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West Moreton Anglican College

ANNUAL REPORT 2017


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West Moreton Anglican College Annual Report 2017 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 uncover 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 sub-schools: 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 1,372 enrolments recorded in August 2017, 740 were female (54%) and 632 were male (46%). 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 67 Defence family students through the Defence Transition Mentor Program in 2017. There were 21 Indigenous students (1.53%) and 41 International students (2.98%) enrolled at the College.

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.

School Sector:

Distinctive curriculum offerings:

Independent

The College provides a wide variety of opportunities, some of which are unavailable to most students in Queensland schools:

School’s Address: 8 Keswick Road, Karrabin QLD 4306 Australia (Locked Bag 8004, Ipswich QLD 4305)

Total Enrolments: 1,372 (1,331 in 2016, 1,303 in 2015, 1,291 in 2014)

Year Levels Offered: Prep to Year 12

Co‑educational or Single Sex: Co‑educational

For additional information about the College, please contact: Mrs Janelle Lecinski Deputy Principal T: 07 3813 4555

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At the conclusion of 2017, the international cohort was comprised of 39 students studying for one year or longer. Of these, 14 were female and 25 male. The breakdown of students was: China 33%, Hong Kong 30%, Japan 27%, Taiwan 5%, Korea 2.5%, and Macau 2.5%. In addition to long-term students, 13 students from Japan and 22 from China participated in one term programs. Approximately 120 students from Japan, 65 from China and 14 from Thailand experienced Australian culture and school life by participating in short-term study tours.

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ཛྷཛྷ 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. ཛྷཛྷ Since 2010, the College has been implementing Dimensions of Learning as a school-wide pedagogical framework to further develop higherorder thinking skills in students at all year levels. ཛྷཛྷ The College has 23 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.


ཛྷཛྷ Extension programs in English Literature (Year 12), Music Performance (Years 7 and 8) and Music Extension (Year 12). ཛྷཛྷ The College is CRICOS Registered to deliver to International students and offers a High School Preparation Program on campus. ཛྷཛྷ The Football Excellence Program. ཛྷཛྷ 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. ཛྷཛྷ 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. ཛྷཛྷ 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.

• Study Area Specifications (SAS) including English Communication and PreVocational Mathematics. • In 2017, 18 students had the opportunity to study TAFE subjects at TAFE Queensland South West and Brisbane (Southbank campus). • 36 students participated in the College’s Work Experience program in 2017. • The College’s School-based Apprenticeship and Traineeship program allow students to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship, usually for one day per week, enabling them to achieve their Senior Certificate as well as a recognised qualification. These qualifications can lead directly to full-time employment at the completion of Year 12. In 2017, 15 students participated in this program. ཛྷཛྷ University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Head Start Program: Three students completed a course towards a degree. ཛྷཛྷ Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Start QUT Program: One student completed a subject towards a degree. ཛྷཛྷ Griffith University (GU) GUESTS Program: One student completed four subjects towards a degree.

• 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.

ཛྷཛྷ Additional opportunities provided through the College’s Foreign Languages Program enable students and parents to travel to Japan and China.

• 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.

ཛྷཛྷ Since 2016 the College has provided all students lessons in SpiritED each week. SpiritED is the College’s Positive Psychology program.

ཛྷཛྷ 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 Fitness, Certificate II in Engineering Pathways and Diploma of Business (delivered onsite).

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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. ཛྷཛྷ TAS Sport: Students in Years 7 to 12 take part in the TAS Sports competition. Students are able to participate in the following sports:

ཛྷཛྷ 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:

• Trimester 1: Boys Cricket and Volleyball, Girls Basketball and Tennis

• Term 1: Swimming, Cricket, Hockey

• Trimester 2: Boys Rugby Union and Tennis, Girls Netball and Hockey

• Term 3: Athletics, Basketball, Soccer

• Trimester 3: Boys Soccer and Basketball, Girls Volleyball and Touch Football ཛྷཛྷ The 2017 sporting success included many TAS Premierships and Age Championships in the following teams: • Champion TAS School in Girls Hockey • Runner-Up to Champion School in Boys Cricket, Boys Football, Girls Basketball, Girls Touch Football and Girls Tennis.

• Term 2: Cross Country, Netball, Rugby Union • Term 4: Tennis, Touch Football. ཛྷཛྷ The 2017 Junior TAS Sport highlights include: • Blue Division Junior TAS Cross Country Runners-Up • Ipswich Primary District Swimming Champions • Ipswich Primary District Athletics – Track Champions • Ipswich Regional T20 Blast Boys Cricket Champions

• Runner-Up to Trimester 1 Sport Champion School

• Year 4 Cricket Team – Undefeated

• TAS 15 Years Girls Swimming Champion Age Group

• Year 5 Cricket Team – Undefeated

• TAS Intermediate 3rds Boys Cricket Premiers

• Year 5 Red Hockey – Undefeated

• TAS Intermediate 2nds Boys Cricket Premiers

• Year 6 Navy Hockey – Undefeated

• TAS Intermediate 1sts Boys Cricket Premiers

• Year 5 Boys Touch Football Team – Undefeated

• TAS Year 10 Girls Basketball Premiers

• Year 6 Boys Touch Football Team – Undefeated

• TAS First Girls Hockey Premiers

• Year 4 Girls Touch Football Team – Undefeated

• TAS Year 8 Girls Hockey Premiers

• Year 6 Navy Boys Touch Football – Undefeated

• TAS Year 10A Girls Netball Premiers

• 10 Years Girls Cross Country Champion Age Group

• TAS Year 9 Girls Touch Football Premiers • TAS Year 7 Boys Football Premiers • TAS Year 9 Boys Football Premiers

• Year 6 Cricket Team – Undefeated

• 9 Years Boys Track and Field Champion Age Group.

• TAS 12 Years Boys Athletics Champion Age Group • TAS 15 Years Girls Athletics Champion Age Group • TAS 16 Years Girls Athletics Champion Age Group.

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ཛྷཛྷ WestMAC students were strongly featured at Representative Sport across the region, state, and nation with a total of 57 students (41 in 2016) representing Metropolitan West Regional Sports Teams at State Championship level and 14 students (7 in 2016) representing Queensland School Sport at National Championships.

ཛྷཛྷ The College introduced a Prep to Year 3 program aimed at physically developing younger students. WestMAC ‘Eaglet Sport’ began in Term 2 of 2017 and continued through Terms 3 and 4. The program is successfully preparing and laying the foundation for our future sporting success.

Performing Arts - Music 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 2017 included: ཛྷཛྷ Choral Groups • Piccolo Voci: A non-auditioned choir for students in Years 1 to 3 which develops basic choral and singing skills. 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. • Chorale: A non-auditioned mixed voice choir which sings a variety of styles ranging from traditional to more contemporary repertoire. Students in this ensemble are in Years 7 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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ཛྷཛྷ 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. • Guitar Ensemble: An ensemble for students who play the guitar. • Percussion Ensemble: An ensemble for students who play percussion instruments.


ཛྷཛྷ Large Instrumental Groups • Big Band: A jazz ensemble for trumpet, trombone, saxophone and rhythm instrumentalists which performs both within and outside the College. In 2017, Big Band was awarded Platinum at the Prestige Music Fest. • 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 2017, Performance Band was awarded Platinum at the Prestige Music Fest. • 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.

Performing Arts - Dance • Junior School Dance Crew: A crew for students in Years 4 to 6. In 2017, Dance Crew performed at the annual Dance Concert. They competed in a local eisteddfod for the first time in 2017 and were awarded 1st place in an extremely competitive section. • 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 jazz, contemporary, ballet, musical theatre, and hip-hop. Both the Troupe and Company compete at eisteddfods throughout the year. In 2017, many top three place awards and commendations were achieved at all of the competitions across a range of dance styles.

• 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: ཛྷཛྷ Australian Air Force Cadets: Students aged 12½ 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. During 2017, 18 cadets undertook the program. ཛྷཛྷ Cattle Show Team: During the school week during Terms 1 to 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 in European, Tropical and British rings 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. ཛྷཛྷ 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.

ཛྷཛྷ Public Speaking: Students participated in a variety of public speaking events in 2017. This year, students competed in both the Ipswich and Rosewood Lions Youth of the Year. Individual students also competed in Ipswich Mayor’s Youth Speech and Rotary Youth Speaks competitions. ཛྷཛྷ 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. ཛྷཛྷ 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. ཛྷཛྷ Equestrian Team: The Equestrian Team comprises students from Years 4 to 12. In 2017, the team hosted two major events in association with Interschool Queensland and students competed at a number of other events throughout the year. Several students competed at the State Championships and four WestMAC students, including one Junior School student, were selected to compete at the National Championships in Toowoomba.

ཛྷཛྷ 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 2017, nine teams successfully contested the local South-East Apex Debating competition, with WestMAC being District runners-up in both the Year7/8 and Junior Competitions. Seven teams entered the Ipswich Primary Schools Debating Competition. The Year 5 final was all WestMAC affair, with all Year Six teams making the finals rounds. The second Debating Awards Night was held at the end of Term 3 and students from each subschool were awarded Spirit of Debating Awards. The Student Coaching Team received the Service to Debating Award.

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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. Volunteers assist with catering, fundraising and friend‑raising events and activities. With sub‑committee structures such as the Friends of the Arts Group, Rugby Supporters Group and Cattle Show Team Supporters Group, the P&F Association offers multiple opportunities for parents and families to participate directly or indirectly in the life of the College.

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. 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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Parents are involved in supporting 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 involved with the College’s broader program through volunteer assistance with administrative tasks in student services, the library, and other areas directly supporting students. Parent representatives contribute to the College’s governance through membership on the College Council. Parent input and feedback is also sought through the annual parent satisfaction survey.


Parent, Teacher and Student Satisfaction with the School: Parent Satisfaction

Student Satisfaction

Asked how satisfied they are with their children’s education at West Moreton Anglican College 32% (31% in 2016) of respondents say ‘completely satisfied’ with a further 55% (56% in 2016) 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 4.2 (4.2 in 2016) – for the Junior School it is 4.3 (4.4 in 2017), for the Middle School 4.1 (4.1 in 2016) and Senior School it is 4.1 (4.0 in 2016).

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 House Coordinator. The 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 2017, 100% of students who completed the survey indicated that they were satisfied with the way their subjects were organised and presented. 92% of Year 12 students indicated they felt safe and supported in their learning environment. Further, 88.5% of Year 12 students felt they formed strong friendships whilst at school and 92% of Year 12 students indicated that the College was a happy place for them. These statistics were further supported by parent feedback when 88% of parents indicated that their children were either happy or extremely happy at school.

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 91.65 out of 100.

Staff Satisfaction: At the conclusion of 2017, the College’s staff retention rate was 88.4% (teaching staff) and 85.5% (non-teaching staff). Resignations were received from nine teachers and seven administrative/ support staff. Exit Surveys conducted with these staff identify the key reasons for leaving the College as retirement (3), relocation or employment closer to home (2); alternate career opportunities (2); and family commitments (3). When asked how satisfied they were with their overall employment conditions and work environment, 60% of respondents said ‘highly satisfied’, while a further 40% said ‘satisfied’. A similar pattern of response is indicated by positive responses to satisfaction levels in relation to Job Role (53% Highly Satisfied and 47% Satisfied); Quality of Workplace Interpersonal Relationships (80% Highly Satisfied and 20% Satisfied); Access to Training and Development (67% Highly Satisfied and 33% Satisfied). All 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”. Anecdotal comments about WestMAC included: “WestMAC really cares for everyone”,

Middle School: The Middle School conducts several surveys with regards to wellbeing and student transitions in the Middle School. At the beginning of Term 1, Year 7 students (and new students in Years 8 and 9) were asked several questions related to transitioning. 96% of these students indicated a score of 3 or above (on a 5 point scale) in terms of their satisfaction concerning the Middle School (84% gave a score of 4 or more). 96% of students provided a score of 3 or more (on a 5 point scale) regarding happiness with life (89% gave a score of 4 or more).

“great induction”, “very supportive”, “friendly staff”.

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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 2017 this involved an incursion presented by Brainstorm Productions for all students and the Bravehearts Ditto Show for Prep to Year 3 students. 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 2017, 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 extra-curricular program, and camps as key areas of satisfaction.

Qualifications of all Teachers: Staffing Information Staff Composition: ཛྷཛྷ 169 staff in total ཛྷཛྷ Of the 169 staff: • 104 Teaching Staff (61.5%) • 65 Non-Teaching Staff (38.5%) ཛྷཛྷ Of the 104 Teaching Staff: • 97 Full Time (93.3%) • 6 Part Time (6.7%) ཛྷཛྷ Of the 65 Non-Teaching Staff: • 34 Full Time (52.3%) • 28 Part Time (44.6%) (this includes Term Timers) • 2 Casual (3.1%)

School Income Broken Down by Funding Source: Please refer to the My School website via www. myschool.edu.au/ for school income broken down 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

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Masters

22.1

Bachelor Degree

100

Diploma

54.8

Certificate

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

Description of PD activity

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Number of teachers participating in activity

2017 Anglican Schools Independent Education Union – Queensland and Northern Territory Member Conference

2

2017 Business Educators’ Association of Queensland Conference

3

2017 Career Development Association of Australia National Conference

1

2017 Food, Fibre and Agricultural Educators Conference

2

2017 High School English Networking

1

2017 National English Language Teaching Accreditation Scheme Management Conference

1

2019 Senior Phase of Learning Preparing for External Assessment

1

A Grand Design Science, Ethics and Religion in Dialogue

1

The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Health and Physical Education Conference

1

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Depression and Anxiety

1

Advisory Conference

1

The Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia Biennial Conference 2017

1

Analytics for Learning Seminar

1

Angela Maiers: Transforming Student and Teacher Wellbeing to Create an Outstanding School

2

Anglican Schools Australia Conference 2017

1

Anglican Schools Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy Training

29

Anglican Schools' Innovation Network Meetup #3

1

Annual Training & Review Meeting

1

Apple Luncheon

1

Area Warden Training

10

Anglican Schools Commission Head's Retreat

1

Aspirant Head Roadshow

1

Ausdance Conference

1

Austswim Renewal

1

Behaviour Management Essentials

1

Blue Card Workshop

1

Brisbane Food & Wine Expo 2017 and Masterclass

1

Certificate IV in Training and Certificate III in Fitness

1

Certificate IV Training and Assessment

3

Chaplain's Presentation

93

Complaints Management in Anglican Schools

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Description of PD activity

Number of teachers participating in activity

Australian Science Teachers Association Conference

1

Consultation Forum for Heads of Departments on the Draft Physical Education Senior Syllabus

1

Counsellor Policy Working Group

1

Cyber Safety Champion Network

2

Developing a Prep to Year 6 English Program Workshop

25

Dimensions of Learning/Classroom Instruction That Works Training

9

Draft Counselling Services Policy Meeting

1

Early Years' Conference

1

Engineering and Mathematics in the Primary and Middle Years

1

English Extension Panel Day

1

The English Teachers Association of Queensland Annual State Conference

1

Executive Outlook 2017

1

Explicit Direct Instruction Workshop

1

Fire Safety Compliance Services Pty Ltd

2

First Response and Emergency Evacuation Training

110

Flourishing at School Workshop

1

Galaxy Convention

1

General Mathematics / Mathematical Methods Syllabus Workshop

1

Ghost Dances Professional Development Experience

1

Graphic Calculators and External Exams

2

Healthy Young Minds

2

Home Economics Institute of Australia (Queensland) State Conference

1

How to Learn Math: For Teachers and Parents

1

Ignite 2017 Annual State Conference

1

Implementation of the New Senior Assessment - Endorsement and Confirmation Workshop

25

Increasing Students' Phonemic Awareness Skills & Putting the Curriculum into Practice

1

Industry Visit/Consultation

1

Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (Queensland) Deputy Heads' Collegiate Meeting and PD Session

2

Independent Primary School Heads of Australia Deputies Meeting

1

Independent Primary School Heads of Australia Meeting

2

Independent Primary School Heads of Australia Professional Development Session

2

Independent Schools Queensland Professional Growth Review Service Information Session and Initial Training

2

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Description of PD activity

18

Number of teachers participating in activity

Independent Schools Queensland Professional Growth Review Service Mid-Point Training

1

Independent Schools Queensland State Forum

1

Junior School - Year Level Planning Meeting

11

Junior School Data Collection and Tracking

24

Junior School Professional Learning Session

24

Junior School Staff Meeting

18

Junior School Staff Meeting

18

Junior School Staff Meeting

1

Junior School Team Meeting - Prep to Year 1

13

Junior School Team Meeting - Year 6

10

Junior School Team Meeting - Years 2 to 3

6

Junior School Team Meeting - Years 4 to 5

5

Just and Fair Workplaces Training

1

Lathe - Techniques on machining to a tolerance, knurling, basic screw cutting

3

Lead Teacher Assessor Training

1

Leading a Digital School Conference

1

Legal Studies Teacher's Conference

1

Level 1 Orienteering Course

1

Literacy and Numeracy Meeting - Prep to Year 3 Teachers

12

Literacy and Numeracy Meeting - Secondary Literacy and Years 4 to 6 Teachers

26

Literacy and Numeracy Meeting - Secondary Numeracy Group

20

Literacy Meeting

15

Literacy/Numeracy Meeting

16

Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People

1

Middle School Core Teachers Meeting No. 1

21

Middle School Core Teachers Meeting No. 2

21

Middle School Core Teachers Meeting – National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy Marking

22

Middle School SpiritED

1

Mindfulness

85

Most Likely to Succeed

1

National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy Practice Marking / Data Entry

44

National History Teachers' Conference 2017

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Number of teachers participating in activity

Description of PD activity Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability Introductory Workshop

1

New Employee Induction

17

Numeracy Meeting

19

Numeracy: Building Confidence in Number in Prep to Year 2

1

Numeracy: Enhancing Additive Thinking in Prep to Year 2

1

Numeracy: Making Measurement Meaningful in Years 3 to 6

1

Professional Engagement Program Celebration

82

Professional Engagement Program Launch 2017

87

Professional Engagement Program Overview

95

Professional Engagement Program Professional Learning Community Meeting No. 1

79

Professional Engagement Program Professional Learning Community Meeting No. 2

78

Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia Queensland State Chapter

1

Planning and Partnerships for South East Queensland School Infrastructure

1

Positive Psychology - Acceptance and Commitment Theory

89

Positive Psychology - An Introduction to Day and Prayer

96

Positive Psychology - Introduction and Language

88

Practical Steps to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics - for Primary Teachers Practical Steps to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics - for Secondary Teachers

2

Prep Planning Meeting

3

Preparing Curriculum Leaders for Change Workshops

1

Professional Review Service - Connect and Learn Community

1

Professional Supervision

1

Providing Evidence of Training and Assessment Education Currency Webinar Products

1

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges - Prepare Livestock Identify and Mark

1

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority Principals and Senior Leaders Forum

2

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority Principal's Conference on New Senior Assessments

1

Queensland Gifted Conference 2017

1

Religious and Values Education Meeting

21

Report Comment Writing

61

Report Writing

37

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Description of PD activity

Number of teachers participating in activity

Robotics Platforms for Schools

1

School and Curriculum Leaders' Workshop

1

School Law

2

School Moderators Meeting & Curriculum Leaders Meeting

1

Senior School SpiritED

16

Senior Science Professional Development Day

3

Service Learning

1

Speech-Language Impairment

1

Student Adviser Seminar

1

Student Handover Meeting - 2016 Prep to 2017 Year 1

9

Student Handover Meeting - 2016 Year 1 to 2017 Year 2

8

Student Handover Meeting - 2016 Year 2 to 2017 Year 3

8

Student Handover Meeting - 2016 Year 3 to 2017 Year 4

7

Student Handover Meeting - 2016 Year 4 to 2017 Year 5

6

Student Handover Meeting - 2016 Year 5 to 2017 Year 6

11

Student Protection Training - Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy

25

Student Protection Training - Child Sexual Abuse: Grooming

41

Student Protection Training - Connecting the Dots

112

Student Protection Training - Through the Looking Glass: A Closer Look at Child Sexual Abuse

38

Student Protection Workshop: Building Bridges

1

Syllabus Implementation Induction Day

1

Teach Meet - Acrobat PDF Documents

13

Teach Meet - Air Server

4

Teach Meet - Maker Model

8

Teach Meet - One Drive for Beginners

49

Teach Meet - One Drive for Current Users

15

Teach Meet - One Note Demonstration

30

Teaching and Learning Conference

3

Teaching and Learning with Creativity Tools from Adobe

1

Teaching Design Technology through Science Inquiry

1

Teaching Strategies and Behaviour Support

1

The Digital Future of Geography

1

The Magic is in the Instruction

1

The Neuroscience of Leadership Masterclass

1

The Six Traits of Writing

1

The Team Culture Toolkit Workshop

1

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Description of PD activity

Number of teachers participating in activity

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

1

Understanding Dyslexia and Significant Difficulties in Reading

1

University of Queensland Gatton 2017 Careers Fair and Guidance Officers Conference

1

Using Literacy and Numeracy Data to Inform Teaching and Learning

2

Vocational and Educational Training in Schools Conference

2

Visit to St Hilda's - using iPads and iTunes U

1

Whole Staff Briefing

79

Whole Staff Briefing

79

Whole Staff Briefing

80

Working with the National English Language Teaching Accreditation Scheme Syllabus Template

1

Workshop 2: Food Science in Years 11 and 12

1

Year 1 Planning Meeting

3

Year 2 Planning Meeting

3

Year 3 Planning Meeting

3

Year 4 Planning Meeting

3

Year 5 Planning Meeting

3

Year 6 Planning Meeting

3

Year 6 Practice Data - Analytics and Planning

10

Year 8 Practice Data - Analytics and Planning

15

You Can Teach Coding Workshop

2

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

124

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Expenditure on Professional Development Total number of teachers

Total expenditure on teacher professional development

Average expenditure on PD per teacher

104

$37,296.69

$345.34

The total funds expended on teacher professional development in 2017

$37,296.69

$803

The proportion of the teaching staff involved in professional development activities during 2017

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 five days: Number of Staff

Number of School Days

Total Days Staff Absences

Average Staff Attendance Rate

169

179

775.73

95.9%

For permanent and temporary classroom teachers and school leaders, the average staff attendance rate was 95.99% in 2017.

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

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

Retention rate (%)

95

84

88.4

From the end of 2016, 88.4% of staff were retained for the entire 2017 school year.

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Key Student Outcomes Average student attendance rate (%) for the whole school: Number of possible attendance days

Total number of students

Total number of days absent

Total Attendance

249,060

1,379

16,629

227,623

The average attendance rate for the whole school as a percentage in 2017 was 93.32%.

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

182

52

543

8,765

94.26

1

182

58

694

9,688

93.43

2

182

65

665

10,970

94.38

3

182

58

598

9,784

94.33

4

182

73

704

12,184

94.70

5

182

76

722

12,882

94.78

6

182

84

845

14,191

94.47

7

183

161

1,802

26,998

93.88

8

182

149

1,662

25,009

93.87

9

182

183

2,467

30,111

92.59

10

178

128

1,816

20,584

92.03

11

178

159

1,797

26,028

93.65

12

175

133

2,314

20,429

90.06

1,379

16,629

227,623

93.32

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/House Coordinators, 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 2017 Average Score (School)

Average Score (National)

% at or above National minimum standard

Year 3 (2017)

461

431.3

98.1

Year 5 (2017)

498

505.6

95.8

Year 7 (2017)

560.2

544.7

98.0

Year 9 (2017)

596.6

580.9

97.1

Year 3 (2017)

420

413.6

98.2

Year 5 (2017)

459

472.5

93.0

Year 7 (2017)

509.1

513.0

95.4

Year 9 (2017)

557.6

551.9

86.6

Year 3 (2017)

410

416.2

98.1

Year 5 (2017)

490

500.9

93.0

Year 7 (2017)

551.4

549.6

96.1

Year 9 (2017)

579.6

581.5

97.1

Year 3 (2017)

458

439.3

92.6

Year 5 (2017)

493

499.3

94.4

Year 7 (2017)

567.8

541.6

95.4

Year 9 (2017)

589.4

574.1

94.8

Year 3 (2017)

441

409.4

100

Year 5 (2017)

490

493.8

100

Year 7 (2017)

572.5

553.8

100

Year 9 (2017)

593.2

592.0

100

Year Reading

Writing

Spelling

Grammar and Punctuation

Numeracy

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Apparent Retention Rate Year 10 to 12:

Number of Students

Year 10 Base

Year 12

Apparent Retention Rate %

127

133

103.90

Year 12 student enrolment as a percentage of the Year 10 cohort is 103.90%.

Year 12 Outcomes: Outcomes for our Year 12 cohort 2017 Number of students awarded a Senior Education Profile

127

Number of students awarded a Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement

N/A

Number of students who received an Overall Position (OP)

78

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

10

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

63

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

125

Number of students awarded an International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD)

N/A

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

98.7%

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

100%

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 2017 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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WestMAC Annual Report 2017  

The 2017 Annual Report provides a range of key information about WestMAC.

WestMAC Annual Report 2017  

The 2017 Annual Report provides a range of key information about WestMAC.

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