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PE N R H OS CO LLEGE

A NN UA L REPORT


FROM THE PRINCIPAL We began this year on an absolute high, celebrating the academic results of our 2017 Year 12 students. We are enormously proud of all the girls accomplished in their academic pursuits and we acknowledge how incredibly hard they worked to achieve their personal best results. You will see the extent of their success on pages 16 and 17 of this Annual Report. We aim for consistency and growth in our students’ academic achievements and this trend was also apparent in our 2018 NAPLAN results. Our academic staff, including support and extension staff, work tirelessly with our girls to engage and challenge them to achieve their personal best. We monitor the progress of our students against both the national averages and those of “like schools” across Australia. Our students have participated in a myriad of academic competitions, exhibitions, presentations, challenges, performances over the last year and we have been thrilled with the outcomes. Whilst academic growth and achievement are of course important, it is in the breadth of the offering at Penrhos that we have really excelled. True to our whole person paradigm of mind, heart, body and spirit, I can honestly say that the scope for Penrhos girls to experience new opportunities, step out of their comfort zones and continue to grow and develop their skills and character attributes, has never been stronger. You will see the clear evidence of this as you read through our Inspirational Student Experiences section of this Annual Report.

what is provided for our students to enrich their learning would not happen without this level of dedication. We are very fortunate indeed to have staff across all areas of our College, Academic and Operational Services who are committed to being truly Inspirational Staff. Our Penrhos values continue to drive and underpin our culture. In 2018, we have strived to maintain openness, honesty and transparency in all aspects of how we operate as a College. This has at times presented challenges, but it is a given that our community expects nothing less. We are also fortunate to come to work and play each day in such a green, clean, open environment, with excellent facilities to enjoy. A number of refurbishments have taken place around the campus this year to create more student-friendly and enjoyable spaces. We have a range of new projects planned for the summer break, to further enhance our Inspirational Environment. 2018 has seen a strengthening of community at Penrhos. We could not accomplish all that we do without the support of the army of volunteers that come from our Parent Support Groups. Friends of Music, Drama, Dance, Rowing, Auxiliary, Parents and Friends, Alumni, Penrhosian Club, Menrhos and Foundation. We are so fortunate to have so many community members who are willing to give their time and talents so selflessly for the benefit of the Penrhos Community.

In our 2018 Parent Survey, sent to parents of students in Years Pre-Primary, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 plus our new families, we asked parents what they most liked about Penrhos - and the overwhelming response was the staff. Penrhos staff are regarded as being caring, dedicated and of a very high calibre. This is consistent with the 2017 parent feedback. We know that our students are well catered for in class; however, it is in the immeasurable out-of-class assistance - hours of additional tutoring, rehearsals, camps, tours, community service supervision etc - that our staff show the depth of their commitment. So much of

Finally, to our College Council and particularly our retiring Chair, Paul Owen. Paul has completed his 10 year commitment to Penrhos College Council and his considerable skills in leading the College in all areas of governance, risk management, finance, infrastructure and strategy have greatly strengthened the College.

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I wish all members of our community a very safe and happy festive season as 2018 draws to a conclusion. Meg Melville PRINCIPAL


COLLEGE LEADERSHIP GROUP Meg Melville Principal (Chair) Stephen Cooper Director of Finance and Administration Rob Taylor Dean of Academic Administration Paul McCarthy Dean of Co-Curricular Michelle Taylor Dean of Pastoral Care Nicole Blyth Dean of Teaching and Learning Trish Somers Head of Junior School Helen Hepworth Deputy Head of Junior School Chris Babbage Director of Information Communications Technology Paula Barrow Director of Marketing and Development Julie Shaw Director of Strategic Planning June Benson Manager Human Resources

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FROM THE COUNCIL CHAIRPERSON The Penrhos College Council is responsible to the Uniting Church in Australia for the governance of Penrhos College. The Principal is appointed by, and accountable to the Council for delivery of the College’s teaching and learning program and the management of the school. An important function of the Council is to ensure the financial sustainability of the College through the approval of the annual budget. To that end, I am pleased to report the College will come in on budget for 2018.

school education. Management has worked diligently to scrutinise every area of expenditure to ensure that we deliver value for money and that we continue to operate in a sustainable manner while keeping fee increases to a minimum. In 2019, the tuition fee increase will be capped at 2 per cent. The table below lists the Tuition and Boarding Fees for 2019.

The College Council is very mindful of the significant financial commitment parents make to enable their daughters to experience a private

Another important role of the governing body of the College is the setting and monitoring of the Principal’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The KPIs have been set in the areas of school community (measuring satisfaction levels across different parts of our community), financial stability, academic and co-curricular performance,

2019 TUITION AND BOARDING FEES

RESOURCE FEES

Annual Fee

Tuition PreKindergarten

2 days

$ 6,560

3 days

$ 9,838

4 days

Annual Fee Kindergarten & Pre-Primary

$140

$ 13,118

Year 1

$ 200

5 days

$ 16,395

Year 2

$ 300^

4 days

$ 15,036

Year 3

$ 400*

5 days

$ 16,706

Year 4

$ 400*

Pre-Primary

$ 16,706

Years 5-6

$ 250

Years 1-4

$ 16,706

Years 7-9

$ 250

Years 5-6

$ 17,320

Years 7-9

$ 23,171

Years 10-12

$ 225

Secondary School

Years 10-12

$ 24,818

Boarding

in addition to Tuition Fees

$ 24,994

Kindergarten Junior School

Junior School

Secondary School

^ includes $100 cost recovery for 1:2 in-class iPad program + includes $200 cost recovery for 1:1 in-class iPad program (Year 3) and in-class notebook program (Year 4)

NOTEBOOK PROGRAM Annual Fee Years 5-12

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and legislative compliance. I am pleased to say that across all metrics the College is performing well. I take this opportunity to acknowledge my fellow Council members, who give so generously of their time and expertise. I also thank the College Leadership Group for their passion and commitment and, as ever, Principal Meg Melville for another year of outstanding leadership of our College. I would like to welcome four new members to the College Council for 2019 - Brook McGowan, Antiopi Orkopoulos, Kristian Stratton and Jodie Wallace. These new members will ensure the Council continues to have access to a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience to ensure sound governance of the College. Retiring from Council are Prof Chris Brook, Ian Harris, Prof Lina Pelliccione and myself. Both Ian and I have completed the maximum 10-year tenure. I am very pleased that Council has elected Prof Peta Sanderson to take the reins as Chair and Ian Parker as Deputy. It has been an honour and privilege to serve the College over the last decade and, while I will miss my involvement, I leave in the comfort that the organisation is in good shape with a very positive outlook. Paul Owen COLLEGE COUNCIL CHAIRPERSON

2018 PENRHOS COLLEGE COUNCIL Paul Owen – retiring Chairperson Professor Christopher Brook – resigned Deputy Chairperson Kelvin May Treasurer Margarette Horne Secretary Meg Melville Principal Rev Steve Francis Moderator Tony Connors Foundation Representative Geoff Fry Member Ian Harris – retiring Member Evan Hillard Member Felicity Kermode Member Ian Parker Member Professor Lina Pelliccione – retiring Member Professor Peta Sanderson Member

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INSPIRATIONAL STUDENT EXPERIENCES Achievements in 2018 • Our ongoing focus on high teacher expectations for all students was strengthened by cross-curricular team meetings (Mathematics / Science, English / Humanities and Social Sciences) returning to Year 7. • Our co-curricular STEM program featured a schedule of inspiring mentors from external organisations such as CSIRO and Murdoch University. • We celebrated 10 years of our Maths Mentor program, successfully coached our Year 9 teams to our best results ever in the UWA Junior Mathematics Olympiad, and achieved our best results to date at the World Mathematics Team Championships in Varna, Bulgaria.

Crocker, Laurel Nannup and Holly O’Meehan. • thrive programs and experiences Pre-Kinder through to Year 12 were evaluated, with reference to data collected from our Year 5-12 College-based student sentiment survey; scope and sequence were then mapped out for our thrive curriculum. • Year 11 wellbeing sessions (with focus on coping and stress) were conducted and led by our Upper Secondary Counsellor.

• Our Year 10-12 students toured America for the USA Space Camp and STEM Tour.

• The Year 12 Convention was brought forward to the end of Year 11 and renamed the Pre-Year 12 Convention, with the aim of creating a sense of connectedness amongst our Year 11s prior to the start of their final school year.

• With Visible Learning principles now embedded, we provided clear learning intentions and success criteria (supported by feedback) to support each girl in understanding her next steps in learning.

• A new student leadership model Year 7-12 was developed and implemented to better reflect the whole person paradigm of mind, heart, body and spirit.

• Our programs of study for Senior Secondary Courses were further fine-tuned, with focus on refining student resourcing to scaffold and extend student skills and understanding across both ATAR and General areas.

• The Duke of Edinburgh program re-launched – this exciting program recognises students for pursuing goals and challenging themselves, within the College’s existing co-curricular, touring and service programs.

• Integrating 21st Century Skills - particularly in Year 7 to 10 - was a focus across all learning areas, including knowledge construction and realworld problem-solving in STEM-related subjects, opportunities for communication and collaboration (using multimodal techniques) in the Arts, English, Languages and Humanities, and a broader focus on self-regulation skills.

• As part of our Wellness and Transition program in Year 7, all students participated in a wide range of Wednesday afternoon sport and recreation offerings, both competitive and / or recreational, designed to suit all tastes, strengths and interests.

• Our Elevate program continued to grow to include Year 9. Whilst formal training on the project is now concluded, staff continue to leverage design thinking for high potential students. • A fantastic 90 Drama and Dance students were involved in the annual school production, our very own adaptation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. • The Art Department hosted four inspiring Western Australian female artists, who shared their knowledge and skills with senior students as part of the Artist in Residence initiative: Tanya Cain-Abbs, Mardi Laurel

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• Our ‘Have a Go’ Program with Curtin University was a huge success, with 98% increase in participation hours in physical activity from 2017 to 2018. • The Junior School timetable was adjusted to create blocks of time to enable greater flexibility for project-based learning to support the introduction of Essential Fluencies. • The Learning Enhancement Team continued to drive and to facilitate the ‘Talk For Writing’ initiative across the Junior School, leading to a consistent and effective approach to writing.

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Ahead in 2019 • Biannual international language tours were held for Secondary French, Italian and Japanese students. • A Confucius Institute teacher was appointed to the ELC, ensuring a smooth transition into the introduction of Mandarin as a major language. Our teacher of Italian, Anna Satti, ran a very successful co-curricular Italian initiative for those students who commenced learning Italian in the early years. • The Junior School Coordinator of Music, Jason Kidd, ensured fully auditioned orchestra and sinfonietta were established as well as sustaining non-auditioned opportunities in both music and voice.

Our College Leadership Team spent some time in 2018 scoping how our inspirational student experiences might look across the four aspects of our whole person paradigm: mind (intellectual), heart (emotional wellbeing), body (physical wellbeing) and spirit (meaningful spirituality). We have developed three key strategic statements that encapsulate this: Have a deep knowledge of each student’s strengths and areas for development across the whole person paradigm. Create relevant and engaging experiences and opportunities to foster each student to be future ready. Optimise engagement between parents, staff and students to facilitate a personalised learning journey. We have identified a series of six supporting projects that will unfold over the next five years, commencing in 2019. These projects will determine how we operate in all aspects of our students’ education to ultimately ensure our students achieve their personal best and graduate life-ready, prepared for a rapidly changing world. Project 1: The Transition to Year 7 - Know Thy Student. Project 2: The Place of Spirit at Penrhos - Making Spirituality Meaningful to Generations Y and Z. Project 3: The Learning Management - Project to Enhance Communication at the College. Project 4: What we Reward and Award at Penrhos Have We Got This Right? Project 5: Revisiting the Phases of Development in the Context of Age Appropriate Learning in the 21st Century. Project 6: Scoping Out Co-Curricular Programs K to 12 Across Mind, Heart, Body and Spirit. We look forward to engaging members of our community and further reporting to stakeholders as these projects unfold.

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INSPIRATIONAL STAFF Achievements in 2018 • Our staff presented at local and interstate conferences, including the Penrhos STEM Conference, EduTech, ICT by the Sea, Future Schools, Australian Primary Principals’ Association and ACER Excellence in Professional Practice.

• Sports Challenge Testing identified Penrhos Junior School as the fittest girls’ school and we were awarded the inaugural CROCS Challenge Trophy for the best physical health program in Australia (fitness and skill combined).

• Penrhos hosted a successful Microsoft EduMeet for more than 100 teachers and support staff from schools around WA, to learn about Microsoft ideas on innovative learning strategies and tools to use with students.

• Edith Cowan University documented an Action research study on work in the Junior School with Lee Watanabe Crockett and his Essential Fluencies and 10 Shifts of Practice; this emanated from our participation in the AISWA-sponsored Amplify Project.

• Penrhos became the first school in WA to gain eSmart accreditation for our cyber safety program. • All teaching staff were engaged in Professional Learning Communities focused on 21st Century Learning Design. This allows a greater skill focus in our curricular design, so students are better prepared to communicate, collaborate, self-regulate, complete real-world problem solving, use ICT, and construct representations to show their knowledge. • Many staff continued to provide in-house training opportunities for colleagues on a range of issues ranging from Child Protection to Office 365; delivery included peer tutoring and coaching. • Pastoral Care and Learning Enhancement staff joined in a successful professional development opportunity - ‘Frameworks for Conversations with Students’ is designed to provide a structured approach to conversations with individual students, focusing on student strengths and the GROWTH coaching model forms the basis for this framework.

• Trish Somers presented at the Australian Primary Principals’ Association National Conference with Helen Hepworth and Nathan Ducker. The work of Junior School teaching staff was presented to visiting principals from other states and to more than 15 schools in Western Australia. • Our staff’s strong participation in community service continued with all opportunities presented completed through the five hours of voluntary cocurricular hours contributed by staff per annum. • The College’s Reflection Performance and Development (RPD) cycle was reviewed by a crossCollege working group. Focus was on compliance requirements, the stated Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) standards, and possibilities for a future format.

• Our ‘Coach the Coach’ training sessions were implemented for all IGSSA seasonal sports, to develop strategies, consistency of language and focus at all levels of our sporting competition.

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Ahead in 2019 • Junior School staff will continue to work with Lee Watanabe Crockett to embed the Essential Fluencies into all Learning Areas, particularly the Solution Fluency into STEM. • Trish Somers was selected as a Mentor principal for the AIS Leadership Coaching principal program; she is also the recipient of a scholarship to attend the AISWA Finland Tour in 2019. • Helen Hepworth and Nathan Ducker have been approached to present the Essentials Fluencies in schools in Canberra and in Tasmania in 2019. • The work of Penrhos staff will be captured in the Primary English Teachers Association’s literature on Inquiry learning and Literacy, and the AISWA publications will highlight the ELC with stories of their learning journey.

• Assessment practices will continue to be reviewed and refined in alignment with the SCSA Achievement Standards and the Wabisabi software that is being developed in collaboration with Lee Watanabe Crockett. • A team will be established to address changes in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD), to ensure the storage of our sensitive data is compliant with privacy laws. • Paul McCarthy will take Year 8 and 9 students on the first Northern Territory Cultural Immersion Expedition in May 2019. • The Branded Merchandise and Uniform Working Group will become established, to audit and oversee any merchandise featuring the Penrhos brand to ensure Penrhos quality standards.

• The Art Department and the Photography and Media Department will merge to become the Creative Arts and Design Department. • Junior and Secondary School staff will collaborate to upskill and ascertain the most appropriate, efficient and effective means of gathering evidence of student and of staff learning. • All teaching staff will be trained in Mindfulness through the Mindful Meditation Australia program, to improve the mental, emotional and physical well-being of students through an evidence-based mindfulness program.

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INSPIRATIONAL ENVIRONMENT Achievements in 2018 • Our Memorial Garden was created behind the Chapel and dedicated to Penrhos Alumni in December as a ‘place for reflection’. • After decades of rowing out of the Canning Bridge boatshed, the Penrhos rowing team relocated to the South Perth Foreshore to row out of the Wesley / Penrhos Shed. • The roll-out of new student lockers, carpets and blinds continued, along with the ongoing replacement of classroom audio-visual equipment and significant investment in upgraded information technology infrastructure. • The audio-visual equipment upgrade for the Chapel was completed, along with routine equipment and lighting upgrades for the Rixon Theatre. • The Margaret Way Courtyard undercover area was refurbished, including a re-purposed common room. • Minor refurbishments of the Uniform Shop and Fandry Centre changerooms were completed. • Security cameras with relevant signage was installed around the perimeter of the campus. • The asphalt of the bus-port on Thelma Street was resurfaced, new curbing and paving installed.

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Ahead in 2019 • We will progress the exciting next phase of our Estates Master Plan, with our $10.9m Science Innovation Centre project. Main works will commence at the end of Term 4 2019. • We will begin a program of primary signage renewal across campus. • The Junior School courtyard will undergo an upgrade. • We will create a breakout space for Years 2 and 3. • The Anglesey Centre open area for Year 7 will be refurbished, to include upgraded audiovisual equipment. • We will continue to roll out new carpets and blinds. • We will continue with the ongoing replacement of classroom audio-visual equipment. • We will continue to invest in upgraded information technology infrastructure (wireless access points, switches, in-class wireless displays, and hyper-converged infrastructure). • A further significant lighting upgrade will be undertaken for the Rixon Theatre.

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INSPIRATIONAL AND ENDURING COMMUNITY Achievements in 2018

Ahead in 2019

• We worked hard to develop a much stronger brother / sister partnership with Wesley College which we profiled across regional WA, by way of joint stands (award winning display) and enrolment events in our regional communities.

• Our Boarding House will be at full capacity for Years 7–10 in 2019.

• We co-hosted a ‘Prepare for Boarding’ awareness session with Wesley College in Hyden, attracting many parents considering boarding options for their children, as well as current and past families.

• We will seek to develop relations with local feeder schools via early invitation to our annual school production.

• Penrhos was represented at the annual Madalah Ball for the first time – Madalah is a not-for-profit organisation that offers Secondary, Transition and Tertiary education scholarships for Indigenous students from remote and regional communities to West Australia’s leading boarding schools and Australian universities. • We successfully applied to increase our international student license from 10 to 30. • Our inaugural Welcome Sundowner in February attracted 1,100 people in an evening of fun, food and festivity for the whole community, to celebrate the start of the school year. • Our College website was redeveloped and launched in Term 4. • Our social media profile significantly increased with a cohesive cross-platform strategy, designed to increase awareness and engagement across our community.

• Due to demand, we will open an additional stream in Year 7 for 2019.

• We will welcome three new Aboriginal students to the College on Madalah scholarships. • We will seek to secure funding for additional Indigenous scholarships through strategic relations with key corporates. • We will develop our relations with Curtin University in Singapore to establish a small and consistent pipeline of international students from Year 10. • The Major Alumni Projects working group will become established, to spearhead strategic initiatives under the leadership of self-nominating alumni (e.g. fundraising program, mentoring program and the compilation of an alumni business directory). • The College and its Foundation will work closely together to evolve a culture of giving and to raise the profile of fundraising, in support of our new Science Innovation Centre.

• We were treated to a visit from Aussie pop sensation Samantha Jade as part of our strong relationship with the Salvation Army and their Christmas Appeal. • Our girls raised $10,152 to help beat blood cancer by having the hair cut off for the World’s Greatest Shave (we proudly featured a photograph in our new ‘Learn Strong’ advertising material). • Our students raised $6,000 at the Amanda Young Fair, in memory of former student Amanda Young and to help in the fight against meningococcal disease.

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INSPIRATIONAL AND ENDURING COMMUNITY From our Support Groups PENRHOS COLLEGE ALUMNI (INC)

Our Alumni Committee aims to perpetuate school and community spirit among our 9,500+ alumni members. Penrhos Old Girls are based in over 40 countries around the world, and our ever-growing network means ties to each other and the College reach far and wide. This year the Penrhos Alumni Committee hosted or supported the following events and initiatives: • Leavers’ 18-month, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 year reunions. • Shakers and Stirrers annual networking event (with Wesley Old Boys). • Alumni High Tea. • Penrhos College Founders’ Day. • Pleiades annual meeting of seven sister schools to discuss alumni initiatives (Penrhos hosted). • Year 12 Mother Daughter Dinner (graduates are welcomed to the alumni community with a gift). • Great Southern Long Table Lunch. • Penrhos Alumni Endeavour Award (presented to Emma John). • Penrhos Alumni Margaret Way Scholarship (awarded to Olivia Sanderson).

AUXILIARY

The Penrhos Auxiliary works closely with the College to encourage and enhance social networking and friendships across the parent body of the Penrhos community. The Auxiliary also supports special projects which complement the main activities of the College. Our members are comprised of mums with daughters from a range of year groups. 2018 highlights included: • Participation and profile at the back-to-school family Sundowner via a welcome refreshment stand. • Pancake Day was a great success, whereby our volunteers assisted and supported the Chaplaincy with the preparation and distribution of more than 1,000 pancakes to Junior and Secondary School girls. • Mothers’ Day for Junior School was a lovely

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occasion on which we supplied flowers with wraps and ribbons, featuring a message about why mums are so special. The girls presented the flowers to their mothers / guardians after the Mothers’ Day Assembly. • The social highlight of the year - our Annual Spring Lunch - was again held at the beautiful, Beaumonde on the Point; it was a very special day, with fabulous celebrity MC Peter Rowsthorn. Our huge thanks for the support of our local community and the wonderful raffle prizes. • Year 12 Valedictory Week was a great success. Auxiliary provided Morning Tea in the Function Centre for Year 12 parents on ‘P Day’ and for all guests on Flower Day, in the Rixon Theatre Foyer after the assembly. We also supplied colourful individually-named tubs for each Year 12 student to collect their flowers on Flower Day. • On World Teachers’ Day, we supplied a range of special cakes for the Penrhos teachers to enjoy as a special thank you from Auxiliary on behalf of all parents. • And finally, we were pleased to continue our ongoing subsidisation of another successful edition of the Year 12 yearbook publication for our leavers and their parents.

FRIENDS OF DRAMA AND DANCE (FoDD)

2018 was another active year for the Friends of Drama and Dance (FoDD) - our priority remains to build a strong volunteer base to ensure there are enough helpers to support all activities in costuming, backstage, servery and promotion of the Arts at Penrhos. To this end, we secured more Responsible Service of Alcohol certificates through our members. FoDD maintained a healthy on-line presence via its Facebook page and utilised the PCN to communicate upcoming events and keep members connected. We continued Costume Shed Friday as a popular initiative, where members assisted the costume department to sort, launder and maintain costumes. FoDD sought to take advantage of fundraising

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opportunities and, for the first time, sold raffle tickets through the run of the College’s Little Mermaid production. We met with the new Penrhos Marketing team with regards to boosting attendance and co-ordinating matinee performances for local schools. FoDD also allocated funds towards the purchasing of the new Easter Dance costumes. Other drama and dance activities supported and attended by FoDD included: • Dramafest. • Dance Showcase. • Variety Night. • Production of the Little Mermaid. • Junior School production of Artsfest, The Lion King JR.

FRIENDS OF MUSIC (FoM)

Friends of Music (FoM) is open to anyone interested in music at Penrhos, particularly those whose daughters play an instrument, sing in a choir or are studying Music as a subject. Our objective is to create opportunities for parents and teachers to foster the enjoyment and promotion of music, by consultation and via social activities, providing equipment and liaising with other Support Groups. 2018 highlights included: • The Annual Music Breakfast – an opportunity for new and existing parents to meet committee members / staff and enjoy performances from the Secondary and Junior School Music Captains. • Funding for the purchase of new compactus for the storage of musical resources. • Assistance and support at calendared music events including the P&F Sundowner, New Music Parent Information Evenings, Junior and Senior School Eisteddfods, Gala Night, Junior School Spring Showcase, Year 4 Wind Band Concert, Senior Music Recital, and Junior School Tea Time Concerts, to name but a few. • Presented gifts to our Year 12 leavers to

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recognise their continued contribution to the Music ensembles within the College. • Presented certificates and pins to our graduating Year 6 musicians for their contribution to the cocurricular music program in the Junior School. • Continued support for the Instruments of Need program through the purchase of a new French horn, a flute and five new flute head joints. • Committed funds to support the College to purchase a new grand piano. • Assistance with ticketing, refreshments, lunches and fundraising.

PARENTS & FRIENDS ASSOCIATION (P&F)

The Parents and Friends’ Association (P&F) is open to all parents and guardians of College students. The aim and function of the P&F is to build connections within the school community by providing opportunities and activities for parents to meet, share ideas and promote open communication and understanding between parents and the College. P&F meetings, held on the third Monday of each month, are an ideal time to hear from the Principal and Head of Junior School on matters relating to the running of the College and to bring forward any ideas or concerns. We host a range of activities throughout the year. 2018 highlights included: • Supporting the Welcome Sundowner, organised by Penrhos College, bringing new and existing parents and students together in a relaxed atmosphere. • Providing magnets to each family detailing term dates and holidays. • The Junior School Disco, held in August, providing plenty of fun for all involved. • Donating games and puzzles to the Boarding House, Junior and Secondary School libraries. • “Sip and Crunch” - providing fruit and healthy

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INSPIRATIONAL AND ENDURING COMMUNITY From our Support Groups snack boxes for the Junior and Secondary School sports carnivals. • Selling copies of the Entertainment Book, raising $800 to support our students and the College. • Providing Secondary School students with beanbags for their social room to help them relax and catch up with friends. • Funding guest speakers / workshops. • Organising the inaugural Sustainability Sculpture Display for Junior School students, highlighting the principles of Reuse, Recycle, Rethink and Repurpose – a fun event, showcasing the talents of the students and their families. • Initiating the P&F Business Directory - this will be available in February 2019, providing information on businesses, talents, trades and skills within the College community; a useful networking tool for the College community and a practical way to support families and local businesses. • Our inaugural P&F Community Picnic and Christmas Carols was held on December 9 - a fun family fun event of children’s activities, food and friends, followed by festive carols in the Chapel. It has been a fun and exciting year for P&F. We have many new activities planned for 2019 to help us to continue to build connections within the College community and to support our students, families and friends of the College. In 2019, we will be holding four meetings (one each term - two morning and two evening meetings). We hope you can come and join us - new faces are always welcome!

FRIENDS OF ROWING (FoR)

Penrhos Friends of Rowing is a voluntary parent body, which raises funds for equipment and supports Rowing Co-ordinator Keith Reynolds to maintain a successful rowing program. The 2018 rowing season was one of great change for us, both on and off the water. After 25 years at Canning Bridge, rowing returned to its inaugural home at the Wesley College Boat Shed in late 2017. Our new home on Perth Waters presented many new opportunities for our rowers to master different current and wind conditions, with the stunning city skyline as a backdrop. The inspiring

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new setting certainly paid off, with our rowers punching well above their weight through the competitive season and snatching thrilling victories in a range of races at each regatta. Off the water, the group formerly known as the Penrhos Rowing Support Group underwent significant structural change, emerging in February 2018 as Friends of Rowing with a new charter, logo, volunteer management and financial process, in line with updated College policies for Support Groups. The core objective of FoR has remained unchanged since its inception in 1989, when the IGSSA rowing competition began: to support Rowing Co-ordinator Keith Reynolds and our rowers to achieve their best, through events and fundraising for boats and equipment. Our busy calendar of events across Term 4 2017, and 1 and 2 2018 included: • The annual Year 12 Melbourne Rowing Tour. • Whole Squad three-day training camp to Eaton, fully catered by our amazing FoR team. • Parent ‘Learn to Row’ and breakfast event. • Uniforms and a wide range of supporters’ merchandise. • Sausage Sizzle fundraiser at Astrofest at Curtin University. • Annual Manure Drive. • Number plate sales. • Battery recycling drive. • Five Rowers’ Pasta Nights. • Annual photo books. • Volunteer boat driving at regattas. • Hosted regatta with army of volunteers providing food, goodies and manpower to run BBQ / burger tent, tearooms, raffle and cake stall. • Head of the River Presentation Dinner to celebrate the wonderful successes of our dedicated and hardworking rowers. . Looking forward, 2019 is set to be an even bigger year for Penrhos Rowing. Building on the many successes of the 2018 season, we now look set to boat our biggest squad of senior rowers for many years, while the Friends of Rowing will host the prestigious Head of the River IGSSA rowing championship in June.

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MENRHOS

Menrhos brings the community together through Dad and Daughter events. Our purpose is two-fold. Firstly, we want to create great opportunities for Dads to spend quality time with their daughters. School years are such a precious time and Dads have an important role to play in helping their daughters to successfully navigate the many challenges they will face through these formative years. Secondly, we want to raise funds for the College to ensure we’re always at the cutting edge and can continue to offer the very best learning experience to current and future generations of Penrhos students. 2018 highlights included: • Junior School Menrhos Movie Night. • Breakfast with Author Madonna King. • Year 7 Dad and Daughter Menrhos Camp. Next year promises more of the above, together with other new and exciting events.

PENRHOS COLLEGE FOUNDATION

Did you know the College fees you pay for your daughters’ education cover just 70% of Penrhos’ operating costs? The rest is made up of various grants and enhanced with gifts from our benevolent community - the evidence of your generosity can be found in every part of our learning experience and our campus. The Foundation is working closely with the Penrhos Development Office on a range of fundraising initiatives to help ensure the College remains firmly positioned at the forefront of girls’ education, with cutting edge facilities and the very best of resources. Evolving a culture of giving and raising the profile of our fundraising activities will continue to be our shared priority for 2019, with our primary focus on championing an exciting capital campaign in support of the next phase of the Estates Master Plan – the development of a new state-of-the-art Science Innovation Centre. The Foundation continues to provide two annual bursaries for students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to benefit from a Penrhos education.

THE PENRHOSIAN CLUB

The Penrhosian Club is a group of past Penrhos parents, grandparents and staff members. We meet on the second Wednesday of the second month, beginning in February each year. At our meetings, we enjoy the friendship of those who share a love of Penrhos and wish to stay in touch with the College; we are also entertained, informed and inspired by a variety of guest speakers. 2018 highlights included: • Attending the matinee of the annual production • An invitation to join the Wesleyana Club at their lovely July High Tea with guest speaker • Being joined for our Christmas luncheon and celebration of the festive season at Penrhos by the Wesleyana Club members in November. The Penrhosian Club would like to pay tribute to our retiring secretary, Jennifer Robertson. Jennifer has held this position for many years and during this time has entertained us with her, often hilarious, presentation of the minutes.

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2017 RESULTS OVERVIEW Each year, the College aims to achieve consistency in WACE results and 2017 was no exception. We would like to provide this snapshot of the accomplishments of our 2017 Year 12 cohort: • Of the 138 Year 12 students eligible, 100% achieved the West Australian Certificate of Education (Graduation). • Penrhos College ranked 4th in the League Tables with a median ATAR of 91.2 (Top 50 Median ATAR Schools). • Penrhos College was ranked among the top schools in the state in 18 courses, based on the percentage of students whose marks were in the top 15% of all students state-wide taking that course:

ATAR* Achieved

»» Accounting and Finance, Applied Information Technology, Chemistry, Dance, Design, Drama, Economics, English, French: Second Language, Food Science & Technology, Geography, Human Biology, Media Production & Analysis, Mathematics Applications, Mathematics Specialist, Modern History, Physics, Politics and Law. The following data illustrates the performance of the Year 12 students with an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) who applied for university entrance. This data is sourced from the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) 2017 University Admissions Qualification Register.

Number of Students 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

95.00+

37 (31%)

47 (38%)

45 (31%)

25 (26%)

34 (25%)

42 (30%)

90.00-94.99

27 (23%)

24 (20%)

21 (15%)

19 (20%)

27 (20%)

30 (21%)

80.00-89.99

28 (24%)

27 (22%)

43 (30%)

26 (27%)

40 (29%)

35 (25%)

70.00-79.99

16 (13%)

16 (13%)

19 (13%)

14 (15%)

17 (12.5%)

22 (15%)

60.00-69.99

4 (3%)

6 (5%)

10 (7%)

11 (11%)

13 (9.5%)

7 (5%)

Below 60

7 (6%)

3 (2%)

5 (4%)

1 (1%)

5 (4%)

5 (4%)

*ATAR – every student sitting the WACE Examinations is awarded a ranking; the students achieving the highest score being awarded a ranking of 99.95. 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

School Median ATAR

91.2

92.65

88.5

88.90

88.95

89.70

State Median ATAR

81.4

80.85

78.95

79.00

79.10

80.10

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2017 WACE Exhibition and Award Winners GENERAL EXHIBITION

General Exhibitions are awarded to the 50 eligible students with highest scores based on five examination scores in ATAR courses with at least two from List A and two from List B. • Amelia Davies-Waddell • Vanessa Ma

SUBJECT CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE

Certificates of Excellence are awarded to eligible students who are in the top 0.5 per cent of candidates, based on the examination mark. • English: Amelia Davies-Waddell • English: Katherine Hooker • English: Sally Keeffe • English: Megan Rundle • Applied Information Technology: Olivia Gardiner • Applied Information Technology: Shreya Samanta • Mathematics Methods: Sammi Looi • Human Biology: Amelia Davies-Waddell • Modern History: Amelia Davies-Waddell • Physical Education Studies: Kate Pickerill

PRINCIPAL’S LIST

Congratulations to the graduates from the Class of 2017 who were added to the Principal’s List. The Principal’s List celebrates excellence in academic achievement, and includes the names of students who graduate from Penrhos with an ATAR of 95 and above. Anna Adkins Bronte Annear Alex Balsarini Isla Barlow Ellen Beard Madelene Booth Holly Boyd Amelia Davies-Waddell Moushami Desai Sophie Drake-Brockman Olivia Gardiner Emily Gordon Hailee Katsamakis Sally Keeffe Hannah Klein Bethany Knight Raneen Kousari Porsha Krajancich Nicola Lachenicht

Angelina Lim Sammi Looi Vanessa Ma Adelle Masters Lauren McGrath Bianca Palm Chelsea Peck Megan Petty Kara Phipps Kate Pickerill Olivia Rimmer Megan Rundle Shreya Samanta Julia Schwab Amberli Smith Caris Viner Alice Wang Grace Wholley Felicity Wu

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CERTIFICATES OF DISTINCTION

A Certificate of Distinction is awarded to each eligible student who, in her last three consecutive years of SENIOR SECONDARY WACE enrolment, achieves190–200 points based on grade achievement. • Bronte Annear • Manisha Kale • Isla Barlow • Hailee Katsamakis • Ellen Beard • Bethany Knight • Madelene Booth • Angelina Lim • Helena Cielak • Julia Schwab • Amelia Davies– • Sammi Looi Waddell • Vanessa Ma • Moushami Desai • Emma Mc Davitt • Taya Dropulich • Bianca Palm • Megan Rundle • Chelsea Peck • Alice Wang • Megan Petty • Ashleigh Duffin • Kate Pickerill • Archa Gamage • Olivia Rimmer • Emily Gordon • Caris Viner • Katherine Hooker

CERTIFICATES OF MERIT

A Certificate of Merit is awarded to each eligible student who, in her last three consecutive years of SENIOR SECONDARY WACE enrolment, achieves 150–189 points. • Anna Adkins • Stephanie Levy • Alex Balsarini • Catherine Maltman • Holly Boyd • Tahlia Massam • Lauren Brunalli • Emma Panizza • Cara Burton • Hannah Parker • Taya Crothers • Kara Phipps • Sophie Drake• Claire Pickerill Brockman • Rohan Price • Olivia Gardiner • Shreya Samanta • Charlotte Harvey• Grace Smithall Lissienko • Hannah Terpsis • Kirsty Jones • Emily Thomason • Sally Keeffe • Georgia Whitford • Hannah Klein • Grace Wholley • Tenysha Koopman • Simone Woolfitt • Raneen Kousari • Felicity Wu • Porsha Krajancich

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2018 NATIONAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM: LITERACY AND NUMERACY (NAPLAN) READING National

Penrhos Year 3

Penrhos Year 5

Penrhos Year 7

Penrhos Year 9

Top

20%

44%

45%

35%

52%

Middle

60%

36%

51%

58%

43%

Bottom

20%

20%

4%

7%

5%

National

Penrhos Year 3

Penrhos Year 5

Penrhos Year 7

Penrhos Year 9

Top

20%

29%

43%

46%

39%

Middle

60%

61%

50%

52%

59%

Bottom

20%

10%

7%

2%

2%

National

Penrhos Year 3

Penrhos Year 5

Penrhos Year 7

Penrhos Year 9

Top

20%

37%

38%

43%

50%

Middle

60%

58%

54%

49%

43%

Bottom

20%

5%

8%

8%

7%

National

Penrhos Year 3

Penrhos Year 5

Penrhos Year 7

Penrhos Year 9

Top

20%

39%

49%

31%

47%

Middle

60%

51%

42%

66%

47%

Bottom

20%

10%

5%

3%

6%

National

Penrhos Year 3

Penrhos Year 5

Penrhos Year 7

Penrhos Year 9

Top

20%

34%

49%

31%

48%

Middle

60%

56%

44%

63%

50%

Bottom

20%

10%

7%

6%

2%

WRITING

SPELLING

GRAMMAR & PUNCTUATION

NUMERACY

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2019 BUDGET SNAPSHOT CHANGES IN OPERATING INCOME & EXPENDITURE AND PROCESSES

• Tuition fee increase of 2.0% (2018 2.7%). • Total student numbers forecast at 1,063. • Administration costs maintained at 2018 level. • Direct student costs to increase by 1.4%, mainly due to additional spend on camps and excursions. • Direct teaching costs to reduce by 2.0%, in line with lower enrolments. • Overall staffing reduction of 3.5 FTE, in line with lower enrolments and impact of student subject choice on number of elective classes. • Tendering of cleaning services complete, with current high standard of cleaning to be maintained with no cost increase. • Continued focus on the reduction of energy consumption via the rollout of energy-efficient lighting across the campus, central management of air-conditioning, and replacement of old air-conditioning units. • Notebook refreshment program for Year 7. • External cyber-security audit, and extension of College insurance program to include cyber security.

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

• We will commence work on the exciting next phase of our Estates Master Plan, with our $10.9m Science Innovation Centre project. Main works will commence at the 7% end of Term 4 2019. • The Junior School courtyard will undergo an upgrade. • We will create a breakout space for Years 2 and 3. 14% • The Anglesey Centre open area for Year 7 will be refurbished, to include upgraded audio-visual equipment. TUITION FEES • We will continue to roll out new carpets and blinds. • We will continue with the ongoing replacement of classroom audio-visual equipment. BOARDING FEES • Significant investment will be made in upgraded information technology infrastructure (wireless access 7% STATE GRANTS points, switches, in-class wireless displays, and hyper-converged infrastructure). COMMONWEALTH • A significant lighting upgrade will be undertaken for6%the Rixon Theatre. GRANTS 66%

2019 BUDGET RECURRENT INCOME

OTHER INCOME

2019 BUDGET RECURRENT EXPENDITURE 5% 6%

7%

1%

SALARIES & STAFF ON-COSTS

4% 14% TUITION FEES

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

1%

TEACHING & STUDENT RESOURCES, CAMPS

BOARDING FEES 9% 7%

HUMAN RESOURCES & MARKETING

STATE GRANTS

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

1% COMMONWEALTH GRANTS

6% 66%

INSURANCE, LEGAL &

OTHER INCOME

73%

5% 6% 1% 4% 1%

9%

1%

TUITION FEES BOARDING FEES STATE GRANTS COMMONWEALTH GRANTS OTHER INCOME SALARIES & STAFF ON-COSTS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

P E N R H O S

C O L L E G E

SALARIES & STAFF ON-COSTS CONSULTANTS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GROUNDS, FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE TEACHING & STUDENT OTHER - ADMINISTRATION RESOURCES, CAMPS HUMAN RESOURCES & MARKETING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INSURANCE, LEGAL & CONSULTANTS GROUNDS, FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE OTHER – ADMINISTRATION

TEACHING & STUDENT RESOURCES, CAMPS HUMAN RESOURCES & MARKETING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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GROUNDS, FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE

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6 Morrison Street Como Western Australia 6152 Locked Bag 690 Como Western Australia 6952 Telephone: (08) 9368 9500 Facsimile: (08) 9368 9677 Email: feedback@penrhos.wa.edu.au Website: www.penrhos.wa.edu.au Penrhos College is a Uniting Church day and boarding school for girls, Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12

2018 Annual Report  
2018 Annual Report