2018 Year 1-2 Testing

In 2018 St Mary of the Cross will be focusing even more closely on the needs of our learners.  With this focus in mind, we will be conducting testing days at the start of the year to gather up to date information about our learners. It is anticipated that teachers will then have current data in order to plan and implement point of need teaching beginning Friday 2nd February 2018.

We have organised a testing day on Wednesday 31st of January 2018.

The Years 1/2  testing day will be on Wednesday 31st of January 2018. Parents / Guardians will be required to login to PTO to book a time for your child/ren’s appointment. Appointments will be approximately 40 minutes in length. Students will complete the PASA Algebraic thinking assessment as well as the CAP test and a running record.


If you are unable to use the online PTO system please email office@smocptcook.catholic.edu.au and an appointment can be made for you.


Please access the PTO System as follows:


  • Go to the school’s home page  http://www.smocptcook.catholic.edu.au/ 
  • Go to the “Recent News: section in the middle of the page
  • Under the heading Parent Teacher Online,  click the ‘read more’ icon
  • Click the PTO link 
  • Click obtain PIN/Password to the right of the screen 
  • Enter in the email address you want to receive the pin in and press ‘send’
  • An email will be sent to your selected email address with the details
  • Click on the link to take you back to PTO after writing down these details
  • Enter your surname and PIN, 
  • Click “Login”
  • Read information on Welcome Page and then Click on “OK”
  • Select time for first interview :- click on “Make Booking”,  select time and click “OK”


When you have selected all interview times you may print out your confirmation by selecting the printer button on the top left hand corner of page.



Please remember that it is the expectation that every child attends the testing day.

If you encounter any problems using PTO please notify the school office, preferably via email at office@smocptcook.catholic.edu.au 

I am sure the system will be of benefit to the students, parents and the staff. Any feedback will be most welcome.



Maria Litherland