Hon Sue Ellery, the Minister for Education and Training recognised Dianella Secondary College's improved NAPLAN results in a letter addressed to our Principal, Mr Wayne Austin.
Ellery, who had visited our school earlier this year with WA Premiere Mark McGowan, remarked that results had improved considerably well for our school, and that student progress from 2017 to 2019 had shown "above or well above the national average of students from similar backgrounds."
Dianella Secondary College would like to congratulate all staff on receiving the recognition they all deserve and would like to thank them for their continued efforts in improving our school.
See below to read the full correspondence
Dear Wayne Austin
The past few months have been a complex and challenging time for schools and the community, and I very much appreciate the extraordinary efforts of our public schools to ensure continuity of education for Western Australian students. Having reached what seems to be a more settled point in managing the pandemic, I wanted you to know your school's 2019 NAPLAN results did not pass unnoticed.
As you would be aware, the 2019 NAPLAN results have been released on the My School website and Dianella Secondary College has been identified as demonstrating levels of achievement in 2019 NAPLAN and student progress from 2017 to 2019 above or well above the national average of students from similar backgrounds.
Successful schools do many things in order to achieve the best outcomes for their students, and NAPLAN results provide just one important measure of achievement. There is nothing more fundamental to education than supporting students to acquire the literacy and numeracy skills that will set them up for future success.
I take this opportunity to acknowledge and commend you, your staff and your students on achieving such pleasing results.
Sue Ellery MLC
Minister for Education and Training