In order to graduate from high school and achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), all students are required to demonstrate a minimum standard in literacy and numeracy. The OLNA status of all students in Years 11-12 can be accessed under school reports on SEQTA.

Opportunities to pass the OLNA are offered twice a year for students in Years 10-12. The next opportunity to complete the OLNA assessments is shown below.

Students will be notified of the specific date, time and venue they will complete their assessment/s closer to the testing period. Please do not schedule any appointments for the dates indicated.

Writing: Round 1. 6-9 March, 2018

              Round 2. 27-30 August, 2018

Numeracy: Round 1. 6-29 March, 2018 

                   Round 2. 27 August - 21 September, 2018

Reading: Round 1. 6-29 March, 2018

                Round 2. 27 August - 21 September, 2018

 

More specific information about the OLNA can be accessed via the following website:

http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/internet/Senior_secondary/OLNA 

Online Literacy and Numeracy Support

Mater Dei College has purchased a subscription for Online Support for all students in Years 11 and 12 who need to pass the OLNA. This package will enable you to practise questions from past OLNA tests, and specific feedback will be provided to you. 

Email correspondence has been sent to relevant students and parents concerned. The Account Creation Guide for Students can be accessed via the following link. Please be sure to use your Mater Dei email address when creating your account. Once you enter the unique 10-digit school code, the price will change to $0.00. Then submit and check out. You can then start practising for the OLNA.

School OLNA Support Sessions

Note – Compulsory attendance is required for all Year 12 OLNA students and is strongly recommended for students in Year 11.

Literacy Support (Reading and Writing)

Wednesdays 3.30pm to 4.20pm in MCC13-18 (Report to English Office)

Thursdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm in MCC13-18 (Report to English Office)

Other times may be negotiated directly between individual students and their English teacher. For further queries please contact Head of English, John Crooks: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Numeracy Support

Wednesdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm in MCC7

Other times may be negotiated directly between individual students and their Mathematics teacher. For further queries please contact Head of Mathematics, Matthew Kameron: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For all other OLNA queries please contact Mrs Tamara Boyer, Deputy Principal: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.