School Performance Data

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE DATA 2016

Contextual Information

Orana Catholic Primary School Willetton - Western Australia Orana Catholic Primary School is a co-educational primary school for students from Pre-kindergarten through to Year 6. Currently 430 students are enrolled in the school. An Out of School Hours care facility is onsite providing before, after school care and vacation care for children aged 4 years old and over. Established in 1980 by the Loreto Order, the name Orana is an Aboriginal word meaning 'Welcome". The school motto is "To Give Is to Receive". Our name and motto are fundamental to the culture and ethos of the school. We endeavour to develop each individual spiritually, academically, physically, socially, emotionally and culturally through our values of generosity, respect and excellence. A high, multi-cultural population is enrolled, with students coming from many world cultures. The school has a focus on developing literacy and numeracy skills and has a priority to teach Science skills, with a dedicated Science teacher, for students from Pre-Primary to Year Six. ICT is embedded throughout the school's curriculum. A 1:1 iPad program has been introduced for students in Years Four to Six and iPads are available to our junior students. Students participate in a wide range of sporting events and also enjoy the performing arts. We have a large number of students who participate, on an annual basis, in the Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools and Colleges. Programs valued in our school include PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies), Restorative Practices for Behaviour Management, Toe by Toe Reading Support Program (for senior students) and a Junior Primary Literacy Support Program. We welcome parental/carer involvement in our school in numerous areas such as The School Board, P&F, Toe by Toe volunteers, school camp volunteers, sporting volunteers and Fathering Project participation.

Teacher Standards and Qualifications

All teaching staff are registered with the TRBWA

Masters Degree 1
Bachelor Degree 22
Diploma of Teaching 5
Graduate Diploma in Education 2

Workforce Composition

The composition of staff consisted of 30 teaching staff (28 female and 2 male) and 26 non-teaching staff (24 female and 2 male)

Student Attendance at School

CLASS

PERCENTAGE ATTENDANCE

KINDY WHITE

89.13

KINDY BLUE

91.72

PREPRIMARY WHITE

91.86

PREPRIMARY BLUE

93.36

YEAR 1 WHITE

91.78

YEAR 1 BLUE

92.36

YEAR 2 WHITE

93.34

YEAR 2 BLUE

93.27

YEAR 3 WHITE

93.79

YEAR 3 BLUE

94.05

YEAR 4 WHITE

94.04

YEAR 4 BLUE

95.27

YEAR 5 WHITE

94.31

YEAR 5 BLUE

96.19

YEAR 6 WHITE

93.88

YEAR 6 BLUE

94.7

AVERAGE

92.19

NAPLAN INFORMATION

Yr 3 2016

Reading

Writing

Spelling

Grammar & Punctuation

Numeracy

Australian Mean

425.7

420.5

420.1

436.3

402.2

School Mean

461

447.9

463.2

476.9

433

Yr 5 2016

Reading

Writing

Spelling

Grammar & Punctuation

Numeracy

Australian Mean

501.7

475.4

492.9

505.0

492.9

School Mean

503.5

488.3

505.6

517.9

522.9

Parent, Student and Teacher Satisfaction

Parents are welcome to attend morning assemblies and are encouraged to speak to the teachers or the Principal if they have any concerns. All concerns are listened to and acted upon where necessary. Positive feedback, related to Orana, is received from both our school community and the local community. A school open night is held during Term Three. This is an opportunity for the school community to come together and visit all classrooms, the science and library areas and to also listen to musical presentations. Students are given a voice at regular class meetings where their concerns are raised and the students work together to resolve situations or conflict. Orana staff have implemented a restorative approach towards inappropriate actions and positive relationships are encouraged. Staff satisfaction is paramount to a positive school environment and regular staff meetings take place to improve communication and teaching and learning opportunities within the school. The Principal has an open-door policy in relation to meeting with staff and school community members. A review system has been implemented that encourages staff to choose mentors and to meet with the leadership team.

Post-School Destinations

Graduation students went to the following schools:

SCHOOL

NUMBER

Aquinas

2

Christ Church Grammar

1

Corpus Christi College

17

John Curtin

1

Leeming Senior High School

2

Melville Senior High School

1

Moved Overseas (England)

1

Mt Beverley (Eastern States)

2

Not Stated

1

Rossmoyne Senior High School

4

Santa Maria College

3

St Norbert's Queens Park

2

Trinity

1

Willetton Senior High School

11

School Income

Please refer to the My School website 

School Improvement

Report on progress towards the school's ASIP goals for the past year.

Strategic Intent CEWA LEARNING ENGAGEMENT ACCOUNTABILITY DISCIPLESHIP
  Learning is what we do – we are committed to learning at every level Engagement is essential – We are committed to Catholic Educations' mission through relationships with all Accountability is not optional – We have personal and collective responsibility for our system's success Discipleship is our calling – We are committed to deepening our relationship with Jesus.
Key Goals By the end of 2016 the staff of Orana will develop a common understanding of how the teaching of writing is explicitly taught within a structured literacy dedicated time framework.  This will be implemented using effective teaching practices that have been agreed upon as a whole staff. By engaging in these practices the student outcomes will improve and staff will be united in their approach.

By the end of 2016 Orana Catholic Primary School will embed a 2-tier communication system, one being at the classroom level and one at school level. The communication systems will enhance connectivity between home and school.

By the end of 2016 all teaching staff will have a clear understanding of whole school curriculum, assessment and reporting structures that can be articulated to the school community.  A successful implementation process will be evident by all teaching staff being accountable through their actions. By the end of 2016, Orana Catholic Primary School will enhance the School Catholic Identity by continuing to strengthen school/parish partnerships and promote real, meaningful and relevant opportunities for student/staff service in the wider community.
Achievements

Staff collaborating on shared platforms during PLC meetings.

Evidence in planning that Whole School Tier 2 and Tier 3 strategies are being used in the classroom.

Implementation of LDT to be observed in all classrooms during Instructional Walks.

Improvement in student data from Term 1 writing sample to Term 4 writing sample

Tracking student data over time using whole school assessment schedule.

LDT timetable PP-6 and staff sharing of effective practice through staff voluntarily visiting other classrooms.  Common language visible for writing instruction in every classroom.

Notification of successful Apple Distinguished School renewal with published work on iTunesU.  Subscribers to curriculum practices from the wider education community.

Track how many people download the app and encourage community members to connect through the app

Use analytical app activity to establish initial app usage and ongoing usage

Access to curriculum documentation on common landing page for all staff.

Feedback from classroom teachers and parents that intervention matches student learning needs.

All teachers enter data and have regular discussion of how it connects with the teaching and learning cycle.  Teachers record notes in PLC meeting shared drive.

Development and promotion of Staff Christian Service programme along with the student

Development of a Mini Vinnie programme.  Regular reports in school app to inform the community.

Junior School and Senior School community masses to be held each semester.  Success was evident in increased numbers at parish mass.

School promotion of events in Parish newsletter

Development of an effective Whole School WasteWise Programme with an Action Plan.

         

MY SCHOOL WEBSITE

The My School website has two main purposes.

Firstly, it provides parents and students with information on each school - its view of itself and its mission, its staffing, its resources and its students' characteristics and their performances.

Secondly, it provides schools and their communities with comparisons of their students' performances in literacy and numeracy with those of students in other schools, most importantly those in schools that serve similar students. These comparisons provide information to support improvements in schools. Among schools with similar students, those achieving higher student performances can stimulate others to lift expectations of what they and their students can achieve. The schools with higher performing students can be a source of information for others on the policies and practices that produce those higher performances.

Click here to visit the My School website. Simply search under Orana Catholic Primary School.