Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time.
- Habakkuk 2.2-3 (Message)
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OVERVIEW President’s Report CEO’s Forward
SCEA Mission & Values
HIGHLIGHTS School Reports
Education Consultant’s Report ICT Manager’s Report Marketing Manager’s Report
Chief Operations Officer’s Report
Chief Financial Officer’s Report
Board Members Conflict of Interest Waiver Independent Auditors Report Financial Statements
PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2012 It is a privilege for me to be elected by the board as president of Swan Christian Education Association (SCEA) following Peter Ellery who stepped down as president in January 2013. On behalf of the board, I acknowledge the significant contribution Peter made to SCEA in his five years on the board and the two years as president. There were many highlights and great achievements in our organisation in 2012. Here are two that provide an example of how blessed we are to be serving our God in Christian Education. The first is the release of the book “The First 30 Years”. This was made possible by the considerable support from many people in our organisation, and on behalf of the board, I sincerely thank you for your efforts. The book provides an enlightening account of the way God has lead our organsation in providing Christian Education over the latest 30 years. It is greatly encouraging to read about the faithful service of so many Christian men and women who have walked before us in serving in SCEA. I encourage all members and staff to read the book and be encouraged. The second is the Mind the Gap conference that was organised and run by SCEA. The conference provided a forum for our staff to be challenged by a series of thought provoking presentations. It also provided an opportunity for staff from across our organisation to be encouraged through networking and sharing ideas from their own educational experiences in our schools. We received very positive and constructive feedback on the conference and this will feed into the planning of the next conference in 2014. The Mind the Gap conference was made possible through the hard work and diligence of many people in our organisation and I thank everyone who was involved in making this such a well organised and well run event. Financial Results The 2012 financials show a net operating surplus of $753,580, a 20% decrease on the 2011 figure. While this is a satisfactory result, a large portion of this surplus is from $398,795 of interest received from funds on deposit, which will reduce in 2013. The total income for 2012 was $48.247 million, an increase of 8.1% on 2011. The total expenditure was $47.485 million, an increase in 8.7% increase on 2011. The results highlight the very narrow margins in the financials of our organisation and the importance of continuing to manage our income and expenditure carefully. The total number of students in SCEA schools in 2012 was 3,527. This is a modest growth of 69 students on the 2011 figure of 3,527, an increase of 2%. In line with this, the 2013 budget is based on total student numbers of 3,580, an increase of 1.5%. Maintaining our current enrolments and attracting new enrolments are vital for our organisation and we need to work together to promote the value of Christian Education to all families in our organisation and to encourage new families to enrol at our schools. School Funding Reform The Gonski report entitled “Review of Funding for Schooling” was released in December 2011. The purpose of the report was to provide recommendations to the Government on “achieving a funding system for the period beyond 2013 which is transparent, fair, financially sustainable and effective in promoting excellent educational outcomes for all Australian students.” The report makes 41 recommendations and continues to generate considerable debate in the community. The board will continue to monitor the Government’s response to the report and the associated revisions to the education funding model for government and non-government schools. Strategic Direction At the annual board retreat in October, board members had the opportunity to review the feedback captured during the staff and
member surveys and workshops that were held during 2012. This information was vital input in the process of reviewing our strategic direction and updating the vision, mission and values of our organisation. The weekend was focused on seeking God’s guidance through prayer, His word and through the voice of His people who faithfully serve in our organisation. All board members were greatly encouraged by the time together. The following core values were distilled from the feedback: Christ Centered, Unity, Educating the Whole Person and Creativity and Innovation. The passage of scripture that was particularly relevant to all board members during the retreat was Romans 12: 3-8. The NIV gives this passage the title “Humble Service in the Body of Christ”. I would encourage all staff and members in our organisation to read and reflect on this passage and consider how God is speaking to each of us as we serve in SCEA. Following on from the retreat the Board will be updating the strategic plan and will be communicating the updated vision, mission and values for SCEA. Educational Performance Each year the board is provided with two reports on the educational performance of SCEA schools. In April, the board reviewed the analysis from the Curriculum Council on the 2011 WACE results for each SCEA school running a Year 12 WACE program. Included with the analysis was a detailed report prepared by each school providing summary of the results and follow up actions. In November, the board reviewed the 2012 NAPLAN results for each school along with a commentary on the results from each school. Both reports provide the board with an important opportunity to understand the areas where there is excellent performance and also where we can improve. The board commends staff in their diligent efforts to deliver high quality educational outcomes the students in our schools. Board of Directors Changes After three years of service on SCEA’s board of directors, David Pirouet retired in May 2012. David made an important contribution to the board during his three years with his wealth of experience as a school principal in both the public and private sector. As previously mentioned, Peter Ellery retired in January 2013 after 5 years of service on the board. Peter made a valued contribution to the board in many areas such as serving on the constitutional review committee and the SCEA 30 year history committee. Peter’s drive, commitment and passion for Christian Education will be remembered. On half of the Board and members I thank David and Peter for their contribution to the board and we pray for God’s richest blessing as they continue to serve Him. Thank You On behalf of the board, I thank all staff for their ongoing efforts in SCEA. As a board, we trust and pray that God will continue to fill you with His wisdom, His grace and His love as we serve Him together in Christian Education. Our organisation has been well led by Chief Executive Officer Stephen Lee in 2012 and we look forward to your continued support as we serve with him together in 2013 and the years ahead. Roger Edland - President
CEO’S FORWARD The year 2012 was a landmark year for Swan Christian Education Association with the celebration of the first 30 years of the Association and the publication of our history. SCEA is a remarkable and unusual organisation in that it consists of Christian people from many different denominations. There are only rare examples in church history of many different denominations successfully working together in ministry over a lengthy period of time. In education, many such attempts have either failed completely due to factions, or have failed to maintain the faith position of the schools owing to successive compromises on administrative, policy or staffing issues.
and relatively low cost of travel, the World Wide Web, world peace, the spread of the English language as the language of business and commerce just to name a few - made taking the Gospel to the world in our generation relatively easy.
During 2012 the Board reviewed our Mission, Values and strategic directions. This arose naturally out of reading the history. In looking back at the way God had blessed the first 30 years it was necessary to take stock and look to the future and seek Gods wisdom and call for what happens next.
Just as a few people gathered in a lounge room 30 years ago with no money, resources or experience but a huge measure of faith to “partner with families and communities to provide Christ centred education in the Swan Valley”, now the 200 Association members and 500 staff with its significant resources and experience must ask itself if it has the faith to take its mission into the whole world.
SCEA is a unique organisation and its strength for the future lies in its ability to work effectively with diversity. As the world changes and we increasingly become a global community, our Mission, “To partner with families and communities to provide Christ centred education” engages us in this global dimension. Our strength and experience in working with diversity internally - with staff from so many different Christian denominations, needs to be developed and redirected externally as we engage with communities and families from every corner of the globe.
The registration of SwanOnline as an internet based school provider gives our Association a strategic advantage in this regard. Our Mission trips to the Philippines, Cambodia and Zambia have created opportunities to partner with families and communities in other parts of the world.
Stephen Lee - Chief Executive Officer
One of the most important initiatives of 2012 was the Mind the Gap Conference. In this single event the Association came together to focus on our core business of Christian Education while at the same time opening up and reaching outwards to take a leading role by engaging participants from non - SCEA schools. One Key Note speaker, Simon Hood from Logosdor, made the observation that since Jesus gave the disciples and the church the great commission to go into the world and preach the gospel, now, more than any other time in history; it was easy to do so. The ease
SCEA is a unique organisation and its strength for the future lies in its ability to work effectively with diversity.
SCEA MISSION & VALUES Our Mission Our mission is to partner with families and communities to provide Christ-centred education. Our Values • Christ-centred • Unity • Educating the whole person • Creativity and innovation Our Service We seek to serve, equip, encourage and develop students, staff, families and the community through education. “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,[b] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully”. Romans 12:3-8 (New International Version)
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. - Proverbs 22.6 (NIV)
BEECHBORO CHRISTIAN SCHOOL PRINCIPAL’S REPORT 2012 Twenty-twelve was the end of an era for Beechboro Christian School. Our Principal, Mr Murray Thomas, resigned after 25 years service. In recognition of this, the school community enjoyed a celebration service, in which many past and present people attended, followed by a fun fair with a variety of activities for all to enjoy. We look forward to a new era of partnering with Ellenbrook Christian College as we work more closely together under the leadership of a common principal. We also farewelled our National Partnerships consultant, Mrs Kath White, after almost
two years service to our school. Kath has been instrumental in raising the academic standards across the school for both staff and students. She has lead the staff Professional Learning Teams (PLT’s), bringing us on a journey of refining effective pedagogy, and her legacy remains. We are thankful for the blessing of Kath’s involvement from the federal government’s ‘Smarter School’s’ initiative. Two outcomes in particular to celebrate are as follows... • Our Year 3 class performed extremely well in their NAPLAN assessments, having surpassed the national average by 15-
30%. It is a spectacular achievement that has matched or even surpassed some of Perth’s elite schools. • Before the National Press Club in Canberra, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said that Beechboro Christian School is showing change is possible and that we are transforming lives every day. She said, “And in 30 or 40 year’s time, maybe, just maybe, one of their students will stand here as Prime Minister and tell their story.”
Prime Minister Julia Gillard said that Beechboro Christian School is showing change is possible and that we are transforming lives every day. She said, “And in 30 or 40 year’s time, maybe, just maybe, one of their students will stand here as Prime Minister and tell their story.”
BEECHBORO SCHOOL CULTURE Beechboro Christian School continued to serve those less fortunate by supporting several not-for-profit organisations. Over $6000 was raised by our students to support World Vision, Compassion Australia and the Heart Foundation. As a result, we were able to increase our support to include three sponsor children, as well as provide valuable services such as clean water, educational supplies and vitamin supplements for various thirdworld countries. Our after-school Drama Club Drama club performed a production of ‘Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’. The students worked very hard to present a
terrific performance that was enjoyed by several hundred people over three nights. We were very appreciative of one of our parents, Mrs Mary McLean, for her leading of the students. In 2013 we look forward to a new era at Beechboro Christian School, including some exciting new initiatives such as before and after school care, Mandarin (Chinese) tuition, and the establishment of sporting teams. We are so thankful to the Lord for His continual guidance and blessing on our wonderful school. “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labour in vain.” Psalm 127:1
ELLENBROOK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE YEAR IN REVIEW 2012 started with Mrs Susan Turnbull as acting Principal in term one while the Principal was on long service leave. During this time the College consolidated after nearly nine years of constant building and growth. It was nice not to have building meetings and construction occurring making sections of the College feel like a permanent building site. At the beginning of Term Two Susan Turnbull who had worked here as the Deputy Principal - Secondary for five and half years announced her retirement. The College was truly grateful for her enormous contribution to the character and quality of Secondary and the strong culture that is a feature of our College. The students, staff, colleagues from other schools and family attended a special Assembly and High Tea to celebrate Susan’s career which spanned more than 40 years.
COLLEGE RE-REGISTRATION In Term Two this year the College was due for ReRegistration. The Department of Education Services’ new template for this process was a huge amount of work and the time involved was considerable. After the re-registration visit the appraisers paid tribute to processes and procedures employed at the College. Registration was granted for another four years.
ENROLMENTS BUDGETS Enrolments remained static this year with no perceivable growth. The rapid growth of the early years has disappeared as more schools are opened in the area and competition for placements is reduced. School ”shopping” is a phenomena for all schools in this area.
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT SNAPSHOT Once again our Year 12 students achieved 100% Secondary Graduation and performed creditably in the TEE. Our NAPLAN results were also pleasing and this is largely due to the College participating in a National Partnership Program to improve literacy and numeracy. I am reminded of the scripture that says, “Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3 Greg Wells - Executive Principal Beechboro Christian School and Ellenbrook Christian College
Our NAPLAN results were also pleasing and this is largely due to the College participating in a National Partnership Program to improve literacy and numeracy.
GEOGRAPHE GRAMMAR SCHOOL THE YEAR THAT WAS Geographe Grammar School commenced the 2012 school year with an enrolment of 22 students and saw growth in the primary enrolment peak at 31 during the year. Two high school students, one studying year 8 and the other year 9 completed the cohort. Both were studying through the SwanOnline program offered by Swan Christian College. The year was a very busy year with much done to consolidate the work commenced in 2011. Academic achievement was a highlight of the year in all year levels from kindergarten to year seven along with the performance of students in music for both parents and the public. When a student is absent from school a note is required. When one is not received, an explanation is requested through a standardised letter.
Student Numbers December 2012
LITERACY AND NUMERACY 2013 saw the consolidation of much of what was done in 2011. Literacy and Numeracy were recognised as the core business of the school and having to be taught well. Considerable investment was made in these areas to improve the stock of reading materials for Literacy and manipulatives for Numeracy to enable classrooms to be wellresourced. Approximately $20,000 was spent in these areas using funds from both AISWA Targeted Programs (ATP) grants and school budgetary allocations. This represents a significant expenditure for a small school reflecting the importance Literacy and Numeracy to the school. Teacher training was an important part of the improvement
strategy with all staff undertaking professional development in a variety of areas specific to Literacy and Numeracy. The “How Language Works” program was attended by two staff members and was of particular benefit to the whole school. In order to develop high standards to which the school aspires, Edith Cowan University was approached and invited to undertake a pilot study with the school to provide feedback on how the school is progressing towards excellence. While there were many complements in this report, there were also constructive recommendations enabling the school to focus more clearly on future directions.
OUTDOOR EDUCATION Outdoor Education is a significant point of difference for the school. In 2012 the fleet was expanded to include six sail boats, (two Mudlarks and four Minnows), six kayaks (five singles and one double) along with one rescue boat. The Kayak Adventurers Club commenced after school on Thursdays to explore the waterways of Bunbury and Australind, enjoying the Collie, Brunswick and Preston Rivers as well as the Leschenault Estuary and Inlet. Two students participated in the Shelley Sailing Club Minnow Training Camp and competed at the Koombana Bay March Regatta. The goal was set to walk the Cape To Cape Walking Trail and the first three hikes were undertaken. Distances ranged from
3 ½ kilometres where the whole school took part to 13kilometres over rocky and sandy terrain. Students took in the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, Sugarloaf Rock, Canal Rocks, Yallingup, Smiths Beach, Indijup Point and more while being treated to spectacular scenery and whales as reward for perseverance. The plan for 2013 is to continue along the trail to the Margret River mouth.
In 2011, four students participated in the National Assessment Program Numeracy and Literacy (NAPLAN) from years three and five. Due to the small numbers and the need to protect the privacy of individual students, the results cannot be published. However in addition to these parents can access a wide range of standardised tests for their children including PAT Spelling, PAT Vocabulary, PAT Reading and PAT Maths. The school has developed an assessment time line that applies across the school from Pre-primary to year seven.
GEOGRAPHE GRAMMAR SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE YEAR INCLUDED: There was a host of activities that have enriched life at Geographe Grammar School during 2012. In no particular order, they were the following: • 4 performing arts concerts including the last one at St Augustine’s Church with a pipe organ recital • Purchase of saxophone, clarinet, trumpet and xylophones as the school builds towards a concert band • Over 50% of students taking private tuition on either piano or guitar • Tour of the projection room of the Bunbury cinemas including the screening of The Lorax • Kindergarten/Pre-primary trip to the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre for the stage play “The Gruffallo Child” • 3 Cape to Cape Hikes taking in Cape Naturaliste to Injidup Point a distance of around 25km • Bon Fire community event
• Bunnings Sausage Sizzle which raised $1700 for musical instruments
• Two new minnows and one Mudlark bringing the sailing fleet to 6 boats
• New cubbyhouse built in Pre-primary playground
• Acquisition of a double kayak giving us 7 cockpits
• Visit from Artist
• Kayak Adventurers Club exploring parts of the Collie and Preston Rivers
• Musical Presentation for the Spencer Street Seniors • Bunbury Christmas Street Parade • First interschool soccer carnival where we competed as our own school • Participation in the Combined Christian Schools concert and choir in Perth • Visit to the Art Gallery and Museum in Perth • Art Gallery Exhibition in Bunbury • ‘Kids’ Canteen’ in term 4 where students prepared food and ran a canteen • Two students competing in the Koombana Bay Sailing Club Labour Day Weekend Regatta • Two students attending the Minnow sail training weekend at the Shelley Sailing Club
• First High school students • Agricultural shows displays at Brunswick and Harvey shows • iPad on loan from AISWA • Carols Night for the school community • Animal farm visit for the Pre-primary and Kindergarten children but enjoyed by the whole school • Tour of Bunbury Volunteer Sea Rescue Base including a ride on the ‘Spirit of Bunbury’ around Koombana Bay by the senior class • Music Camp with Kalamunda Christian School in term 2 • Music Camp with Kalamunda Christian School in term 3
PARENT/STUDENT/STAFF SATISFACTION A wide ranging survey of parents was conducted in 2012 to determine satisfaction levels of parents. There was a huge range of responses from highly supportive of the school, programs taught, staff competency and value for money, through to strong criticism of various aspects of the operation of the school. There was almost universally high praise for the academic standards achieved by students as a result of the high standard of teaching. The school notes the criticisms with interest, recognises that some are valid and others are based on misunderstandings. The school is by no means dismissive of these criticisms but has recognised the need to evaluate each one to determine its validity and the school’s ability to address the issues raised based on its size and financial resources. Many constructive comments and suggestions were made in relation to parent involvement in the school, nature of playground improvements and uniforms. A survey of students asked a variety of questions about their level of happiness at the school. Featuring strongly in the list of areas students enjoyed about the school were the Outdoor Education programs (sailing and hiking in particular), Music and perhaps surprisingly Mathematics and English also featured prominently. Of the students surveyed, more than 90% felt they were cared for all of the time and the others, most of the time. There was little students would like to add to the school program but their list included items already being worked on. They would like to see more reading books in the library, a canteen, more play time and a special sports day. Things they would change if they could would be to add a swimming pool and make some changes to the playground. The vast majority of students believed their friends would love it at Geographe Grammar School.
the school and job satisfaction. On a five point scale, teachers responded positively to all questions with the vast majority of responses being either four or five. The lowest response scores were threes. All teachers indicated they would recommend working at SCEA to a friend. Geographe Grammar School looks forward to the years ahead as it grows. Plans for 2013 include more parent involvement through Playgroup, Canteen, classroom involvement and the like. Plans are to improve the shade areas of the school, restore the oldest classroom to functionality and improve the gardens and grassed areas. While there is much that can be done, progress in 2012 was significant and Geographe Grammar School is beginning to make its mark as a legitimate alternative to mainstream schooling in the Australind area. Rob Devenish - Principal
Staff members were asked around 65 questions relating to a wide variety of aspects of their work, work environment, leadership within
KALAMUNDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Kalamunda Christian School offers an outstanding Christian education for over 300 children from three-year old kindergarten to year six. Situated in the Kalamunda Hills, and surrounded by a semi-rural community, Kalamunda Christian School provides quality buildings and recreational facilities designed with student learning in mind.
KICK START PROGRAMME Our three year-old ‘Kick Start’ program operates for two full days per week and is designed to provide our youngest learners with a fun and valuable learning experience that will provide them with an advantage for their future schooling years.
CURRICULUM Our explicit teaching model in literacy and numeracy is complemented with an engaging and creative curriculum that encourages our children to consider their place in the wider community with a long-term goal of seeking God’s purpose in their own life.
BUILDING A WIDER VISION
Kalamunda Christian School values the notion of being ‘other-person centred’. Students are encouraged to be continually mindful of their impact in the lives of others. In 2012 the school staff decided to formally build this value into the wider community. Kalamunda Christian School staff have begun to share their expertise and skills through professional development with teachers and leaders from other schools. This concept has been structured through the ‘PD Advantage’ programme which will continue through 2013. Kalamunda Christian School has a wonderful community that engages and supports the many programmes that build into the lives of our children, their families and others. Gavin Nancarrow - Principal
KC SAINTS SPORT CLUB One significant element of our school culture is the club-sport programme that engages most of our children in eight different club sports. This club model will expand in 2013 to include dance, chess and computer programming and robotics. These opportunities have provided students with the skills to move into high-level sport programmes with a number of our students participating in state and national level competitions.
Our explicit teaching model in literacy and numeracy is complemented with an engaging and creative curriculum that encourages our children to consider their place in the wider community with a long-term goal of seeking God’s purpose in their own life.
MUNDARING CHRISTIAN SCHOOL A REMARKABLE YEAR OF GROWTH It has been a great privilege to begin as Principal at Mundaring Christian College this year. The announcement of the purchase of a beautiful block of land in Parkerville for the building of a Senior Campus which will enable students to continue to Year 12 has created a wonderful sense of excitement and future planning in the College. In 2012 enrolments in the college have grown by over 60 students. These are great days of opportunity. The first step towards the Senior Campus has been to apply to the Department of Education for Advance Determination. This is official approval to be able to add Years 11 and 12 to our College. Part of this application involved
an extensive process of market research. We sent over 4500 questionnaires to local residents and had an overwhelmingly positive response which included over 180 direct enquiries regarding future enrolment. Advance Determination was granted to the College in December. Our focus throughout the year has been the implementation of specific strategies to improve educational outcomes for every student. The appointment of Mrs Cherylynne Gostelow as Head of Teaching and Learning in second semester has been central to this plan. Cherylynne comes to us with a wealth of experience in leading 21st Century
Education initiatives, developing teaching staff and teaching Year 12 students with exceptional results. Some of the changes we have implemented have included: creating a 6 period rather than 9 period day to increase the learning time and opportunity for student engagement in greater depth, plans to provide specialist music, sport and art programs in the primary school throughout the year, an extended learning program for students in Years 4 and 5, introducing 21st Century Learning as a Middle School subject to develop independent learning strategies and laying foundations for an extensive ICT Bring Your Own Device plan to begin with Year 6, 7 and 8 students in 2013.
BUILDING INITIATIVES We have undertaken a number of building initiatives on our current location. Plans have been made to enclose the gym, and this work was undertaken at the end of the year. Simultaneously we are building a new classroom in the Early Learning Centre to replace an aged demountable classroom and satisfy registration requirements. We have moved the library to a much more suitable and comfortable location in the centre of the College. The help of parent volunteers has enabled us to increase the library opening times from two to five days a week. Mr John Carter, who is a builder, volunteered his time and expertise to build a mezzanine floor for our library which has increased the space considerably and transformed the library to a central learning and reading space in our College. Parent volunteer strength has been a remarkable characteristic of our College this year. Mrs Sue Foot has organised and run the reintroduction of a Canteen operating every Monday, which has been staffed entirely by volunteers and has been a great source of healthy food for students and fundraising for the College. Another parent initiative has been the formation of the “Friends of MCC”; in their words a “group formed by parents who wish to enhance their child’s learning and enrich the journey that is their education. We hope to coordinate specific events and activities which aim to raise money to provide additional class resources as well as organising events solely for the purpose of building on the strong sense of community that already exists at MCC and support the great work done by teachers”. Friends of MCC have built a very popular and helpful Facebook site, organised a number of successful fundraisers and supported Mrs
Nicole Denhaan in opening a second hand uniform shop to help parents. Under the auspices of our College Parent Committee, chaired by Mr Martin Bent, we have held a number of very well attended Parent Forum meetings throughout the year. 2012 has been a remarkable year of growth and development. We share a wonderful vision of our future and are walking in a tremendous and humbling sense of the purpose God has for our community. I want to thank every staff member who has so willingly engaged in and supported all the initiatives of 2012. Our final celebration nights for the Primary and Middle Schools were outstanding events where we sang songs of worship and praise, were encouraged together by the acknowledgement of student achievement and remembered joyfully the experiences we had shared over the year. Rod McNeil - Principal
Our focus throughout the year has been the implementation of specific strategies to improve educational outcomes for every student.
SOUTHERN HILLS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OUR SCHOOL
I am very pleased to have the opportunity to introduce you to Southern Hills Christian College. Here at Southern Hills, we offer a stable Christian environment with a seamless and comprehensive Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum. We strive to ensure that all students are given the best opportunity to build foundations which will enable them to face life positively and effectively. Southern Hills Christian College is located on the border of Bungendore Park and as a result the staff and students are blessed with a beautiful outlook from all classrooms. Bungendore, an Aboriginal term, meaning ‘place of the gum blossom’ abounds with rare and endangered species of fauna and flora. Our programs are tailored to meet the educational, social, spiritual and physical needs of our students. The College offers a wide range of WACE and non-WACE subjects to upper school students which comprehensively provides for those seeking university placement as well as encouraging those who are seeking employment or TAFE training. Southern Hills is recognised as a leader in Vocational Education and Training with many of our students involved in Workplace
Learning. These placements are proving to the community that our students are growing into young men and women of integrity, character and talent which often leads to offers of jobs, apprenticeships and traineeships. This year for the first time the senior students have an opportunity to complete portions of a Certificate III in Christian Ministry. I am thrilled to confirm that a little over half of the year twelves have selected this course. A fantastic opportunity that combines well with the Manila Service tour planned for November. For the commencement of 2013 staff at Southern Hills have implemented a raft of changes that will see us consolidate and build on a platform of educational excellence. Major timetable changes have been made reflecting a refinement of the academic drive of the College while still retaining the caring and nurturing environment in which our schooling occurs. Already this program has begun to show reward and our students are approaching their studies with greater maturity and personal responsibility. In addition, a major change has been implemented into the pastoral care program across the secondary school. Mixed age
SOUTHERN HILLS HIGH ROPES The Southern Hills high ropes course was officially opened by the Hon Robyn McSweeney MLC, Minister for Child Protection; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Women’s Interests and Youth, on the 21st of November 2012. This signalled the end of the construction phase of this project and a transition into the opportunity to use and on sell this tremendous resource. Mr David Pleysier is to be commended for his dedication and hard work with this project consuming many hundreds of hours of his time. The end result is a world class facility described as the best in the state and possibly Australia. Marketing of this resource has commenced with interest shown from within WA and internationally with groups from Singapore and Hong Kong already visiting the school. In 2013 the Outdoor Education program at Southern Hills has been expanded and this year we see years 3, 4 and the Pre Primary join in with studies of the natural environment. Our really little ones have also begun to explore the wonderful creations in our natural environment establishing periods of structured bushland play and investigation. Wonderful educational opportunities exist right here on our doorstep and we are well positioned to carefully take full advantage of these.
groups of students gather together each morning in “PC” class. A focus of this program is to foster relationships across the ages and enhance the peer mentoring opportunities for all. The longer term goal of the “PC” package is to also enhance the relationships that exist between parents and staff. Under this structure a long term vision is to see small families of different age students share their educational journey over the six years of secondary schooling. Through this we hope to enhance academic mentoring and maintain parental involvement and connection with the school at a time where traditional school structures seem to do the opposite.
SOUTHERN HILLS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE SERVICE TOUR
In 2012 the year ten students at Southern Hills completed a service tour, working with a remote Aboriginal Christian Community. This tour saw students teaching and completing maintenance and grounds development tasks at “CAPS Kurrawang” in the Goldfields of WA. This new initiative is designed to complement the overall “Others Centred” focus that we strive to see our students develop. It also acts as a preparation tour for
students intending to participate in the upper school Manila service program. It was a huge success and plans are well underway to see the tour extended in 2013.
SCHOOL CULTURE At Southern Hills our program of community service culminates with students having an opportunity to serve others less fortunate than themselves in the Philippines. This inspiring program has been cemented into the Southern Hills end of year calendar with the 2012 group being our largest ever. Our students experienced a number of life changing activities and it has been remarkable to see how their studies at school have shown strong links to the places they have visited and the things that they have done. The leadership group of this tour then travelled to Malaybalay in the south and worked at a site established by one of our staff back in 2006. The 2012 tour was a huge success and I was thrilled to see
so many of our youngsters demonstrate their faith through practical assistance to those in need. It was also rewarding to see the positive impact this tour has on our youngsters. It is a physically and emotionally demanding tour and it impacts the lives of all who participate. The last two years of School Open Day and “Hills Heartbeat Festival” have been fantastic for the promotion of Southern Hills Christian College. On both occasions over two thousand visitors to the school enjoyed a wonderful day of activities and fun. Many families have taken formal tours of the school and expressed interest in bringing their children to the school.
If you are ever in the area of Southern Hills Christian College and would be interested in touring the school site, I encourage you to drop in for a visit or visit on our 2014 Open day. I would be thrilled to share with you a little of the excitement being generated in this the most southern of the metropolitan SCEA schools. Scott Puzey- Principal
The last two years of School Open Day and “Hills Heartbeat Festival” have been fantastic for the promotion of Southern Hills Christian College.
SWAN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE INTRODUCTION As another year passes we have again seen the growth and development of a number of areas at Swan Christian College and we are always delighted to be journeying with families as we set out to ‘educate, encourage and equip students for lives of faithful service under the Lordship of Christ’. We do not take this mission for granted and are always looking at better ways of developing the College, both in physical facilities and the pedagogical framework in which the students are positioned daily, affording the best possible educational outcomes as they move through their years here at Swan Christian College. With this desire for continual improvement, we have been asking the question, ‘what do we want a Swan graduate to look like?’ or ‘what are some of the key attributes a graduate needs as they move out of the schooling experience and into their adult life?’ Resulting from these questions, we have developed what we have called the Seven Pillars. These foundational Seven Pillars are the basis of a philosophy which we are developing in the College. As a College, we understand students to be uniquely created and valued, able to serve in the wider community context and to be critical thinkers, not just for tomorrow’s society, rather forging their place in society today.
The establishment of the Seven Foundational Pillars focuses on developing the whole person ready to take their place in adult life. These pillars include Knowledge, Courage, Service, Wisdom, Engagement, Leadership and Spirituality. A detailed explanation of the Seven Pillars is available on our website. In articulating the Seven Pillars and the foundation behind them, it sets the framework for the development of different project developments in the College. Firstly, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) roll out for Years 6. 7 and 8 in 2012 and Years 5 to 8 in 2013. The purpose of this program is multifaceted, however, in simple terms the concept is teaching for understanding or teaching to the student’s point-of-need. The interaction with the medium of technology as a tool for further engagement in learning is one that is focused on the extension of thinking skills beyond traditional teaching methodology to higher order thinking skills.
grant the STTC was officially opened on the 8 June 2012. We are delighted with the progress of the STTC students and they are a testimony to the development of the Seven Pillars. They have just returned from Cambodia where 20 students worked with staff to build a computer room for children at Awareness Cambodia. The significance of this project for our students is they gain an understanding of how poor the underprivileged are in the world and they are given the chance to build into these students’ lives. At the same time as helping others, they gain so much more, an insight and empathy, which they take with them into their adult world; this cannot be measured in test scores and NAPLAN results. All of these developments remind me of what a great privilege it is to be the Principal of Swan Christian College. We have an exceptional community that is supported by outstanding staff, making the College the quality that it is today.
The other significant area of development in the College, which facilitates teaching to the point-of-need was the development of the Swan Trade Training Centre (STTC). Having been successful in gaining the $5.45 million
ENROLMENTS, NAPLAN AND SENIOR SECONDARY RESULTS There has been a steady growth in enrolments at the College and we are close to capacity at around 1550 students. We have three main entry points in to the College, Kindergarten, Year 6, Year 7 and Year 11.
The 2012 cohort produced some very pleasing results highlighted by two students being accepted into the Medicine pathway at UWA and another two students being accepted into WAAPA.
We are delighted to inform you that overall our students performed very well in the NAPLAN testing program held in May 2012. A high percentage of our College average scores were above Western Australian State Average and also mostly above the All Australian Schools Average.
Other highlights include: Brett Johnson achieving the highest marks in both the theory and practical component of the Japanese course, Kate Schmidt as the top student in Stage 2 Outdoor education, Casey Jensen being awarded the highest mark for the practical component of the Visual Art Stage 2 course and Georgia Laming achieving the highest mark in the theory exam of the same course. Brett has also been awarded the Sangora Education fund scholarship worth $15000 to continue his studies at UWA in computer science and Japanese.
We analyse all the data extensively. ‘Big picture’ analysis will involve comparing the College to similar socioeconomic schools, all Western Australian schools and all Australian schools. We are now able to make this comparison over a number of years to identify areas of weakness and so we can put structures in place to strengthen students’ skills. We will also be able to look at the students by class and individually to get a clear profile of any difficulties that are being experienced. This will enable teachers to put any support structures in place that are required.
The following courses were recognised by the SCSA as top performing courses based on the percentage of students who achieved an A grade in the course: Media Production and Analysis, Visual art, Outdoor education and Geography. Particular mention should be made of the Outdoor Education studentsthere were only 4 A grades awarded in the state for the Stage 2 Outdoor Education
course and all four students were from the College. The VET results were once again quite encouraging with the college once again placing highly in the top 50 for VET delivery. Of particular note is the percentage of our students who complete a Certificate III qualification. There is no other school with such a high percentage of students completing a Certificate III.
SWAN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE BYOD – BRING YOU OWN DEVICE PROGRAM 2012 has seen the development of the BYOD program for Years 6 and 7 from the trialing of devices in the classroom, through to the purchasing of devices for use in Term 3. It has been an exciting and challenging time for all concerned. Much work has been undertaken by teachers in and out of the classroom to build a new learning environment that students have responded to positively. Staff continue to receive Professional Development to provide learning sessions to both individuals and groups.
Numerous parent meetings held within and after school hours have been well received and attended, with challenging questions and concerns raised. All of this activity has led to a good foundation being laid for the expansion of the BYOD program into Years 5 and 8 in 2013.
CYCLE 4 CHANGE Cycle 4 Change was always going to be an interesting year with the youngest group of students ever attempting the near 1200km ride. With 23 riders in total, they set of on 22 September for the eight day journey from Swan Christian College to Albany, returning to Perth on 28 September. The training rides had gone well and all the preparations had been made, however, we were not sure we could have anticipated the challenges that lay ahead. The first few days went well, with reasonable speeds and the teamwork building. Mr Banks had prepped the students that Day 3 was going to be a little easier and shorter, which was good as some of the students were getting used to long rides. We couldn’t have been more wrong, we woke up the next day to strong side and head winds of around 30km/h. By the end of the day the riders were definitely ready to get off their bikes.
That night Mr Banks encouraged the students about their perseverance and determination and also talked about God using opportunities like this to help us build character. The students went to bed and we looked up the weather forecast, which predicted 50- 60km/h headwinds. We rode the next day into winds around 50km/h - it certainly was a characterbuilding day. Soon after we got into Walpole, the heavens opened and it didn’t stop raining all night. We woke up to 4.6 degrees and rain; not a good start for cyclists – they at least like to get on the road dry. By the time the cyclists reached the main highway it started to hail, even more character building. This day was extremely hard for the riders as the cold made it difficult to stop and take any breaks. This meant that they stayed warm -
the downside was that there was no respite from the saddle. With this day behind us we woke at Bridgetown and for the first time in the history of Cycle 4 Change, to fine weather. We didn’t even know they had sun in Bridgetown in September! The last few days of the ride the weather was excellent and the spirits of the students warmed up. While the ride had its challenges this year, it is important to remember that it is about looking out for the needs of others, ‘Learn to do right; seek justice Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow’ (Isaiah 1:17), and ‘He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God’ (Micah 6:8). This reminds us of the need to be responsible and compassionate towards others. Mr Mark Lewis- Principal
While the ride had its challenges this year, it is important to remember that it is about looking out for the needs of others,
EDUCATION CONSULTANT’S REPORT One of the exciting new developments within SCEA over recent years has been the establishment of an Education Consultancy function within the central office. After working with SCEA for 1 day a week on a contractual basis for the last 6 months of 2011, I joined SCEA full time as education consultant at the start of 2012. It has been an absolute privilege and joy to work with a wide range of colleagues across all seven SCEA schools this year to support the development and implementation of high quality learning and teaching programs across our schools. This involved a diverse set of projects and activities in, across and beyond SCEA schools, including to: serve, equip, encourage, develop, enable, inspire, challenge, facilitate, collaborate, think, learn, teach, research, mentor and share. Apart from many activities in individual classrooms, staffrooms and schools, ranging from curriculum planning to academic extension, from differentiated teaching and learning to development of creative and critical thinking skills, I was aware of the profound collective wisdom, knowledge and skills within our Association staff. I therefore aimed to facilitate greater networking and collaboration opportunities for staff from different schools to work and learn together. Two key projects stood out:
BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK In June 2011 SCEA initiated the development of a Biblical Foundations Curriculum Framework (BFCF) to bring greater consistency, unity and rigour to the teaching of the Bible in our schools and to equip our staff with engaging, age-appropriate teaching resources to do so. A Development Team was formed, bringing together representatives from all seven SCEA schools with expertise right across the age spectrum from Kindy to Year 12. During 2012 the Development Team developed a draft curriculum framework, which was presented to all SCEA staff at the Mind the Gap conference in 34 concurrent Workshops. After the conference the curriculum framework (the skeleton) was finalised as the Development Team agreed on the most age-appropriate times to teach different Biblical topics and concepts, based on research of children’s spiritual, moral, ethical and intellectual development. Four age-specific Resource Development Teams (Kindy – Year 2, Year 3 – Year 6, Year 7 – Year 9 and Year 10 – Year 12) with representation from all SCEA schools were subsequently launched to start to put the flesh on the bones by beginning to identify existing and develop new teaching resources to address each of the topics and themes in the new BFCF. The resource development teams will continue working throughout 2013 to ensure that there is a good selection of teaching resources available to support staff across our schools to teach each of the topics in the BFCF. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to these projects, for the time and energy that they have personally invested into these important Kingdom-building activities. I hope we will continue to work together productively in 2013. Psalm 133:1 “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”
MIND THE GAP The inaugural Mind the Gap conference was held in May-June 2012 with over 400 delegates from SCEA and non-SCEA schools. Within our schools, many of our students have contrasting world views; views that are influenced and shaped by global conditions, the media and influences in society. This can create a wide ‘gap’ between Christian educators and their pupils, and it is easy for students to fall between the gap of their own understanding and a biblical world view. Over 2 days Mind the Gap brought together a mix of 5 leading edge keynote sessions, presented by internationally renowned speakers, as well as a series of 60 dynamic workshops (mostly facilitated by SCEA staff members!), addressing the core conference themes of: • What makes a school a Christian school? • What content do we teach to ensure students can bridge the gap? • How do we teach, bridging from good to great? And, • How can we carry our mission out into the world? The conference was a huge success, thanks to almost 150 SCEA staff members volunteering their time, efforts and skills to do so many tasks, including presenting workshops, packing conference bags, manning registration desks, coordinating student groups to do parking and welcome guests, facilitating discussion groups, serving food, making music, providing sound, lighting and IT support or chauffeuring speakers. It was a wonderful collective effort and I look forward to Mind the Gap 2014.
Mathilda Jourbert - Educational Consultant
ICT MANAGER’S REPORT 2012 represented another step forward in technology for SCEA. The much needed investment in infrastructure leading up to this year has placed our schools in a position where they can utilise technology to keep abreast of changes in education. The year began with Ellenbrook Christian College introducing a student iPad program for senior school students. Ellenbrook had previously had a student 1:1 laptop program facilitated by the Federal Government’s Digital Education Revolution (DER) funding. This funding which has two components, money for providing all students in 9-12 with access to a computer and funds for the infrastructure to support these computers has been utilised by all of SCEA’s secondary schools. With this program ending in 2012 our schools have been looking at ways to sustain the benefits of this program without further ongoing government funding. The focus of our investment in infrastructure has been in provision of reliable wireless coverage and high speed fibre optic based Internet to future proof ourselves against changes in technology. Ellenbrook were one of a number of schools in WA and throughout the nation who decided that the Apple iPad presented a great opportunity as a learning tool in place of the traditional laptop in the classroom. The iPad while not a direct replacement for a computer was a suitable replacement for what computers have been used for in the classroom. The genuine all day battery life, instant power on, portability, unobtrusive form factor, access to a wide variety of educational apps along with a relatively cheap purchase price for parents and support costs for schools means the iPad holds a lot of promise for use in the classroom. The suitability of the product along with a lot of planning, preparation and hard work from school staff and SCEA IT saw this rollout being a great success with further expansion planned in the coming years.
Mid year saw the culmination of almost twelve months of planning with SCEA’s first Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) rollout at Swan Christian College. This was in fact one of the first BYOD rollouts in Australia and the first genuine rollout in a WA independent school. The premise of BYOD is that it is not the place of a school to mandate technology or even teach it per se. The role of technology is to support learning in the classroom and outside of it. Technology today has developed in such a way that there is no one best technology that fits all and we have an obligation to not only allow students access to the technology that best suits their needs but also to work with parents to equip students for today’s world in which technology plays such a large part. Cloud storage such as Dropbox and Google Apps have made things that would’ve once been inconceivable possible. Ever changing technology means that there is a constant learning curve with BYOD and both the school and SCEA IT have invested a large amount of time into staff training, technical testing, and parent communication. The focus on parent engagement has been a real hallmark of this program and the in depth collaboration between Swan Christian College and SCEA IT staff has demonstrated the strength of the SCEA model. The year ended with the SCEA Executive deciding to begin the process of moving away from the Maze school management system and begin the implementation of TASS.Web. Tass.Web is a contemporary web based system that is well established in the eastern states and SCEA will be the first organisation in WA to implement this system. You will hear more about TASS.Web as time goes on but the chance to modernise parent communication through the TASS parent lounge is one particularly exciting area. Toby Kerrison - ICT Manager
2012 represented another step forward in technology for SCEA. The much needed investment in infrastructure leading up to this year has placed our schools in a position where they can utilise technology to keep abreast of changes in education.
MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER’S REPORT - SCEA “Best Christian Education conference ever!” is just one of the many positive comments that came from the Mind the Gap Comments Report as submitted to the Board on 28 June 2012. Overwhelmingly the majority of delegates provided positive feedback about the conference and the success of Mind the Gap.
Watch the promotional video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJyYg6KmxYE&feature=youtu.be.
MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER’S REPORT - SCEA MIND THE GAP
In preparation of Mind the Gap 2012, several marketing strategies and campaigns were implemented to attract external registrations and to create excitement within the SCEA schools. Some of these strategies included email campaigns to 40 independent schools; advertising in “Which School Magazine 2011” targeted towards schools advertising in the magazine; radio advertisements on Sonshine FM targeted towards teachers, chaplains and those working in youth ministry; a radio interview between Rodney Olsen and keynote speaker Dr Brian Harris; brochure distribution to Koorong Mt Lawley and SCEA staff; promotion through the SCEA website; promotion and recruitment through personal referrals; promotion through Christian Leaders’ Morning Tea events held at two of the SCEA primary schools; personal phone calls and emails to several large Baptist and high fee paying schools; promotion to all AIS
institutions across Australia; personal phone calls to Scripture Unions across Australia and personal invites to key delegates who attended the Lausanne Congress in 2010. Internally, the conference was promoted through email campaigns, The Harvest and consultation with SCEA Principals and leadership. In total, 21 external registrants and over 450 internal registrants (SCEA staff) attended Mind the Gap 2012. Sponsorship to the value of $20,000 was acquired from Cingle Vue, Christian Super, Perm-A-Pleat, Snap Midland, Koorong, NICE, Smart Teachers and The Pines Training Centre.
Watch the promotional video at http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=cJyYg6KmxYE&feature=youtu.be. Footage was also recorded to produce DVDs of all keynotes. Multiple DVDs are to be produced and distributed to former attendees to promote Mind the Gap 2014. The URLs www.mindthegap.edu.au and www.mindthegap.wa.edu.au has also been registered and reserved for a Mind the Gap 2014 website.
Overall, Mind the Gap 2012 was a great success. A promotional video of Mind the Gap 2012 has been made and will be used to promote Mind the Gap 2014.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS The SCEA Staff New Years’ Celebration was held in January 2012 at Swan Christian College’s Maali Mia Centre. At the event, marketing lead staff in a dynamic game that would see the winner of the competition receive an iPad. The prize was presented by the ICT Manager and announced by the HR Officer and provided an opportunity to create internal brand awareness. Many staff members commented that they enjoyed the event and that they engaged with what the CEO, Reverend Stephen Lee, had to say about SCEA’s future. In 2012, the Finance Committee with the support of Marketing redeveloped the Bond Policy to award families enrolling multiple children in SCEA schools. The new reforms would see families benefit
and provided an incentive for families to enrol more than one child per application. Association Membership grew by 53%; from 131 members at the end of 2011 to 202 members at the end of 2012. Association Membership is generally promoted through campaigns via The Harvest, School Member Meetings, Association Membership consultations and events, and personal referrals. During a series of consultations with all staff, Association Members and the SCEA Board, Marketing supported the redevelopment of the SCEA Values. The final selected values were presented to staff at the 2013 Staff New Year’s Celebration.
The First 30 Years has officially been published and was launched at the Presidents Reception in November 2012. ANZ is the major sponsor of the book, donating $10,000 to the production of the publication. The publication has been well received by staff, students, parents and Association Members.
MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER’S REPORT - SCHOOLS GEOGRAPHE GRAMMAR SCHOOL A detailed Strategic Marketing Plan for 2012 was provided to the Board at the start of 2012. The Strategic Marketing Plan also included an Advertising and Development Schedule 2012. Several campaigns were launched to increase brand awareness and enrolments into the school. These included: • a series of country radio advertisements on the most popular, mainstream radio station in Australind and Bunbury; • and Open Day held on 30 April promoted through o signage displayed one month prior to the event at key intersections o direct mail distribution of the GGS Prospectus to suburbs as specified in the strategic plan o radio advertising o and promotion at Agricultural Show
• The Open Day was held on 30 April 2012, and was very successful with 8 new families
attending the event. Of the 8 families, 3 families enrolled immediately and another family (4th) enrolled at a later stage. • GGS attended the Brunswick Agricultural Show in October 2012. The show is the largest of its kind in the region and creates an opportunity for GGS to create mass brand awareness. A Christian Leaders’ Morning Tea was held on 27 March 2012 to strengthen GGS’s relationship with the Christian community in the South West and promote Mind the Gap 2012. The event was very successful with 4 Church Pastors and 5 Principals and Heads of Department attending the Morning Tea. The event was a great source of enrichment and encouragement for those attending. GGS enrolments grew from 20 students at the end of 2011 to 31 students in June 2012. Enrolments dropped slightly towards the end of the year; however, the Principal Mr Rob Devenish was quick to arrange a Principal’s Morning Tea to meet with parents and report on the progress of the school. The Morning
Tea was well received with 70% of parents attending the event. Following the Principal’s Morning Tea, Marketing approached SCEA Education Consultant to assist in developing a strategy through which GGS strengths could be promoted. We engaged Edith Cowan University to conduct an ipsative assessment that would report on the progress made by students at GGS in comparison with other schools. The project was initiated during the second semester of 2012, during which ECU visited the school, interviewed teachers, parents and students and assessed the learning environment. A final report was issued midDecember 2012. The report provided valuable information for the school about its learning environment and also provided marketing with a great range of promotional literature such as parent testimonials etc. This literature has now been implemented into the school’s marketing campaigns for 2013.
SOUTHERN HILLS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE A number of marketing campaigns were initiated in 2012. To create additional income into the College and attract enrolments, a proposal was put together to initiate the promotion of the Outdoor Education Program at Southern Hills. The Outdoor Program is currently under development and will be finalised to be promoted to other businesses. Starting the year officially as “Southern Hills Christian College”, 2012 saw Southern Hills host its most popular Open Day at the time. The Open Day was advertised via a series of newspaper advertisements in the Examiner, DL mail distribution via Australia Post distributed to 25,000 households and signage located along Albany Hwy and Admiral Road. A4 Prospectuses were re-written, designed and produced for
distribution. Prospectuses were distributed via A5 high quality folders to those families that registered for a tour on the Open Day. Over 2000 visitors attended the event and over 300 cars parked the oval full at one time! During the festival, the College ran tour groups and had welcome teams at the entrance of the College. Twenty five new families formally registered an expression of interest. This represented thirty nine students over several years with two immediate starts at the time for 2013. The two most popular year groups of interest were the Kindergarten and Year 7 groups. Marketing produced a short film, documenting the College’s annual mission trip to Manila, Philippines and the film was screened on 11 August 2012 at the College. The purpose of the screening was to raise
WHAT’S NEXT IN MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT? 1. SCEA re-branding 2. Strategic Marketing Plans for SCEA and schools 3. Online engagement and integration of social media across the Association 4. Mind the Gap 2014
funds and recruit students to the next mission trip, as well as to promote the Christian ethos of the College. During the 2012 mission trip to Manila in November, the West Australian published an article about the mission trip and the Southern Hills students. Students and staff were also interviewed by Sonshine FM at the time. The outreach to Manila continues to be a great success and is becoming increasingly successful, attracting attention and awareness from the public.
MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER’S REPORT - SCHOOLS ELLENBROOK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE In 2012, market research was conducted to determine why some secondary students were leaving the college. The research found that some of this drop off was influenced by students leaving to take up apprenticeship roles and also, enrolling at higher fee paying schools with more varied course offerings. The findings were discussed with ECC’s executive staff and a series of suggested strategies were set in place to counter the trend. Further research was conducted by surveying Year 10-11 students. The purpose of the survey was to determine what the attitudes of students were towards the college. The survey received over 67 responses and data has now been analysed at the start of 2013. Strategies to meet the needs of students are currently being developed. Ongoing advertising and promotion for ECC included advertising in the Echo’s Education Matters features and the Advocate Community Newspaper throughout the year. ECC also listed on the Australian Schools and Private Schools online directories. Over two days during May and August, ECC exhibited at The Shops at Ellenbrook and this promotion was very successful. 12 families registered their names to attend a tour to the school and 36 enrolment packs were handed out over the two days in May. 23 enrolments packs were distributed in August prior to the Open Day. Open Day was held on 4 September 2012. The Open Day was promoted through the above mentioned exhibition at the local shopping centre, newspaper advertisements and the college newsletter. The Open Day was very successful with 9 enrolments packs distributed to prospective families on the day.
MUNDARING CHRISTIAN COLLEGE Throughout the year, MCC advertised in various print publications to promote the college and the college’s proposed new campus in Parkerville. These publications included the Hills Gazette and Echo’s Education Matters March 2012 editions. Following the successful market research mail-out campaign, an article announcing the winners of the market research draw was published in the Hills Gazette. Throughout the year, MCC submitted several media releases to the Hills Gazette and Echo newspapers and several of these articles were published. The College also advertised online via the Australian Schools and Private Schools online directories.
KALAMUNDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL KCS held two Open Days throughout the year; the first in June to target the families who were feeling dissatisfied with their schools in 2012; the second in October as per usual to target the general population. Marketing assisted with writing, designing and creating a schedule to advertise the Open Day held on 26 June 2012. This Open Day was advertised over one month via two adverts in the Midland Kalamunda Reporter, mail-out distribution, splash page on the KCS homepage and two road signs, one on Kalamunda Rd and the other outside the school. The Open Day featured several tours throughout the day from 8:30am to 5pm. The idea was to provide parents with a real inschool experience where they could come and see what students were doing in class and how teachers were teaching. 14 new families attend the Open Day and of these, 4 students were enrolled into three year old Kindergarten. KCS also had a significant increase in phone and website enquiries during this period – a total of 30 enrolment enquiries in June compared to 19 in May 2012.
SWAN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE During September 2012, Marketing sourced two professionals from Rio Tinto to present to Year 11 students at Swan Christian College. The purpose of the presentation was to inspire students and to demonstrate what the benefits of obtaining a degree were. The presentation was well received by students and staff involved. Marketing also provided advice to Swan Christian College about web design contractors, web development and estimates. One of these contractors has now been appointed to redesign the Swan Christian College website.
BEECHBORO CHRISTIAN SCHOOL A Marketing Schedule was produced for BCS at the start of 2012. The following campaigns were implemented throughout the year to increase enrolments and brand awareness: • Listings on the online Private Schools Guide, Australian Schools Directory and Private Schools Directory to increase online presence and search engine rankings. • BCS advertisements and editorials published in editions of the Education Matters feature produced by the Eastern Reporter Community Newspaper, as well as editions in the Echo Newspaper throughout the year. • During the April, June and October school holidays, BCS launched a series of activities and exhibitions to be run at Springs Shopping Centre (Bennett Springs), Bassendean Shopping Village and Noranda Shopping Village. Activities included free face painting and colour-in lessons from the art teacher. Exhibitions included a display of photos from BCS’ annual Compassion Day with quotes from students and teachers; and artwork produced by students throughout the year. These shopping centre initiatives provided opportunities for prospective parents to engage with staff working at the school and created brand awareness. On 2 May BCS hosted a Christian Leaders’ Morning Tea to strengthen the school’s ties with the wider Christian community, and to promote Mind the Gap 2012. The invitation was also extended to public school chaplains. The Morning Tea was very successful with over 22 guests attending the event. Everyone was very encouraged and asked that the Christian Leaders’ Morning Teas become regular events. In September 2012, an article was published about BCS in the West Australian about the Prime Minister’s mention of improved results at Beechboro Christian School. Prime Minister Julia Gillard said that BCS is ‘a school where change is possible and where lives are transformed every day’. Her remarks about BCS were incorporated into marketing campaigns for 2012, and are incorporated into 2013. BCS hosted its Open Day on 31 October 2012. The Open Day was promoted through a flyer distribution to mail boxes, adverts in the Eastern Reporter and Echo Newspaper, school newsletter, school website, at the annual school production and via posters displayed at shopping centres during the October school holidays. The Open Day was very successful with 11 new families attending the event and of these, 3 students were enrolled for the start of 2013. Zenda Eastwood - Marketing & Development Manager
Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. Iâ€™ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age. - Matthew 28.19 (Message)
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER’S REPORT Human Resource Management SCEA currently employs well over 500 teaching and operational staff (including about 100 relief staff). Staff numbers were reasonably static through 2012, with a modest level of turnover. During the reporting year, the HR self-service system for staff was upgraded to allow more efficient access for staff to relevant data and to improve the convenience and efficiency of data input and approval for a range of standard processes such as leave approvals and time sheets for parttime and casual staff. These types of developments have enabled the HR Department to become virtually paperless which delivers many efficiencies, such as remote access to reliable information from a single source of truth. Changes in the HR team during 2012 included the resignation of Erwin Wijaya who left to take up a position in charge of HR in an Indonesian Christian school. This school is exploring exchange options with one of the SCEA schools. Erwin has been replaced by Sidney Rajanagam who took up the expanded position of HR Manager. Sidney’s recent experiences have involved HR Management at Murdoch University and the role of state representative for UniSuper. Risk and Compliance In the first year in her role in the SCEA Office, Caroline Blake has made a substantial impact on the areas of Risk and Compliance Management. Thorough reviews and updates of our Incident Reporting and OHS processes have ensured that not only are SCEA’s processes and procedures in line with current legislation, they are consistent, transparent and reliable. The combined experience of Caroline Blake and Sid Rajanayagam has meant that a wide range of SCEA’s operational policies and procedures have been systematically reviewed and revised. As SCEA adopts a new administration system in 2013, there will be a further raft of associated policies and procedure that will need to be reviewed. Schools development 2012 started with completion of the purchase of 110 acres at Parkerville for a proposed Senior Campus for Mundaring Christian College. Current state government regulatory processes require an application for advanced determination to be submitted to the Minister of Education. Completion of this process was complicated by the reasonably legitimate concerns of another local provider. This resulted in more extensive market research in the proposed catchment area, which demonstrated substantial demand for K-12 rather than K-10 schooling in the area. This research generated significant interest in the College with many enquiries and enrolments. We were delighted to eventually receive Ministerial approval a few days before the end of the year. Further preparation for the development of this campus involved preparation of the processes for appointing architects. During the year, plans for a pilot programme to provide educational support to teenage mums were progressed; and the Joeys program will be trialled in 2013. Advocacy During 2012, the Chief Operations Officer continued as a Director of the Australian Association of Christian Schools Ltd (AACS) and participated in AACS policy development. SCEA’s continued input into advocacy activities at the Federal level is important for the Association’s interests, but is also an important part of SCEA’s contribution as a corporate citizen. AACS has made a number of submissions on the Gonski Review and other national policy developments, particularly those concerning discrimination and human rights matters which may adversely affect the operation of Christian schools.
A group of 24 Christian schools in Queensland joined AACS towards the end of 2012 which means that AACS is now considered to represent the largest combined enrolment of students in protestant Christian schools across Australia. SCEA members are encouraged to continue to pray for state and federal politicians and administrators. Martin Bent - Chief Operations Officer
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER’S REPORT INTRODUCTION We received an unqualified audit report with no material required adjustments. We have again benefited from the Government’s stimulus package in the form of capital funding, and in particular the trade training centre and DER income of $6,311,946. (2011 - $8,038,984) This has again contributed to the cash balance at year-end of $5,824,511. The income from funds invested was $398,795. This will not be sustained going forward and will decline as the funds are utilised, and as interest rates are dropping. (This report should be read in conjunction with the Annual Financial Statements)
2012 AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE • Net operating income for the year is $753,580 (2011 - $936,434) or 2% of income. • Total income is up by 8% to $48.25m (2011-$44.6m) while total expenditure has also increased by 8% from $43.7m to $47.5m • Staff salaries and wages and related costs amount to about 72% of total expenses. Salaries and related expenses have increased to $33.2m from $30.7m an increase of 8%. The containment of these costs, remains our greatest challenge going forward • State and Commonwealth Grants have increased from $26.2m to $27.8m – an increase of 6% • Family tuition fees have increased to $15.5m to $14.1m – an increase of 9 % overall • Other income from grants, canteens, uniforms, transport, and DER is $2.9m up from $2.34m. The increase is mainly due to the DER grants, with increased expenses as well on IT as a result. • Investment in total assets has increased from $68.2m to $74.5m • The annual depreciation charge has also increased from $3.4m to $3.9m. This increase is due to the BER projects being completed. • Investment in our receivables, mainly in family debtors, has increased to $1.98m from $1.6m • Amounts written off, and provided for by way of bad debts, is $165,030 up from $88,634. The provision for doubtful debts has increased to $361,885 from $337,375. • Special Education Grants have increased from $1,0m to $1.5m this year. • As mentioned in the previous year the costs of security, maintenance and in particular cleaning services and power continue to escalate and have again increased substantially in the current year to $3.0m from $2.8man increase of 7%. • The total long service leave provision has increased to $2.4m from $2.2m in 2011, an increase of 8 % • Our finance costs have been well contained this year, as a result of reduction of borrowings on projects.
CONCLUSION Overall we have again achieved excellent financial results this year on the back of increased revenue from investments, and well contained salaries and other expenditure, and increased income from capital grants and special education grants. The stimulus in the form of the government’s Digital Education Revolution has provided funds to improve our IT infrastructure, increase wireless connectivity and speeds with better band width all around our schools. We also completed the Trade Training Centre, at Swan with a Commonwealth Grant. As is evident from the above all our costs, including salaries, loan interest, depreciation, maintenance and running costs, have all been carefully managed in the year under review, which is an extremely pleasing result. Being my final report to members as CFO, I wish to extend special thanks to our Board and fellow Association members for an extremely fruitful time at SCEA, and I wish you all Gods abundant blessing for the years ahead. Charles Ebden - Chief Financial Officer 21 April 2013.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER’S REPORT Income and Expediture charts for 2011 and 2012
Other Income Project Grants
Tui$on Salaries Admin Salaries
10% 14% 7%
Opera$onal Interest & Depn
Opera$onal Interest & Depn
SCEA Board Members
Roger Edland President
Attendance at Meetings 2011
Roger Edland (2013)
President (Jan 13 - Present) Chair of Finance (Jun 09 - Jan 12) Vice President (Jul 10 - Dec 12)
Peter Ellery (2014)
President (Jul 10 - Jan 13) Vice President (Aug 09 - Jun 10)
Clinton Bradbury (2014)
Acting Chair of Finance (Feb 13 - Present) Director
Daniel Bredenkamp (2014)
Guy Cameron (2015)
Terry Hicks (2015)
Director (attendance affected by ill health)
Director (Resigned May 2012)
David Pirouet (2015)
We have audited the accompanying financial report of Swan Christian Education Association Inc (“the Association”), being a special purpose financial report, which comprises the statement of financial position as at 31 December 2012, the statement of financial performance and statement of cash flows for the year then ended, notes comprising a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information, and the directors’ declaration.
The directors of the Association are responsible for the preparation of the financial report, and have determined that the accounting policies described in Note 1 of the financial report are appropriate to meet the requirements of the Association’s constitution and the needs of the members. The directors’ responsibility also includes such internal control as the directors determine is necessary to enable the preparation of a financial report that is free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the financial report based on our audit. We have conducted our audit in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards. Those standards require that we comply with relevant ethical requirements relating to audit engagements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the financial report is free from material misstatement. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial report. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial report, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity’s preparation of the financial report that gives a true and fair view, in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity’s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by the directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial report. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.
In conducting our audit, we followed applicable independence requirements of Australian professional ethical pronouncements.
In our opinion, the financial report presents fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Swan Christian Education Association Inc as at 31 December 2012 and of its financial performance for the year then ended in accordance with the accounting policies described in Note 1 to the financial report.
Without modifying our opinion, we draw attention to Note 1 of the financial report, which describes the basis of accounting. The financial report has been prepared for distribution to members for the purpose of fulfilling the directorsâ€™ financial reporting obligations under the Associationâ€™s constitution. As a result, the financial report may not be suitable for another purpose.
CHRIS WATTS CA
DATED at PERTH this 6 day of May 2013
SWAN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION INC
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2012
4 EOY Accounts 31 Dec 2012 Final Draft SWAN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION INC STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE for the year ended 31 December 2012 INCOME
15,529,907 398,795 2,906,849 7,859 98,223 1,503,805 27,801,637 48,247,075
14,103,469 340,994 2,335,540 485,012 96,229 1,011,125 26,242,869 44,615,238
25,005,704 2,742,307 27,748,011
23,162,810 2,582,203 25,745,013
4,740,977 1,266,535 2,310,380 173,162 102,720 3,936,587 165,030 253,410 714,268 635,193 24,804 371,570 3,454,630 147,078 330,399 18,626,743
4,571,946 951,256 2,202,274 257,558 151,288 3,345,878 88,634 344,130 612,687 448,148 11,761 350,590 3,005,935 143,894 357,748 16,843,727
1,075,277 35,668 1,110,945
1,069,438 20,626 1,090,064
Families income inc Tuition fees Interest Other net income Profit on Sale of Assets Rental Income Special Educational Grants State & Commonwealth Grants TOTAL INCOME
EXPENDITURE Tuition Salaries Tuition Expenses Administration & General Administration Salaries Admin, computers, bank, cleaning & security Maint / Grounds & Cleaning Wages & Exp Advertising Staff and Marketing Audit and other Professional fees Depreciation Doubtful Debt expense Insurance General Light, Rates, Water & Telephone Long Service Leave OH&S expenses Printing, Stationery & Office Super, Staff expenses and WCA Subscriptions Transport, Motor Vehicle & Travel
Finance Interest Rent- Leased Properties TOTAL EXPENDITURE Assets scrapped
NET OPERATING SURPLUS FOR THE YEAR
This Statement of Financial Performance should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.
4 EOY Accounts 31 Dec 2012 Final Draft
SWAN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION INC STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE - continued for the year ended 31 December 2012 2012 $
NON-OPERATING ACTIVITIES Capital Grants Received Federal government funding - P21 and other Projects - TTS CGA Capital Grant - DER / NSP Less: Funds received in advance NET SURPLUS FOR THE YEAR TRANSFERS FROM / (TO) RESERVES AND FUNDS Transfer to Capital Contributions 12 Transfer from / (to) Family Hardship Fund 16 Transfer from / (to) Project Development Fund 20 NET SURPLUS TRANSFERRED
5,450,000 861,946 6,311,946 6,311,946
3,521,894 3,860,336 656,754 8,038,984 4,517,090 3,521,894
(6,311,946) (3,521,894) 9,780 (8,117) 196,216 (350,000) 959,576 $ 578,317
This Statement of Financial Performance should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.
4 EOY Accounts 31 Dec 2012 Final Draft SWAN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION INC STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION as at the 31 December 2012
NOTE CURRENT ASSETS Cash at Bank Receivables Trade training centre costs Stock Total Current Assets
3,766,977 1,870,432 99,468 1,902,210 7,639,087
3,334,729 1,645,073 5,623,212 1,964,075 12,567,089
1,700,474 17,455,435 19,155,909
1,759,663 18,384,257 20,143,920
18,921,478 23,492,635 235,091 528,674 131,728 503,784 11,971,925
14,063,578 22,533,059 210,722 439,494 141,508 700,000 11,971,925
5,824,511 1,984,300 247,701
2011 $ 8,904,088 1,645,967 3,866,232 197,638 14,613,925
NON-CURRENT ASSETS Property, Plant & Equipment
CURRENT LIABILITIES Payables Provisions Funds received in advance Loans payable within 12 months NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES Provisions Loans
21 9 10
Represented by: Capital Contributions Accumulated Surplus School councils Building / Library Fund Family Hardship Fund School Development Fund Revaluation Reserve Account
12 13 14 15 16 20 17
This Statement of Financial Position should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.
15 March 2011
SWAN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION INC STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS for the year ended 31 December 2012 NOTE
Cash Flows From Operations Receipts from student fees Grants received recurrent Other income Interest Received Payments to suppliers and employees Interest and borrowing costs paid Net Cash Flows From Operations
14,940,321 13,648,967 29,368,616 27,253,997 1,256,192 1,707,641 398,795 340,994 (42,366,110) (40,470,986) (1,093,526) (934,444) 2,504,288
Cash Flows From Investing Activities Funding special projects NSP and P21 Funding other projects Funding Trade Training Centre Fund donations received Enrolment Bonds received Acquisition buildings of plant and equipment Proceeds on sale of assets Net Cash Flows (Used in) Investing
4,319,694 730,584 656,754 483,542 3,860,336 78,312 105,007 134,110 382,907 (6,070,401) (13,504,932) 58,500 3,113,750 (4,585,353)
Cash Flows From Financing Activities Loans Repaid Loans Acquired drawdowns Net Cash Flows From / (Used in) Financing
Net Cash Flows
NET CASH FLOWS Cash Position Opening Balance
This Statement of Cash Flows should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.
SWAN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION INC Notes to the accounts for the year ended 31 December 2012 1 Summary of significant Accounting Policies These special purpose accounts reflect the activities of the Swan Christian Education Association (Inc). The accounts incorporate the following schools and colleges: Armadale Christian College Beechboro Christian School Ellenbrook Christian College Geographe Grammar School
Midland Christian School Mundaring Christian School Swan Christian College Kalamunda Christian School
The Association is not a reporting entity because in the opinion of the directors there are unlikely to exist users of the financial report who are unable to command the preparation of reports tailored so as to satisfy specifcially all of their information needs. Accordingly, these special purpose financial statements have been prepared to satisfy the directors' reporting requirements under the Association's constitution and are prepared in accordance with the accounting policies below. a) Basis of Preparation. The accounts are prepared in accordance with the historical convention on an accrual basis. Except where otherwise stated accounting policies are consistent with those of the previous year. b) Income Tax. Swan Christian Education Association Inc is exempt from payment of income tax under section 23(2) of the Income Tax Assessment Act. c) Property,Plant and Equipment Land is stated in the statement of financial position at their revalued amounts, being the fair value at the date of revaluation. Revaluations are performed by independent valuers. Any revaluation movements arising on the revaluation of land is recognised in the revaluation reserve. Land is not depreciated. Plant and equipment are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and accumulated impairment losses. Depreciation is recognised so as to write off the cost of assets less their residual values over their useful lives, using the straight-line method. The estmiated useful lives, residual values and depreciation method are reviewed at the end of each reporting period, with the effect of any changes in estimate accounted for on a prospective basis. Depreciation The following Depreciation rates have been applied to calculate the charge for the year: Buildings Constructed:i) Buildings ii) Auxiliary structures (shade structures, gazebos etc.)
Plant & Machinery
Furniture and Equipment Furnishings (desks chairs cabinets shelving etc.) Music equipment Computers
10 20 25
Motor Vehicles All vehicles
Low value assets
SWAN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION INC Notes to the accounts for the year ended 31 December 2012 1 Summary of significant Accounting Policies contâ€Śâ€Ś. d) Inventories The uniform inventory is valued at the lower of cost and net realisable value e) Employee Entitlements Liabilities for annual leave are recognised, and are measured as the amount unpaid at the reporting date at current pay rates in respect of employees' services up to that date. A liability for long service leave is recognised, and is measured at the current value of leave owing to the respective employees. The calculation has been made for all employees on a pro-rata basis (excluding the first two years) of the long service in terms of their Enterprise Bargaining Agreement of SCEA Inc - and non teaching staff. No consideration is given to future wage rates and salary levels. f) Provision for Doubtful Debts and Bad Debts written off A provision for doubtful debts is made on overdue debtors and bad debts are only written off where it is confirmed that these will not be received. g) Security Arrangements The Bank overdraft and Bank loans disclosed in note 10 and 11 are secured by: i) mortgages over the fixed property of the Association; and ii) fixed and a floating charge over the assets of the Association. h) Going Concern The financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis. The Board believes this basis is appropriate because the Association has adequate finance facilities in place as disclosed in Note 19, to cover timing differences. Some provisions and funds received in advance are also included in current liabilities. i)
Library stock The library stock was last valued in 2009. Any purchases since then are depreciated in the year of acquisition.
Revenue Tuition Fees Tuition fees are recognised in the period of tuition by the Association. Tuition fees received in advance are recognised as unearned income liability, until such point that the tuition is rendered. Government Grants Revenue from grants received for operational purposes from Government funding organisations is recognised when the Association obtains the right to receive the revenue, when it is probable that economic benefits will flow to the Association and when it can be measured reliably. Grant revenue is deferred as a liability to the extent that unspent grants may be required to be repaid to the funding organisations or utilised against future expenditure. Interest Income Interest income is recognised on an accrual basis taking into account the interest rate applicable to the financial assets.
k) Receivables Tuition receivables are measured at cost. Tuition receivables are assessed for indicators of impairment at the end of each reporting period. A separate provision for doubtful debts is recognised for any estimated loss from collection of tuition receivables. When a tuition receivable is considered uncollectible, it is written off against the provision for doubtful debts account.
SWAN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION INC Notes to the accounts for the year ended 31 December 2012 l)
Other Financial Liabilities Other financial liabilities, including borrowings and trade and other payables, are initially measured at fair value, net of transaction costs. Other financial liabilities are subsequently measured at amortised cost using the effective interest method, with interest expense recognised on an effective yield basis.
m) Capital Contributions Fund Capital grants received by the Association in excess of $100,000 relating to the acquisition of fixed assets are included in equity as capital contributions in order to recognise the income over the useful life of the asset and thereby correctly matching the revenue with the expenditure over this period. These contributions are credited to income over the expected useful life of the related assets on a straight line basis. Capital grants received by the Association which are less than $100,000 relating to the acquisition of fixed assets are credited to the income statement. n) School Council, Building / Library Funds & Family Hardship Fund School Council funds are administered by the schools and the funds are raised to facilitate projects out of the normal school curriculum and the funds are allocated accordingly. The Building / Library funds are accumulated from donations made by members and staff of the association to fund future building projects. The family hardship fund was established to assist families with financial hardship to continue their enrolments by making a contribution to the tuition fees.
6 Cash Assets General Funds Building Fund Family hardship and bonds Library Fund School Accounts Term Deposits Funds invested
5 Staff Related Expenses The major items included in Staff Expenses are Superannuation $2,725,249 (2011 - $2,525,121) and Workers Compensation and Income Protection $553,446 (2011 - $398,200)
4 Audit and Professional Fees Fee for audit Other - grant acquittals Other surveys - Parent and staff and payglobal Education/Industrial consultant History book author
3 Net Income Other Income includes donations,hire,capital grants and fundraising Transport Uniform Shops Other income includes capital grants Income from Canteens
2 Gross income Canteens Uniforms
Notes to the accounts for the year ended 31 December 2012
SWAN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION INC
767,569 457,017 1,135,189 55,624 43,018 3,366,094 5,824,511
39,566 1,500 15,220 6,063 40,371 102,720
144,430 (22,280) 2,836,685 (51,986) 2,906,849
2,499,317 369,545 887,098 42,437 45,450 5,060,241 8,904,088
36,421 4,715 35,999 19,136 55,017 151,288
106,221 42,782 2,218,006 (31,469) 2,335,540
Mundaring Buildings & Improvements -At Cost Less: Accumulated Depreciation Land - Mundaring - At Independent Valuation 31 December 2005
Kalamunda Buildings & Improvements -At Cost Less: Accumulated Depreciation Land - Kalamunda - At Independent Valuation 31 December 2005
Midland Buildings & Improvements -At Cost Less: Accumulated Depreciation Land - Valuation 22 July 2009
Swan Buildings & Improvements - At Cost Less: Accumulated Depreciation Land - Valuation 22 July 2009
8 Property, Plant & Equipment Freehold Land and Buildings & Improvements
7 Receivables Debtors- Tuition Debtors - sundry Prepaid Expenses
Notes to the accounts for the year ended 31 December 2012
SWAN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION INC
5,619,884 (830,545) 400,000 5,189,339
5,117,624 (731,619) 830,000 5,216,005
3,555,694 (685,953) 1,991,862 4,861,603
19,591,029 (2,548,093) 5,748,317 22,791,253
1,466,658 61,084 456,558 1,984,300
5,365,858 (646,244) 400,000 5,119,614
4,984,532 (530,335) 830,000 5,284,197
3,555,592 (543,928) 1,991,863 5,003,527
19,578,466 (1,843,591) 5,748,317 23,483,192
1,141,582 67,908 436,477 1,645,967
Computer Hardware & Software - at Cost Less: Accumulated Depreciation
Other Assets Plant & Machinery - at Cost Less: Accumulated Depreciation
Padbury Terrace Buildings & Improvements -At Cost Less: Accumulated Depreciation Land - Association - At Independent Valuation 31 December 2005
Ellenbrook Buildings & Improvements -At Cost Less: Accumulated Depreciation Land - Ellenbrook - At Independent Valuation 31 December 2005
Armadale Buildings & Improvements -At Cost Less: Accumulated Depreciation Land - Armadale - At Independent Valuation 31 December 2005
The land is held on a 20 year lease from the Cracovia club.
8 Property, Plant & Equipment continuedâ€Ś Beechboro Buildings & Improvements -At Cost Less: Accumulated Depreciation
Notes to the accounts for the year ended 31 December 2012
SWAN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION INC
90,930 (32,476) 58,454
122,810 (39,398) 83,412
7,024,500 (5,011,501) 2,012,999
874,135 (156,054) 1,200,000 1,918,081
875,635 (187,144) 1,200,000 1,888,491
7,971,831 (6,053,284) 1,918,547
12,056,962 (1,258,349) 2,100,000 12,898,613
5,370,206 (784,223) 900,000 5,485,983
4,342,461 (534,299) 3,808,162
12,227,903 (1,642,046) 2,100,000 12,685,857
5,423,555 (1,024,327) 900,000 5,299,228
4,347,006 (854,635) 3,492,371
Total Property, Plant & Equipment
Trade Training Centre Buildings & Improvements - At Cost Plant and equipment - At cost Less: Accumulated Depreciation
Land - at cost Geographe Grammar Scholl
Parkerville Land at cost
4,552,061 1,257,889 (49,241) 5,760,709
1,586,094 (695,811) 890,283
Library - at valuation Less: Accumulated Depreciation
The library stock is valued at Directors valuation. Replacements are fully depreciated in the year of purchase. This stock is revalued every 3 years.
255,778 (116,084) 139,694
4,623,457 (2,854,128) 1,769,329
Motor Vehicles - at Cost Less: Accumulated Depreciation
8 Property, Plant & Equipment continueâ€Ś Furniture & Equipment- at Cost Less: Accumulated Depreciation
Notes to the accounts for the year ended 31 December 2012
SWAN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION INC
1,550,632 (660,606) 890,026
187,705 (118,760) 68,945
4,198,886 (2,406,332) 1,792,554
12 Capital Contributions Fund Opening Balance TTC DER contributions received Depreciation recouped
11 Loans Long Term Loans Commercial Bank Loans and leases State Government Low Interest Loans
10 Loans Current Portion - Payable next 12 months Commercial Bank Loans and leases State Government Low Interest Loans
Non-Current Liability Long Service Leave Work cover
9 Provisions Current Liability Long service leave Provision stock obsolescence and sundry Maintenance provision Executive study leave Bad & Doubtful debts Annual leave
Notes to the accounts for the year ended 31 December 2012
SWAN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION INC
11,580,268 3,521,894 (1,038,584) 14,063,578
10,698,465 7,685,792 18,384,257
9,897,599 7,557,836 17,455,435 14,063,578 6,311,946 (1,454,046) 18,921,478
759,848 1,204,227 1,964,075
458,294 20,511 312,828 60,000 337,375 456,065 1,645,073
858,790 1,043,420 1,902,210
1,697,444 3,030 1,700,474
706,105 19,711 87,314 60,800 361,885 634,617 1,870,432
141,508 (9,780) 131,728
439,494 89,180 528,674
22,533,059 959,576 23,492,635
133,391 8,117 141,508
334,798 104,696 439,494
21,954,742 578,317 22,533,059
A new school site at Parkerville was acquired during the year at a cost of $2,202,931. This is in the initial planning stage.
18 Capital Commitments
17 Revaluation reserve Opening balance Revaluations during the year
This fund has been established to assist families in financial hardship
16 Family Hardship Fund Opening Balance Current year transfers less assistance
15 Building / Library Fund Opening Balance Net Contributions/(Distributions)
14 School Council funds Net balances at year end
13 Accumulated Funds Opening Balance Net Surplus for the year
Notes to the accounts for the year ended 31 December 2012
SWAN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION INC
21 Payables Payables and accruals Families, bonds and outside funds
20 Project Development Fund Amounts resolved to be appropriated to fund Geographe Grammar School at Australind. Less amounts appropriated - current year
2,041,199 1,293,530 3,334,729
(196,216) 503,784 $ 2,281,828 1,485,149 3,766,977
19 Finance Facilities The Association continues to receive recurrent and capital grants from Commonwealth and State Government funding. In addition, the Association has general bank finance facilities of $12.051m (2011 - $12.731) in place. This includes an overdraft facility of $1.5m.
Notes to the accounts for the year ended 31 December 2012
SWAN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION INC
SWAN CHRIST STATEMENT for perio
System office Accounts
Summary SWAN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION INC
Dec12 YTD (Maze actuals against Board approved) 12-January-1900
for period ended 31 December 2012
Variance to Budget
INCOME Operating Income
15,529,907 8,862,062 18,939,576 1,503,808 44,835,353
15,537,494 9,106,395 19,685,098 655,524 44,984,511
(7,587) (244,333) (745,522) 848,284 (149,158)
12,930 0 0 0 12,930
0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0
98,223 4,601,961 1,197,890 1,979,439 8,284,167
100,522 4,601,961 1,193,618 1,194,367 7,215,468
(2,299) 0 4,272 785,072 1,068,699
98,223 2,460,771 357,160 0 3,314,949
0 0 0 0 0
0 2,141,190 0 0 2,148,090
497,833 88,514 586,347
638,860 115,000 753,860
(141,027) (26,486) (167,513)
0 1,098 1,098
0 0 0
0 0 0
(549,819) (110,794) (660,613)
(636,733) (60,000) (696,733)
86,914 (50,794) 36,120
0 105 105
0 0 0
0 0 0
25,005,700 2,742,309 27,748,009
25,363,629 2,559,242 27,922,871
357,929 (183,067) 174,862
0 883 883
0 0 0
0 0 0
Administration & General Administration Salaries Admin & Bank exps
Maint/Grounds, Cleaning ,Security Wages & Exp Advertising & Marketing
Computer, Maintenance and Other
Doubtful Debt expense Insurance General Other Consultants and OH&S
165,030 253,409 86,457
47,000 212,500 73,140
(118,030) (40,909) (13,317)
0 542 47,819
0 0 13,700
0 467 59
Light,Rates,Water & Telephone Long Service Leave
Families income inc Tuition fees State Grants Commonwealth Grants Special Educational Grants * Other Income Interest Income Proceeds Sale of Assets Rent & Leased Properties Income System levy Income Income -Other Capital Grant Trading Income Canteen Uniform Shops Budget Income Less COST OF GOODS SOLD Canteen COGS Uniform COGS
TRADING GROSS PROFIT TOTAL INCOME EXPENDITURE Tuition Salaries Tuition Expenses
Audit and Accountancy fees
Transport,Motor Vehicle & Travel Loss on Assets Rent & Leased Properties Expense System levy Expense System levy reduction(writeback) System levy reduction(provision)
330,400 7,796 35,668 4,601,964 0 0 19,335,583
331,660 0 40,000 4,601,961 0 0 19,407,033
1,260 (7,796) 4,332 (3) 0 0 71,450
4,549 0 (7,230) 10,103
0 0 0 0
10,466 741 0 0 0 0 1,739,760
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURE
1,075,280 3,936,584 5,011,864
1,135,467 3,755,598 4,891,065
60,187 (180,986) (120,799)
143,424 83,718 227,142
0 0 0
2,150 142,098 144,248
Printing Stationery & Postage Super, Staff exp& WCA Subscriptions
(before Interest & Depreciation)
NET SURPLUS/(DEFICIT) * Net Surplus/(Deficit) by group tween Audited Account Surplus is $9780 Net Family Hardship Fund
TIAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION INC T OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE od ended 31 December 2012
School Management Accounts
SWA Jr SWA Sr SHCC (ARM) BEE ELL KAL MUN ############# ########### ########### ########### ########### ########### ###########
0 0 0 0 0
1,465,861 1,005,838 2,240,797 217,951 4,930,447
570,160 406,336 859,256 149,216 1,984,968
3,331,713 1,953,078 4,205,358 354,969 9,845,118
988,335 544,009 1,075,050 88,680 2,696,074
1,391,064 796,814 1,719,128 200,674 4,107,680
1,882,233 964,393 2,222,880 162,119 5,231,625
5,454,594 2,945,412 6,128,260 306,299 14,834,565
100,494 60,154 37,510 1,035 199,193
254,748 131,389 310,012 2,255 698,404
77,780 54,640 141,325 20,608 294,354
0 0 0 0 0
0 0 120,614 283,505 404,119
0 0 48,400 317,348 365,748
0 0 71,030 364,102 435,132
0 0 59,806 128,508 188,314
0 0 96,116 100,222 196,392
0 0 34,600 8,176 42,776
0 200,612 728,336 929,853
0 0 3,990 0 3,990
0 0 2,750 49,241 51,991
0 0 202,815 0 202,815
0 0 0
76,161 89,741 165,902
0 0 0
108,251 (2,509) 105,742
0 0 0
25,406 183 25,589
28,959 0 28,959
259,057 0 259,057
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
(96,362) (109,255) (205,617)
0 0 0
(112,055) (412) (112,467)
0 0 0
(17,649) (1,232) (18,881)
(44,535) 0 (44,535)
(279,217) 0 (279,217)
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
3,300,621 294,288 3,594,910
1,249,062 110,578 1,359,640
5,802,062 726,368 6,528,430
1,583,013 135,995 1,719,008
2,375,406 243,244 2,618,650
2,553,037 394,202 2,947,239
7,270,602 746,586 8,017,188
143,467 2,771 146,238
320,513 48,148 368,661
407,917 39,253 447,169
0 7 9
57 26,365 4,107
(6,491) 7,455 0
81,277 49,880 2,576
27,861 10,851 0
24,542 60,595 7,717
(18,786) 29,782 530
48,174 61,918 6,915
6,648 948 0
0 4,000 2,944
1,748 607 90
6 1 0 0 0 0 0
192,160 0 0 573,737 0 0 1,857,807
0 5,064 42,868 164,579 0 0 701,313
28,356 735 0 1,088,601 0 0 3,236,968
55,968 0 0 251,003 0 0 915,634
20,943 0 0 430,861 0 0 1,528,745
0 0 0 517,675 0 0 1,562,749
14,976 1,255 30 1,500,292 0 0 4,886,219
2,980 0 0 11,529 0 0 114,520
0 0 0 0 0 0 234,911
0 0 0 53,582 0 0 202,571
0 8 8
27,165 434,212 461,377
64,758 364,482 429,240
163,607 648,379 811,986
60,887 272,476 333,363
38,885 339,909 378,794
29,412 276,991 306,403
525,243 1,309,354 1,834,597
0 19 19
17,569 50,543 68,112
2,177 14,402 16,579
(619,240) (139,484) (303,857)
(83,619) (215,409) 108,201
Published on May 15, 2013