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Friday, 29 August 2014

Kate Smith, NEiTA recipient shares her journal from International Space Camp - Day 2.

After a fabulous cooked breakfast of bacon, grits, and biscuits, we went into the auditorium for a shuttle mission overview. Bumblebee - one of the crew trainers, told us what to expect, a brief rundown of each position and how to manage those positions.

We walked up to the mission building, very warm and very humid, donned out brand new flight suits, which was very exciting and made the upcoming mission very real. 

Monday, 25 August 2014

NAPLAN - Reading your child's report

If you have a child who is in Year 3, 5, 7, or 9 you have probably been talking about NAPLAN, National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy.  

NAPLAN tests were conducted earlier this year and for the very first time since 2009, the results were released in August, one month earlier, to give schools more time to process the results. 

There has been a lot of controversy over the challenging writing test with many students struggling to comprehend the question, but how do you make sense of the report on a personal level?   

Parents always want to know how well their child performed and that’s why ASG has a NAPLAN tip sheet about how to read your child's report.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Kate Smith, 2014 NEiTA, recipient shares her journal of International Space Camp - Day 1

Unbelievable to know we are on our way, after meeting ASG-student Meg Cummins for the first time at the airport, we are buckling up for an amazing experience, what will it entail? We aren't quite sure, but we know we are absolutely ready to represent our country at the 2014 International Space Camp.

Terrific flight over, a small delay leaving Dallas, but after a stretch of our legs around a local shopping mall and having Taco Bell for dinner, we were ready for the last leg of our trip.

Arriving at 1.30am to the University of Alabama, we were met by camp staff and finally put head to pillow at 2.30am.