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 Annual School Reporting 2008

School Annual Reporting – 2008 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 2008

Required information:

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

Teacher Participation in Professional Learning

Feedback on parent, teacher and student satisfaction with the school – Each of the Validation Components reviewed this year contained survey information obtained from Staff, Students and Parents where appropriate. These components reviewed were:

1.2
2.3
3.5
6.2
6.3

2008 – 2012 Internal Review Schedule

School achievements relating to the Strategic Action Plan for 2008

The school’s address:

Edmund Rice Drive, Ashmore 4214

Total enrolments:

706

Year levels offered:

  • Prep – 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 2008

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
  • National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy

Numeracy, Writing, Reading, Grammar & Punctuation and Spelling results for Years 3, 5 and 7:

Year 3 School Average State Average % Above State Average National AV# % At or Above NMS
Numeracy 416 368 81.52 397 96.55
Writing 400 391 66.30 414 98.86
Reading 403 372 72.82 400 91.86
Grammar and Punctuation 395 370 68.89 496 96.59
Spelling 384 366 61.96 399 98.86
 
Year 5 School Average State Average % Above State Average National AV# % At or Above NMS
Numeracy 455* 457 61.05 475 92.39
Writing 479 468 63.16 486 95.65
Reading 472 467 56.67 484 92.39
Grammar and Punctuation 483 477 76.80 496 95.60
Spelling 475 461 63.16 484 92.31
 
Year 7 School Average State Average % Above State Average National AV# % At or Above NMS
Numeracy 541 540 51.25 544 97.40
Writing 546 521 63.75 533 97.40
Reading 542 529 61.25 536 98.68
Grammar and Punctuation 536 519 53.75 529 97.44
Spelling 543 527 75 538 93.59

 * scores below the State Average

# It should be noted that all children in Queensland are up to 12 months younger than children from other States

Professional Engagement

Qualifications of all teachers

Expenditure on and teacher participation in professional learning – $31248

Average staff attendance for the school based on unplanned absences of sick and emergent leave for periods of up to 5 days 96.40%

Proportion of teaching staff retained from the previous school year 91%

Average student attendance rate 95%​