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West Moreton Anglican College

ANNUAL REPORT 2018


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West Moreton Anglican College Annual Report 2018 West Moreton Anglican College (WestMAC) is a dynamic Prep to Year 12 co-educational Independent school that promotes a balanced schooling experience. Our innovative teachers challenge students to actively engage in their own learning; become critical, creative and entrepreneurial thinkers; and to develop emotionally, socially and spiritually. We strive to instill a love of learning in our students, so they can explore their full potential.

Academic strengths

Idyllic learning environment

Our academic program is carefully sequenced, ensuring that each student is engaged in learning through developmentally appropriate content, assessment, and grading. The College promotes learning as a meaningful experience through decision making, problem solving, invention, experimental inquiry, investigation, and system analysis. These higher-order thinking skills are developed in students at all year levels.

The College’s unique location offers many advantages. WestMAC is set on a naturally beautiful 38 hectare semi-rural campus less than 10 minutes from Ipswich’s CBD. This provides students with a peaceful and safe learning environment, as well as convenient access to the amenities of this increasingly dynamic, growing regional centre. Additionally, dedicated bus services make the College easily accessible to Brisbane’s western suburbs; enrolment trends indicate that WestMAC is increasingly attractive to families in this corridor. The College campus includes three subschools: Junior (Prep to Year 6); Middle (Years 7 to 9); and Senior (Years 10 to 12). A community C&K Kindergarten is also located on campus.

WestMAC offers broad academic and vocational education and training (VET) programs which allow students to select pathways that motivate and inspire them to achieve their best. Graduates seeking post-school tertiary pathways routinely attain first or second preference offers from universities.

Personal Growth Students have access to and are encouraged to partake in an extensive range of enriching learning activities. Students can participate in sport, music, dance, outdoor education and a range of clubs and international study tours. These opportunities foster personal development, cultivate leadership skills, enhance team-building and develop effective communication.

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Brighter futures

Characteristics of the student body:

The College’s strengths-based wellbeing program, SpiritED, reflects our understanding that life-long learning involves mind, body, and spirit. We focus on developing the aptitudes and the attitudes that young people need to flourish in the 21st century’s rapidly changing world.

Of the 1409 enrolments recorded in August 2018, 773 were female (54.86%) and 636 were male (45.14%). The College community is drawn from a 40km radius around the campus. Given our proximity to RAAF Base Amberley, the College nurtures its strong links with the Defence Service and supported approximately 85 Defence family students through the Defence Transition Mentor Program in 2018. There were 30 Indigenous students (2.2%).

At the heart of the College community is faith and service – both based on Anglican beliefs. Students are encouraged to value themselves and to be proud of their own and each other’s achievements. WestMAC is proud to graduate young people more than capable of being tomorrow’s leaders.

At the conclusion of 2018, the international cohort was comprised of 39 students studying for one year or longer. Of these, 19 were female and 20 male. The breakdown of students was: Chinese 31%, Hong Kong 38%, Japan 11%, Taiwan 5%, Korea 5%, Malaysia 5%, Macau 2.5% and Germany 2.5%. In addition to long-term students, 11 students participated in one term programs and 134 students from Japan and China experienced Australian culture and school life by participating in short-term study tours.

Distinctive curriculum offerings: School sector: Independent

School’s address: 8 Keswick Road, Karrabin QLD 4306 Locked Bag 8004, Ipswich QLD 4305

Total enrolments: 1409 (1372 in 2017, 1331 in 2016, 1303 in 2015)

Year levels offered: Prep to Year 12

Co-educational or Single Sex: Co-educational

More information For further information on the school and its policies, contact Deputy Principal, Mrs Janelle Lecinski on T: 07 3813 4555

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The College provides a wide variety of opportunities, some of which are unavailable to most students in Queensland schools: Broad Academic Curriculum that complies with documentation from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) and the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) divided into three programs: • Junior School for Preparatory to Year 6 • Middle School for Years 7 to 9 • Senior School for Years 10 to 12 Since 2010, the College has been implementing Dimensions of Learning as a school-wide pedagogical framework to further develop higher-order thinking skills in students at all year levels. The College has 24 years of experience operating a Prep program. This program emphasises literacy and numeracy skills, as well as offering specialist lessons in Mandarin Chinese, Music and Physical Education. Students enjoy the unique opportunity to work with animals at the College Farm. Extension programs in English Literature (Year 12), Music Performance (Years 7 and 8) and Music Extension (Year 12).


The College is CRICOS Registered to deliver to International students and offers a High School Preparation Program on campus.

• In 2018, 19 students had the opportunity to study TAFE subjects at The TAFE Southwest and Brisbane (Southbank campus).

The Football Excellence Program.

• 30 students participated in the College’s Work Experience program in 2018.

The College’s swimming program is affiliated with Queensland Swimming and provides learn to swim through to squad training with Heath Ramsay’s Swim Centre and Western Aquatics Swimming Club. Both operate on campus. The well-equipped College Farm is an exciting educational centre with a mixed range of livestock and student involvement in vegetable cultivation, pasture conservation, and modern farming practices. An all-inclusive sequential Outdoor Education program from Prep to Year 11 builds on a range of outdoor skills. For example: • Junior School students begin in Prep with a late night activity which builds to an increasing number of nights away from home, at various destinations, to develop outdoor and life skills as well as independence. • Middle School students develop a range of camping skills as well as the more challenging skills required in rock climbing, canoeing, abseiling, mountain bike riding and ropes courses. • Senior School students engage in a range of activities designed to develop leadership, teamwork, and self-reliance. Students in Year 12 are able to participate in a user-pays Ski Trip.

• The College’s School-based Apprenticeship and Traineeship program allows students to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship, usually for one day per week, enabling them to achieve their Senior Certificate as well as a recognized qualification. These qualifications can lead directly to full-time employment at the completion of Year 12. In 2018, 22 students participated in this program. University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Head Start Program: 5 students completed a Head Start Course. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Start QUT Program. Griffith University (GU) GUESTS Program Additional opportunities provided through the College’s Foreign Languages Program enable students to travel to Japan and China. Since 2016 the College has provided all students lessons in SpiritEd each week. SpiritEd is the College’s Positive Psychology program.

Vocational Education and Training offerings: • Certificate Courses: Certificate I in Construction, Certificate II in Hospitality, Certificate II in Rural Operations, Certificate III in Rural Operations, Certificate II in Manufacturing Pathways, Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology, Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology, Certificate III in Fitness, Certificate II in Engineering Pathways and Diploma of Business (delivered onsite). • Study Area Specifications (SAS) including English Communication and Pre-Vocational Mathematics.

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Extra-curricular Activities Students at West Moreton Anglican College are able to participate in a variety of extra-curricular programs. Extra-curricular activities within the College are classified under three general areas – Sport, Performing Arts (Music and Dance) and Activities.

Sport West Moreton Anglican College is very proud to be a part of The Associated Schools (TAS) sporting competition each year. TAS Sport: Students in Years 7 to 12 take part in the TAS Sports competition. Students are able to participate in the following sports: • Trimester 1: Boys Cricket and Volleyball, Girls Basketball and Tennis • Trimester 2: Boys Rugby Union and Tennis, Girls Netball and Hockey • Trimester 3: Boys Soccer and Basketball, Girls Volleyball and Touch Football. The TAS sporting competition allows students to participate in their choice of sport across the three trimester seasons. WestMAC was named TAS Cricket and Hockey Champion School 2018. A fantastic achievement which shows our depth of talent in these two sports. Congratulations to the following students and coaches who won TAS premierships or championships in the following teams:

Our students featured strongly at representative school sport across the region, state and nation. WestMAC students filled 280 positions in district sporting teams; a total of 86 students then went one step further in representing the College in Metropolitan West regional sporting teams. Nine students represented Queensland School Sport at a National Championship and two students were either selected in an Australian Schools team or medalled at an Australian Schools Championship Carnival. This is a fabulous achievement and well done to all WestMAC students who chose to participate in the school sport representative pathway showing determination and grit to achieve their goals. Junior TAS Sport: Students in Years 4 to 6 take part in the Junior TAS competition. Students are able to participate in the following sports: • Term 1: Swimming, Cricket, Hockey

• 13 Boys Swimming

• Term 2: Cross Country, Netball, Rugby Union

• 16 Girls Swimming

• Term 3: Athletics, Basketball, Soccer

• Senior 3rds Boys Cricket

• Term 4: Tennis, Touch Football

• Senior 2nds Cricket • Intermediate 3rds Cricket • Senior 2nds Girls Hockey • Year 9 Girls Hockey

Notable success stories on the Junior School sporting field included: • WestMAC Athletics Team crowned the inaugural Overall Zone Athletics Percentage Points Winner

• Year 7 Girls Hockey

• Year 6 Boys crowned Ipswich District T20 Blast Cricket Champions for the fourth year in a row

• Year 7 Boys Football

• Three Champion Age Groups

• Year 7 Girls Volleyball

• Six Metropolitan West representatives; and

• 16 Girls Athletics

• Nine undefeated Junior TAS teams

• Open Girls Athletics

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A special mention must be made of our undefeated teams: • Hockey Year 4 Red • Hockey Year 6 Red • Hockey Year 6 Navy • Rugby Under 10

The College continued its Prep to Year 3 program aimed at physically developing younger students. The WestMAC ‘Eaglet Sport’ program went from strength to strength with high numbers participating in a variety of programs including rugby, netball, football, basketball, hockey, cricket, multi-skills and tennis. The program is successfully preparing and laying the foundation for our future sporting success.

• Netball Year 5 Navy • Football Year 6 Navy • Football Senior Girls • Touch Football Year 6 Girls Gold; and • Tennis Red

Performing Arts - Music WestMAC students can undertake weekly individual music tuition lessons in singing, most orchestral and band instruments, piano, guitar, bagpipes and music theory. All students are encouraged to participate in an ensemble that is suited to their level of ability. The ensembles that were available to students in 2018 included: Choral Groups • Piccolo Voci: A non-auditioned choir for students in Years 1 to 3 which develops basic choral and singing skills. As with Bella Voce, students participated in a number of College and community-based events throughout the year. • Bella Voce: A non-auditioned choir for students in Years 4 to 6 which prepares students for more advanced singing skills and repertoire. Students participated in a variety of functions and festivals throughout the year. • Mezzo Voce: A non-auditioned, treble-voice choir for students in Years 7 to 9. Students participated in a variety of functions, eisteddfods and festivals throughout the year. • Chorale: A non-auditioned mixed-voice (SATB) choir which sings a variety of styles ranging from traditional to more contemporary repertoire. Students in this ensemble are in Years 9 to 12 and participated in choral festivals, competitions, eisteddfods and other public performances. • Jazz Vocal: An auditioned chamber choir that specialises in jazz and contemporary arrangements for students in Years 7 to 12.

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Small Instrumental Groups • Junior Strings: An ensemble for Junior School students who play a variety of stringed instruments. • WestMAC Strings: An auditioned group for secondary students who play the violin, viola, cello and double bass. • Cello Consort: a specialised group for cellists that plays arrangements of classical and contemporary popular music. • Flute Choir: An ensemble for advanced flute players with a repertoire ranging from classical to jazz. • Clarinet Choir: An ensemble for advanced clarinet players with a broad and varied repertoire. • Guitar Ensemble: An ensemble for students who play the guitar. • Percussion Ensemble: An ensemble for students who play percussion instruments.


Large Instrumental Groups

Performing Arts - Dance

• Big Band: A jazz ensemble for trumpet, trombone, saxophone and rhythm instrumentalists which performs both within and outside the College. In 2018, Big Band was awarded Platinum at the Prestige Music Fest.

• Junior School Dance Crew: A crew for students in Years 4 to 6 who develop dance skills across a range of genres. In 2018, The JS Crew performed a hip hop routine at two local eisteddfods and at the annual Dance Concert.

• Performance Band: An ensemble which caters mainly for Middle School students (Years 7 to 9) who have been learning a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument for a minimum of one year. In 2018, Performance Band was awarded Platinum at the Prestige Music Fest.

• Dance Company and Dance Troupe: Dance Troupe is for students in Years 7 to 9 and Dance Company is for students in Years 10 to 12. Participation in both groups is by audition only and selected students develop their skills in contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre, and hip-hop. Both the Troupe and Company compete at numerous eisteddfods throughout the year as well as the end-of-year Dance Concert. In 2018, many top awards and commendations were achieved at all of the competitions across a range of dance styles. Most notable was the Dance Troupe winning 1st place at all five eisteddfods for their lyrical routine.

• Symphonic Band: An auditioned ensemble and one of the most senior ensembles in the College’s Band program. All woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments are catered for and this band provides an avenue for students to be promoted to the Performance Band. In 2018, Symphonic Band was awarded Platinum at the Prestige Music Fest. • Concert Band: An ensemble catering for younger students (up to Year 6) who play woodwind, brass or percussion instruments. • Brass Ensemble: A highly versatile group, open to advanced brass players, which focuses on techniques and repertoire that are usually not explored with school-aged musicians.

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Activities The following extra-curricular programs include all other activities which do not come under the Sporting or Performing Arts categories: Australian Air Force Cadets: Students aged 12 1/2 years and older are able to participate in the Australian Air Force Cadets, which has a full rank structure from Cadet to Cadet Under Officer. Flight activities have included bivouacs, special parades, flight shots and gliding days.

Public Speaking: Students participated in a variety of public speaking events in 2018. This year, students competed in both the Ipswich and Rosewood Lions Youth of the Year. Individual students also competed in Rostrum and Rotary Youth Speaks competitions.

Cattle Show Team: During the school week from Term 1 to Term 3, students from Years 7 to 12 can develop skills during activities at the College’s farm. Students can then be involved in preparing and exhibiting cattle at local shows and at the Brisbane Exhibition (Ekka). As a member of the Cattle Show Team, students may engage in both individual and team activities that enable them to develop personal confidence, work ethic, responsibility, resilience and a strong commitment to working in a team.

Environmental Committee: Weekly meetings are held for students in Years 5 to 12 to discuss the campus environment and to identify, initiate and fundraise for a range of projects to improve the environment.

Chinese Club: This club, for students in Years 1 to 6, provides an excellent opportunity for participants to further enrich their Chinese cultural experience outside the classroom by participating in activities such as Chinese painting and calligraphy, Chinese drama and dance, handcraft activities and Chinese cooking. Debating: Students in Years 5 to 12 are involved in developing their confidence and skills in analysing topics and issues, public speaking and debating. Students apply these skills in the Apex High School Debating and Ipswich Primary Schools Debating competitions. In 2018, nine teams successfully contested the local South-East Apex Debating competition, with WestMAC being District Champions in both the Junior and Senior Competitions. The Junior team were State Runners-up. Three teams entered the Ipswich Primary Schools Debating Competition, which consists of five round robin debates. The Year 6.1 team was the star team for the Year 6 competition. The second Debating Awards Night was held at the end of Term 3 and students from each sub-school were awarded Spirit of Debating Awards.Danielle Scalia (Year 12) received the Service to Debating Award.

Friends of the Farm: Students in Years 3 to 6 who enjoy the outdoors are able to join this activity which involves them in caring for and raising farm animals and plants. Equestrian team: The Equestrian Queensland interschool year began with a showjumping competition run by the WestMAC Equestrian team at Moggill. Team members and their families continued the strong contribution to the sport that the College is renowned for, contributing to the workforce at other schools’ events and on State and Regional Committees. Three WestMAC students represented Queensland at the National competition in October in Melbourne.

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Social Climate

Parental involvement in the College

WestMAC is an Anglican community in the Ipswich region where a positive school climate contributes to successful teaching and learning across all year levels. The College actively cultivates respect and trust among all stakeholders; this contributes to the health and wellbeing of our students and staff.

The P & F Association meets monthly and encourages all parents to attend and become involved as committee members. Volunteers assist with catering, fundraising and friend-raising events and activities. With sub-committee structures such as the Friends of the Arts Group, the P & F Association offers multiple opportunities for parents and families to participate directly or indirectly in the life of the College. Parents are involved in the support of student learning through literacy groups, reading in classrooms, assistance with Art activities and assistance and involvement with incursions and excursions. They also provide support for the extra-curricular program through involvement in sport coaching and management. Parents are also involved with the College’s broader program through volunteer assistance with administrative tasks in student services, library and other areas directly supporting students. Parent representatives contribute to the College’s governance through membership on the College Council. Parent participation was also sought through the annual parent satisfaction survey instrument.

The College has a comprehensive pastoral care program (based on Positive Education principles) designed to meet the developmental needs of the students. All stakeholders are encouraged to show respect for each other and students are expected to take responsibility for their actions within a domain of clear expectations. A multi-dimensional, proactive pastoral care program in each sub-school enables students to make choices in a safe, caring and supportive environment. The College has clear anti-bullying policies and has recently implemented its own program, The WestMAC Way, guided by our three ways of being (be prepared and engaged, be kind to yourself and others, and be courageous) which aim to build resilient, respectful and responsible individuals. In all year levels, bullying is addressed both in the classroom and at assemblies. All reports of bullying are investigated and dealt with according to the findings of the investigation. The College conducts annual student surveys on bullying. WestMAC is committed to the protection of all students in its care. The College adheres to all legislative requirements in relation to child protection. Each sub-school has two designated Student Protection Officers who are known to all stakeholders in the College. The Student Protection Officers have received professional development specific to their role. All College staff have undergone professional development with regards to their professional obligations in the domain of child protection. The College also provides support to students, staff and their families who are in crisis and are being challenged by society’s pressures. Our Chaplain and counselling staff provide ongoing support for students, staff and their families. Similarly, there is a strong sense of school community and connectedness between people. Parents and families in the College community are supported by the College and in turn, contribute to supporting others.

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Parent, Teacher and Student Satisfaction with the School Parent satisfaction

Student satisfaction

(Note: numbers in brackets are the results from the 2017 survey).

Senior School: A component of the transition from the Middle to the Senior School, each student in Year 10 has a one-on-one conversation with their respective Head of House. The majority of students indicated that they felt at ease moving into the Senior School as they sensed a strong connection and support of peers and staff at the College. In Exit Surveys completed by Year 12 students at the end of 2018, 100% of students who completed the survey indicated that they were satisfied with the way their subjects were organised and presented. 93% of Year 12 students indicated they felt safe and supported in their learning environment. Further, 86% of Year 12 students felt they formed strong friendships whilst at school.

Asked how satisfied they are with their children’s education at West Moreton Anglican College 28% (32%) of respondents say ‘completely satisfied’ with a further 59% (55%) saying ‘mostly satisfied’. On a five point scale, where 1 is ‘completely dissatisfied’ and 5 is ‘completely satisfied’, the mean rating for the school as a whole is 4.1 (4.2) – for the Junior School it is 4.3 (4.3), for the Middle School 4.2 (4.1) and Senior School it is 4.0 (4.1). Using the aggregate satisfaction index (calculated using the average scores for importance and performance across various dimensions of the College’s operations) parents’ satisfaction comes in at 92.7 (91.65) out of 100. This is an increase of 1.05 percentage points from last year.

Staff satisfaction At the conclusion of 2018, the College’s staff retention rate was 88.5% (teaching staff) and 83.1% (nonteaching staff). Resignations were received from 12 teachers and 12 administrative/support staff. Exit Surveys conducted with these staff identify the key reasons for leaving the College as relocation or employment closer to home (3), retirement (2), alternate career opportunities (2); and family commitments (1). When asked how satisfied they were with their overall employment conditions and work environment, 40% of respondents said ‘highly satisfied’, while a further 60% said ‘satisfied’. A similar pattern of response is indicated through positive responses to satisfaction levels in relation to: Job Role (40% Highly Satisfied and 60% Satisfied); Quality of Workplace Interpersonal Relationships (69% Highly Satisfied and 31% Satisfied); Access to Training and Development (25% Highly Satisfied and 75% Satisfied). 93% of staff members indicated that they would recommend WestMAC as “a great place to work with a culture that is supportive of the needs of staff to develop toward potential”. Anecdotal comments about WestMAC included: “very friendly and welcoming”; “supportive and super friendly”; “work setting is amazing”; “great sense of community”.

Middle School: In the Middle School, students engage in a variety of pastoral and wellbeing programs across multiple contexts. Each week students and teachers participate in a Chapel service and assembly that provides content specific to the needs of middle school students. Furthermore, teachers regularly meet though core class meetings, identifying students at risk or requiring adjustments or support of their learning. External providers are engaged to further provide age specific content relating to areas such as leadership, digital citizenship and health/wellbeing. In 2018 the Middle School introduced the Mobile Phone Policy that provided clear expectations around the use of technology for students at the College. This had an immediate impact on student relationships and improved learning in and out of the classroom. Students engage in several surveys throughout the year. Approximately 50% of Middle School students reported that the implementation of the mobile phone policy had a positive impact in their lives. Furthermore, students were asked on a scale of 1-10 how happy they feel in the Middle School. Year 7s reported mostly between 8-10, Year 8: 7-10 and Year 9: 7-10.

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Junior School: The Religious and Values Education (RAVE) program, Assemblies and Chapel services are used as avenues for regular key messages with regard to student protection, anti-bullying, and cyber-safety. Guest presenters are invited to reinforce these key messages. In 2018 this included an incursion presented by Brainstorm Productions (Years 4-6), the Bravehearts Ditto Show (Prep –Year 3) and Character Builders (Year 6). We also held a Parent Information session on Cybersafety presented by Brett Lee. Students in the Junior School complete an annual Bullying Survey and teachers note any issues arising in the playground in designated yard duty folders. Data from surveys and yard duty folders are regularly reviewed by the Junior School Leadership team and individual follow up takes place as required. In 2018, data indicated that students have few concerns about bullying and that they feel confident to use the channels available for support, should an issue arise. Our Year 6 Exit Survey results reflected a high degree of satisfaction with their Junior School experience. Students identify teacher care, the extracurricular program, and camps as key areas of satisfaction.

Staffing Information Staff Composition: 180 staff in total Of the 180 staff: • 10 Teaching Staff (61.1%) • 70 Non-Teaching Staff (38.9%) Of the 110 Teaching Staff:

• 108 Full Time (98.2%)

• 2 Part Time (1.8%) Of the 70 Non-Teaching Staff:

• 34 Full Time (48.6%)

• 33 Part Time (47.1%) (this includes Term Time staff)

• 3 casual (4.3%)

School Income Broken Down by Funding Source Please refer to the My School website http://www.myschool.edu.au/ for detailed information about the College’s income by funding source.

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Qualification

Percentage of classroom teachers and school leaders at the school who hold this qualification (%)

Doctorate or higher

0%

Masters

23.6%

Bachelor Degree

100%

Diploma

50%

Certificate

31.8%

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Expenditure on and Teacher Participation in Professional Development: Teacher Participation in Professional Development

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Description of PD activity

Number of teachers participating in activity

18th Biennial Ascent Conference

2

2018 National Youth Stampede

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2018 University of Queensland Guidance Officers Conference

1

A Cook’s Tour of the Casio fx-CG50 AU

2

A Creative STEM Planning Strategy for Prep - Year 6 Educators Workshop

2

Australian Catholic University Career Advisor Day

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Anglican Counsellors’ Network Meeting Term 1

1

Anglican Counsellors’ Network Meeting Term 2

1

Anglican Counsellors’ Network Meeting Term 3

1

Anglican School Counsellors’ Network Meeting Term 4

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Anglican Schools Commission Heads Retreat

1

Anglican Schools Human Resources Network Meeting

1

Ausdance Educators Queensland 2018 Conference

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Beginning Teachers’ Workshop

1

Behaviour Management Essential

1

Beyond Year 12 Conference

1

Biology Senior Syllabus Implementation Workshop

1

Blue Card Workshop

1

Branding Refresh

1

Calling Bullshit

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Career Avenues Annual Training and Review Meeting 2018

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Certificate III Rural Operations

1

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

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Chainsaw Training

1

ClickView and Database Update

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Collaborative Designing: Transforming School Learning Spaces

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Collaborative Professionalism

1

CONASTA67

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Connecting Innovative School Learning Spaces and Pedagogy

1

CPR and First Aid Training

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CPR Training

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Cyber Safety Champion Network Meeting No 4

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Data Analysis

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Defence Influencer

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Defence Work Experience

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Department Meeting - Agricultural Science

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Description of PD activity

Number of teachers participating in activity

Department Meeting - Business

3

Department Meeting - Languages

5

Department Meeting - Science

12

Department Meeting - Ag Science

3

Department Meeting - Dance/Drama

3

Department Meeting - Design & Technology - Term 1

1

Department Meeting - Design & Technology

4

Department Meeting - Design & Technology - Term 2

7

Department Meeting - Differentiated Learning

2

Department Meeting - English - Term 1

15

Department Meeting - English - Term 2

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Department Meeting - HPE - Term 1

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Department Meeting - HPE - Term 2

10

Department Meeting - ISP/ESL

4

Department Meeting - IT

4

Department Meeting - Languages

5

Department Meeting - Maths - Term 1

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Department Meeting - Maths - Term 2

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Department Meeting - Science

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Department Meeting - SOSE - Term 1

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Department Meeting - SOSE - Term 2

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Department Planning - Sports

2

Developing a Deeper Understanding of Texts using Dimensions of Learning/Classroom Instruction that Works

32

Differentiation for Diverse Students

1

Dimensions of Learning / Classroom Instruction that Works

26

Disability Standards for Education

1

Drama Queensland Statement Conference 2018

1

Early Childhood Teachers’ Association Annual Conference

1

Early Years’ Conference

2

Education Perfect Languages Professional Development

1

Endorsement Workshop for Curriculum Leaders

1

Exchange 2018 Annual State Conference

2

First Response and Emergency Evacuation Training

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Foundations of Positive Education

104

Future Leaders Conference

1

Geography Teachers’ Association of Queensland Field Prac Conference

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Description of PD activity

Number of teachers participating in activity

Getting Ahead with PAT

2

Griffith Southbank Campus Behind the Scenes Tour

1

Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher Assessor Training

1

Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher Initial Training

1

Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher Mid-Point Training

1

High School Preparation Networking

1

How to be a Well Being

1

Health & Physical Education Masterclasses

1

Improve Writing Year 7-10

1

Improving Students’ Problem Solving and Reasoning Skills in Prep - Year 6

1

Improving Writing in Years 7-10: The Cognitions in the Australian Curriculum

2

Information Data and Analysis: Excel and Canva in Practice

11

Insurance Training Day

6

Introduction to 2018 Differentiation Project

4

Introduction to Resilience

22

Independent Primary School Heads Association Biennial Conference

2

Independent Primary School Heads Association Meeting

2

Independent Schools Queensland Meeting

1

Independent Schools Queensland Project Training

1

Japanese Senior Syllabus Implementation Workshop

1

Japanese Teachers Meeting

1

JS Professional Learning Session - Junior School Data Tracking Policy /

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Administering PM Benchmark and PROBE Junior School Professional Learning Session - Junior School Spelling Program

22

Junior School Staff Meeting

28

Junior School Team Meeting - Year 6

4

Junior School Team Meeting - Years 2/3

6

Junior School Team Planning Meeting

21

Junior School Twilight PD - Reporting and Assessment

26

Junior School Year Level Planning Time

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Leading a Digital School Conference

1

Leading Students to Success in the New QCE:

2

Aligning Cognitive Skills, Assessment and Pedagogy

18

Literacy Workshop

1

Microskills

8

Microsoft Power BI Workshop

1

MLTAQ TCI Workshop

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Description of PD activity

Number of teachers participating in activity

NAPLAN Analysis

22

NAPLAN: Improving Reading and Writing in Prep-Year 6 Workshop

2

NCCD and Personalised Learning and Support Workshop

2

NCCD Gap Analysis Project

3

NCCD Moderation Meeting

54

New Staff Induction

13

PEP - Cognitive Process

5

PEP PLC Meeting August 2018

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PEP PLC Meeting No. 1

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PEP PLC Meeting No. 1 - GATE

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PEP PLC Meeting No. 1 - Literacy

3

PEP PLC Meeting No. 1 - Track One and Dimensions of Learning/ Classroom Instruction that Works

15

PEP PLC Meeting No. 2

69

PEP PLC Meeting No. 4

57

PEP PLC Meeting October 2018

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PEP PLC Meeting September 2018

31

Phonemic Awareness 2 Positive Schools Conference

3

Positivity Training

19

Prep Reading and Writing and Guided Reading

1

Preparing for Endorsement - Curriculum Leaders’ Workshop

1

Principals and Senior Leaders Forum - Term 2

4

Professional Learning Communities

1

Professional Supervision

1

PSMT Seminar

1

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority Accreditation Modules

21

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority Principal’s

1

Forum on New Senior Assessment Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority Psychology Workshop

1

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority Syllabus Training

1

Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre Refresher Workshop

1

Queensland Anglican Schools Network Meeting

1

Queensland Department of Education International Conference

2

Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre Update

1

Queensland University of Technology International Event for Schools

1

Religious and Values Education Meeting

22

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Description of PD activity

Number of teachers participating in activity

Religious and Christian Education Professional Development Day

2

Religious Education Professional Development Day

3

Report Comment Writing May

57

Report Comment Writing Nov

59

Reviewing Student Work: OneNote Class Notebook

36

Risk Management Workshop

15

School and Curriculum Leaders’ Update

3

School Law

5

Schoolbox - An Introduction for Secondary Teachers

19

Schoolbox - Level 2

16

Schoolbox for Junior School

22

Senior School SpiritEd Meeting

16

Simple Spatial Technologies

1

Speech-Language Impairment, Part 1 and Part 2

1

Staff Wellbeing

87

STEM Pilot: Engineering is Elementary

3

Student Adviser Seminar

1

Student Handover Meeting - 2017 Prep to 2018 Year 1

7

Student Handover Meeting - 2017 Year 1 to 2018 Year 2

9

Student Handover Meeting - 2017 Year 2 to 2018 Year 3

9

Student Handover Meeting - 2017 Year 3 to 2018 Year 4

9

Student Handover Meeting - 2017 Year 4 to 2018 Year 5

9

Student Handover Meeting - 2017 Year 5 to 2018 Year 6

9

Student Protection Training - Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy

19

Student Protection Training - Child Sexual Abuse: Grooming

16

Student Protection Training - Connecting the Dots

26

Student Protection Training - Cyber Safety

17

Student Protection Training - Responding to Child Protection Concerns Refresher and Cyber Safety

108

Student Protection Training - Responding to Student Concerns and Disclosures

115

Student Protection Training - Through the Looking Glass: a closer look at Child Sexual Abuse

19

Students with Particular Needs

2

Suicide Postvention Planning Workshop

1

SWD and NCCD Training

15

TCI Workshop

1

Teach Meet - Connecting Extra-Curricular Participation and Classroom Learning

19

Teach Meet - Cyber Safety and Digital Citizenship

24


Number of teachers participating in activity

Description of PD activity Teach Meet - Developing Leaders of Learning

38

Teach Meet - E-Pedagogy

39

Teach Meet - Gifted and Talented Education

14

Teach Meet - Higher Order Thinking and Literacy

7

Teach Meet - Positive Education

24

Teach Meet - Reading/Literacy

6

Teach Meet - STEM

19

Teach Meet - Using the Track One Data Analysis Application and Dimensions of Learning/Classroom Instuction that Works (and other) Pedagogical Strategies to improve student achievement

17

Teachers Leading Educational Reform

2

Tertiary Admissions “Wrap Up� Day

1

Text List Crash Course

1

The Developing Brain Masterclass

1

The English Teachers Association of Queensland State Conference

1

The Queensland Association for Gifted and Talented Children 26th State Conference

2

The Six Traits of Writing

1

Tough Conversations for Leaders

1

Transitioning into Year 10

1

Transitioning to Leadership

6

Two Day Snake Handling Course

1

University of Queensland Advisors Day

1

Unpacking Digital Solutions Unit 1

1

Unpacking the Technologies Curriculum

27

University of Queensland Foods and Nutrition Professional Development Day

1

University of Queensland Senior Science Day

1

Vocational Education and Training Conference

1

Vocational Education Training in Schools Conference

1

Whole Staff Briefing February

87

Whole Staff Briefing June

83

Whole Staff Briefing March

86

Whole Staff Briefing May

84

Whole Staff Briefing September

89

Workshop on the Implementation of the Chinese 2019 General Senior Syllabus: Units of Work and Assessment

1

Year 10: Supporting Successful Senior Transition Workshop

1

Total number of teachers participating in at least one activity in the program year

136

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Expenditure on Professional Development

Total Number of Teachers

Total expenditure on teacher professional development (as recorded in Financial Questionnaire)

Average expenditure on professional development per teacher

114

$67,849.70

$595.17

The total funds expended on teacher professional development in 2018

$67,849.70

The proportion of the teaching staff involved in professional development activities during 2018

100%

The major professional development initiatives were as follows: Professional Engagement Program (PEP), which includes Professional Learning Communities, Teach Meets, mentoring and peer learning.

Average staff attendance for the school, based on unplanned absences of sick and emergency leave periods of up to 5 days Number of teaching staff

Number of school days

Total days staff Absences

Average staff Attendance Rate

114

182

790.32

96.1909%

For permanent and temporary classroom teachers and school leaders, the average staff attendance rate was 95.98% in 2018.

Proportion of teaching staff retained from the previous year Number of permanent teaching staff at end of previous year

Number of these staff the retained in the following year (the program year)

Retention rate (%)

104

92

88.5%

From the end of 2017, 88.5% of staff were retained for the entire 2018 school year

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Key Student Outcomes Average student attendance rate for the whole school Number of possible of attendance days

Total number students

Total number of days absent

Total attendance

251,373

1,411

17,673

233,700

The average attendance rate for the whole school as a percentage in 2018 was 92.97%.

Average student attendance rate for each year level

Total number of students in the year level

Total number of days absent by students in the year level

Total Attendance

The average attendance rate for each year level as a percentage in 2017

180

71

718

12062

94.38

1

180

51

615

8565

93.30

2

180

59

672

9948

93.67

3

180

74

759

12561

94.30

4

180

73

790

12350

93.99

5

180

73

646

12494

95.08

6

180

87

891

14769

94.31

7

180

162

1556

27604

94.66

8

180

153

2199

25341

92.02

9

180

150

2087

24913

92.27

10

176

181

2650

29206

91.68

11

176

122

1874

19598

91.27

12

171

155

2216

24289

91.64

1411

17673

233700

92.97

Year level

Number of possible attendance days for the year level

Prep

Totals

How non-attendance is managed by the College At WestMAC the non-attendance of students is managed in a variety of ways depending on the circumstances for each child. Parents are requested to notify the College if their child will be absent. All students who are absent from school on a particular day without notification from their parents are followed up by staff in each sub-school. This includes an SMS or phone call to their parents. In cases where a child is experiencing school reluctance, the Head of each sub-school coordinates a management plan aimed at increasing attendance. This involves input from Team Leaders/Year Level Coordinators/Heads of House, teachers and counselling staff as well as the child and their parents. Additionally, the matter of non-attendance is addressed at parent information evenings and via the College newsletter.

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NAPLAN results for Years 3, 5 and 7 and 9 Benchmark data for 2018

Year

Average Score (School)

Average Score (National)

% at or above National minimum standard

Reading Year 3 (2018)

462.0

433.8

100%

Year 5 (2018)

522.0

509.0

98.5%

Year 7 (2018)

569.0

541.5

99.3%

Year 9 (2018)

588.0

583.8

96.5%

Year 3 (2018)

420.0

407.2

98.4%

Year 5 (2018)

472.0

464.6

97.1%

Year 7 (2018)

519.0

505.3

98.0%

Year 9 (2017)

548.0

542.3

85.3%

Year 3 (2018)

427.0

417.8

98.4%

Year 5 (2018)

486.0

502.5

97.1%

Year 7 (2018)

556.0

545.2

96.1%

Year 9 (2018)

588.0

583.3

93.0%

Year 3 (2018)

462.0

431.7

98.4%

Year 5 (2018)

503.0

503.6

97.1%

Year 7 (2018)

575.0

543.9

98.0%

Year 9 (2018)

600.0

580.1

100%

Year 3 (2018)

421.0

407.4

100%

Year 5 (2018)

495.0

494.2

100%

Year 7 (2018)

564.0

548.2

100%

Year 9 (2018)

596.0

595.6

100%

Writing

Spelling

Grammar and Punctuation

Numeracy

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Apparent retention rate for Years 10 to 12

Number of students

Year 10 base

Year 12

Apparent retention rate (%)

160

155

96.87

Year 12 student enrolment as a percentage of the Year 10 cohort is 96.97%.

Year 12 Outcomes Outcomes for our Year 12 cohort 2018 Number of students awarded a Senior Education Profile

153

Number of students awarded a Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement

0

Number of students who received an Overall Position (OP)

99

Number of students who are completing or completed a School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SAT)

14

Number of students awarded one or more Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications

91

Number of students awarded a Queensland Certificate of Education at the end of Year 12

152

Number of students awarded an International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD)

0

Percentage of Year 12 students who received an OP1-15 or an IBD

82.82%

Percentage of Year 12 students who are completing or completed an SAT or were awarded one or more of the following: QCE, IBD, VET qualification[G1]

99%

Percentage of Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) applicants receiving a tertiary offer

99%

At the time of publishing this Annual Report, the results of the 2018 post-school destinations survey, Next Steps – Student Destination report was not available. Information about these post-school destinations will be uploaded to the website in September after the release of the information.

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Annual Report 2018  

The 2018 Annual Report provides a range of key information about West Moreton Anglican College (WestMAC).

Annual Report 2018  

The 2018 Annual Report provides a range of key information about West Moreton Anglican College (WestMAC).

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