The school used a variety of assessment strategies at key points in the learning framework. These included teacher observation, projects and presentations.
The school participates in the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) for the purposes of diagnosing individual learning needs and reviewing whole class teaching programs. Each year, NAPLAN is implemented for students in Years 7 and 9 and the results provide valuable information about student achievements in Literacy and Numeracy. Student performance in NAPLAN is reported in ten bands. Each year these tests are administered in May over three days in the areas of Literacy (reading, writing, spelling, grammar) and Numeracy (number and data, measurement, space and geometry). Students are supplied with a report, that provide their individual results in these areas as well as the state average. Each year, John Therry students achieve sound results in NAPLAN.
HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE
Each year, we, at John Therry, celebrate achievement of our students’ HSC results which is a result of the combined hard work of our students, parents and teachers. The improved learning and teaching strategies supported by the Homework Club, the after-school tutorials, study days, networking with high achieving schools and faculties, all advance the improved results.
2017 Dux - Sammy Riad 92.80
The School also had 12 mentions on the Distinguished Achievers lists while there were 105 Band 5s achieved in the examinations.