Who says perseverance can’t be measured?

As March approaches, so does the NAPLAN assessment for Year 7 students, bringing with it a wave of anticipation and, at times, heightened anxiety. In the midst of this, Mr. Brimblecombe, our dedicated Year 7 Mathematics teacher, takes an active role in coaching and practice sessions to prepare students for the upcoming challenge.

Understanding the significance of these assessments, CCPS recognises that engaging in regular practice not only contributes to knowledge acquisition but also plays a crucial role in fostering mental resilience and perseverance – qualities collectively known as self-efficacy.

Today marked the commencement of practice sessions for Year 7 students. Utilising our learning management system Canvas, we are able to facilitate multiple attempts – practice tests, providing an avenue for the cultivation of perseverance. The process of building perseverance involves allowing individuals to make repeated attempts, serving as a measure of character based on their persistent efforts. Through this, we not only gauge and measure perseverance but also witness the strength of one’s determination and resilience. It was heartening to witness certain students go above and beyond, showcasing exceptional determination to excel in their preparations. They persisted in their attempts, pushing themselves until they reached their personal bests.

This commendable display of perseverance is more than just a preparation for a test; it exemplifies the development of a personal brand characterised by resilience. It’s about teaching students to face challenges head-on, armed with the resilience needed to overcome obstacles. Each attempt becomes a stepping stone towards a stronger, more resilient version of themselves. The NAPLAN assessment becomes not just a test of academic knowledge but a testament to the personal growth and determination fostered under the guidance of a dedicated teacher. These students are not merely navigating mathematical challenges; they are sculpting the foundation of their character, ready to soar beyond the confines of a classroom.

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