Carinity Education Shalom has been revealed as one of the most improved
North Queensland schools for NAPLAN results since 2017.
The NAPLAN test sees Australian students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 tested for
the competency in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy.
Carinity Education Shalom was the second most improved North
Queensland school for secondary students in 2022. It was also the fourth
most improved primary school in North Queensland school.
“I was thrilled to see that the Shalom team’s efforts to improve our
students’ educational outcomes are being acknowledged,” said Carinity
Education Shalom Director of School Campus, Sharyn Ive.
“The fact that we were among the top five improved schools in North
Queensland for both primary and secondary NAPLAN results demonstrates
that we are an excellent choice for students looking for a school
community, where they are loved, accepted, and encouraged to reach their
Sharyn said the positive NAPLAN results confirms the Townsville school
has “highly competent and committed teachers” and “values and
celebrates academic performance like other mainstream schools”.
Sharyn added having “relevant and developmentally appropriate”
curriculum programs – including considerations for English as an additional
language or dialect (EAL/D) learners – had contributed to improved
“Carinity Education Shalom is committed to having high academic
expectations of our students. To ensure that individual student learning
and social needs are met, the school commits to maintaining small class
sizes with additional support staff,” Sharyn said.
“To make learning experiences purposeful and meaningful, our framework
emphasises the “I do, we do, you do” model of explicit teaching. The school also supports the need for the Australian Curriculum to provide every
opportunity possible to ‘close the educational gap’.”
Students’ well-being is also nurtured. They are picked up and dropped off
for school in dedicated mini-buses and provided breakfast – ensuring they
are well nourished to maximise their ability to concentrate and learn.
The co-educational school also provides a culturally safe and supportive
learning environment for around 150 students, mostly from Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. The school currently has classes for
Prep to Year 11.
“Our schools are not just about students achieving academic goals. Our
aim is to provide an environment in which young people can prosper
spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and physically – and be supported to
achieve personal goals,” said Carinity’s Executive Manager Educational
Services, Christine Hill.
Student enrolments for the 2023 academic year at Carinity Education
Shalom are now open. For more information phone 4445 2100 or go to