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 Annual School Reporting 2011

School Annual Reporting – 2011 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 2011

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:

1.4 Social Action and Justice

2.2 Curriculum

3.3 Cultural Diversity

3.4 Student Wellbeing and Pastoral Care

7.2 Equity and Stewardship

7.3 Maintenance and Development

2008 – 2012 Internal School Review Schedule

Actions for 2011 aligned with the CEO School Renewal Components

School achievements relating to the Strategic Action Plan for 2011

The school’s address:

Edmund Rice Drive, Ashmore 4214

Total enrolments:

734

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 Development Unit called the MacKillop 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 388 385 96.8 98.8
Reading 406 400 94.5 95.3
Writing 409 404 95.7 96.5
Grammar and Punctuation 419 407 92.9 93.7
Spelling 411 388 92.4 100
Year 5 School Average State Average QLD % Above NMS School % Above NMS
Numeracy 470 470 95.1 96.7
Reading 464 470 90.3 93.4
Writing 471 471 91.2 93.3
Grammar and Punctuation 471 485 91.6 93.4
Spelling 475 466 90.1 95.6
Year 7 School Average State Average QLD % Above NMS School % Above NMS
Numeracy 536 539 92.1 92.3
Reading 524 534 95.9 97.5
Writing 529 533 92.8 98.7
Grammar and Punctuation 522 525 93.6 96.1
Spelling 523 329 92.5 94.9

Professional Engagement

Qualifications of all teachers

Expenditure on teacher professional learning – $72,000

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 – 87%

Average student attendance rate – 95%​