Holgate Public School Annual School Report
NSW Public Schools – Leading the way
Principal's message We would like to extend an open invitation to all
At the end of last year, Holgate Public School parents new and old to come to our meetings and
published a 2007 Yearbook. The yearbook was become part of the Holgate P&C.
developed by students, staff and parents. It
allowed our community to read a wide variety of
reports from a wide variety of school members. It
was pleasing to have so many people participate School Captains’ Report
in identifying and explaining important programs 2007 was a very interesting year for the school
and activities from the 2007 school year. captains.
I stated in the publication that, “Holgate Public We had a lot of duties that we had to fulfil
School has continued the tradition of high levels including running school functions such as
of achievement and thoughtful progress.” A assembly, the Anzac Day Ceremony and other
statement like that is made possible by the work functions.
of dedicated and skilled staff as well as our
wonderful supportive school community and A t the beginning of the year we went to a “Young
especially, the P&C Committee. Leaders” conference in Sydney, where we learnt
about leadership and public speaking. We got to
I would like to also recognise the dedicated miss out on a whole day at school.
service to our school from Mrs Roslyn Dawes for
the past ten years. Mrs Dawes has been We really enjoyed the experience and had a great
successful in gaining a position at another Central time.
Coast school. Tom Easey and Jesica Turner
I certify that the information in this report is the
result of a rigorous school self-evaluation process Student parliament message
and is a balanced and genuine account of the
school’s achievements and areas for Holgate Public School had a small but effective
development. Parliament. It was run by the seniors of the
school once every two weeks. The seniors
Michael Murphy elected a speaker who ran the meetings. We all
had certain areas that we took care of. Each
P&C message class below the seniors had a class
representative to inform the Parliament of matters
The Holgate Public School P&C again had that had something to do with their class. In
wonderful support this year. We managed to parliament we all suggested and voted on topics.
continue with projects that had been set up in
2006 and improve on these. The paid Canteen Parliament doesn’t suggest things that are out of
Supervisor, Anita, has allowed for the smooth the question like: can we have a chocolate river
operation of the canteen and both children and or a lollipop mountain. We only suggested things
volunteers have expressed their appreciation of like repainting the lines in the tennis court and
the positive improvements that have occurred. some safety issues. As a result, we had a great
We have continued with our focus towards the system where the children asked questions and
multifunction building and to that end fund raising made our school a better place.
has been directed towards this end. A tax Ruben Fela
deductible school building fund has been set up
to allow parents to make tax free contributions to
this fund. Our school at a glance
The P&C has funded each class $250 to be used
on something for the class that the students feel Students
will be of benefit. This idea was a follow on from Our students mainly come from the Holgate and
2006 and has been a big success. We have also Matcham valleys. Our school continues to be
had very well supported working bees throughout recognised in the wider community as a dynamic
the year that again show the wonderful spirit and successful educational provider.
present among the school population.
The cultural background of students’ families
2008 will see our efforts focused on the school’s includes seven different nationalities. The
80 year celebrations and the upcoming school majority of students come from Anglo-Saxon
fete. This will be our major fund raiser and good background. Our students come from highly
support from parents will be necessary to ensure supportive families who provide significant
the fete is a success. support for their children and the school.
Student enrolment profile Roll Year Total Total in
Class per Year Class
K K 16 16
K/1 K 10
200 K/1 1 7 17
180 1/2 1 12
160 1/2 2 7 19
2/3 2 7
2/3 3 20 27
80 3/4 3 11
60 3/4 4 15 26
40 4/5 4 12
20 4/5 5 16 28
0 5/6 5 5
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
5/6 6 22 27
Structure of classes
All classes apart from a Kindergarten class were
Student attendance profile composite classes. Classes were formed after
surveying students, identifying positive learning
groups, possible sibling combinations and
Semester 1 Attendance Rates
95.0 There are eleven teaching staff, two school
administration staff, two teacher’s aides, one
general assistant and one cleaner. The school
94.0 counsellor allocation is for one day each fortnight.
There are six permanent teaching staff. The
remainder are temporary teachers employed by
93.0 the school.
The staff is highly committed, enthusiastic and
has a variety of expertise to ensure students
92.0 learn effectively in a happy and safe environment.
2004 2005 2006 2007
School Region State
Assistant Principal(s) 2
Class sizes Classroom Teachers 5
In March 2003 the Government announced its Support Teacher Learning
commitment to publish primary class sizes in Assistance
annual school reports in order to provide parents Teacher Librarian .4
with as much local information as possible. Teacher of Release Face to Face .4
The following table shows our class sizes as
reported at the 2007 class size audit conducted Total 9.3
on Wednesday 26 March 2007.
In 2007, the average daily staff attendance rate
was 96%. The percentage is gained by
deducting short-term leave from the total
available teaching day.
All teaching staff meet the professional
requirements for teaching in NSW public schools.
100% of Holgate Public School staff have a
degree or diploma.
Significant programs and The school recognises the commitment shown by
achievements dedicated teachers who trained teams during
lunchtimes as well as before and after school.
These teachers, the staff overall and our parent
community fully supported sport and fitness
Students were successful in the following activities throughout the year.
Australian school competitions:
Creative and Performing Arts
Science – one high distinction; 2 distinctions
and seven credits Performing and creative arts programs are well
supported at Holgate Public School and
Mathematics – one high distinction; three
continued to be recognised as an area of strength
distinctions and seven credits
English – two distinctions and twelve credits. Teaching and learning programs have a strong
Maddie Grosse was successful in the Multicultural emphasis on creative arts and the extra curricular
Perspectives Public Speaking Competition at programs gave students the opportunity to
District level and was selected to compete at the participate in a broad range of performing arts
Hunter Central Coast Finals. activities.
Every child at Holgate had an opportunity to
Sport perform once a term in their class item at our
During 2007 Holgate Public School was once weekly assembly. This enabled the students a
again involved in a wide range of sports. Many of time to showcase various class activities and
our students excelled in a variety of areas. Some units of work in a dramatic, musical or visual arts
notable achievements were: perspective.
A Year 3 student competing at the state cross Leadership and creative opportunities are
country carnival. continuing to be enhanced at Holgate through the
school’s various arts programs.
Four children representing the Brisbane
Water Zone PSSA at the Sydney North Area Choir
Cross Country carnival.
The school choir had a very busy and exciting
For a second consecutive year a senior girl year in 2007. Many students expressed a
represented Sydney North at NSWPSSA continued interest in participating and weekly
hockey carnival. rehearsals began with a twenty strong choir. One
of the major performances of the year was the
Two girls were selected in the BWPSSA zone
Central Coast Choral Festival. This involved
several meetings and large scale rehearsals
One student competed in Senior Shot and involving schools from across the Central Coast.
another in the U13 100m at the Sydney North The students in the choir learnt twelve songs
Area regional athletic carnival. which involved some part, harmony and a capella
singing. The rehearsals culminated in two mass
A number of teams competed in PSSA knockout choir performances which we held at Mingara
competitions. These included the girls’ netball, Recreation Club. Other choral events included:
boys and girls football (soccer), and the boys and
girls touch football teams. The Central Coast Flora Festival where the
students in the choir performed four well-
Holgate also conducted three successful school
carnivals namely Swimming, Cross Country and
Athletics. Our successful Fitness-A-Thon at the The Holgate Public School Xmas Tour which
end of third term raised over $2100. involved the choir travelling to a nursing home
on the northern Central Coast and performing
Our results in the PSSA competitions did not see
a variety of Christmas tunes to a captivated
teams progressing to the next round this year
audience of elderly people. They then stayed
however, we were again proud of the attitude and
for lunch and spent time talking with the
sporting application of all the children who were
chosen to represent Holgate PS in some sporting
capacity last year. For a small school, the general Carols at Erina Fair;
sporting ability of the children is outstanding. Our
tasks are often made more difficult when we are School Assembly Performances; and
drawn to compete against large schools in the Presentation Night.
first round of many competitions. Nonetheless,
our overall achievements have been significant
over a number of years.
Dance The construction of a verandah off the staff
In 2007 the school entered the Central Coast
Dance Festival for the first time. A troupe of 26 The installation of insulation in G & H Block
dancers comprising of male and female students computer rooms.
from Years 3 and 4 participated.
The removal of unsafe and unhealthy
The ultimate reward was a concert at Laycock computer work areas and the installation of
Street Theatre in which the dance was performed appropriate computer desks for staff and
twice in two different sessions. students throughout learning areas.
The achievement of such a task involved the Skylights were installed into both boys and
culmination of lots of hard work by students and girls toilets.
parents. The children practised with dedication
and the parents were instrumental in making Extra lighting installed into boys and girls
costumes and helped with transport. As we toilets.
danced to Dragon’s ‘April Sun in Cuba’, our An automatic bell timer installed to improve
costumes reflected a colourful array similar to a accuracy of start and finish times throughout
South American fiesta. It was a wonderful the day.
experience, truly enjoyed by all who took part.
Funding has been gained for the following:
School Hall - $56,776 - Federal Government
A major performing arts whole school
Community Water Grant - $7,572 - Federal
performance was held this year. All students in
K-6 had the opportunity to perform in a stage
musical production which incorporated a high Installation of Playground Fence - $6,120 -
level of drama, dance and music. This show- NSW DET
cased classroom dances and encouraged senior
students to perform as soloists and dramatists. These programs will be either started and/or
completed in 2008.
All students in K-6 participated in this wonderful
occasion that gave students the chance to Student Welfare
engage with a live professional musical
performance. It enhanced their understanding of Holgate Public School enjoys an extremely safe
the importance of the various aspects of a and happy environment for students. The
production, including lighting, costuming, props programs and directions for student welfare
and stage management. programs are maintained and developed in
liaison with the P&C as well as Student
School Improvements Parliament.
A range of improvements have been completed
this year. The improvements have enhanced the Significant improvements and programs this year
teaching and learning opportunities as well as included:
improving health and safety for all community A review of the current learning programs
members. related to Student Welfare was conducted in
Significant improvements this year include: 2007. See Curriculum Evaluation for details.
Installation of an air conditioner in the school The school community identified core values
library. that described how teaching, learning, social
activities, cultural and sporting activities
Reorganisation of the General Assistant should be conducted at Holgate Public
storage and work areas. This includes School.
locating all small engines and fuels to a brick
storage area, construction of a work bench The use of the 5 C’s – Care, Courtesy,
and tool storage area as well as construction Cooperation, Consideration and
of storage bays under G Block. Commonsense were integrated into a learning
and behaviour program.
The connection of the canteen to filtered
water and removal of storage tank. This has The Anaphylaxis Policy was updated. Sharing
improved water quality significantly. and display of Action Plans was improved.
Installation of a water tank level gauge to The School Captain and Parliament policies
monitor water levels. were updated. The process for captain
nomination and election were changed to
The expansion and construction of a more ensure students had a fair and open process
functional and safer staff car park. for being elected.
The Learning Support Team met once a There is a gradual replacement of older
fortnight to support students with learning, computers.
social and behavioural needs.
We now have ‘The Techno Team’, a group of
The school counsellor allocation was doubled students who’ve been trained to assist with
after representation to the District Guidance removal and installation of individual computers
Officer. The allocation is now one day per and computer parts.
fortnight. A portable laptop/projector, and soon a second
The Active After School Community (AASC) one, assists teachers in using technology to
program was run each term. This program is teach.
funded from Federal grants and occurs after
school. The activities focus on engagement Professional Learning
in active lifestyle and fitness. Activities run in A significant allocation of funds and time was
2007 were gymnastics, multi-skilling and provided for a wide range of professional learning
surfing. This program was highly supported which has enhanced the quality of teaching.
by parents. Professional learning was provided to support
The ‘Dads in Education’ activity was once student, school and Department of Education
again highly successful with over 70 dads, requirements and needs. These included:
grandfathers and important male figures Teaching staff were provided with whole day
enjoying a BBQ breakfast, entertainment as training on developing consistency in
well as participating in class activities. assessment tasks and use of rubrics to
The student parliament met once a fortnight analyse writing criteria. This workshop was
and organised a range of fundraisers. A Year combined staff training with Chertsey Public
6 area fence was constructed on request from School.
the parliament. All staff was provided updated training for
A 2007 School Yearbook was published. The Anaphylaxis procedures including use of an
publication was developed by Ruben Fela, EpiPen.
Tennyson Hewitt, Jacob Lototzky, Jack The Integration consultant gave presentations
Newley and Madelyne Rae and a parent, on managing and supporting students with
Wendy Farley. autism and aspergers.
Other important programs that were maintained
All staff was provided training Cardio
this year were:
Spine Safety for Years 3 and 4;
The District Assistant Principal - Behaviour
Intensive Swimming program worked with teaching staff to review and
update our social skills programs.
The Home School Liaison Officer provided
Chess Club teacher training for attendance and roll
All staff was provided training by Occupational
The maintenance online of the Department of Health and Safety (OH&S) Consultant, Tom
Education and Training’s (DET) intranet and all Wardlaw about requirements and procedures
our school computers has minimised the amount of this policy. As a consequence our OH&S
of time needed to be spent by staff to maintain policy was reviewed and updated by all staff.
Class learning programs integrate technology into Community Support
a wide range of applications. Our computers are Our school P&C has continued to provide strong
all fully utilised for skills development, research leadership and support during 2007. They have
and publishing tasks. physically and financially supported a wide range
Each student has a personal school email of programs and resources. These include;
address and the use of these is improving The purchase of four computers for classroom
students’ communication skills. learning.
All teachers now have direct access to the DET The provision of $250 per class for resource
intranet and internet via a desktop computer in purchases including a floor rug, an overhead
their classroom, helping to streamline projector, an audio visual trolley, mobile
communications and record keeping. learning centres as well as class reward
Seven new computers and ten new computer activities.
desks were installed to replace inadequate desks.
Parents helped plant 100 plants and shrubs 65% of students were in the top two skill bands in
on National Tree Planting Day writing which is well above state average.
Holding a successful Building Fund Appeal BST progress in literacy
that raised over $13,500 towards the
construction of a school hall.
Average progress in BST literacy
Four working bees to remove noxious weeds between Year 3 and Year 5
and improve and clean gardens.
The continued support of a paid canteen
supervisor employed for one day a week.
Representation on several committees
including school policy, fundraising, canteen,
uniform, band and building committees; and 8
A wide range of fund-raising and social
Other school community support was provided for
the following programs: 4
class reading and mathematics groups
training and transporting sporting teams 2
school environment activities including
working bees 0
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
supervision and volunteer work for weekly Year
canteen School LSG State
managing the use of the tennis court by the
Literacy –BST Year 3 Numeracy – BST Year 3
2007 results indicated that overall Year 3 literacy Year 3 students achieved above state mean in
is significantly above state mean for Writing, numeracy especially in the strands of number,
Reading and Language. Both girls and boys are patterns and algebra as well as measurement,
achieving well above state mean. space and data.
Writing was a target in 2007 and is well above 66% of students were in the top two skill bands
state average with 66% of students in the top two which is significantly above state average.
skills bands compared to 46% for state.
65% of students were in the top two skill bands in
69% of students were in the top two skill bands number, patterns and algebra which is well above
for reading which is well above state average. the state percentage. 53% of students were in
the top two skill bands in measurement, data and
Literacy – BST Year 5 space which is considerably higher than the state
Year 5 overall literacy is well above state average percentage.
while reading is significantly above state average.
Numeracy – BST Year 5
Writing and language, while well above state
average are not as strong as reading. Year 5 students achieved above state mean in
numeracy, especially in the strands of number,
Extremely good growth was achieved in reading measurement, data, space and geometry.
and language from Year 3 to Year 5 with 95% of
students improving their skill bands. Average 67% of students were in the top two skill bands
growth of individual students was 10.1 points for overall numeracy.
compared to state 6.8 points. 62% of students were in the top two skill bands
Growth in writing indicated 84% of students for number and patterns which is above state
improved their skill bands. The girls growth was average.
stronger than that of the boys. 57% of students were in the top skill band in
81% of students were in the top two skill bands in measurement and data which is significantly
reading which is significantly above the state above state average.
57% of students were in the top two skills bands Percentage of Year 5 students in our school
in space and geometry which is above state achieving benchmarks in 2006and 2007
63% of students made growth of one skill band or Percentage of Year 5 students meeting
more. Boys especially made very strong growth. national benchmarks
BST progress in numeracy
School National School National
Average progress in BST numeracy Reading 95 * 100 *
between Year 3 and Year 5 Writing 100 * 100 *
Numeracy 100 * 95 *
* National benchmarks were not available at the
time of printing this report
5 Progress on 2007 targets
Improving Writing Outcomes
Our achievements include:
Teaching staff were provided professional
learning opportunities to develop a greater
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 understanding of how assessment of writing
criteria can improve teaching and learning.
School LSG State Consistency in assessment was also developed
through developing grade work sample which
identified writing criteria for ‘C’ grade outcomes.
Teachers collaboratively developed differentiated
assessment tasks to validate and identify the
The Commonwealth Government sets minimum learning needs of all students.
desirable standards for reading, writing and
As well as professional learning and the
numeracy at particular ages. These are referred
development of grade work samples and
to as national benchmarks.
assessment tasks the school scope and
The performance of the students in our school in sequence was updated to link writing text types to
the Year 3 and the Year 5 Basic Skills Test (BST) a school learning scope and sequence which was
is compared to these benchmarks. The also linked to Combined Outcome Groups
percentages of our students achieving at or (COGS)
above these benchmarks are reported below.
Basic Skills results indicated that there was
overall improvement in student performance. The
Percentage of Year 3 students in our school
comparative data also indicates that our
achieving benchmarks in 2006 and 2007
performance was well above state average.
Percentage of Year 3 students meeting
2006 2007 Target 2
School National School National
Reading 100 * 100 *
Writing 100 * 100 * Our achievements include:
Numeracy 100 * 97 * A review of Aboriginal Education was included in
* National benchmarks were not available at the the review of whole school planning. The
time of printing this report planning overview ensures that Aboriginal
Education is integrated into mandatory learning
units as well as being included in extra-curricula
activities such as excursions.
COGS units have also been identified and Curriculum Evaluation
aspects of Aboriginal Education are covered in
these learning programs where relevant. Background
Selected Year 6 students participated in National A review was taken on the implementation of the
Aboriginal and Islanders Day of Celebration mandatory student welfare policies and
(NAIDOC) at Erina High School along with programs. These included Anti Bullying, Anti
another 100 indigenous and non-indigenous Racism, and Child Protection as well as safety
students. Activities included cultural and programs. There was also a requirement from the
performing arts activities. NSW DET for all schools to develop a values
statement through community forums. Teaching
Target 3 staff also indicated that there was a need to
update existing social skills programs.
Throughout 2007, significant opportunities were Findings and Conclusions
provided for all students to be involved with
A review of the school social skills program, as
performing arts. Our achievements included:
well as mandatory policies such as Anti Bullying,
The most significant activity was the school Anti Racism, Child Protection and Road Safety
musical ‘Kids in Paradise’ which was presented at was undertaken. As part of the review, a school
Erina High School auditorium to an audience of and community consultation was held to update
480 guests. the School Behaviour Code as well as develop
core values for the school community.
Drama workshops for talented students were run
by Miss McIlvenie in preparation for this The initial part of this review was to survey
production. The production was coordinated and students, staff and community to identify a set of
produced by Miss McIlvenie, Ms Scully and Miss core values. The core values were used to
Ward. update the behaviour code as well as be used to
integrate into the various student welfare
A school dance group was formed and organised
by Ms Scully. The dance group performed at the
Central coast Dance Festival as well as at various The second part of this review involved identifying
school presentations. Students involved were student welfare programs that were part of the
from Years 3 and 4. mandatory teaching requirements. These
included Child Protection, Road Safety, Anti
A school choir was also formed with students
Racism and Anti Bullying.
from Years 2 to 6. Ms Ward trained the choir and
organised for their participation in the Central A scope and sequence was developed using the
Coast Choral Festival. revised core value and behaviour code. The
structure was based on our 5C’s – Care, Co-
The school performing band consisted of 20
operation, Consideration and Courtesy.
students from Years 2 to 6. The students were
provided with band practice and tutorials from Social skills lessons were developed integrating
Central Coast Conservatorium staff. The band 5C’s, Anti Bullying and Anti Racism. Drama was
performed at the Spring Time Flora Festival, at also integrated into these lessons to assist with
band workshops, at the Uniting Care Facility at relevance and diversity of student experiences.
Warnervale and at various school presentation
Lessons were trialled in 2007 and implemented
as mandatory teaching for all grades.
Other opportunities for performing arts were
The scope and sequence was developed with the
provided at weekly assemblies and at the Annual
assistance of the District Assistant Principal
Talent Quest organised by senior students.
Behaviour, Gail Laczkowski.
The resource has been made available in grade
folders with an on going evaluation/suggestions
component to further develop this resource.
It is a requirement for all NSW public schools to
conduct at least two annual evaluations – one
related to educational and one to management
practice. In 2007 our school carried out
evaluations of the school’s assessment practices
and educational planning documentation.
Administration Evaluation School development 2006 – 2008
Identify need from staff meeting/class Targets for 2008
program supervisors to have a consistent
approach to programming
NSW DET requirement for all schools to Early Literacy
report to parents using grade performance
benchmarks. As previous reporting was done Strategies to achieve this target include:
in Stages in was necessary to develop a
implementation of the Jolly Phonics
planning tool to assist teachers to develop
program in early literacy groups;
class programs and assessment.
training of relevant staff including the
Staff interest in trialling Combined Outcomes
Support Learning Teacher;
gain the support of District personnel and
Findings and Conclusions provide further professional learning to
relevant teachers in early literacy;
A review of the school educational programs was
held. The review identified a range of programs provide earlier exposure to guided
and activities that are used to develop teaching reading and guided writing to students;
programs. These included COGS science,
human society and its environment (HSIE), ensure early identification and
Aboriginal education, writing text types and major intervention by support personnel for
excursions. students requiring assistance.
An overview was developed which identified
mandatory programs with learning outcomes as Our success will be measured by:
well as optional outcomes to be included into
teaching programs. effective class programming of early
literacy programs and strategies;
The overview provided for ongoing composite
grade groups to ensure that repetition of students meeting or improving on
programs/outcomes would not occur. This was Regional expectations for Reading i.e.
achieved by using a two year cycle. 75% of Kindergarten students are reading
at or above Reading Recovery level 6,
Teachers add an option of using COGS units 75% of Year 1 students are reading at or
across the subject areas or developing units of above Reading Recovery level 16, 75% of
work to achieve subject outcomes. Year 2 students are reading at or above
Resources and planning documentation are Reading Recovery level 26 by the
being developed and maintained for ongoing conclusion of the school year.
A Student Report was developed to meet the
mandatory requirements of reporting at grade
Future Directions Student Welfare – Rewards and Behaviour
There will be a continual appraisal of the planned
units of work to ensure learning programs are Strategies to achieve this target include:
delivered effectively and efficiently. review current rewards for students for
There will also be an ongoing development of appropriate behaviour;
COGS resources as teachers develop units with identify existing rewards from class,
the librarian for ongoing reference. There will also playground and link to whole school
be ongoing appraisal of the units’ effectiveness rewards including assembly awards,
and relevance to student learning. Aussie of The Month and annual
The collection of resources will be complemented Presentation Day awards;
by the development of assessment tasks allow all stake holders an opportunity to
including rubrics. contribute including School Parliament,
P&C members, all staff as well as
providing information through the weekly
implement rewards program in Term 2 more effective quality teaching to provide
and review effectiveness through school effective learning programs and
community survey at the end of this term; consistent assessment of student
ensure rewards program is linked to
Discipline Policy with regards to increased growth for all students in
managing appropriate behaviours. mathematics as measured by National
Test (NAPLAN), Australian Schools
competitions and teacher assessment;
Our success will be measured by: and
monitoring data collected to indicate that increased achievement for gifted
all students have a fair opportunity to be students as reflected.
recognised for appropriate behaviour;
students reward system is understood
and applied consistently by all staff, Financial summary
students and selected community This summary covers funds for operating costs
members; and does not involve expenditure areas such as
school community survey indicates a permanent salaries, building and major
90% or better approval rating after 1 maintenance.
term; Balance brought forward 53 531.30
Global funds 89 729.07
all policies and resources are reviewed,
Tied funds 144 297.71
updated and in place by the beginning of School & community sources 46 436.73
Term 3. Interest 4 425.96
Trust receipts 5 669.26
Target 3 Canteen 0.00
Total income 344 090.03
Reviewing Delivery of the K-6 Expenditure
Mathematics Syllabus Teaching & learning
Key learning areas 15 141.26
Strategies to achieve this target include: Excursions 13 426.49
Extracurricular dissections 14 525.67
providing teaching staff opportunities to
acccess professional learning in different Training & development 2 800.70
programs to support class teaching; Tied funds 91 264.54
Casual relief teachers 19 641.20
visiting other schools to observe different
Administration & office 36 270.45
learning programs; School-operated canteen 0.00
inviting guest speakers to present Utilities 10 177.81
Maintenance 30 900.48
different teaching programs at staff
Trust accounts 5 608.23
meetings; Capital programs 0.00
review and modify the ‘Milestones in Total expenditure 239 756.83
Balance carried forward 104 333.20
Mathematics’ program to make the
program more effective;
re-aligning the groupings of students
throughout the year to create a better
match with the level of program delivered
for both students experiencing difficulties The balance carried forward for 2007 includes
some tied grants as well as a significant
and those with talent in mathematics;
allocation for assets replacement, capital works
working with our feeder high school to and contingency planning. Funds will be allocated
develop programs to extend gifted Year 6 for a Special Programs Building. Tied grants
mathematics students; expenditure includes professional learning,
integration support for identified students,
engage students in different web quests technology support and a range of smaller
and use of technology to support and programs. Library expenditure is also included in
stimulate learning; tied grants.
conduct parent information nights to A full copy of the school's 2007 financial
teach parents the strategies used in statement is tabled at the annual general
current syllabus. meetings of the P&C. Further details concerning
the statement can be obtained by contacting the
Our success will be measured by:
About this report
In preparing this report, the self-evaluation
committee has gathered information from
evaluations conducted during the year and
analysed other information about the school's
practices and student learning outcomes. The
self-evaluation committee and school planning
committee have determined targets for the
school's future development.
Michael Murphy - Principal
Margaret Elbra - Assistant Principal
Vicki Scully, Jane McIlvenie, Jeff Vanderwyk
Tony Dufficy, Anna Ward - Staff Representatives
Prue King - School Administration Manager
Scott Cooper - Parent Representative
Tom Easey, Jesica Turner, Ruben Fela - Student
School contact information
Holgate Public School
RMB 5255 Wattle Tree Road Holgate