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2017 Annual Report for MacKillop Catholic College, Mount Peter
Motto Inspiring Hearts, Minds, and Spirits MacKillop_logo_col for web.jpg
Address 1 MacKillop Rd (Cnr Mt Peter Rd), MOUNT PETER QLD 4869
Postal Address PO Box 1027, Edmonton QLD 4869
Phone Number (07) 4045 5262
Fax Number -
Email Address office.mountpeter@cns.catholic.edu.au
Web Site http://www.mackillopcatholiccollege.qld.edu.au
Total Enrolments 167 Luke Reed
Year Levels Offered P-12
Student Population Co-Educational
Principal Luke Reed
Parish PriestFr John McGrath PP
Parish Number (07) 4055 4315

About our School

MacKillop Catholic College, Mount Peter, was established in 2016 with 80 students in classes from Prep to Year 3. In 2017, seven learning groups across Prep to Year 4 cater for over 170 students.

As a Catholic School, we strive to create an environment in which our students, families and staff are engaged and inspired by the Spirit of the living Christ.   We are motivated by our own experience of the God's life-giving love, and endeavour to share this with others.

Our College is named for St Mary of the Cross (MacKillop), Australia's first saint.  Mary MacKillop lived out her life as a disciple of Christ responding to the needs of others, particularly in the fields of education and social care. Our College values, themselves a reflection of Gospel values, are inspired by Mary MacKillop's life journey.

Inspired by the love of Jesus and following in the footsteps of St Mary MacKillop, we value

  • Community in the manner of family

  • Learning that is engaging and lifelong

  • Reaching out to others in compassion and service

  • The Nurturing of spirituality and faith


School Facilities

Stage 2 construction is well advanced with completion expected for Term 4, 2017.  This will provide the College with a Library/Resource Centre, an additional eight learning spaces, a teacher collaboration and planning space, additional student amenities and extra carpark spaces.  In addition, the main athletics oval is being prepared on the western (Mt Peter Rd) side of the College property.

Concept design development is now underway for the first stage of secondary.  Construction of secondary school facilitates is anticipated in 2019 in readiness for the first Year 7 classes in 2020.

Facilities for school-aged children at MacKillop are complemented by Catholic Early Learning and Care (CELC) provision of Outside of School Hours Care (OSHC) services.  The MacKillop site master-plan includes provision by CELC of long-day care and kindergarten program for children from babies to age five.

 

In succeeding years, the College will grow to a four-stream primary enrolling 750 students and a six-stream secondary catering for over 1000 students.

 

Distinctive Curriculum Offerings

As a new school, inside and outside learning spaces have been purpose-designed to provide innovative, flexible environments to support contemporary inquiry/investigative pedagogies. 

Religious Education is a formal component of our College curriculum at every year level.  The RE curriculum has been designed to offer students an age-appropriate program exploring what Christians of the Catholic tradition believe and understand about God's loving action through history, particularly in the person of Jesus of Nazareth -his life, teaching and action.  An appreciation of the Sacred Scriptures as a foundational communication of God's Word from generation to generation is addressed by the RE curriculum.  It also presents students with an understanding of the role of the Church as the ongoing presence of Christ in the world - its pastoral outreach, its way of ritual celebrations, its social structure and history.

 

Literacy and numeracy skill development is our key curriculum focus in the early years, then with ongoing consolidation through primary schooling. 

 

As an integral part of our strong academic program, Mackillop provides specialty classes across years Prep to 4 to all students in Music, LOTE (Japanese); and Physical Education.

 

A mentoring program is in place offering participants an opportunity to learn about and develop skills in positive and supportive relationships. All program participants contribute to and benefit from the mentoring program.

 

Students about the age of 10 are offered an opportunity to participate in preparation for the celebration of the Catholic sacraments of initiation; Confirmation and Eucharist.  The liturgical celebrations occur within the Parish community of St Therese, Edmonton.

Extra Curricular Activities
N/A

Social Climate

MacKillop Catholic College's pastoral care strategy and school-wide positive relations framework (in part to provide protective pro-social support factors and response strategies to address incidences of bullying).

Relationships and Community are at the very core of Christian belief. The vitality of relationships is expressed in God's Trinitarian nature: Father, Son, Spirit. This theology inspires those in Catholic Education, to strive to be a living Christian community in relationship with God, others and the world. When we remove God from our relationships, we are open to chaos, darkness and suffering. When God is central, we have hope and joy. 

 

There is nothing more important than healthy, positive relationships and well-being within a community. Positive relationships allow everyone to achieve maximum potential and growth. A College which lives out its values is a happy, welcoming, caring and safe place where there is great potential for everybody's needs to be met, and where all have the opportunity to succeed and develop to their full potential.


As stated in the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (MCEETYA 2008): 'students need to have a sense of self-worth, self-awareness and personal identity that enables them to manage their emotional, mental, spiritual and physical well-being', with a sense of hope and 'optimism about their lives and the future'.

On a social level, it helps students to 'form and maintain healthy relationships' and prepares them 'for their potential life roles as family, community and workforce members' (MCEETYA, p. 9).

At MacKillop, a range of beliefs, practices, programs and strategies are in place across the College which aim to develop healthy, positive school culture. These include:

 

Parent Involvement

Catholic schools are focused on support of families in the education and personal and spiritual development of their children. Therefore, a sense of partnership between home and school is considered vital. When parents, carers, families and teachers share in the common vision of the school, the effectiveness of the school and the child's experience is greatly enhanced.

We ofMacKillop Catholic College pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive community; parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in the life of our school. Often by doing this, support networks and friendships are formed which enrich family life.

There are various ways in which parents and carers can become involved in the school community:

  • Parent-teacher communication

  • Voluntary support activities eg: tuckshop, library, working bees, excursions

  • Classroom activities and celebrations

  • Attending school liturgies and events eg: fetes, sporting carnivals

  • Parents and Friends Association

  • School Board (in formation)

  • Other committees

Parents are the first and most important educators of their children.  The positive, open and collaborative partnership between home and school is encouraged throughout the learning journey at MacKillop; from enrolment inquiry to graduation.

Parent Satisfaction

MYP Corporation conducted a School Results Survey with parents of MacKillop Catholic College in September 2016. In 2016 the College provided educational services to students from 75 families.

Survey responses were received 60.2% of eligible participants.

MacKillop Catholic College (Edmonton) recorded an overall satisfaction score of 86% (4.31 out of 5).

Best practice areas include:        

  • Leadership,

  • General,

  • Resources,

  • Improvement Processes,

  • Learning and Teaching,

  • Catholic Ethos.


 

Data Last Updated Thu 29 Jun 2017

Staff Reporting Data
Qualification Highest level of attainment Doctoral / Post-doctoral Masters Bachelor degree Diploma Certificate
% Staff with this qualification 0% 3% 45% 6% 3%

Workforce composition
Headcount FTE (Full-time equivalent)
Teaching Staff14 12.2
Non-Teaching Staff 17 11.89
Indigenous 1 0.47

Total funds expended on teacher professional development$10763

Teaching Staff Involved in Professional Development100%

Major Professional Development Initiatives

Professional learning by College staff in our foundation year (2016) focused on:

  • Catholic School ethos and the spirituality of St Mary MacKillop
  • Curriculum development
  • Student Protection
  • Contemporary pedagogies and innovative learning environments

Average staff attendance rate for the school year, based on unplanned absences of sick and emergency leave for periods up to 5 days99%

Percentage of teaching staff retained from the previous school year94.00%

Staff Satisfaction

MYP Corporation conducted a School Results Survey with staff of MacKillop Catholic College in September 2016. MacKillop Catholic College (Edmonton) recorded an overall satisfaction score of 86% (4.31 out of 5). Survey responses were received from 90.9% of eligible respondents.

Best practice areas include:

  • General
  • Catholic Ethos
  • Resources
  • Staff Engagement
  • Leadership
  • Improvement Processes

Data Last Updated Wed Mar 28 2018

Student Reporting Data
Average student attendance rates
Prep YR 1 YR 2 YR 3 YR 4 YR 5 YR 6 YR 7YR 8 YR 9 YR 10 YR 11 YR 12
93.76% 94.42% 96.67% 91.36% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
How non-attendance is managed by the school

MacKillop Catholic College has a policy of encouraging 100% student attendance - all day, every day. Every student absence requires a valid reason.

Compulsory education is not only required by law but it is also our concern that regular absences can significantly affect student learning. Attendance every day is a condition of enrolment for all students at a Catholic school in the Diocese of Cairns, regardless of age.

The morning transition from home to school is the most important transition of any school day. The best learning time for students is the start of the school day. That's when every minute counts the most!

  • Getting to school on time ensures everyone has a calm and orderly start to their day.
  • Bags, lunch orders and notices dealt with at the right time.
  • Learning is easier because no-one has missed the start of any lesson.
  • Children are happy and secure because there is a known routine which offers them structure.
  • Teachers are pleased that learning experiences will be offered to all students in their class at the same time.

Protocols

  • Unexplained absences are followed up by direct contact from the school to parent/carers during the first learning session of the day, normally within the first hour of school.
  • All absences require a valid reason
  • Real-time and historical school attendance data for every student is made available to parents via the Parent Portal.
  • Where there is pattern of student absences observed, a pastoral approach is made by the school to parents/care-givers to support regular attendance.

Year 10 to 12 Apparent Retention Rate1
Post-School Destination Information

n/a 

The distance travelled

As a Catholic school, our PURPOSE is inspired by the Gospel of Life. In the spirit of Jesus Christ, and faithful to the example of St Mary MacKillop, our VISION is a school community in which:

  • Children and their families are welcomed and loved
  • Students are inquisitive and happily learning
  • Learners are supported, guided and encouraged.

Our MISSION as a Catholic school is to:

  • Form confident and creative young people who value the ethic of love
  • Be a safe and welcoming community in which relationships are characterised by Gospel values
  • Offer the best quality pedagogy and curriculum for the creation and sharing of knowledge which is characterised by the good, the true and the beautiful.

As a community of hope investing in the future, we embrace Christianity as the way of humanity. Desiring our students to experience they are loved and cherished, we VALUE:

  • Catholic culture as foundational and formative
  • Community which is family-like and inclusive
  • Curriculum that innovates and energises
  • Pedagogy which individuates and engages
  • Staff who love their students and who love their own learning
  • Leadership that is visionary and at the service of the community
  • Facilities that are contemporary and agile. 
  • Where are we going ?

    As a school in its foundation phase, MacKillop Catholic College is committed to extending our pedagogies and curriculum to serve the needs of all students from Prep through to Year 12.

    Of immediate focus is the extension of Primary offerings through to Year 6.

    Nevertheless, strategic planning is underway for the introduction of Secondary schooling, with Year 7 from 2020.

    Student Satisfaction

    TBA

    Data Last Updated Wed Mar 28 2018

    Reading, Writing & Numeracy Results - Year 3, 2017
    Reading Average Score for the school 416.901
    Average Score for Queensland 427.632
    % students at or above the national benchmark 100%
    Writing Average Score for the school 408.154
    Average Score for Queensland 420.141
    % students at or above the national benchmark 100%
    Spelling Average Score for the school 412.953
    Average Score for Queensland 415.204
    % students at or above the national benchmark 100%
    Grammar and Punctuation Average Score for the school 431.843
    Average Score for Queensland 439.375
    % students at or above the national benchmark 94.444%
    Numeracy Average Score for the school 383.006
    Average Score for Queensland 400.942
    % students at or above the national benchmark 90%

    Data Last Updated Mon Jun 26 2017

    Reading, Writing & Numeracy Results - Year 5, 2017
    Reading Average Score for the school 0
    Average Score for Queensland 507.478
    % students at or above the national benchmark 0%
    Writing Average Score for the school 0
    Average Score for Queensland 541.31
    % students at or above the national benchmark 0%
    Spelling Average Score for the school 0
    Average Score for Queensland 491.655
    % students at or above the national benchmark 0%
    Grammar and Punctuation Average Score for the school 0
    Average Score for Queensland 512.334
    % students at or above the national benchmark 0%
    Numeracy Average Score for the school 0
    Average Score for Queensland 494.654
    % students at or above the national benchmark 0%

    Data Last Updated Mon Jun 26 2017

    Reading, Writing & Numeracy Results - Year 7, 2017
    Reading Average Score for the school 0
    Average Score for Queensland 547.752
    % students at or above the national benchmark 0%
    Writing Average Score for the school 0
    Average Score for Queensland 511.064
    % students at or above the national benchmark 0%
    Spelling Average Score for the school 0
    Average Score for Queensland 546.972
    % students at or above the national benchmark 0%
    Grammar and Punctuation Average Score for the school 0
    Average Score for Queensland 545.862
    % students at or above the national benchmark 0%
    Numeracy Average Score for the school 0
    Average Score for Queensland 553.377
    % students at or above the national benchmark 0%

    Data Last Updated Mon Jun 26 2017

    Reading, Writing & Numeracy Results - Year 9, 2017
    Reading Average Score for the school 0
    Average Score for Queensland 586.335
    % students at or above the national benchmark 0%
    Writing Average Score for the school 0
    Average Score for Queensland 541.31
    % students at or above the national benchmark 0%
    Spelling Average Score for the school 0
    Average Score for Queensland 579.775
    % students at or above the national benchmark 0%
    Grammar and Punctuation Average Score for the school 0
    Average Score for Queensland 573.99
    % students at or above the national benchmark 0%
    Numeracy Average Score for the school 0
    Average Score for Queensland 589.065
    % students at or above the national benchmark 0%

    Data Last Updated Mon Jun 26 2017

    Year 12 Outcomes

    Number of students awarded a Senior Statement. TBA

    Number of students awarded a Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement. TBA

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

    Number of students awarded an International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD).

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

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

    Number of students who received an Overall Position (OP). TBA

    Percentage of OP/IBD students who received an OP 1-15 or an IBD. TBA%

    Percentage of Year 12 students who are completing or completed a SAT or were awarded one or more of the following: QCE, IBD, VET qualification. TBA%

    Percentage of Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre applicants receiving a tertiary offer. TBA%

    DATA HASN'T BEEN UPDATED

    School Funding By Source
    Income 2017

    Australian Government recurrent funding$1,035,168

    State/Territory Government recurrent funding$117,212

    Fees, charges and parent contributions$189,269

    Other private sources$301,952

    Total gross income (excluding income from government capital grants)$1,643,601


    Deductions
    Deductions 2017

    Income allocated to current capital projects$0

    Income allocated to future capital projects and diocesan capital funds$319,995

    Income allocated to debt servicing (including principal repayments and interest on loans)$346,110


    Subtotal$666,105

    Total net recurrent income$977,496


    School Annual Reports

    Catholic schools in the Diocese of Cairns meet their annual reporting requirements under the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 (the Act) Section 423 (1) by updating their information on this section of the Cairns Catholic Education website. Information contained in each section of the report relates to the previous calendar year. The required information is published by 30 June each year, excepting post-school destinations data for Year 12 completers which is published by 30 September.