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 Annual School Reporting 2010

School Annual Reporting – 2010 School Years

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 2010

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:

1.5 Learning and Teaching Religion

2.1 Vision for Learning

3.2 Students with Disabilities

5.1 Relationships with Parents, Care Givers and Local Community

6.1 Learning and Teaching

8.1 Planning and Reporting

8.2 Accountability

2008 – 2012 Internal School Review Schedule

Actions for 2010 aligned with the CEO School Renewal Components

School achievements relating to the Strategic Action Plan for 2010

The school’s address:

Edmund Rice Drive, Ashmore 4214

Total enrolments:

723

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 Sepecial Education Development Unit called the MacKillp Centre

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 2010

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 403 378 95.7 98.8
Reading 425 393 94.2 95.1
Writing 420 402 96.1 97.6
Grammar and Punctuation 434 398 91.8 98.8
Spelling 396 371 95.2 87.8
Year 5 School Average State Average QLD % Above NMS School % Above NMS
Numeracy 482 474 93.1 91.4
Reading 465 468 89.9 90.3
Writing 484 472 92.1 90.3
Grammar and Punctuation 482 483 91.7 89.2
Spelling 471 468 90.6 89.2
Year 7 School Average State Average QLD % Above NMS School % Above NMS
Numeracy 540 546 96.7 100
Reading 537 537 96 97.8
Writing 542 531 93.7 97.8
Grammar and Punctuation 541 529 91.1 95.6
Spelling 547 535 93.7 98.9

Professional Engagement

Expenditure on teacher professional learning – $51,000

Average staff attendance for the school based on unplanned absences of sick and emergent leave for periods of up to 5 days – 96%

Proportion of teaching staff retained from the previous school year – 84%

Average student attendance rate – 93.9% ​