National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)

The National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. NAPLAN assessment results provide valuable information about student achievements in literacy and numeracy. An analysis of these results assists Xavier High School’s planning and is used to support teaching and learning programs.

The tables below show the percentage of students who achieved particular skill bands in numeracy and the aspects of literacy. The School results shown are compared to students nationally. Literacy is reported in four content strands: Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation. Numeracy is reported in the following strands: Number, Measurement and Data, Space, Patterns and Algebra.


The results this year indicate growth in our Year 7 and 9 cohorts in writing. This is a fabulous affirmation for our staff who have been working on an explicit writing focus with our students. In particular, I would like to acknowledge and thank the @Xavier team who have relentlessly focussed on improving student writing. It is fabulous to see that this work indicates an improvement in student writing and student learning growth.


Our Year 9 Literacy results were impressive across the board and demonstrated that we are above State Average and Diocesan averages in all areas of Literacy- Reading, Writing, Spelling and Punctuation and Grammar. We have also exceeded state and diocesan averages in Year 7 Writing. Our Numeracy results indicate increased improvement across all areas of  numeracy- including Data and Measurement and Number patterns. If you would like to speak to staff regarding your child’s Naplan results please make contact with the school office.



Higher School Certificate


Xavier High School is pleased to announce that our 2016 HSC results reflect the changing focus of our academic culture.  Students have received Band 6 results across a broad range of subjects in 2016:  Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Studies of Religion I and II, Society and Culture, Legal Studies, Music, Visual Arts and PD/Health/PE. Strong results were also received in Advanced and Standard English, Extension English and Extension Mathematics..  

Sixteen students were placed on the Distinguished Achievers list for 2016 which is a significant honour for these students and their families. The following students are commended for their success as a BOSTES Distinguished Achiever: Olivia Bahr, Jessica Bennett, Sarah Chandler, Sally Corrigan, Sophie Dahl, David Dobson, Cassandra Gibbs, Erin Godde, Eva Medcraft, Kimberley Opdam, Rhianna Parkinson, Billy Roberston, Jack Scammell, Tiana Smerdon, Frazer Tresize and Hollie Wornes.

The top ATAR for 2016 was 95.5 and achieved by Rhianna Parkinson. Our other high ATARS include Hollie Wornes, Sophie Dahl, Kimberley Opdam, Erin Godde, Fraser Trazise, Billy Robinson, Eva Medcraft, Jess Bennett, David Dobson, Sally Corrigan, Tayla Wakely, Laura Grimmer, Breanna Knobel, Anna Carey and Georgia Michael.

School Principal, Mr Gavin Dykes said, “Teaching and learning initiatives adopted in recent times have come to fruition with students being rewarded with outstanding results.”

Mrs Nicole Morton, Assistant Principal -Teaching and Learning said, “Our school community is  incredibly proud of our HSC Class of 2016.  This cohort has demonstrated a strong desire to achieve success in their studies. We are very proud of our dedicated teaching staff who strive every day to support our students to be their best selves”.

“The school is very proud of the courage, compassion and commitment of our Year 12 students to their studies. We congratulate all students on their achievements and wish them well in their future endeavours,”  Mr Dykes said.

For further information please contact Xavier High School on 6040 638