A WORD FROM THE PRINCIPAL

PRINCIPAL REPORT

PLANNING FOR 2019

Gosh the year is flying and we are already three-quarters of the way through the 2018 school year. We are beginning to plan for 2019 and I ask families to assist by informing us if they are aware of someone who has not yet enrolled their children. Also please notify the office of any transfers as this is important to plan appropriately for facilities and staffing needs.

NAPLAN RESULTS

The Year 3 and Year 5 children sat the annual NAPLAN in May and we recently received our results. We maintained our high standards in English and are working towards improving our Numeracy outcomes through support from the Numeracy consultant and involvement in the Department initiative ‘School Improvement Partnership’.

Our Year 3 results were slightly below the State Mean in Reading, Grammar and Punctuation and Numeracy, slightly below in Writing and above the State Mean in Spelling. Our five year trend data dipped this year in Reading, Writing, Numeracy and Grammar and Punctuation compared with our outstanding results in 2017, and improved in Spelling.

 

Year 3 Graph Results

YR 3 NAPLAN

 

Our Year 5 our results were above the State mean in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation, and slightly below in Numeracy. Our five year trend data showed continued improvement in our Reading, Grammar and Punctuation and Spelling since 2015, dipping slightly in Writing compared to 2017 but still above the State, and slightly below in Numeracy.

Year 5 Graph Results



STUDENT ATTITUDES TO SCHOOL SURVEY RESULTS
Our Year 4 to 6 students did the AtSS and we had very pleasing results. In Teaching and Learning we scored in the 90% range for half of the performance indicators, and high 80% in the remaining indicators. In Positive Climate for Learning we scored mostly in the 80th percentile except for Student voice and agency. This indicates that our students are engaged in their learning, teachers care and teach to a high standard and children feel safe.

 


LANDSCAPING UPDATE

There was an initial flurry of activity all the concrete pathing is laid, the areas prepared for turf and planting and some work done on the car parking. The landscaper reported that they hope to have the plants installed and turf areas hydro seeded very soon. The fencing will remain around the turf areas for around 30 days to allow germination but all other areas should be opened and the site sheds removed. The completion date was November so they are ahead of time.