The OLNA (Online Literary and Numeracy Assessment) is a test that identifies whether a student is meeting the minimum standard of literacy and numeracy  needed to navigate the demands of everyday life and work in a knowledge-based economy. Meeting the OLNA requirements is also necessary for a student to graduate high school.

Who sits the OLNA?

Any student who did not achieve Band 8 or higher in reading, writing and/or numeracy in the Year 9 NAPLAN test must complete the corresponding OLNA module(s).

The OLNA must be taken in Semesters 1 and 2 of Year 10 and Semester 1 of Year 11 until the test is passed.

Students also have the option to make further attempts to pass the OLNA test in Semester 2 of Year 11 and Semesters 1 and 2 of Year 12 if required.

Who is Exempt from sitting OLNA?

Students who have achieved Band 8 or higher in any of the three components of reading, writing and numeracy in their Year 9 NAPLAN test are considered to have met the required standard in these learning areas and are not required to sit the OLNA test.

OLNA Preparation Courses

Our OLNA preparation courses are an integral component of our January Jump-Start Program delivered on the Hale School campus and our July Revision Classes at Guildford Grammar School.

In January students can enrol in six hours of OLNA preparation. With the help of specialist teachers, students will participate in a series of skills enhancing strategies which will better prepare them for the commencement of the new term and the OLNA assessments in March. 

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