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2017 Annual Report for St Joseph's Parish School, Weipa
Motto Bringing Faith and Learning to Life SJW-logo-col for web.jpg
Address Boundary Rd, Rocky Point, WEIPA QLD 4874
Postal Address PO Box 1409, WEIPA QLD 4874
Phone Number (07) 4069 9500
Fax Number -
Email Address secretary.weipa@cns.catholic.edu.au
Web Site http://www.stjosephsweipa.qld.edu.au
Total Enrolments 130 Rosie Harrison
Year Levels Offered P-6
Student Population Co-Educational
Principal Rosie Harrison
Parish PriestFr Dariusz Oslinski
Parish Number (07) 4069 9346

About our School
St Joseph€™s Parish school opened its doors for the first time in January 2016 with 74 students. St Joseph€™s is the first Catholic school to be established in the remote Cape York region of FNQ. 3 years on the school has now all classroom facilities completed and has an enrolment of 155 students. St Joseph€™s Parish School is a state-of-the-art, modern 21st century primary school. The school€™s design features a number of learning areas (classrooms), all linked to a central resource area. The school is well-equipped with a range of computer and other ICT options. The buildings have been designed for air-conditioned operations during all four terms. The school opens with a large under cover activities area and a junior sports field, with provision for a tuckshop and uniform shop. The school offers a range of educational programs including a 1;1 device program from Years 3 -6 as well as a piano and voice elective option in music. Specialist PE and Sports are catered for alongside social emotional learning programs which enhance the warm friendly feel of our vibrant school community.

Distinctive Curriculum Offerings

Social Emotional Learning - YCDI program alongside Play is the Way. Physical Education Teacher Swimming program - Term 4 Access to curriculum competitions Leaders retreat day for Year 5 and 6 Cross Country Carnival School Athletics Carnival Participation for students in Peninsula District Sports selection trials Under 8's celebration NAIDOC Week celebrations.

Extra Curricular Activities

Visiting school performances involvement in various community events Wear red for Daniel Day Involvement in National Walk Safely to School day and other National initiatives St Joseph's Art Show and Naidoc week cultural activities.

Social Climate

Parent-Staff-Student social events (including in some years: STEAM, student performances) Assemblies each Friday afternoon Sports days Parents and Friends Association School/class liturgies Father's Day, Mother's Day celebrations Various fundraising events run by the students to support local charities.

Parent Involvement

Parents and Friends established in 2016 and have successfully supported the school community on a number of fundraising events such as an annual Mother's day stall, STEAM events in September 2016 and 2017.

In 2017 the P and F have successfully applied for a number of community grants to help the school establish some much needed shaded areas and tree planting.

Parent Satisfaction
N/A

Data Last Updated Wed 06 Jun 2018

Staff Reporting Data
Qualification Highest level of attainment Doctoral / Post-doctoral Masters Bachelor degree Diploma Certificate
% Staff with this qualification 0% 8% 44% 16% 8%

Workforce composition
Headcount FTE (Full-time equivalent)
Teaching Staff11 10.6
Non-Teaching Staff 14 5.11
Indigenous 1 0.47

Total funds expended on teacher professional development$14692

Teaching Staff Involved in Professional Development100%

Major Professional Development Initiatives

During 2017 - 18 the staff have undertaken a variety of Professional Development initiatives which enhance and improve student learning. These included:

  • Visible Learning - Evidence into Action
  • English Curriculum - School wide pedagogy
  • Literacy - Literacy Coaching
  • Religious Education
  • Social Emotional Learning - Play is the Way
  • Mandatory Compliance Training
  • Explicit Teaching
  • Student Protection

Average staff attendance rate for the school year, based on unplanned absences of sick and emergency leave for periods up to 5 days98%

Percentage of teaching staff retained from the previous school year77.00%

Staff Satisfaction

TBA

Data Last Updated Fri May 11 2018

Student Reporting Data
Average student attendance rates
Prep YR 1 YR 2 YR 3 YR 4 YR 5 YR 6
87.84% 93.3% 90.39% 90.43% 92.91% 93.7% 87.89%
How non-attendance is managed by the school

Parents are encouraged to contact the school by telephone or email on the day that a student is absent. If the school is not contacted, and the reason for the absence is not known, the school will contact the parents. If there is a pattern of non-attendance, parents are contacted to discuss any issues or concerns regarding the student. The school has processes and procedures in place to address lateness and non-attendance. Following the marking of the roll each morning, unexplained absences are actioned by the school administration officer. If parents have not contacted the school prior to the completion of the roll, a phone call is made and the reason recorded. A Sign-in Register is used for students who arrive late and depart early from school.

The distance travelled

Not relevant to our school

Where are we going ?

Not relevant to our school

Student Satisfaction

Not relevant at this stage as we are a new and establishing school in our foundation year.

Data Last Updated Wed Mar 28 2018

Reading, Writing & Numeracy Results - Year 3, 2017
Reading Average Score for the school 409.877
Average Score for Queensland 427.632
% students at or above the national benchmark 100%
Writing Average Score for the school 400.443
Average Score for Queensland 420.141
% students at or above the national benchmark 91.667%
Spelling Average Score for the school 393.448
Average Score for Queensland 415.204
% students at or above the national benchmark 100%
Grammar and Punctuation Average Score for the school 422.284
Average Score for Queensland 439.375
% students at or above the national benchmark 100%
Numeracy Average Score for the school 362.709
Average Score for Queensland 400.942
% students at or above the national benchmark 91.667%

Data Last Updated Mon Jun 26 2017

Reading, Writing & Numeracy Results - Year 5, 2017
Reading Average Score for the school 420.41
Average Score for Queensland 507.478
% students at or above the national benchmark 60%
Writing Average Score for the school 439.95
Average Score for Queensland 474.369
% students at or above the national benchmark 80%
Spelling Average Score for the school 442.562
Average Score for Queensland 491.655
% students at or above the national benchmark 80%
Grammar and Punctuation Average Score for the school 435.408
Average Score for Queensland 512.334
% students at or above the national benchmark 80%
Numeracy Average Score for the school 445.564
Average Score for Queensland 494.654
% students at or above the national benchmark 80%

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

School Funding By Source
Income 2017

Australian Government recurrent funding$1,974,812

State/Territory Government recurrent funding$138,329

Fees, charges and parent contributions$155,202

Other private sources$86,262

Total gross income (excluding income from government capital grants)$2,354,605


Deductions
Deductions 2017

Income allocated to current capital projects$76,496

Income allocated to future capital projects and diocesan capital funds$0

Income allocated to debt servicing (including principal repayments and interest on loans)$101,456


Subtotal$177,952

Total net recurrent income$2,176,653


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.