Fasting and NAPLAN

As you are all aware, there are many cultures and faiths who observe periods of fasting across the year which may impact your students. This is a good time to revisit or seek out information from your school community about cultural or faith-based practices which might impact students and families at particular times of the year so that these can be incorporated into school planning where appropriate.

As ACARA have acknowledged on their website and in their information sheet, this year NAPLAN coincides with fasting for many students of Islamic faith.

For more information about best practice in culturally diverse schools we recommend CMY’s culturally responsive practice training.