COMPLIANCE 2018 SCHOOL YEAR
1. 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 410 students are enrolled in our school. An Out of School Hours (OSHC) care facility is onsite providing before, after school care and vacation care for children aged 4 years old and over. OSHC accepts pre-kindy children in term time when they attend the 3-year-old programme. 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 respect, generosity and excellence. A broad multi-cultural population is enrolled, with students coming from many different 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. Our Social Worker liaises with staff to ensure the ongoing wellbeing of students. Students participate in a wide range of sporting events and enjoy the Performing Arts with many participating on an annual basis, in the Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools and Colleges. Programs valued in our school include
- Orana Gospel Values
- PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies)
- Restorative Practices for Behaviour Education
- Junior Primary Literacy Support Program
- Keeping Safe
- Response to Intervention (where we provide required intervention at point of need)
- Zones of Regulation
We welcome parental/carer involvement in our school in numerous areas such as The School Board, P&F, school camp volunteers, Canteen, classroom rosters and sporting volunteers. We have a strong relationship with our Parish of St’s John and Paul and are actively involved in the life of the Parish e.g Community Masses, Stations of the Cross, Scholarship Programme, St Vincent De Paul support.
Teacher Standards and Qualifications - All teaching staff are registered with the TRBWA
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2. Workforce Composition
The composition of staff consisted of 25 teaching staff (23 female and 2 male) and 20 non-teaching staff (18 female and 2 male)
3. Student Attendance at School
School attendance is recorded in SEQTA. Unexplained absences are followed up by phone calls to parents/carers from the office daily. An SMS is sent to parents/carers of child/children at approx. 10.30 if the student isn’t present at that time. Non-attendance is managed by admin staff who request a written note or email confirming student absence.
4. NAPLAN Annual assessments
|Yr 3 2018||Reading||Writing||Spelling||Grammar & Punctuation||Numeracy|
|Yr 5 2018||Reading||Writing||Spelling||Grammar & Punctuation||Numeracy|
5. Parent, Student and Teacher Satisfaction
Parents/Carers are welcome to attend morning assemblies and are encouraged to speak to the teachers, Assistant Principal or the Principal if they have any concerns. All concerns are listened to and acted upon where necessary. The school hosts attendance days on the 10th of each month in term time, which allows parents/carers to visit classrooms for the first hour of the day to see what teaching and learning is taking place. Positive feedback, related to Orana, is received from both our school local communities. 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.
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.