Annual School Reporting 2013

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 2013

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.pdf1.1 Religious Identity and Culture.pdf

2.1 Curriculum Design and Implementation.pdf2.1 Curriculum Design and Implementation.pdf

3.1 Professional Learning and Development.pdf3.1 Professional Learning and Development.pdf

4.1 Stewardship of Resources.pdf4.1 Stewardship of Resources.pdf


2013 – 2017 Internal School Review Schedule.pdf2013 – 2017 Internal School Review Schedule.pdf

Guardian Angels School Goals – 2013.pdfGuardian Angels School Goals – 2013.pdf


The school’s address:
Edmund Rice Drive, Ashmore 4214

Total enrolments:

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


Speech and Drama


Audio-Visual Room

Staff development priorities for the year:

Refer to the School’s Goals 2013

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

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 students with a verified intellectual impairment who were exempted from the NAPLAN tests.

Year 3


QLD Average
School % Above NMS
QLD % Above NMS
Numeracy  406 386 98.9% 97.3%
Reading  437  408  100%  96.5%
Writing 457 407  98.8%  95.8%
Grammar and Punctuation 462  419 98.8% 97.0%
Spelling  421 396  98.8%  94.5%


Year 5


QLD Average
School % Above NMS
QLD % Above NMS
Numeracy 514 481 98.8% 95.2%
Reading  519 497  100% 97.8%
Writing 516 470 97.7%  91.7%
Grammar and Punctuation 532  495 100%  96.0%
Spelling  510  485  97.7%  94.2%


Year 7


QLD Average
School % Above NMS
QLD % Above NMS
Numeracy  560 539  98.8%  97.2%
Reading  545 533  96.5% 95.2%
Writing 570  515   98.8% 90.4%
Grammar and Punctuation 544  532   97.6%  91.5%
Spelling  555  542   96.4%  94.7%

Professional Engagement


Expenditure on teacher professional learning – $78,788

Average staff attendance for the school based on unplanned absences of sick and emergent leave for periods of up to 5 days – 97.92%

Proportion of teaching staff retained from the previous school year – 98.1%

Average student attendance rate – 95%