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 Annual School Reporting 2006

School Annual Reporting – 2006 School Year

The following information is provided to satisfy Queensland Government requirements regarding information that schools must now have readily available to the public.

Following is a checklist of the information, all of which relates to the school’s operations and outcomes in 2006:

Required information:

The school is Catholic. Our school has a newly developed Mission Statement

The school’s address:

Edmund Rice Drive, Ashmore 4214

Total enrolments:

702

Year levels offered:

Preschool – Year 7

The school is co-educational.

Distinctive curriculum offerings. Regular subjects do not need to be listed:

Instrumental Music

Swimming Instruction

Our school has a general policy of inclusion for all pupils

Our school has a Special Education Unit

Extra-curricula activities. Descriptions of the activities should be provided, particularly those that involve a significant number of students:

Tennis instruction

Music

Speech and Drama

Auskick

Audio-Visual Room

Staff development priorities for the year:

Refer to the School’s Goals 2006

School’s progress in respect to the strategic renewal plan goals for the year.

The social climate of the school, including pastoral care programs:

Our school’s Life and Living Statement emphasises that we are a welcoming family school: a great place to grow!

The school has a warm, caring atmosphere that is welcoming to all members of the school community.

The school has a Patron Parents program that has, as part of its charter, the welcoming of new families to our school community.

Strategies used for involving parents in their child’s education:

Parent Meetings

Parent Inservices – Teaching Reading

Boys Education

Parent, Teacher and Student Satisfaction:

Guardian Angels has a suggestion box for parents to provide any feedback about the school. The P&F is also a forum for parent and student feedback. Staff regularly meet with the school administration and feel free to discuss any matters of concern and their professional goals. Guardian Angels has an open door policy whereby all stakeholders (Parents, Students and Teachers) are able to speak to someone about issues as necessary. Overall, Guardian Angels community is extremely satisfied with all aspects of the school’s operations.

Reading, Writing and Numeracy results for Years 3, 5 and 7:

​Year 3 ​School Average ​State Average
​Aspects of Numeracy ​545 ​529
Number​ ​556 ​526
​Measurement and Data ​532 ​528
​Reading and Viewing ​560 ​535
​Writing ​556 ​522
​Spelling ​556 ​533
​Space ​530 ​536

Percentage of students over the benchmark for:

Reading and Viewing 96%

Writing 96%

Number and Numeracy 89%

​Year 5 ​School Average ​State Average
​Aspects of Numeracy ​614 ​599
​Number ​624 ​601
​Measurement & Data ​608 ​598
​Reading and Viewing ​622 ​608
​Writing ​635 ​677
​Spelling ​617 ​618
​Space ​609 ​602

Percentage of students over the benchmark for:

Reading and Viewing 87%

Writing 96%

Number and Numeracy 94%

​Year 7 ​School Average ​State Average
​Aspects of Numeracy ​658 ​653
​Number ​661 ​656
​Measurement & Data ​656 ​653
​Reading & Viewing ​681 ​679
​Writing ​723 ​696
​Spelling ​708 ​684
​Space ​658 ​654

Percentage of students over the benchmark for:

Reading and Viewing 85%

Writing and Spelling 96%

Number and Numeracy 82%

Professional Engagement

Qualifications of all teachers

Expenditure on and teacher participation in professional learning – $78,280

This included the following:

First Steps Writing, Daily Oral Language Activities, Early Year Curriculum, Integration of ICLTs, Student Protection, Special Needs Education, Teaching Reading in the Early Years, Discovering Disability Workshops and Assessment & Reporting.

Average staff attendance fr the school based on unplanned absences of sick and emergent leave for periods of up to 5 days 98.40%

Proportion of teaching staff retained from the previous school year 67%

Average student attendance rate 95%