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 Annual School Reporting 2012

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 an established 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:

1.1 Religious Identity and Culture

2.6 Evaluation and Forward Planning

4.1 Professional Learning Community

4.3 Professional Practice

5.2 Partnerships

8.3 Monitoring and Self-review Processes

2008 – 2012 Internal School Review Schedule

GA Internal review Map 12

School review of the Strategic Action Plan for 2012

The school’s address:

Edmund Rice Drive, Ashmore 4214

Total enrolments:

774

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 2012

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
Reading
Writing
Grammar and Punctuation
Spelling
  
Year 5 School Average State Average QLD % Above NMS School % Above NMS
Numeracy
Reading
Writing
Grammar and Punctuation
Spelling
Year 7 School Average State Average QLD % Above NMS School % Above NMS
Numeracy
Reading
Writing
Grammar and Punctuation
Spelling

Professional Engagement

Qualifications of all teachers

Expenditure on teacher professional learning – $83,450

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 – 89%

Average student attendance rate – 94.6%​