The NAPLAN testing period in 2021 is from Tuesday 11 May until Friday 21 May, with testing beginning at Palmerston College from Wednesday 12 May.
The following link has information for parents and a place where they can practice different types of questions for NAPLAN https://nap.edu.au/naplan/parent-carer-support
The following information is advice for parents from the NAPLAN website:
How can I help my child prepare for the NAPLAN tests?
NAPLAN is not a test of content. It tests skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time through the school curriculum and every day in the classroom. Teachers will ensure that students are familiar with the test formats and will provide appropriate support and guidance. Excessive preparation is not useful and can lead to unnecessary anxiety. If you have any questions about your child’s preparation for NAPLAN, you are encouraged to make a time to speak with their teacher.
NAPLAN tests are constructed to give students an opportunity to demonstrate skills they have learned over time through the school curriculum, and NAPLAN test days should be treated as just another routine event on the school calendar. The best way you can help your child prepare for NAPLAN is to reassure them that NAPLAN tests are just one part of their school program, and to urge them to simply do the best they can on the day.
If your child appears anxious about NAPLAN, acknowledge their feelings, and ask them what specific worries they are experiencing.
The NAPLAN public demonstration site is available for students and their parents to visit together. Exploring the look and feel of NAPLAN tests can help reduce anxiety.
For tips on things you can do at home to help your child develop their literacy and numeracy skills, visit Preparing for NAPLAN.