ANNUAL REPORTING 2022 SCHOOL YEAR
COMPLIANCE 2022 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. 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 65% 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 40% 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, Auslan, Music, Physical Education and Science. There is a whole school approach in supporting the social and emotional learning of all students.
- TEACHER STANDARDS AND QUALIFICATIONS
|Diploma of Teaching||3|
- WORKFORCE COMPOSITION
- STUDENT ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL
|Year Level||Percentage Attendance|
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.
These procedures will be followed for students if non-attendance becomes a concern.
- If unresolved attendance falls below 90 percent, the student’s teacher will follow up with a phone call.
- If attendance falls below 80 percent, the school will arrange an attendance meeting with the class teacher and Assistant Principal.
- 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
|Assessment Area||Orana CPS||State Average||National Average||%|
|Assessment Area||Orana CPS||State Average||National Average||%|
- PARENT/CARER - STUDENT AND TEACHER 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
- Excellent teaching staff
- Family focus
- High levels of communication
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
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.
- SCHOOL INCOME
The latest information can be viewed at the http://www.myschool.edu.au
- POST SCHOOL DESTINATION
|2022 Year 6 Graduates - Destination Schools|
|ALL SAINTS' COLLEGE||1|
|CAREY BAPTIST COLLEGE||3|
|CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE BATEMAN||15|
|JOHN CURTIN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS||1|
|KENNEDY BAPTIST COLLEGE||3|
|KENT ST SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL||1|
|PERTH MODERN SCHOOL||2|
|ROSSMOYNE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL||7|
|SANTA MARIA COLLEGE ATTADALE||1|
|ST NORBERT COLLEGE QUEENS PARK||5|
|ST JOHN BOSCO||1|
|THORNLIE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL||1|
|URSULA FRAYNE CATHOLIC COLLEGE (VICTORIA PARK)||1|
|WILLETTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL||10|
- 2022 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
|Quality Catholic Education
|School Improvement Plan Goal||Achievements|
|Catholic Education||· Embed a lived expression of our motto “To Give is to Receive”.
· Explore and deepen the staff and student understanding of the Orana School Values (Generosity, Respect and Excellence).
· Implement a whole school focus on the charism of each of the Orana Houses: Francis, Ward, Salvado and MacKillop.
|· There is lived expression of the motto in daily life, enhanced by our staff, parents and the Social Justice Team.
· Staff and students engaged with the value of Excellence, through class based, student led inquiry projects.
· Whole school liturgy or Masses were dedicated to each of the significant Catholics that our Houses are named after. The Year 5 students researched the charism of each house to share with the school community.
|Education||· Explore and use the Orana Learning Principles (Challenge, Engage and Connect) to enhance high quality teaching practices and the inquiry learning approach.
· Explore ways to demonstrate our Early Years Philosophy in daily practice.
· Integration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.
|· Alignment of our Vision for Learning to CEWA’s Quality Catholic Education’s strategic intentions.
· Exploration of the Orana Learning Principles to work towards a collective understanding of using these to drive lesson design.
· Recognised for excellence – Quality Catholic Education Award Winner for Podcasting in Primary School.
· Early Years Charter developed to articulate our vision for learning, values and beliefs in early years pedagogy.
· Quality Catholic Education Merit Award Winner for Kaya! Orana to our Noongar Season Walk.
|Community||· Embed the newly developed Behaviour Support Guidelines with staff, students and the parent community.
· Explore the cultural backgrounds of families and devise ways to embrace the diversity and difference in our community.
· Provide opportunities for partnerships between parents and school to enhance understanding of the learning process and child development.
|· Behaviour Support Guidelines trialled and reviewed after seeking feedback during a period of consultation.
· Collating data on family heritage and using opportunities to learn from each other and celebrate diversity and difference.
· Reformatting parent information sessions to increase engagement.
· Offering parent education sessions on Cyber Bullying and Highway Heroes Bullying.
|Stewardship||· Increase awareness of Catholic Social Teaching Principles and the direct link to school-based decisions.
· Improved sustainability as an individual and collective endeavour within daily school life and shared with the school community.
|· Strong relationships nurtured between school and home.
· Links highlighted between Catholic Social Teaching Principles and the school motto and values.
· Waste Sorted initiative continues to evolve.
· Introduction of collection points for hard to recycle items.
School Advisory Council Chairperson Report AGM 2022
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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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