNTAIN VIEW ADVENTIST COLLEGE RECEIVES ACARA NAPLAN RECOGNITION FOR ABOVE AVERAGE GAINS - THREE YEARS RUNNING
For the third consecutive year Mountain View Adventist College has achieved substantially above-average gains in reading and numeracy according to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). Gains are measured against the national average, against schools with similar students and against students with similar starting scores.
Principal Julia Heise credits the growth in student learning to a focus on explicit instruction in literacy and numeracy, to the dedication of the teachers and the unwavering commitment to the whole of child development practiced at the school.
“As educators, our role is to prepare students for the 21st century. That requires a commitment to both the basics – reading, writing and mathematics as well as the four C’s – collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking” Ms Heise noted.
With 74% of students speaking languages other than English, literacy and other programs have had a significant impact on student learning at Mountain View Adventist College. “Above average growth for our students requires the children to believe in themselves. We instill a ‘growth mindset culture,’ where students believe they can learn when they focus on one step at a time and work hard to reach their learning goals,” says Ms Heise.