David de Carvalho, CEO of ACARA, wrote in his letter to the school: “Improvement in student literacy and/or numeracy of this magnitude, as measured by NAPLAN, is significant and worthy of highlighting and acknowledging.”
GRG Principal Raquel Charet said that while teachers at the school, with educators nationally, were not supporters of NAPLAN testing and league tables, the gains were certainly an indicator of excellence in teaching at the school.
“NAPLAN measures the improvement of one cohort of students over a period of two years,” Ms Charet said.
“The fact that our student gain in outcomes at a rate significantly higher than the rest of the country, can only happen as a result of outstanding teaching.
“I congratulate our students and teachers on this spectacular achievement.”