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Going for Gold – Year 7 Writing Seminar

On Friday, 10 March, we were delighted to welcome back Mr Robert Tall to Waverley College. Robert, who left Waverley last year to take up a role as consultant at Writer’s Toolbox,  continues to be a wonderful coach to staff and students. In a seminar entitled ‘Waverley College – Going for Gold’, Robert provided the Year 7 students with invaluable tips on how to best present themselves in their NAPLAN writing exam. 

The students learned about the ‘Family of Five’ – five specific sentence styles to ensure fluency and precision in both Persuasive and Creative tasks. The Year 7 students also demonstrated their own knowledge of a number of other sentence styles and paragraphs which greatly impressed Robert, as well as the teachers present at the seminars. 

It was great to hear many students tell me about how they integrated the ‘Family of Five’ into their narratives after their NAPLAN exam on Wednesday.

Thank you to Robert for providing his support and expertise at such a busy time, and to Ms Attard for making it all happen. Thank you also to Ms Tanner for taking the photographs.

We wish all Year 7 and Year 9 students well in the remaining NAPLAN tests (Reading, Language Conventions and Numeracy) next week.