Annual General Meeting  -  30 May 2017  

Statutory Annual Report

Under the Australian Government Programmes for Schools Quadrennial Administrative Guidelines, all schools are required to make a commitment to ensure that School Performance Information is made publicly available within 6 months of the completion of the programme year. 

This is the school’s Annual Report for the 2016 year.

SCHOOL PROFILE

The Montessori School is an independent school offering Montessori education for children aged from 3 to 18 years. In 2016, there were 148 students, with three pre-primary groups (3 to 6 year old students) two lower primary groups (7 to 9 year old students) one upper primary group (10 to 12 year old students) a lower secondary group (13 to 15 year old students) and an upper secondary group (16 and 17 year old students) undertaking International Baccalaureate courses.

The school is registered with the Montessori Australia foundation Quality Assurance Program.

  

Staff Numbers

Teaching Staff                       Full time and Part time Positions                    29

Co-Principals                         Part-time Positions                                            2

Administration                      Full time and Part time Positions                    5


Staff Attendance

The average number of days absent per staff member over the year was 3 days

Long Service Leave taken by 5 staff was a total of 50 days

Staff Retention

Average years of service                                                                                    8.3 years

Maximum years of service                                                                                36 years

Minimum years of service                                                                                 0.5 years


Staff Qualification

Our teaching staff are very well qualified and among them they have attained:

Masters Degrees                   3

Graduate Diplomas              10

Bachelor Degree                   20

Diplomas and Others           10

All teachers are academically well qualified.

All Teaching aide staff are very well qualified with Montessori qualifications.

All teachers are registered with Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia

All staff members hold a Working With Children card.

All non-IB teaching staff are either Montessori qualified or participating in Montessori professional development.


Staff Professional Development:  Total expenditure $ 7,637

  • Professional Learning on Disability Discrimination Act, Disability Standards for Education and Mandatory Reporting
  • Staff attended relevant professional learning and seminars provided by MAF, AISWA and SDERA
  • Professional learning on Noongar Culture
  • Seminar for New Principals and Legal Seminar
  • Professional Standards for Principals
  • Financial Questionnaire Workshops and Business Managers Workshop
  • First Aid and CPR Refresher
  • Internal formal and informal collegiate meetings on student learning and whole school improvement are conducted throughout the year.


STUDENT  INFORMATION

Student attendance for 2016 was 89.32%

Management of Non-Attendance:

Student attendance is marked every morning and every afternoon by the teacher.

Teachers report unexplained student absences to the Office before 9.30am

Parents of these students are contacted by the Office

The school has a sign-in system for late and senior secondary students.

Excess late arrivals and absences are discussed in a parent-teacher meeting

Continued absences are referred to the Principal


NAPLAN

Small schools with small numbers of students need to be particularly careful not to give information that would allow the identification of particular students. 

The IB and NAPLAN results vary from year to year as the children undertaking the assessment have varying abilities.  Especially in NAPLAN we must acknowledge that the school has a low number of students in each year group and hence it is difficult to make meaningful generalisations, as the results of one individual has a significant effect upon the overall performance of the group.

These NAPLAN results may also be viewed at MySchool website at www.myschool.edu.au

The NAPLAN results for year 5 are not shown as there were less than 5 students

 



2016
NUMERACY
READING
WRITING

GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION
SPELLING

The Montessori School


Australian Schools Average


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Australian Schools Average


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Australian Schools Average


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Australian Schools Average


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Australian Schools Average

Yr 3
501
402
488
426
446
421
537
436
434
420
Yr 7
541
550
565
541
529
515
538
540
567
543
Yr 9
584
589
638
581
601
549
618
569
599
580

 

The IB figures are provided to show results over the last five years IB – Year 12 results and post school destinations for 2016.

 

IB Achievements

Total enrolments 2012 – 2016                                                         32

Number of students enrolled in IB Diploma                                   25

Number of students awarded the IB Diploma                               19

Number of students enrolled in IB Certificate                                 7

Number of students awarded the IB certificate                            13


Post School Destinations                                          

Total enrolment 2012 – 2016                                                           32

 

University Entry                                                                                   19

University prep, then University                                                          4

TAFE                                                                                                       1

Working, apprenticeship                                                                     4

Gap Year                                                                                                4


SATISFACTION

In 2016, especially in the secondary area, enrolments were retained.

There was an increased number of events which were well attended by parents.  The parent community also responded well to all student organised events and we received some very good feedback. 

The high level of cooperation and collaboration of all in our school contributes to the overall satisfaction of our staff.   

Parent, student and staff satisfaction can also be assessed through surveys.  A formal survey is taking place at the moment and we will share the results with the parent community later this year.


FUNDING  INFORMATION  2016

The Montessori School Kingsley, Inc.


Income for the Year 1/1/2016 to 31/12/2016

Grant Operating
$
Comm Govt Recur Non Government Schools
$729,005
Misc. State Grants
$23,650
Per Capita - Dept Ed Services WA
$347,341
Spraying Grant
$2,655
Misc. Commonwealth Grants
$5,873
Total Grant Operating
$1,108,524


Fees and Charges
$3,909
Art Levy
$750
Bdg Fund/Capital Contributions
$24,960
Enrolment Fees
$66,613
Fundraising
$6,227
Gross Fees
$1,043,532
Maintenance Levy
$15,126
Subsidies
-$9,418
Parent Education
$727
Holding Fees
$1,056
Total Grant Operating
$1,153,484


Total Income
$2,262,008


Income as per Audited Accounts 31 December 2016


2017 Statutory Annual Report.pdf

Annual General Meeting - 30 March 2016