ANNUAL REPORTING 2021 SCHOOL YEAR

COMPLIANCE 2021 SCHOOL YEAR 

1. CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION 

Orana is a co-educational, Catholic Primary School for students from Pre-Kindergarten through to Year Six, with approximately 450 enrolments. The school operates an Out of School Hours Care program. The school enjoys a strong relationship with our local parish community, Saints John and Paul Parish, Willetton. Approximately 66% of students currently enrolled are Catholic. Orana has a supportive parent community and active Parents & Friends committee. 

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, Respect and Excellence’ contributes to the development of the whole child - spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally and academically. 

Approximately 41% of students have a background other than English and are represented by a diverse range of cultures including African, Chinese, Indian, Irish, South Korean and Indonesian. We embrace the cultural diversity of our community, representing cultural heritage from approximately 42 different backgrounds.  

The teaching staff are part of a strong learning community focused on developing the whole child, through quality teaching and learning and a collaborative learning environment. 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.  

Orana Catholic Primary School is strengthened by an award-winning music program and is recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for innovative learning. Specialist classes are offered in Digital Technology, Italian, Music, Physical Education and Science. There is a whole school approach in supporting the social and emotional learning of all students.  

2. TEACHER STANDARDS AND QUALIFICATIONS 

Qualifications  Number 
Master’s Degree  3 
Bachelor’s Degree  17 
Graduate Diploma  2 
Diploma of Teaching  3 

 

3. WORKFORCE COMPOSITION 

  Male  Female 
Teaching Staff  0  24 
Non-teaching Staff  2  21 
Indigenous Staff  0  0 

 

4. STUDENT ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL 

Year Level  Percentage Attendance 
KINDERGARTEN  92.86% 
PRE-PRIMARY  92.35% 
YEAR 1  91.92% 
YEAR 2  92.94% 
YEAR 3  93.98% 
YEAR 4  94.75% 
YEAR 5  95.09% 
YEAR 6  92.66% 
AVERAGE  93.32% 

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 and carers 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. 

 

5. NAPLAN ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS 

NAPLAN results for both Year Three and Five were both significantly strong across the board. Results are well above the state and national averages. The school uses these results along with class observations and other assessments to cater for student learning and for whole school curriculum, teaching and learning planning.   

Year 3 

Assessment Area  National Average  Orana Catholic Primary School Average  % of Students at or Above 

Minimum Standard 

Grammar and Punctuation  433  477  98% 
Numeracy  403  429  100% 
Reading  437  466  100% 
Spelling  421  465  100% 
Writing  425  457  100% 

 

Year 5 

Assessment Area  National Average  Orana Catholic Primary School Average  % of Students at or Above Minimum 

Standard 

Grammar and Punctuation  503  520  96% 
Numeracy  495  514  96% 
Reading  512  536  96% 
Spelling  505  541  96% 
Writing  480  509  96% 

6. PARENT/CARER, STUDENT AND TEACHER SATISFACTION 

After completing the National School Improvement Survey in 2021, which provides insight into stakeholders’ views of the classroom and whole-school climate, the following observations were made. 

Parent Satisfaction 

The 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 the Parish community. 

7. SCHOOL INCOME 

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

8. POST SCHOOL DESTINATION 

2021 Year 6 Graduates - Destination Schools   
AQUINAS COLLEGE  2 
KENNEDY BAPTIST COLLEGE   4 
CHRISTIAN BROTHERS' COLLEGE FREMANTLE  1 
CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE BATEMAN  14 
PENHROS COLLEGE 1 
JOHN CURTIN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS  3 
LEEMING SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL  1 
THE KINGS COLLEGE  1 
ROSSMOYNE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL  6 
SANTA MARIA COLLEGE ATTADALE  1 
ST NORBERT COLLEGE QUEENS PARK  1 
APPLECROSS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1 
WILLETTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL  16 

 

9. 2021 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN 

Focus Area  School Improvement Plan Goal  Achievements 
Evangelisation Plan Focus 
  • Enhance prayer within the classroom and share the prayer focus with students and families.  
  • To share the Orana story through Faith, Story and Witness.  
  • Implement a whole school focus on the meaning of the school crest.  
  • Live our motto “To Give is to Receive” in daily school life.  
  • Prayer prioritised in the classroom and shared beyond to families. Additional prayer resources are available in classrooms. 
  • Faith, Story and Witness program reviewed and implemented. 
  • Increased awareness of the meaning of the school crest is evident for staff and students.  
  • The school motto is visually evident and is regularly referred to in relation to daily school life.  
Aboriginal Education Focus 
  • Integration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives to relevant learning areas.   
  • Active Aboriginal Education Team. 
  • Professional Learning opportunities for staff to share implemented learning activities from new resources.  
  • Students articulating and demonstrating their knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives. 
Curriculum Plan Focus 
  • To continue to explore, investigate and enhance our Future Focused Learning initiative.  
  • Increased student engagement.  
  • Evidence of child-driven learning opportunities.  
  • Staff sharing of successful learning experiences.  
  • Staff and Student feedback. 
Early Years Focus 
  • Use critical reflections on children’s learning and development, to inform future planning.  
  • Maximise play based learning opportunities in the Year 1 & 2 ‘overspill’ area to encourage a sense of agency in students.  
  • Plan and set up provocation areas relevant to student interests.  
  • Evidence in ECE planning documents.  
  • Evidence of student voice in the             learning cycle. 
  •   Evidence of student engagement 
  • Observations of students using the area that is then used to inform future planning.  
Building Strong Relationships 
  • Develop a Behaviour Education Plan which reflects Orana’s Motto, Values and the principles of Restorative Practice. 
  • Enhance staff well-being by building on a culture of trust and respect. 
  • Draft Positive Behaviour Education Guidelines developed and trialled.  
  • Restorative Practices Professional Development undertaken.  
  • Student demonstrations of regulated behaviours and increasingly upskilled in effective conflict management strategies. 
  • Increased staff cohesion and sense of team spirit via a model of distributed leadership has enhanced  

 

School Advisory Council Chairperson Report AGM 2021 

2021 Advisory Council Chairperson Report

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