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2008 - School Annual Report


2008 - School Annual Report

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									 Charleville State High School

                                 PO address                       PO Box 314, Charleville, Q, 4470

                                 Phone                            07 4656 8888

                                 Fax                              07 4656 8800


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Principal’s foreword
Charleville State High School strives for a socially just education ensuring quality educational outcomes for all
students through a supportive school environment, inclusive curriculum and equitable management.
The staff at Charleville State High School endeavour to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes which
are necessary to enjoy life and take an active and productive role in society. The commitment and dedication of
teachers is evident through a high level of involvement in a variety of programs and activities.
At Charleville State High School, the interests and abilities of our students cover a very wide range as they are faced
with the demands of a very complex society. We see it as our responisibility to work towards the development of
students academically, vocationally, personally, creatively and culturally, physically, and socially.
Charleville State High School seeks constantly to develop productive partnerships with the broader community,
Murweh Shire Council, Charleville Cosmos Centre and a wide range of local businesses who proudly support and
sponsor our Work Placement Program.

Future outlook
Charleville State High School has recently been awarded access to Croxdale Station by the Murweh Shire Council.
The Outback College of Rural Education (OCRE) has been established on this 11,000 acre property situated 10
kilometres west of the township. OCRE is currently used in the delivery of Rural Sustainability and a full-time school
Trade Pathways program pilot. The submission for funding from the National Trade Training Centre in Schools was
successful for the Charleville Cluster. This Centre will be used to deliver Trades Pathway Programs in Engineering,
Manufacturing, Agriculture, Meat Processing, Hospitality and Tourism, along with programs in Astronomy, Natural
Sciences and Life Skills.
2009 will also see Charleville State High School push ahead with preparations for online delivery of Astronomy. This,
along with the implementation of successful grant submissions under the Federal Education Revolution initiative,
State Schools of Tomorrow and the Building the Education Revolution initiative, will see Charleville State High School
enjoy a boost in Information Communications and Technology infrasructure, allowing us to offer better educational
outcomes for our students.

                                                       2008 School Annual Report
 Our school at a glance

School Profile
Total student enrolments for this school: 306
Year levels offered: 8-12
Coeducational or single sex: Coeducational

Curriculum offerings
Our distinctive curriculum offerings
Astronomy School of Excellence, offering Astrophysics with links to University level studies and Junior Astronomy;
In 2009, the development of a Trades Pathways Program in conjunction with the Rural College of Outback Education,
the successful Charleville cluster Trade Training Centre submission, and the school’s property Croxdale, will deliver
Trades Pathway Programs in Engineering, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Meat Processing, Hospitality and Tourism,
along with programs in Astronomy, Natural Sciences and Life Skills.

Extra curricula activities
Students at Charleville State High School are offered a range of cultural, sporting and community opportunities. The
extensive range of extra-curricula activities includes: Instrumental Music, Arts Council, Tours, Camps and Excursions,
After-School Tutoring, Chess Competitions, Swimming, Drama Workshops, Magazine, Gym, Soccer, Rugby League,
Netball, Horsemanship, Athletics, Touch and Tennis.

How computers are used to assist learning
ICTs are integral to teaching at Charleville State High School, and many projects have been commenced to ensure
that teachers at Charleville High are preparing students for a digital world. 2008 saw the existing three computer labs
refurbished and extended to number four computer labs of varying sizes, and two pods of computers in the Resource
Centre for both class and student use.
At the end of 2008, work commenced on the creation of two Flexible E-Learning Labs, incorporating 21 Century
Learning theory and Learning Space Design theory, to effectively deliver in 2009 the 43 laptop computers granted
under the National Secondary Schools Computer Fund. As part of this focus on 21 Century Learning, and the
implementation of the Roma District Smart Classrooms Strategy, the school is enabling better connection with digital
technologies by increasing the number of data projectors in rooms and the access to Interactive Whiteboards and
other digital teaching devices. This expansion is expected to continue in 2009 as more Flexible E-Learning spaces
are brought on line with the help of various State and Federal grants.

Social climate
Charleville State High School offers a whole school Pathways program, incorporating a range of pastoral, social, work
readiness and thinking skills programs. At the conclusion of five years of schooling at Charleville SHS, students will
have participated in a Cert I Information Technology, Level 1 Coaching Course, Construction Blue Card accreditation,
Driver Education Program, Health Education and Level 1 Philosophy training, amongst other opportunities.

Involving parents in their child’s education.
Parents are an important part of the school community, and Charleville State High School recognises this by involving
parents in a variety of ways. With the advent of better communications technologies, parents are now able to be
involved in every aspect of their students’ schooling via the Student Portal section of the school website, regular
parent nights, school open days and fortnightly newsletters.

                                                       2008 School Annual Report
 Our staff profile

 Qualifications of all teachers

                       Number of
                       classroom                     Doctorate                 Masters
   Highest level of
                      teachers and                   Bachelor degree           Diploma
                    school leaders at                Certificate
                       the school

      Doctorate                 0

       Masters                  1                                      91%

   Bachelor degree             32

       Diploma                  2

      Certificate               0

Expenditure on and teacher participation in professional development.
The total funds expended on teacher professional development in 2008 was $24 248.05.
The major professional development initiatives are as follows: Curriculum Development; Professional Standards for
Teachers; Purchasing Policy; Child Protection and Code of Conduct Training; Smart Classrooms Training; Inclusive
Education and ICT Integration In-services.
The involvement of the teaching staff in professional development activities during 2008 was 93%.

Average staff attendance
For permanent and temporary staff and school leaders the staff attendance rate was 98% in 2008.

Proportion of staff retained from the previous school year.
From the end of the 2007 school year, 77% of staff were retained by the school for the entire 2008 school year.

                                                      2008 School Annual Report
 Performance of our students

Student attendance
The average attendance rate as a percentage in 2008 was 83%.

Key outcomes

  National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) results - our
  reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and numeracy results for Year 9.

                  Domain          Measures                                              Yr 9

                                  Average score for the school                          539

                                  Average score for Queensland                          568.2
                                  For the school the percentage of students at   2008   83%
                                  or above the national minimum standard.

                                  Average score for the school                          513

                                  Average score for Queensland                          555.3
                                  For the school the percentage of students at   2008   70%
                                  or above the national minimum standard.

                                  Average score for the school                          536

                                  Average score for Queensland                          567.8
                                  For the school the percentage of students at   2008   77%
                                  or above the national minimum standard.

                                  Average score for the school                          518
                                  Average score for Queensland                          563.2
                  Punctuation     For the school the percentage of students at   2008   70%
                                  or above the national minimum standard.

                                  Average score for the school                          527

                                  Average score for Queensland                          570.7
                                  For the school the percentage of students at   2008   88%
                                  or above the national minimum standard.

Apparent retention rates Year 10 to Year 12.
Year 12 student enrolment as a percentage of the Year 10 student
cohort. (Revised in 2008 from Years 8-12 to Years 10-12)

                                                    2008 School Annual Report
 Performance of our students

Outcomes for our Year 12 cohort of 2008
Number of students awarded a Senior Statement.                                                        39

Number of students awarded a Queensland Certificate Individual Achievement (QCIA).                    0

Number of students awarded a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) at the end of Year 12.         32

Number of students awarded an International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD).                              0

Number of students awarded one or more Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications.        39

Number of students who are completing or completed a School-based Apprenticeship or                   20
Traineeship (SAT).
Number of students receiving an Overall Position (OP).                                                12

Percentage of OP/ IBD eligible students with OP 1-15 or an IBD.                                       50%

Percentage of Year 12 students who are completing or completed a SAT or were awarded one or           100%
more of the following: QCE, IBD, VET qualification.
Percentage of Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) applicants receiving a tertiary            100%

Value added
2008 saw steps taken to increase the overall enrolment of the school through exploring virtual schooling options, and
the online delivery of the Astronomy program. This opportunity will continue to be explored in 2009 to ensure the
ongoing viability and growth of Charleville State High School.

Parent, student and teacher satisfaction with the school
School Opinion Survey Results (2008):
61% of students were satisfied that they were doing the best they could in their school work
61% of students were satisfied that they are able to get involved in school activities
67% of Parents/caregivers were satisfied with the variety of school activities
67% of Parents/caregivers were satisfied with the access to computer technology at Charleville SHS
93% of the workforce engaged in professional development opportunities
92.5% of staff indicated they felt they were making a worthwhile contribution to Charleville State High School

                                                        2008 School Annual Report
YEAR 12 2008
Charleville State High School
This report is based on the findings of the Queensland Government Next Step survey, which targeted all students who
completed Year 12 and gained a Senior Statement in 2008, whether they attended a Government, Catholic or independent
school, or a TAFE secondary college. The Office of the Government Statistician conducted the survey between 30 March and
6 May 2009, approximately six months after the young people left school. Responses were predominantly collected via
computer-assisted telephone interviewing with a paper-based survey collected from a small number of students for whom
telephone details were not available.
The statewide and regional reports of the Next Step survey can be located at the Next Step website at

Response rate for Charleville State High School
Table 1 below reports the response rate for Charleville State High School. It expresses the number of respondents from this
school, as a percentage of all Year 12 completers attending Charleville State High School in 2008.
It has not been possible to ascertain how representative these responses are of all students at this school.

Table 1           Survey response rate

           Number of                  Number of students                     Response rate
          respondents                who completed Year 12                       (%)

              27                                 39                               69.2

Definitions of main destinations
The pathways of Year 12 completers were categorised into ten main destinations. Respondents who were both studying and
working were reported as studying for their main destination. A table defining these categories can be found in the statewide
report at

Summary of findings
In 2009, 44.4 per cent of young people who completed their Year 12 at Charleville State High School in 2008 continued in some
recognised form of education and training in the year after they left school.

The most common study destinations were university (22.2 per cent) and apprenticeships (22.2 per cent).

In addition to the above study destinations, a further 3.7 per cent of respondents from this school deferred a tertiary offer in
2009 (deferrers are shown in Figure 1 in their current destination).

55.6 per cent did not enter post-school education or training, and were either employed (48.1 per cent), seeking work (3.7 per
cent) or neither studying nor in the labour force (3.7 per cent).

Figure 1          Main destinations of Year 12 completers

                      3.7% 3.7%
                                            22.2%                         University (degree) (22.2%)
                                                                          Apprentice (22.2%) *
          18.5%                                                           Working FT (29.6%)
                                                                          Working PT (18.5%)
                                                                          Seeking work (3.7%)
                                                                          Not studying/NILF (3.7%)

                                                                           * included in VET total
                                                 22.2%                        VET total = 22.2%


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