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 2017 school year and has been compiled with content provided by the Council, Administration Staff and Principal of The Montessori School Kingsley Inc.
The Montessori School aims to provide a safe and harmonious learning environment for the spontaneous and holistic development of children.
The Montessori School is independent and co-educational, offering Montessori education for children aged from 3 to 18 years. In 2017, there were 155 students, with:
The Montessori National Curriculum has been approved by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority.
The Montessori School’s Alternative Method of Reporting has been approved by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority.
The Montessori School is registered with the Montessori Australia foundation Quality Assurance Program.
The Montessori School is a member of the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia – AISWA.
|Teaching Staff||Full time and Part time Positions|| 29|
|Principal ||Full-time Position || 1|
|Administration||Full time and Part time Positions|| 5|
The average number of days absent per staff member over the year was 4 days
Long Service Leave taken by 4 staff was a total of 24 days
|Average years of service ||7.1 years|
|Maximum years of service ||38 years|
|Minimum years of service ||0.6 years|
Our teaching staff are very well qualified and among them they have attained:
|Masters Degrees|| 1|
|Graduate Diplomas || 4|
|Diplomas and Others ||20|
All teachers are academically well qualified.
All Teaching aide staff are either Montessori qualified or participating in Montessori professional development.
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 $ 7,143
|AMI/NAMTA Orientation||LS Teacher|
|Annotating Student Work||Teachers & Principal|
|Briefing The Board||Principal|
|Business Managers Meeting||Bursar & Bookeeper|
|Child Protection: Grooming & Child Abuse Prevention||All Staff|
|Child Protection: Mandatory Reporting of Sexual Abuse||All Staff|
|DES Special Education Funding||LS Teacher|
|First Aid Training||All Staff|
|IB Coordination Cat 2 and Extended Essay in Focus||IB Coordinator|
|IB Coordinator Meeting with Treetop Montessori||IB Coordinator|
|Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum||Teachers & Aides|
|Literature - An Inquiry Approach||PP Aide|
|Maxxia Salary Sacrifice||Bursar & Bookeeper|
|Meeting in the Middle||LS Teachers & Principal|
|Montessori Business Managers Forum||Bookkeeper|
|Montessori Leadership Network Forum||PP Teacher & Principal|
|NAPLAN Online Training||LS Teacher & LP Teacher|
|NCCD||Teachers & Principal|
|OEA - Teacher Training||PP & LP Teachers|
|OEA 2018 - Teacher Training||PP & LP Teachers|
|Office 365: One Note||LP Teacher|
|Peoples Skills for Montessori Teachers and Administrators||PP & LP Teachers|
|Physics DP Workshop||IB Teacher|
|Registration Seminar||LS Teacher, Bursar, Bookkeeper & Principal|
|Scaffolding Adolescent Library||LS Teacher|
|School Update||Bursar & Bookeeper|
|SDERA Destination Wellbeing Conference||LS Teacher & Principal|
|Sir John Jones Seminar||Principal|
|Small School Finances||Bookkeeper|
|Staff Code of Conduct||All Staff|
|Tackling Technology||LP Teacher|
|Talk for Writing Workshop||LP & UP Teachers|
|Talk for Writing Workshop||PP Teachers|
|The STEM in Practice||UP & LS Teachers|
|Transparent Classroom Online Demo||Principal, Teachers & Aides|
|Twilight Parade||Principal & Aides|
Usually, we are able to see parent satisfaction with the school through the high retention and enrolment rates. In 2018 the enrolment retention rate increased to 91.78%. Our enrolment numbers showed an increase in 2018, reflecting the increased number of retained enrolments, in all areas of the school.
In 2018 we experienced a high level of parent attendance to school events. Open days continued to be well attended, which was an indication that the profile of the school is known in the wider community.
We can also assess parent satisfaction directly through surveys and participation in various forums. Surveys of parent satisfaction are undertaken every two or three years. The last survey of the school was undertaken in 2017. Many areas for attention and improvement have been addressed as a result of this survey. A formal survey of parent satisfaction is due to take place in the latter half of 2019 as part of the Strategic Planning process.
The overall student attendance (as supplied to the Department of Education and Training in our Term 3, 2018 Student Attendance Data Collection) was 93.79%.
Management of Non-Attendance:
Student attendance is marked every morning and every afternoon by the teacher.
The Parent/Carer must provide either a written or verbal explanation for the absence or lateness for a child. The explanation must clearly indicate the date and time of the absence or lateness as well as the reason for the absence or lateness.
Teachers record student attendance. Students who are absent are marked as unexplained; unexplained absences are followed up through the Office and parents of these students are contacted to verify their absence.
The school has a sign-in system for late and senior secondary students. A late note is handed over by the Office staff and sent with the student to the class and handed to the teacher. By following this procedure the teacher is aware that School’s policy and protocol has been adhered to. Excess late arrivals and absences are discussed in a parent-teacher meeting. Continued absences are referred to the Principal.
In the event of a child being absent for extended periods of their schooling, please inform the school as early as possible. A meeting may be arranged between the Principal and the family to discuss minimum disruption to the child’s education.
The Montessori School’s Attendance Policy is available on the school’s website https://www.themontessorischool.wa.edu.au/
The Montessori School believes in the Montessori approach of supporting the full development of the child. The scientifically designed and self-correcting materials provide feedback on developmental progress to the child and teacher in the primary years. The Montessori education is based on student centered lessons and activities based on the teacher’s observations and the individual needs of the child.
While The Montessori School complies with ACARA’s assessment process and all our students, except those withdrawn on parent request, sit the annual National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), we conduct the tests in a very relaxed atmosphere to avoid causing unnecessary stress or concern to our children.
The IB and NAPLAN results vary from year to year as the children undertaking the assessment have varying abilities.
The Year 7 results are not published as student numbers are below the reporting threshold.
All NAPLAN results were as expected. These results are handed to the teachers and provided to the relevant parents.
These NAPLAN results may also be viewed at MySchool website at www.myschool.edu.au
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The IB figures are provided to show results over the last five years IB – Year 12 results and post school destinations for 2018.
The IB figures are provided to show results over the last five years IB – Year 12 results and post school destinations for 2019.
Due to our small numbers, we must take care not to provide information that may lead to a breach of privacy of a student’s results. The IB achievements are therefore presented for a period of five years.
|Total Enrolments 2014 – 2018 |
Number of students enrolled in IB Diploma
|Number of students awarded the IB Diploma||9|
|Number of students enrolled in IB Certificate||7|
|Number of students awarded the IB Certificate||14|
|Post School Destinations Total Enrolment 2014 – 2018|| |
|University Prep, then University||8|