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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 Introduction........................................................................................................................ 3 1.1 The Year in Review................................................................................................................3 1.2 2018/2019 Results Summary.............................................................................................4 1.3 School Board Membership for 2018/2019...................................................................6 2.0 The Wider Context: Independent Schooling in Australia........................................ 7 2.1 Make-up of Independent Schools...................................................................................7 2.2 Hillbrook Enrolment Trends...............................................................................................8 2.3 Hillbrook Student Numbers and Enrolments............................................................10 2.4 Student Retention................................................................................................................ 11 3.0 Strategic Thinking and Initiatives.................................................................................12

3.1 Future Thinking Committees.......................................................................................... 12

3.2 Campus Development 2018/2019................................................................................. 16 3.3 An Anglican School............................................................................................................ 18 3.4 Communications and Community Relations............................................................ 19 4.0 Compliance...................................................................................................................... 20 4.1 Finance Audit and Risk Committee Activities and Outcomes..........................20 4.2 Workplace Health & Safety.............................................................................................. 21 4.3 Student Protection.............................................................................................................. 21 5.0 Financial Matters.............................................................................................................22 5.1 2018 Financial Result......................................................................................................... 22 5.2 School Fees.......................................................................................................................... 23 6.0 Educational Outcomes and Developments...............................................................24 6.1 OP Results and Destinations for 2018........................................................................ 24 6.2 NAPLAN and Senior Results.......................................................................................... 25 6.3 New Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance System...................................... 26 6.4 Digital Education at Hillbrook....................................................................................... 28 6.5 Government Annual Report........................................................................................... 29 7.0 Parent Involvement........................................................................................................ 30 7.1 Summary of the 2018 Parents and Friends’ Committee President’s Report..............................................................................................................30 8.0 A word from the Chair.....................................................................................................31 9.0 Financials..........................................................................................................................32


2.0 THE WIDER CONTEXT: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLING 1.0 INTRODUCTION IN AUSTRALIA

1.1

The Year in Review 2018 was an important year for the Hillbrook community. The planned expansion of the school is now taking physical shape, and the first phase of the campus development masterplan is now almost half way to completion. On the community front we have finalised our Hillbrook Giving Tree Tax Deductible Fund to further progress support of our community, and disadvantaged communities both in Australia and overseas, so watch this space in 2019. Sustainability has always been important and the school continues to move towards zero net energy and to be a carbon neutral community. We hope with your help to reach zero net energy by 2021. Beginning this year there has been a great deal of work done by staff on the new senior curriculum. Our Year 12 students will be the last cohort to complete the old system.

The P&F have continued to support the school, and the EAC and Parents.Connect are all vital parts of our community. We thank them for all their involvement and commitment to the school community. We continue to work on our communication channels and the streamlining of the administration for parents. Our digital transformation initiatives including the App, Facebook, online Newsletter and website are much more user-friendly and are all seeing good traffic. Thank you for your support and we hope 2019 is a rich and rewarding year for you.

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1.2

2018/2019 Results Summary A solid year for Hillbrook with all results better than or equal to last year.

88%

Go on to further study

Received 1st or 2nd preference

94%

STUDENT DESTINATIONS KPI Benchmark 90% go on to further study 90% get 1st or 2nd preference

STUDENT/TEACHER RATIOS KPI Benchmark 10.8 students : 1 teacher (national average)

Hillbrook’s 2019 ratio 12.8 students : 1 teacher

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373

ENROLMENTS KPI Benchmark 750 students

372 2019

745 students

100% 87% 83%

OP RESULTS

50%

KPI Benchmark OP’s above State average and above our 7 year rolling average 0%

Median OP of 8

62%

85%

68%

54%

22%

28% 34%

OP 1–5

OP 1–10

OP 1–15

2018 State average

Hillbrook’s 7 year average

Hillbrook’s 2018 results

95% PARENT SATISFACTION KPI Benchmark 95% satisfaction rating from Exit Survey of Year 12 parents

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1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.3

School Board Membership for 2018/2019 The work of the Board this year centred on: Reviewing Board operations.

Developing a campus development masterplan.

Budget planning for the first stages of the masterplan.

2018/2019 School Board Members

6

Class A Members

Mr Andrew Devenish

Mr Michael Gillard

Ms Vicki Hansen

Mrs Judith Nagle

Mrs Loris Phair

Class B Members:

Mr Robert Seljak (Chair)

Ms Shannon Woodrow (Deputy Chair)

Ms Deborah Enright

Mr Scott Kennelly

Mr Mark Mugnaioni

Principal (ex officio):

Mr Geoff Newton

Company Secretary:

Mr Brent Durham

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2.0 THE WIDER CONTEXT: INDEPENDENT SCHOOLING IN AUSTRALIA

2.1

Make-up of Independent Schools Hillbrook is one of 25 Anglican Schools operating in Queensland. Unlike other educational sectors, the majority of independent schools operate autonomously. These schools do not rely on central bureaucracies or bodies, and are separately accountable to their parent and school communities. All independent schools comply with state and federal education regulations and standards. As you can see below, most independent schools are moderate sized, as is Hillbrook.

SIZE OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS 1

2% or 20 schools

have more than 2,000 students

11% have

less than 50 students

18% have 1,000 – 1,999 students

38% have

less than 200 students

43% have 200 – 999 students

525 students

is the average size of independent schools

373 students

is the average size of a government school

1 SOURCE: I.S.C.A. Snapshot 2017 Independent Schooling in Australia

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2.0 2.0 THETHE WIDER WIDER CONTEXT: CONTEXT: INDEPENDENT INDEPENDENT SCHOOLING SCHOOLING IN AUSTRALIA IN AUSTRALIA

2.2

Hillbrook Enrolment Trends Enrolment applications for Hillbrook continue to be above the national and state growth rates in the independent sector. Our forward enrolment applications are very healthy and we believe this is a strong indication of the confidence in Hillbrook across the wider community.

Top 10 Catchment Suburbs 2019 Current Cohort: 745

8

% of total enrolments

2020/2021 Confirmed Enrolments: 300

% of total enrolments

Ashgrove

8%

Ashgrove

10%

Alderley

7%

Alderley

6%

The Gap

6%

Mitchelton

6%

Samford

4%

Ferny Hills

5%

Albany Creek

4%

Enoggera

4%

Enoggera

4%

Samford

4%

Mitchelton

4%

The Gap

4%

Bridgeman Downs

3%

Grange

3%

Grange

3%

Wilston

3%

Bardon

3%

Bardon

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ENROLMENTS BY SUBURB

ALBANY ALBANY CREEK CREEK

BRIDGEMAN BRIDGEMAN DOWNS DOWNS

ASPLEY ASPLEY

ALBANY CREEK

SAMFORD AMFORD VALLEY VALLEY

BUNYA BUNYA

SAMFORD SAMFORD

BRIDGEMAN DOWNS

ASPLEY

M MCCDOWALL DOWALL BUNYA

FERNY HILLS HILLS SAMFORD VALLEY FERNY SAMFORD

EVERTON EVERTON HILLS HILLS STAFFORD STAFFORD HEIGHTS HEIGHTS EVERTON EVERTON PARK PARK

ARANA ARANA HILLS HILLS

HIGHVALE

M C DOWALL

FERNY FERNY GROVE GROVE FERNY HILLS

EVERTON HILLS

MITCHELTON MITCHELTON

KEDRON KEDRON STAFFORD HEIGHTS

ARANA HILLS

EVERTON PARK

GAYTHORNE GAYTHORNE

FERNY GROVE

KEDRON

GRANGE GRANGE

MITCHELTON

ALDERLEY ALDERLEY

ENOGGERA ENOGGERA

GAYTHORNE

WILSTON NEWMARKET NEWMARKET WILSTON ENOGGERA

GRANGE

ALDERLEY

THE THE GAP GAP ASHGROVE ASHGROVE

NEWMARKET WILSTON

THE GAP ASHGROVE

BARDON BARDON

BARDON

BY SUBURB ENROLMENTS BY SUBURB

2019 2019 CURRENT CURRENT COHORT COHORT 2019 CURRENT COHORT

2020/2021 2020/2021 CONFIRMED CONFIRMED ENROLMENTS ENROLMENTS 2020/2021 CONFIRMED ENROLMENTS

2019 CURRENT COHORT

2020/2021 CONFIRMED ENROLMENTS

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2.0 2.0 THETHE WIDER WIDER CONTEXT: CONTEXT: INDEPENDENT INDEPENDENT SCHOOLING SCHOOLING IN AUSTRALIA IN AUSTRALIA

2.3

Hillbrook Student Numbers and Enrolments We commenced the 2019 school year with 150 Year 7 students, and welcomed 9 new students and 2 returning students across Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. Total enrolled students as at 24 April 2019 are listed below:

Year Level

Current Female

Current Male

ENROLMENTS 74 76

7

3

Cohort Total

150

373

KPI Benchmark 62 58 120 ENROLMENTS KPI Benchmark 750 students 60 120 75060 students

8 9 10

62

58

120

11

63

60

123

51

61

112*

STUDENT 12 DESTINATIONS

3

372 2019

745 students

745 students

2019

Total 372 373 745 KPI Benchmark % go on to further study 100% *This year was the smaller state cohort prep year (2007) Enrolment Applications get 1st or 2nd preference 87% 83%

ENROLMENT APPLICATIONS

50%

OP RESULTS

62%

100%

22%

Number of Enrolments

600 500

Median OP of 8

OP 1–5

OP 1–10

OP 1–15

2018 State average

Hillbrook’s 7 year average

Hillbrook’s 2018 results

62%

400

KPI Benchmark OP’s above State average 300 28% 34% and above our 7 year 22% rolling average 0% 200 PARENT SATISFACTION KPI Benchmark OP 1–5 95% satisfaction rating from

83%

68%

54%

95%

100

Exit Survey of Year 12 parents

Jan OP Febof 8 Mar Median

Apr

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Jun

Satisfaction

Jul

Aug

2018 State Rating average

2016

2016 2017

2017 2018

OP 1–10

O

Hillbrook’s 7 year average

H 2

Sep 2018 Oct Exit Nov SurveyDec Year 12 parents

2015

10

28% 34%

50%

OP RESULTS KPI Benchmark

ACHER RATIOS

10.8 students : 1 teacher (national average)

68%

54%

KPI Benchmark OP’s above State average and above our 7 year rolling average 0%

700

85%

2018


70% 60%

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50% 40%

Student Retention 30% 20%

Retention - Year 8 to Year 12

One measure of satisfaction with the school is the student retention rate (table below). This rate is determined by 10% calculating the percentage of students who started (Year 8) and finished (Year 12) at Hillbrook. This rate has steadily % of Year 8 Cohort Completing Year 12 0% been increasing over the last 5 years and is now stable above the 80% mark. This is very high in comparison to 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 other Independent schools. Overall %

Male %

Female %

100% 90%

Retention - Year 8 to Year 12

% OF YEAR 8%COHORT COMPLETING YEAR 12 12 of Year 8 Cohort Completing Year

80%

100%

70%

90% 80%

84.2%

70%

Retention %

2.4

87.7%

60%

85.8%

84.9%

83.8%

50%

60%

40%

50%

30%

40% 30%

20%

20%

10%

10% 0% 2014 Overall

0%

2015 2000 2001 2016 2002 2003 20172004 2005 2018 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 20

Overall Overall %%

Male %

Female %

Retention - Year 8 to Year 12 % of Year 8 Cohort Completing Year 12

100% 90% 80%

84.2%

87.7%

85.8%

70% 60%

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3.0 STRATEGIC THINKING AND INITIATIVES

3.1

Future Thinking Committees Our focus continues to be on student learning, and the following committees lead the way in regard to the development of our students and community in fulfilling our strategic initiatives:

Campus Development

Curriculum Innovation CATYLS

Chair: Brent Durham

Chair: Mark Herriman

Mission Promoting and planning for future development of the School’s campus, which enhances community learning, social spaces and engagement with sustainable practices.

Mission To bring together teachers across a range of year levels to discuss curriculum initiatives and innovations.

Achievements • Design of innovative educational and social spaces • Stage 1 commenced • Future planning of further development of learning areas.

Achievements • Successful implementation of new senior system for 2019 • Support the introduction of the curriculum mapping tool to inform cross curricular learning and efficiencies.

Data Analytics Community Engagement Chair: Mike Gillard Mission Schools are the hub of communities. Community collaboration within an education context is most effective when external sources (parents, industry leaders etc.) complement our curriculum. Achievements • Revised trial international project based learning in Cambodia from 2017. The Committee agreed to embed the program on a permanent basis, extending the involvement of Raw Impacts into the curriculum via Religion, Personal and Spiritual Development, Chapel and assembly • Implemented contracts and in-service for casual staff employed for extra-curricular classes • Revitalised Project Active.

Chair: Mark Herriman / Linda Petit Mission To encourage and steer the use of data to produce meaningful and useful information to the end user (students, parents and teachers). Achievements • Trial of continuous reporting • Release of data dashboard to parents.

eLearning Chair: Miriam Scott Mission Hillbrook is acknowledged as a leader in use of technology to maximise student outcomes. Achievements • Rollout of the Staff Intranet – The Loop • Development of the Digital Access Pass ready for launch in 2019 • Leading e-safety processes in the Anglican sector.

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Future development of the School’s campus promote innovative educational and social spaces, enhancing community learning and engagement with sustainable practices.

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3.0 STRATEGIC THINKING AND INITIATIVES

Giving Tree

Philosophy Matters

Chair: David Adams

Chair: Stephanie Munday-Lake

Mission The Hillbrook Giving Tree is designed to draw together Hillbrook’s resources and focus on compassionate outreach to ensure we empower young people to make a positive difference.

Mission To form a community of thinkers and practitioners keen to continue and extend the quality and influence of Hillbrook’s Philosophical Inquiry Years 7–10 course, within and beyond Hillbrook.

Achievements • Establish The Hillbrook Giving Tree Funding structure.

Achievements • Continued the delivery of high-quality professional development of teachers, at Hillbrook and beyond

The Hillbrook Giving Tree encompasses all aspects of generosity, giving, care and support for members of our community and service outside of our community. It aims to make a positive difference in the lives of others through student groups, parent organisations and staff giving.

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• Reviewed and refined the Year 7–10 Philosophical Inquiry curriculum and resources.


3.0 STRATEGIC THINKING AND INITIATIVES

Student Wellbeing

Sustainability

Chair: Stephanie Munday-Lake

Chair: Damian Larkin

Mission To lead the whole school response to the Student Wellbeing Framework by nurturing a culture of shared concern, collective responsibility and consistent response.

Mission “Local solutions to global issues” and “from little things, big things grow” guide our approach to sustainability.

Achievements • Refined and strengthened referral processes and practices to provide improved positive intervention and support to students.

Achievements • Inclusion in the Brisbane City Council’s Living in Brisbane Newsletter for students Olivia Roberts and Kyra Edward worm farm work • Finalist in the Brisbane City Council’s Cleaner Suburbs Awards – Clean Schools Award • Improved recycling processes

Student Voice Chair: Glenn Stevenson Mission Reinforce aspects of the Hillbrook culture, strengthening connections within the community, empowering and valuing all. Achievements • Implementation of new uniform • Improve student collaboration and involvement on school committees.

• Focus on improving energy consumption.

Teaching and Learning Chair: Jason Sharland Mission Our mission is to advocate, participate in and lead strategies to support high-quality professional learning opportunities. Achievements • Major revision of teacher observation program to improve the quality of teaching • Review of reporting process to increase efficiency.

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3.0 STRATEGIC THINKING AND INITIATIVES

3.2

Campus Development 2018/2019 A detailed facilities brief was determined in the School’s Master Plan, in consultation with the School Board in 2017/2018, which continues to evolve as the planning process progresses with the Master Plan. Construction is underway for Stage 1

Recently completed projects

Stage 1 – the Science and English precinct, includes:

• Covered court area

• Cafeteria

• New Year 7 classroom and new staff prep room

• Administration Building

• Stage 1 – Landscaping of leased Council land via the Outdoor Education carpark.

• Tiered Library space and front of library refurbishment. All projects are programmed for completion by the beginning of Term 1 2020. In meeting the objectives of the master plan, management is proposing a staged approach for the commencement of further capital works, which are currently in the planning stage.

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The School is in negotiations with Brisbane Catholic Education to lease their adjoining green spaces. Fields will be utilised for physical education and sporting activities.


3.0 STRATEGIC THINKING AND INITIATIVES

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3.0 STRATEGIC THINKING AND INITIATIVES

3.3

An Anglican School Hillbrook is a separately incorporated Anglican School. Hillbrook’s relationship and commitment to the Anglican Church remains strong and our Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Diocese has now been in operation since 2010. We continue to be active in the sector with representation on many committees and working parties with the Anglican Diocese and other Anglican schools.

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3.4

Communications and Community Relations 2018 has been a year of consolidation in Communications and Community Liaison as we work towards a consistent look and feel after the refresh of the Hillbrook logo last year. Key achievements in this area have been: • Rewriting of parent communications to be clear, concise and always with the warmth that is synonymous with Hillbrook • Streamlining how we communicate with parents, especially with the use of the communication function in our administration software system • Complete overhaul of the website navigation – rewriting and redesign are still in progress • Working towards all communications looking, sounding and feeling like Hillbrook

Another key area of communication at Hillbrook has been in relation to the building project. This project has had varying degrees of impact on students, teachers, support staff, parents and our neighbours and it has been imperative that communication is timely and relevant. We are achieving this through the following channels: • The Hillbrook App • The Newsletter • Social Media • Website • Parent Lounge Looking forward, we aim to make the Hillbrook brand stronger and clearer in every communication.

• Growing a warm and engaged and supportive social media community.

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4.0 COMPLIANCE

4.1

Finance Audit and Risk Committee Activities and Outcomes The Committee’s primary role is to provide an objective review of the effectiveness of the School’s financial management, reporting, internal control structures, internal and external audit functions and risk management systems. Action areas: Internal Control Environment Review of key policies and processes including codes of conduct and student protection, WH&S, operational delegation policies as well as the effectiveness of internal controls in the Business Technology environment, including cyber security and protection. No significant issues were highlighted by external audit. Risk Management Identifying high priority risks facing the School and monitoring risk treatment plans established by management to reduce or mitigate risk exposures, through regular updates on operational, strategic and project risks presented at each meeting. The Committee in 2019 will consider reports on the following risk management activities: • Updated Risk Management Policy and Framework • Review of the Schools Fraud Control and Management Policy • Management of major construction projects and safe work practices. Assurance activities The following core compliance reviews were undertaken and reviewed: • Student protection policy • Annual insurance renewal • Updates on Government funding, BGA Grant and transitional funding • Procurement procedures and practices both at a Board and operational level • Project budget and adequate debt funding • Transition of School’s transactional banking and debt finance • New Deductible Gift Register structure for introduction of the Hillbrook Giving Tree Fund. Compliance Assurance from management surrounding the School’s compliance with legislation, government reporting requirements, new accounting standards and review of operational policies. The review and implementation of the School’s new procurement policy and delegations being a major highlight.

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4.0 COMPLIANCE

4.2

Workplace Health & Safety The School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for its students, employees, volunteers and contractors. As a community the School continually works together to foster a positive, innovative, resilient and collaborative safety culture. Action areas: • Implementation of safety and compliance software to assist with reporting and management of incidents • Review of safety procedures for students, staff and contractors that are relevant to a major construction site • Continual review of risk assessments of all excursions and trips to identify all foreseen risks and consider strategies to minimise those risk • Review of Outdoor Education safety and hygiene protocols for school camps. During 2018 the School’s WH&S Committee provided for the care and rehabilitation of two staff members who were injured on a School Trip.

4.3

Student Protection In 2018/2019, the schools’ Student Protection Officers are Sue Forbes, Catie Dunlop, David Adams, Sue-Ellen Taylor and Miriam Scott. They each participated in a one day Train the Trainer workshop, titled ‘Principles of Child Safe Organisations’ and Miriam also completed the initial training with Heather Bryce in a one-on-one session. In Term 1 2019, all staff participated in an Annual Refresher update delivered by Sue Forbes, Catie Dunlop and David Adams. School Board members completed this as an online package. In Term 2 and 3, all teaching staff will participate in a further professional development session covering the material from ‘Principles of Child Safe Organisations’ workshop which provides a foundational understanding of the principles developed following the Royal Commission and their relevance to schools.

Dignity, safety and well-being of people are central to the core values of Hillbrook.

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5.0 FINANCIAL MATTERS

5.1

2018 Financial Result Hillbrook maintains a healthy financial position, with zero debt at year end, and a net operating margin of 21.8% (benchmark of 14.7%) for 2018. Annual operating surpluses/ retained earnings are invested back into the school to cover: • The upgrade/refurbishment of existing facilities and building new facilities for a growing school; and • Safeguarding the school’s resources with uncertainty regarding future government funding, with the aim of keeping fee increases to a minimum.

SOURCES OF INCOME ARE BROKEN DOWN INTO A FEW KEY AREAS:

32%

Commonwealth Funding

10% State Funding 52%

Tuition Fees & Charges

THE BREAKDOWN OF OPERATING EXPENSES IS SHOWN BELOW:

4% Other income (incl. Donations)

2% Income(other entities)

9% Depreciation 9% Teaching Expenses 6% Building & Grounds

68%

Salaries & On-Costs

5% Administration Costs 2% Expenses (other entities)

1% Interest Expenses

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5.0 FINANCIAL MATTERS

5.2

School Fees The Board set a new school fee for 2019 at $13,206 (consolidating the previous tuition fee, levies and charges into one). The all-inclusive fee was well received by parents and provides certainty for families when planning for the year ahead. The introduction of a new direct debit system has encouraged nearly 75% of families to sign up to an automatic payment plan, allowing them to spread the cost of school fees over the year. There has also been an increase in the uptake of the upfront payment of school fees, with approximately 15% of families benefiting from the 2.5% discount. Hillbrook aims to remain a moderate fee school, keeping fee increases to a minimum while ensuring the quality of education and resources offered to students is of the highest standard.

Hillbrook aims to remain a moderate fee school

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6.0 EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES AND DEVELOPMENTS

6.1

OP Results and Destinations for 2018 OP Comparison OP COMPARATIVE % - Hillbrook OP

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

1-5

21.4

25.2

30.8

28.7

31.3

33.6

1-10

52.1

63.9

62.5

61.7

65.2

68.1

1-15

85.5

88.2

92.5

89.6

82.1

84.9

10

8

8

8

7

8

Median OP

88%

Go on to further study

KPI Benchmark 90% go on to further study 90% get 1st or 2nd preference

373

KPI Benchmark 750 students

372

94% 2019 100%

M 87% STUDENT/TEACHER RATIOS

OP RESULTS

50%

KPI Benchmark OP’s above State average and above our 7 year rolling average 0%

Median OP of 8

83% 85% KPI Benchmark 10.8 students : 1 teacher 62% 68% (national average) 54%

22%

28% 34%

OP 1–5

OP 1–10

OP 1–15

P

2018 State average

Hillbrook’s 7 year average

Hillbrook’s 2018 results

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KP O an ro

745 students

NT NS

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KP 75

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

ENROLMENTS Received 1st or 2nd preference

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Hillbrook’s 2019 ratio 12.8 students : 1 teacher


6.0 EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES AND DEVELOPMENTS

6.2

NAPLAN and Senior Results Our students again performed strongly on NAPLAN, against the national benchmarks for literacy and numeracy and scored significantly above the Queensland state mean and the national mean in all areas.

It is worth noting the percentage of our students in 2018 are at or above the national benchmark. OP

Year 7

Year 9

Numeracy

98%

100%

Reading

100%

99%

Grammar & Punctuation

100%

100%

Spelling

100%

97%

Writing

100%

97%

While these are great results, it remains true that teaching and learning for deep conceptual understanding and the kinds of complex knowledge and skills needed in modern, information rich societies is paramount. We remain concerned that these types of assessment regimes can promote learning focused solely on improving test results. We are committed to teaching a broad liberal curriculum with an academic focus and a balance of learning experiences. We believe, as do many high performing systems around the world, that this is the best preparation for the future.

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6.0 EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES AND DEVELOPMENTS

6.3

New Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance System The new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) has been introduced into Year 11 for 2019. Across 2017/2018, teachers have attended 34 Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) workshops related to their new syllabus documents. In conjunction with this, teachers have been completing 6 accreditation courses that will help with the writing of assessment in their subject areas. Teachers have applied for new roles with QCAA, including endorsers (reviewing assessment across the state, prior to school use) and confirmers (reviewing work from across the state to verify standards awarded). These are great professional learning opportunities and a contribution of our teachers in the wider educational community. To prepare students and parents, we have hosted Information Evenings run by the QCAA, which have introduced families to the new Queensland Certificate of Education, as well as our subject offerings within the new system

Students have the opportunity to select from a wide range of new subjects, including: • Business

• Literature

• Digital Solutions

• Maths Subjects

• Food and Nutrition

• Philosophy and Reason

• Industrial Technology Skills

• Psychology

As we continue to introduce the new QCE, we will need to plan for the future, including making decisions around pathways, the number of subjects students study at a senior level, and best preparing students for external examinations.

CHOOSING SUBJECTS SUBJ EC YEA T SEL E R8 INTO CTIO N We use an online submission for student subject preferences. Students will be informed YEA R 9 GUID by email when this is available. & 10 E

UIDE ION G LECT 11 & 12

RS SE ECT TO YEA SUBYJEAR 10 IN

The Years 9 & 10 curriculum is structured to continue to provide students with elective choices to complement their core subjects.

SUBJECT SELECTION ADVICE DO

Think broadly, gain a wide set of experiences: intellectual, practical, creative, individual and personal.

DO Think of your talents and interests when choosing subjects.

DO Give a strong consideration to a language other than English (Japanese or German). We are now a global community and languages are a crucial element in this.

DON’T Think career or post school courses, there’s plenty of time for that later! (The only pre-requisite courses for subjects in Year 11 & 12 are German and Japanese)

DON’T Focus too much on Year 12 Exit at this time: that comes later. This is the time to engage in a variety of learning experiences, to enjoy them, and to develop talents and interests!

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6.0 EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES AND DEVELOPMENTS

TEACHER PREPARATION

QCAA New Syllabus Workshops Across 2017 – 2018

To Prepare for New System

Accreditation Courses

2x

78 34

Staff attended Student free days (2018) workshops Twilight sessions (2018–2019)

6

Courses for staff to engage with

Roles

6 staff have applied to be Endorsers

9 staff interested to be Confirmers

STUDENT/PARENT PREPARATION

FEB

JUL

SEP

NOV

2017

2018

2018

2018

2018

Subject Decisions

Year 10 Parent Info Session

Subject Selection Process

via CATYLs Future Thinking Committee

Hosted by QCAA Director Curriculum Services Division

Subject Information Booklet

Meetings with careers Counsellor

Final Subject Options

Subject Selection Interview Afternoon

SCHOOL PREPARATION

School Leader Workshops

Decisions

Subjects Offered (all new syllabuses)

78 workshops

Subject decisions

26 subjects

Policies revised

Year 11, 2019

attended 2017–2018

Year 11 reports (introduce marks)

23 subjects Year 11, 2018

New subjects include: Literature Maths Subjects Psychology Business Digital Solutions Food & Nutrition Industrial Technology Skills Philosophy & Reason

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6.0 EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES AND DEVELOPMENTS

6.4

Digital Education at Hillbrook Hillbrook’s commitment to preparing our students for leadership in a complex digital world has meant the implementation of a series of initiatives over the past three years. As a result, the use of technology to underpin learning and development is in place across the school. Digital Education is facilitated by our Head of Digital Education, Mrs Miriam Scott.

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Embedding the Digital Capability Framework into subject areas across Year 7-10 to achieve a comprehensive and consistent approach to digital education.

Continued development and delivery of the Digital Access Pass to assist students to become competent, discerning and ethical in their use of technology and the online environment.

Migration to an online environment of the full assessment cycle, including management and administration to prepare for the QCAA 2020 ATAR requirements.

Development of a digital portfolio for teachers to assist as a research and repository tool for professional learning.

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6.0 EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES AND DEVELOPMENTS

6.5

Government Annual Report A copy of the Hillbrook Anglican School State & Federal Government Annual Report 2019 is available at the meeting. This report based on 2018 data and addresses the legislative requirements for both the state and federal governments. It can also be found on our website at: https://www.hillbrook.qld.edu.au/documents/reports-papers/

STATE & FE GOVER DERAL NMEN T ANN

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2019

(BASED

ON 20

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7.0 PARENT INVOLVEMENT

7.1

Summary of the 2018 Parents and Friends’ Committee President’s Report “It’s been a real pleasure to be President of the P&F this year due to the people I’ve been privileged to work with.” The P&F donated $189,000 last year to the school to fund the next set of solar panels on the school roof as part of their sustainability program. The P&F have transitioned the business elements of the Tuck Shop, Uniform Shop and Stationery Shop to the school, allowing the P&F to evolve its role and function as it moves forward into an ever-changing future.

I would like to thank the P&F committee for their support in 2018, and the many people who volunteer for the tuckshop, uniform and stationery shop and class liaisons. Mark Morwood President (Outgoing) Hillbrook Parents and Friends Association

P&F Executive

2018/2019

2019/2020

President

Mark Morwood

Charles Wilmore

Vice President

Bill Senior

David Isaacs

Secretary

Scott Linton

Scott Linton

Treasurer

Paul Hearn

Paul Hearn

Helen McAuliffe

Helen McAuliffe

Sub-Committee Convenors Education Advisory Committee

Parents.Connect Kate Cox Business Operations

Tuckshop Coordinator

Karen Kennelly

Uniform & Stationery Shop Coordinator

Cathy Orchard

Workplace Health & Safety

Bill Senior

Hillbrook Under the Stars Coordinator

Karen Kennelly

Michelle Hilderbrand & Susanna Derwin Karen Kennelly

Bill Senior

The P&F meet monthly on the third Tuesday at 6.30pm in the Library. All are very welcome to attend.

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8.0 A WORD FROM THE CHAIR

8.0

A word from the Chair The Board’s major focus this year was on Governance and our Campus Masterplan’s current building program. In evaluating the governance of the Board this year, it was agreed that we required more expertise in the financial area in response to the increasing complexity of managing and leading an independent school. Therefore, it was decided to invite a fifth non-teacher member onto the Board to help with oversight of our finances, operations and the building program. The addition of a dedicated Board Company Secretary has also been extremely beneficial and has seen a number of our policies rewritten, and overall our governance is now well supported by clear and relevant policy framework informed by a number of subcommittees comprising of staff and Board members. A detailed facilities brief, as presented in the Campus Master Plan, was determined by management in consultation with the Board. Stage 1 of the building program commenced early January 2019, after a rigorous planning and project delivery process. Stage 1 includes the construction of a new Science/English precinct and Cafeteria/Canteen, Administration Building and Tiered Library space including refurbishment of the front library entrance. The new Covered court area and an additional Year 7 classroom and new staff prep room were also completed during the year. We believe we continue to deliver a great education experience to all our students and to be an inclusive and welcoming community for all families. The school’s strategic focus on teaching and learning has seen a number of initiatives including National Accreditation for Highly Accomplished and Lead teachers. We congratulate eight of our teachers that have achieved National Accreditation at these levels, one of the highest number of teachers in any school in Australia. We farewell two of our members at this AGM, Shannon Woodrow and Judith Nagle, we wish them well and thank them, and all our Board members for their hard work, commitment and dedication. Finally, leadership at Hillbrook is a shared responsibility and the Board thanks everyone for their input and leadership of this great community. Robert Seljak Chair Hillbrook Anglican School

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

– Margaret Mead


Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. – Helen Keller

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