ANNUAL REPORTING 2020 SCHOOL YEAR

COMPLIANCE 2020 SCHOOL YEAR

  1. CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Orana is a co-educational, Catholic Primary School for students from Pre-Kindergarten through to Year Six, with approximately 440 enrolments. A large, multi-cultural population is enrolled with students coming from diverse backgrounds.

An Out of School Hours Care facility is onsite providing before, after and vacation care for children aged 4 years and older.

Established in 1980 by the Loreto Order, the name 'Orana' is an Aboriginal word meaning 'welcome'. The school motto 'To Give is to Receive' is fundamental to the culture and ethos of our school. Our core values of generosity, excellence and respect contributes to the development of the whole child spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally and academically.

The school possesses a strong focus on the development of numeracy and literacy skills through the provision of dedicated teaching blocks, support and differentiation to cater for the needs of students. In 2019, we commenced our future focussed learning initiative along with two other schools in our area. Our focus is to assist students to be critical, creative and confident thinkers. A positive, effective and socially supportive learning community is actively promoted. Orana has a vibrant learning culture where the days are filled with exciting learning opportunities; indeed, each new day is a new adventure.

Our school prides itself on being an innovative environment achieving The Apple Distinguished School Award each year since 2011. Orana has a supportive parent community and active Parents & Friends body.

 

  1. TEACHER STANDARDS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Qualifications Number
Master’s Degree 2
Bachelor’s Degree 18
Graduate Diploma 3
Diploma of Teaching 3

 

  1. WORKFORCE COMPOSITION
Male Female
Teaching Staff 0 26
Non-teaching Staff 2 19
Indigenous Staff 0 0

 

  1. STUDENT ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL
Year Level Percentage Attendance
KINDERGARTEN 92.02%
PRE-PRIMARY 91.37%
YEAR 1 91.96%
YEAR 2 90.33%
YEAR 3 93.32%
YEAR 4 92.43%
YEAR 5 92.32%
YEAR 6 90.13%
AVERAGE 91.73%

 

Absentee Procedure

Parents and Carers of children that are going to be absent from school on any given day, must advise the school before 9am via email or the attendance button on the school website. The attendance will then be recorded on the computer system and the child’s absence will be considered as an explained absence. Parents and Carers who do not let the school know that their child is absent will receive a computer-generated SMS to the nominated mobile phone number stating that their child has been marked as absent. All parents of children with unexplained absences will be emailed. Parents and Carers are required to respond in writing either via email or written note with information regarding the absence. It is a legal requirement that all absences are explained.

Regular Non-Attendance

These procedures will be followed for students if non-attendance becomes a concern.

  1. If unresolved attendance falls below 90 percent, the student’s teacher will follow up with a phone call.
  2. If attendance falls below 80 percent, the school will arrange an attendance meeting with the class teacher and Assistant Principal.
  3. Further support will be arranged through the school social worker and Catholic Education WA if the non-attendance concern is unresolved.

 

  1. NAPLAN ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS

NAPLAN was not conducted in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

  1. PARENT/CARER - STUDENT AND TEACHER SATISFACTION

Parent Satisfaction

Level of parent satisfaction at Orana Catholic Primary School is high based on the following:-

  • Strong support for school and P & F functions
  • Strong level of parental/carer involvement on rosters
  • Positive parental/carer interaction with staff
  • Enrolment recommendations from current parents/carers
  • Good responses to requests for assistance
  • Letters of support and gratitude to staff and principal
  • Second generation enrolments

It is acknowledged that a significant proportion of new parents who attend our school do so on the recommendation of parents currently within our school. Parents who attend enrolment interviews for siblings of students who already attend the school, are also asked for feedback. The feedback indicates that families value the following aspects:

  • Positive community feel
  • Family focus
  • High levels of communication

Student Satisfaction

Students at Orana Catholic Primary School play in a happy, safe and friendly environment based on the following:-

  • Positive engagement with year level buddies across the school
  • Keen interest and participation in programmes offered
  • High level of cooperation with staff
  • Willingness to participate
  • Strong evidence of collaboration amongst students

Staff Satisfaction

Orana Catholic Primary School is a collaborative and positive working environment. Our high retention rate of staff demonstrates the quality relationships that exist between the staff, our families and Parish community.

  1. SCHOOL INCOME

The latest information can be viewed at the http://www.myschool.edu.au

  1. POST SCHOOL DESTINATION
2020 Year 6 Graduates - Destination Schools
ALL SAINTS' COLLEGE 1
CAREY BAPTIST COLLEGE 1
CHRISTIAN BROTHERS' COLLEGE FREMANTLE 1
CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE BATEMAN 8
HARRISDALE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1
JOHN CURTIN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS 1
LEEMING SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1
MELVILLE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1
ROSSMOYNE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 6
SANTA MARIA COLLEGE ATTADALE 2
ST NORBERT COLLEGE QUEENS PARK 2
TRINITY COLLEGE EAST PERTH 1
UNKNOWN 2
URSULA FRAYNE CATHOLIC COLLEGE (VICTORIA PARK) 2
WILLETTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 11

 

  1. 2020 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Focus Area School Improvement Plan Goal Achievements
Evangelisation Plan Focus Supporting new staff members in Sacramental years to develop a relationship with the parish ensuring a strong Catechesis programme that is in place.

 

 

  • Staff induction includes sacramental information including up to date documents and timelines.
  • Sacramental program delivery is consistent and includes a post debrief.
  • Transparent, clear and regular communication between the parish and the school.
Aboriginal Education Plan Focus To implement the Aboriginal Education Plan developed in 2019.
  • Aboriginal Education Team established.
  • Professional Learning opportunities for staff to implement the Aboriginal Education Plan and share feedback.
  • Resources made available.
Curriculum Plan Focus To embed the use of learning intentions and success criteria.

 

To develop integrated units of work through the future focussed learning initiative.

  • Learning Intentions and Success Criteria visible and utilised in classrooms.
  • Ongoing professional learning within Orana and the region to develop effective practices in all classrooms.
  • Evidence of work towards our essential question and the use of herding questions.
  • Staff sharing of integrated units.
Early Years Focus To create early years educational programmes that enhance each child’s learning and development.
  • Evidence of student engagement.
  • Evidence of student voice in the learning cycle.
  • High levels of communications between home and school.
Building Strong Relationships Use the Orana Gospel Values Programme along with Highway Heroes Programme to sustain the social and emotional wellbeing of the Orana community.
  • Big Life Guide and shared floor book in every year level to document reflections and learning of the students.
  • Orana Gospel Values booklet produced for each class to have available for incidental learning opportunities.
  • Orana Gospel Values are incorporated in our everyday language at assemblies, in the newsletter and in our restorative practices processes.

 

Board Chair Report AGM 2020

Board Chair Report Orana Catholic Primary School Board AGM 2020.docx

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.

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