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 Annual School Reporting 2009

School Annual Reporting – 2009 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 2009

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:

1.3 Prayer and Worship

2.4 Assessment of Student Learning

2.5 Reporting Student Achievement

3.1 Learning Support

4.2 Staff Engagement

7.1 Budgeting and Finance

2008 – 2012 Internal School Review Schedule

Actions for 2009 aligned with the CEO School Renewal Components

School achievements relating to the Strategic Action Plan for 2009

The school’s address:

Edmund Rice Drive, Ashmore 4214

Total enrolments:

721

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 2009

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:

These results do not include those student who were excluded from the NAPLAN tests because of an intellectual impairment.

Year 3 School Average State Average QLD % Above NMS School % Above NMS
Numeracy 385 372 92.3 96.6
Reading 396 386 92 98.9
Writing 378 395 93.9 91.9
Grammar and Punctuation 396 394 89.5 96.6
Spelling 383 376 88.9 98.9
 
Year 5 School Average State Average QLD % Above NMS School % Above NMS
Numeracy 476 470 94.8 95.7
Reading 480 478 92.9 94.7
Writing 492 466 91.3 94.7
Grammar and Punctuation 492 486 89.6 92.6
Spelling 465 466 89.9 94.7
Year 7 School Average State Average QLD % Above NMS School % Above NMS
Numeracy 552 539 94.8 100
Reading 546 533 92.9 100
Writing 548 525 91.3 97.7
Grammar and Punctuation 560 534 91.0 100
Spelling 553 533 92.0 100

Professional Engagement

Qualifications of all teachers

Expenditure on teacher professional learning – $52,108

Average staff attendance for the school based on unplanned absences of sick and emergent leave for periods of up to 5 days 97.04%

Proportion of teaching staff retained from the previous school year 92%

Average student attendance rate 94% ​