Ipswich youngster attains highest spelling score in NAPLAN
ST Augustine's College Year 3 student Timothy Fox recently completed the NAPLAN Test and attained the highest score in Queensland for spelling.
When asked what helps him with his spelling, he replied: "Most days when I get home from school, I do my chores then start reading straight away. I love all books but mainly fantasy, thriller or horror."
It is clear this love of reading is nurtured by his family who are very proud of Timothy's achievement.
"My mum read all the Harry Potter books to me and now I mainly read by myself but sometimes I will go into my older brother's room and we will read together," Timothy said with a cheeky grin.
Overall, spelling and writing at St Augustine's College are a clear strength, with all year levels achieving above the Queensland average, on average up to 10 points higher for spelling.
Assistant Principal of Curriculum Katrina Bartholomew said: "In addition to Timothy's exciting news, we are very proud of our Year 9 cohort that achieved above the Queensland average in all areas, and above the Australian average in four out of five areas. These are the best results the college have had for this cohort and they should be proud of their achievements."