2018 Statutory Annual Report

Presented at the Annual General Meeting  -  19 June 2019  

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.

SCHOOL PROFILE

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:

  • 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
  • One Lower Secondary group                       - 13 to 15 year old students
  • One Upper Secondary group, 16 and 17 year old students, undertaking International Baccalaureate courses.

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.

  

Staff Numbers                                                                                                                                                     

Teaching Staff
Full time and Part time Positions
 29
Principal  
Full-time Position  
  1
Administration
Full time and Part time Positions
  5


Staff Attendance

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


Staff Retention

Average years of service  
7.1 years
Maximum years of service      
38 years
Minimum years of service
0.6 years

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Staff Qualification

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

PhD
 1
Masters Degrees
 1
Graduate Diplomas
 4
Bachelor Degree
16
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
FBT Workshop
Bookkeeper
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 Waiting Workshop
LP & UP Teachers
Talk for Writing
PP Teachers
The STEM in Practice
UP & LS Teachers
Transparent Classroom Online Demo
Principal, Teachers & Aides
Twilight Parade
Principal & Aides


SATISFACTION:

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.

STUDENT INFORMATION

Attendance:

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/


NAPLAN

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

2018
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Reading
Writing
Spelling
Grammar
Numeracy
Yr 3
465
451
434
433
405
407
447
419
418
463
450
432
434
454
408
Yr 5
538
530
509
489
482
465
525
507
502
532
613
504
421
541
494
Yr 7















Yr 9
608
630
581
576
579
542
602
616
583
604
616
581
624
606
596



 



 

The IB figures are provided to show results over the last five years IB – Year 12 results and post school destinations for 2018.

 IB Achievements: 

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
23
16
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 Entry
6
University Prep, then University
8
TAFE
4
Working, Apprenticeship
1
Gap Year
4


FUNDING INFORMATION 2018



Income for the Year 01/01/2018 to 31/12/2018

Grant Operating

AISWA Grants
$3,964
Comm Govt Recur Non Government Schools
$858,058
Misc. State Grants
$26,953
Per Capita - Dept Ed Services WA
$363,898
Misc. Commonwealth Grants
$11,550
State Special Education Grant
$13,826
Total Grant Operating
$1,278,249
Application Fees
$3,091
Art Levy
$0
Bdg Fund/Capital Contributions
$36,635
Donations
$8,594
Enrolment Fees
$58,091
Fundraising
$7,550
Gross Fees
$1,127,941
Income Excursions - UP Camp
$650
Maintenance Levy
$15,672
Montessori Children Foundation
$1,058
Parent Education
$1,727
PayWay Visa Surcharge
$1,866
Student Camp Account
$14,807
Subsidies
-$10,122
Total Grant Operating
$1,267,560
Total Income
$2,545,809


* Income as per Audited Accounts 31 December 2018

 








2015 Statutory Annual Report.pdf

2016 Statutory Annual Report.pdf

2018 Statutory Annual Report.pdf