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					St Joseph’s College Melbourne




Annual School Planning Report
           2008
                                                                                                                                       Table of Contents
Table of Contents..........................................................................................................................3
A1     School Context..................................................................................................................4
  COLLEGE VISION & MISSION STATEMENT ........................................................................................................ 4
A2         Leadership & Governance ............................................................................................... 4
  PRINCIPAL ............................................................................................................................................................ 4
  BOARD OF ST JOSEPH'S COLLEGE MELBOURNE............................................................................................ 4
  POSITIONS OF LEADERSHIP ................................................................................................................................ 5
B1         Faith & Community............................................................................................................ 6
  RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, SPIRITUAL DIMENSION & SOCIAL OUTREACH ..................................................... 6
B2         Pastoral Care ..................................................................................................................... 7
  PASTORAL CARE ................................................................................................................................................. 7
  YEAR 11 PASTORAL LEADER .............................................................................................................................. 9
  YEAR 12 PASTORAL LEADER ............................................................................................................................ 10
  GEOGHEGAN HOUSE....................................................................................................................................... 10
  HOGAN HOUSE ................................................................................................................................................. 11
  KELLY HOUSE ...................................................................................................................................................... 11
  MCSWEENEY HOUSE......................................................................................................................................... 11
C2         Professional Development.............................................................................................. 12
  FORMATION & RENEWAL................................................................................................................................. 12
D1         Teaching & Learning ....................................................................................................... 13
  CURRICULUM ..................................................................................................................................................... 13
  ARTS..................................................................................................................................................................... 16
  CAREERS............................................................................................................................................................. 16
  ENGLISH .............................................................................................................................................................. 17
  LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH (L.O.T.E) ................................................................................................ 18
  LIBRARY ............................................................................................................................................................... 19
  MATHEMATICS ................................................................................................................................................... 19
  HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION & OUTDOOR EDUCATION.................................................................... 20
  SCIENCE.............................................................................................................................................................. 21
  SPORT – Pascoe Vale....................................................................................................................................... 23
  SPORT-North Melbourne.................................................................................................................................. 24
  STUDENT SERVICES ............................................................................................................................................ 24
  STUDIES OF SOCIETY & ENVIRONMENT (SOSE)............................................................................................. 26
  TECHNOLOGY ................................................................................................................................................... 27
  VET ....................................................................................................................................................................... 28
  VCAL ................................................................................................................................................................... 28
D2         Co-curricular Activities ................................................................................................... 29
E1         Resources ........................................................................................................................ 30
  CAPITAL EXPENDITURE/WORKS....................................................................................................................... 30
  BUILDING & EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE ...................................................................................................... 30
  TECHNOLOGY ................................................................................................................................................... 32
  DEVELOPMENT OFFICER .................................................................................................................................. 33
E2         Finance ............................................................................................................................ 35
  FINANCIAL REPORTS ......................................................................................................................................... 35
  RISK ASSESSMENT............................................................................................................................................... 36
Appendices.................................................................................................................................37
  SICK BAY REPORT – Pascoe Vale................................................................................................................... 37
  SICK BAY REPORT – North Melbourne........................................................................................................... 38
  STUDENT PROFILE............................................................................................................................................... 39
  STAFF PROFILE.................................................................................................................................................... 43
  ON TRACK DATA ............................................................................................................................................... 45
                                                                          A1 School Context

COLLEGE VISION & MISSION STATEMENT
2003 – 2007 (Extract)

St Joseph’s College is a Catholic school for boys in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice.
This heritage especially promotes love of learning and the Gospel values of justice, peace and
service.

We are committed to providing educational experiences for young men to become ~
Life long learners
      Competent, ethical decision makers and problem solvers
      Citizens who contribute to civic life
      Compassionate and caring about service to others

Jesus Christ
Our College proclaims and commits itself to Jesus Christ who stands at the centre of our
community. Among God's people, and in the spirit of Blessed Edmund Rice we live out God's call to
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    be faithful to the needs of humanity and responsive to the changing world
    be faithful to Christ and the Gospel
    be faithful to the mission of the Church

Teaching and Learning
Our College proclaims and commits itself to providing education which -
    challenges and supports all members of the College community to develop self-worth and
       abilities
    caters for individual needs, abilities and interests
    is innovative and creative
    encourages life-long learning
    is diverse and comprehensive
    integrates awareness and knowledge of Australian Indigenous cultures
    embraces teaching practices suited to the learning styles of boys



                                                            A2 Leadership & Governance

PRINCIPAL
Mrs Maree Johnson

Please note that there is no Principal’s report. All areas have been covered in reports by the
Deputy Principal, Director of Learning & Staff Formation and Director RE. If further clarification is
required please contact Ted Javernik.



BOARD OF ST JOSEPH'S COLLEGE MELBOURNE
Mr Donald Walkley

           Celebrating the proud history and traditions of St Joseph’s College Melbourne

2008 has been a significant year for the College community of St Joseph’s Melbourne. After many
years of proud achievements and traditions the College will close a chapter of its story at the end
of 2009 and 2010. The Board is committed to maintaining its support for the principal, staff, students
and parents during this period. It is important that we maintain our focus on the provision of an
Edmund Rice education for our students, and that they continue to enjoy and appreciate the
experience of belonging to St Joseph’s College Melbourne – and that their light shines.

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The Board is also committed to ensuring that former students of the College continue to feel that
they belong to the Edmund Rice community, and are able to celebrate the long and proud history
of St Joseph’s College Melbourne.

An ongoing task of the board during the year has been the monitoring of College policies via the
College Policy Schedule. Following an initial audit of all College policies a plan is now in place to
strategically review and develop a range of policies. I particularly thank Mrs Maree Johnson and Mr
Ted Javernik for the efforts to develop the College Policy Schedule.

I would also like to acknowledge the great work done by Ms Sharon O’Neil (College Business
Manager) in partnership with the Board Finance Committee. Many thanks for your extra time and
effort to support Mrs Johnson in managing the College finances.

Members of the Board this year included Mr Don Walkley, Mr. Lex Arthurson, Mrs Maree Johnson, Mr
Ted Javernik, Mr George Iaquinto, Dr Max Stephens, Ms Kate Dishon, Mr Paul Kean, Mrs Vivian
Grosso, Mr Carl Stevens, Mr Peter Vear, Mr Shane Dalton, and Ms Sharon O’Neill. Ms Ebony Rea has
been our Board Coordinator. I thank them for their continued efforts to support the College in their
service on the Board.

On behalf of the Board, I extend a sincere and heartfelt thanks to our principal, Mrs Maree Johnson,
the College Leadership Team, and the entire staff for their important and valuable work in
providing an education for our students.

I wish you and yours a very holy and peaceful Christmas and every success in 2009.



POSITIONS OF LEADERSHIP
 TITLE   FIRST NAME   SURNAME          POSITION
 Ms      Maree        Johnson          Principal
 Mr      Ted          Javernik         Deputy Principal
 Mr      Paul         Fumei            Head of Campus (Pascoe Vale)
 Mr      Neville      Box              Head of Campus (North Melbourne)
 Ms      Therese      Wilson           Director of Learning & Staff Development /
                                       Head of Dept Science & Head of Technology
 Ms      Sharon       O'Neill          Business Manager
 Mr      Michael      Leonard          Director of Religious Education & Spirituality / Head of Dept Maths
 Mrs     Fran         Davey            Head of House (Geoghegan)
 Mr      Stuart       Harrison         Head of House (McSweeney)
 Mr      Dean         Hughes           Head of House (Kelly) + Timetabler
 Mr      Tom          Sykes            Head of House (Hogan)
 Mr      Tim          Cunningham       Yr 11 Pastoral Leader
 Mr      Tony         Centorrino       Yr 12 Pastoral Leader
 Mr      Bruce        McLaverty        Head of Dept: Arts
 Ms      Edwina       Hurley           Head of Dept: English & LOTE
 Mr      Hayden       Langford         Head of Dept: HPE & Outdoor Education
 Mrs     Shaaron      Opie             Head of Dept: Library
 Mr      Peter        Lazzaro          Head of Dept: SOSE
 Mrs     Vivien       Sander           Head of Dept: Student Services
 Mr      Aidan        Leishman         Sport Coordinator (North Melbourne)
 Mr      Luke         Gleeson          Sport Coordinator (Pascoe Vale)
 Ms      Bernadette   Doufalidis       VCAL/VET/SBNA Coordinator

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                                                                 B1 Faith & Community

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, SPIRITUAL DIMENSION & SOCIAL
OUTREACH
Mr Michael Leonard

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   One of my significant goals for this year was to maintain what had happened in previous
      years. This goal happened for as I write I cannot think of anything that I didn’t achieve
      which was not achieved last year.
   World Youth Day was a considerable achievement. The fact that we were represented in
      Sydney by three students and others went with their parishes or youth groups, that two staff
      went and that there is still energy around the event, highlights the significance of the event.
      One thing that hindered students attending was the lack of finance and we were able to
      find sponsorship from the St Vincent De Paul Society who paid 66% of the costs for the
      students. Eventually, there was more money available than there were students to attend.
   In Religious Education, we strived to have both hard copy and digital files for all the courses
      in years 7 – 10.
   Course development took place in the senior levels Religion & Society Units 1 & 2 as well as
      Philosophy Units 1 & 2. In particular, developing courses where topics involved internet
      research, excursion and developing teaching methodology around the use of film.
   While a new yr 12 program never eventuated, much discussion revolved around six
      specialist units being held, each unit being taught by the one teacher and the students
      then moved around to each teacher. This structure was considered a possibility for it
      enabled a top unit to be taught according to the teachers’ interest and passion, hopefully
      keep the students interested as they moved around. In essence, each unit would have ten
      lessons. While there was interest from the teachers, nothing conclusive could be decided.
   The stimulus for (e) above was the Unit on sexuality taught by Ms Maree Keel. The students
      responded well as Ms Keel moved around each classroom.
   David Sutton successfully ran a justice group at PV and a fragmented group was run at NM.
   We tried to set up a structure for our PV students to be involved in some outreach to the
      poor. Br Roger Cripps took students to the Edmund Rice Centre in St Albans on Mondays
      during activity time.
   Staff continued to lead prayer at briefing each morning as well as gathering for a longer
      reflection once per week on each campus led by the Director of Mission.
   The students had three fund raising ventures during the year:
          o The Caritas Lenten campaign was run during term one.
          o In term two, the College Celebration day was held with a walkathon and liturgy to
              celebrate Edmund Rice and St Joseph. Funds from the walkathon were donated to
              Edmund Rice Secondary School, Sinon, Arusha, Tanzania.
          o In term four, we had “Stand up with a Can” day as part of eradicating world
              poverty. Response on both campuses was excellent, bettering that of the previous
              fund raising efforts.
   Staff had many opportunities for formation in spirituality during the year:
          o Mr Bob White from EREA did a session at the beginning of term one and again for a
              day at the Passionist Monastery in Templestowe.
          o Dr Denis McGlaughlin presented a day at the Treacy Centre on Youth Spirituali ty
          o Holy Thursday was a “community action day” for staff who visited various places
              within the city with an outreach to the marginalised. The experience of meeting
              those not so well off as ourselves was eye-opening to many. At the end of the day,
              we gathered together at the Treacy Centre to reflect on the experience.
   The college was fortunate to have three chaplains:
          o Fr Gavin Fitzpatrick who did a liturgy with students at PV each week
          o Fr Justin Woodford was available to both campuses
          o Mr Angelo Campagna serviced the NM campus two days per week. Angelo came
              after we received funding from the federal government to employ a chaplain. As a
              layman, in a role traditionally done by religious or priests, Angelo has been very
              successful in creating a new model of chaplaincy.


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    New events included
        o Treacy Trail for year 8
        o Introduction of an RE unit on Sexuality taught to each Yr 12 RE class by Ms Maree
            Keel, College counsellor.
    Regular events were held such as
        o Retreats for years 11 & 12
        o Edmund Rice induction for year 7
        o Stations of the Cross at PV campus and the City Stations of the Cross at the NM
            campus.

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    Once again we wish to try and maintain what has been done in the past year and
      considered worthwhile.
    Two new retreat programs have been added for years 9 & 10 using the NET ministry team.
    All programs are being developed using research techniques and media.
    A goal is to keep class sizes at a good level. Certainly class sizes in the high twenties is too
      large for effective methodology in years 11 & 12 if not at the junior levels as well. If RE is to
      be a priority, sizes at the senior level ought not exceed 20.
    To search for a structure that will enable and encourage students to visit places like the
      Edmund Rice Centre St Albans on a regular basis as part of their curriculum.
    To maintain the justice groups and if possible, begin a St Vincent De Paul group if possible
      either separate from the Justice groups or instead of those groups
    To maintain the chaplaincy program, especially the Australian Government sponsored
      chaplaincy.
    Reporting in Religious Education will be done in VELS format in 2009. While some work has
      been done in this area, there is plenty more to be done on all units in years 8 – 10.
    Further encourage staff to prepare and lead creative prayer services using media skills.
    There is a need to timetable in such a way that Religious Education is given some priority.
      Ways of doing this are:
          o Putting the subject on the timetable in an appropriate way. In 2008, three of the
              four lessons in year 11 appeared in the last period. More importantly, every second
              class occurred on a Wednesday afternoon, competing with ACC sport.
          o Providing some continuity in the way the teachers are apportioned to classes. If a
              teacher has the opportunity to teach the subject two semesters in a row assists the
              quality of the program as well as the teaching.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
    With the end of the College in sight, a fitting celebration for the end needs to be
     considered. Certainly a faith connection with these events, involving in some way a visit to
     the college chapels, will be significant.
    Prioritising the subject in the timetable, especially for Religion and Society Units 3 & 4.

GENERAL COMMENTS
          The year has been very eventful and fulfilling.
          Timetabling and staffing is a general issue. My hope is that Religious Education has
           some priority.



                                                                            B2 Pastoral Care

PASTORAL CARE
Mr Ted Javernik

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   Pastoral Care - Policy
      A number of policies were developed and or reviewed along with further refinement to the
      behaviour management policy and protocols and the Students in Good Standing (SIGS)
      process. The policies reviewed were:


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       o   Positive Relationships policy
       o   Counselling Services policy
       o   Drug Policy
       o   Literacy Policy

 Pastoral Care - Structures/ Programs & Assemblies
  The following activities occurred:
     o Review of the Pastoral Vertical House Structure at Pascoe Vale (PV) – an external
          consultant conducted the review and affirmed the structure. The findings were
          presented to the teaching staff at PV.
     o Pastoral Care programs - these were further developed with significant input by the
          school counsellors and PLs/HsoH. As we operate a vertical curriculum, the programs
          have to be revised each year. A Life skills program piloted by Mr Bill Teggelove with
          a Year 12 group focussed on how boys can improve their academic performance
          by addressing issues relating to beliefs, self-talk and self-esteem.
     o Assemblies- these are more consistently of a high standard engaging students with
          meaningful items and are now facilitated by pastoral care groups rostered over the
          course of the year
     o House briefings- these are now occurring on a cyclic basis led by the HsOH
     o Student Wellbeing Team – the role and focus of the team has being clarified &
          broadened beyond that of restorative justice practices
     o 3 way conferences – these replaced the Parent/Student/ Teacher Interviews at PV
          under the leadership of Paul Fumei (Head of Campus, PV). Feedback from parents
          and teachers indicated the experience was positive and contributed to changing
          students’ approach to learning. It was pleasing to observe students bringing exercise
          books and models made in classes as part of a portfolio to display to parents and
          explore goals/ actions. Students who had not met criteria were offered support
          through the SAIS process. The 3 Way Conference will occur at the end of each
          Semester, with a P/S/T interview held at the end of term 1 & 3 after parents receive
          Interim Reports.
     o House points systems - Fran Davey (Head of Geoghegan) played a significant role in
          developing and promoting this. Through Fran’s leadership it is hoped the system will
          enhance student participation across all dimensions of school life, including
          community work and social justice
     o the Rock & Water program was offered as an elective for students to select as part
          of the vertical curriculum offerings

 Pastoral Care – Activities & Partnerships
     o Student Leadership: This year the student leaders meetings at NM included
         attendance of the PV leaders. Event/activities included:
     o The Student Leaders meeting with Bishop Costello and the appointment of student
         ambassadors for the Days in the Diocese program.
     o An extended student leadership programs developed to enhance student
         leadership experiences and clarify roles and responsibilities and up skill students.
     o A fun afternoon workshop held in June titled Success Leadership Challenge for
         leaders and aspiring student leaders
     o A series of three 2 hour leadership skills workshops conducted by ACU students
     o A street retreat day/ night program in December, which included a city walk to
         Rosie’s Van, & the Salvos at Burke St, a visit to St Kilda to experience the Indigenous
         people, Grey St, Sacred Heart Mission.
     o Participation in an ACC leadership day at Mazenod and the AFL Leadership seminar
         at the MCG
     o Cocurricular: The SJCM ‘Boys R Us’ dance group participated in a dance
         presentation as part of the encounter with the Cross and Icon event at Penola
         Catholic College as part of the World Youth Day and Days in the Dioceses activities
         organised by the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
     o Feast day: The day began in Parkville with boys walking to the Pascoe Vale campus.
         On return to school and obtaining lunch, many boys participated in a range of
         activities: Futsal, Basketball and ‘Shoot 15’. An entertaining Talent Quest followed
         this. A key focus of the day was fundraising for Sinon School in Tanzania. The amount
         raised was $8374.44.

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           o   Parenting program: As a member of the North West Inner City Cluster of schools,
               Maree Keel (School Counsellor @ NM) obtained a City of Melbourne's grant to fund
               a parenting program for Vietnamese families within our school communities, that
               involved the Vietnamese Welfare Resource centre (Jesuit Social Services)
               community.
           o   Parents & Friends: The FoSJ increased their membership this year and developed a
               draft constitution with specific focus on building the parental community. They
               assumed responsibility for the Mother/ Father & Son breakfasts and implemented a
               successful Krispy Kreme donut drive and Lipstick fundraiser. The second hand uniform
               shop was cleaned and reviewed, with processes for donating/ selling goods revised.

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    Continuing to find ways of promoting positive understandings of social interactions through
      assemblies, other gathering rituals and pastoral lessons.
    Participating in the RaW (Resilience & Wellbeing) program - This is a pilot program designed
      to address challenging and disruptive behaviours shown by secondary school students. The
      program has been adapted from the CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
      & Schools Early Action Program (CASEA PROGRAM), an evidence-based program that has
      been delivered with great success in many primary schools.
    Consolidating the student academic support and management initiatives developed in
      previous years e.g. the Students in Good Standing (SIGS), Student Academic Improvement
      Support (SAIS) and 3-Way Conference processes.
    Incorporating parental involvement in school-based closure activities.

GENERAL COMMENTS
With the EREA decision for SJCM to close at the end of 2010 and for PV to close at the end of 2009
the wellbeing of staff is an important aspect of maintaining good rapport in the school community
and pastoral care for students. Looking at ways to maintain staff in the current climate and yet
support them for future employment/ transition with appropriate support will be one of the
challenges for 2009. The key strategies that emerge will focus on these aspects and the planning of
these will involve conversations between EREA, the School Board and College leadership team.



YEAR 11 PASTORAL LEADER
Mr Tim Cunningham

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   Introduced Yr 11 students to the senior campus and helped integrate students from both PV
      and Simonds.
   Regular meetings/updates with support staff
   Introduced a more structured PC program with a scope for change in the future

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    Further develop and update PC program
    Further build rapport between students – especially between the students from different
      feeder schools.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
    PC teacher to be given a greater role in the following areas:
        o Contact with parents
        o Record keeping – contribution, lates/absences, work due.
    Subject teachers to take more responsibility for classroom discipline (eg: issuing and
     supervising detentions along with contacting parents) rather than referring all issues to PL.

GENERAL COMMENTS
    Use pastoral program to:
         o Give students an opportunity to work in wider community.
         o Develop students as whole person.




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YEAR 12 PASTORAL LEADER
Mr Tony Centorrino

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   Had a varied program that catered for different needs and abilities.
   Started a peer support/study group program with limited success.
   PC team had a part in preparing PC program and delivering it to students with a focus on:
         o Goals
         o Personal development
         o Future directions

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    More regular meetings with support staff to better cater for student’s needs
    Review the PC program with the view to introduce more community based activities.
    PC teachers to be given more responsibility in PC program - take ownership of program and
      academic/ behavioural tracking of students in their care.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
    Encourage students to develop a better understanding of the wider community.
    See the PC teacher take a greater role in monitoring students.
    Encourage students aspire to reach greater heights through motivational sessions.

GENERAL COMMENTS
    Use pastoral program to:
      o Develop students as whole person.



GEOGHEGAN HOUSE
Ms Fran Davey

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   Establishment of House Identity including House Charter.
   Introduction of House Point System.
   Development of leading Year 10 in leadership and Year 10 orientated activities / Year level
      responsibilities. EG: Ballroom Dancing, social with other school, student involvement with
      House Point System.
   Implementation of Behavior Management Plan (SiGS, SAIS etc)
   Acting Head of Campus
   Coordinating School service for lates
   Organization of the final events of he Year 10’s, Mass, assembly and luncheon

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    Continue to build House spirit and identity
    Continue to develop the House Point System
    Foster leadership between the PV campus and North
    Continue to support and share roles within the Campus Leadership Team
    Develop skills in leadership of the campus

GENERAL COMMENTS
    Provide students with more opportunities to experience restorative justice in all school
      situations.
    Provide more opportunities outside the classroom for students to develop their whole self.
      (camps, social justice etc).
    A greater presence of spirituality in all classrooms and support for those staff members that
      require direction.
    Develop a credible excursion policy.




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HOGAN HOUSE
Mr Tom Sykes

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   House identity fully established
   Development of the sharing of roles within the Campus Leadership Team
   Year 7 Activities evening and the involvement of Parents
   Implementation of Behaviour Management Plan (SiGS, SAIS etc)
   Year level responsibilities identified and allocated
   Introduction and management of Community Service for students
   3 Way Conference

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    Continued refinement and implementation of BMP
    Continue to support and share roles within the Campus Leadership Team
    Continue the 3 Way Conference process

GENERAL COMMENTS
    Provide students with more opportunities to service the marginalized.
    A greater presence of religious instruction in all classrooms and support for those staff
      members that require.
    Provide more opportunities outside the classroom for students to develop their whole self.
      (camps, social justice etc)



KELLY HOUSE
Mr Dean Hughes

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   House identity fully established
   House assemblies every 2 weeks
   Development of the sharing of roles within the Campus Leadership Team
   Year 9 & 10 Activities evening and the involvement of Parents
   Implementation of Behaviour Management Plan (SiGS, SAIS etc)
   Year level responsibilities identified and allocated
   Management of Community Service for students
   3 Way Conference

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    Continued refinement and implementation of BMP
    Greater emphasis placed on role modeling from older students
    Assemblies to be done by Head of House
    Continue to support and share roles within the Campus Leadership Team
    Continue the 3 Way Conference process

GENERAL COMMENTS
    Provide students with more opportunities to service the marginalized.
    Provide more opportunities outside the classroom for students to develop their whole self.
      (camps, social justice etc)



MCSWEENEY HOUSE
Mr Stuart Harrison

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   Establishment of House identity.
   Fortnightly House Assemblies.
   Year 7 Activities evening and the involvement of Parents.
   Tracking student behaviour and academic concerns.

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STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    Maintain Student Discipline Procedure.
    Ensure Students feel support in their final year at SJCM.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
 Further develop the PCT as the first point of call.
 Holding all members of the community more responsible for the well being and academic
   progress of students.

GENERAL COMMENTS
    Provide students with more opportunities to service the marginalized.
    A greater presence of religious instruction in all classrooms and support for those staff
      members that require.
    Provide more opportunities outside the classroom for students to develop their whole self.



                                                             C2 Professional Development
FORMATION & RENEWAL
Ms Therese Wilson

The focus of Professional Learning at the College in 2008 has been:
    On curriculum to support staff with the continued implementation of VELS and the Vertical
       Curriculum structure at the Pascoe Vale Campus.
    Sessions were also held to ensure that all courses are documented in a commonly
       accepted format and that the associated comment banks are written, relevant and error
       free.
    To use the data gained from VCAA and NAPLAN testing to discuss with VCE teachers ways
       to further improve Teaching and Learning and student outcomes.

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   The in servicing of all people in positions of leadership throughout the year, exposing them
      to best practice as offered by leaders in educational thought.
   Conducting sessions on the implementation of all dimensions of the VELS discipline areas
      and how they can be incorporated into the curriculum model.
   In servicing all 7-10 staff on the documentation of courses into a common template.
   Supporting all staff in the re writing of report templates including the VELS dimensions.
   Re writing comment banks to support the VELS standards and progression points.
   Conducting sessions involving all staff in the writing of a continuous 7-12 curriculum across all
      KLA’s.
   Conducting post exam interviews with all VCE teachers to look at data that can provide
      knowledge and understanding on how to improve delivery of VCE courses to maximise
      student success.
   Linking staff with outside organisations and people in order to better plan for and provide
      for course delivery e.g. Science and a link with Healesville Sanctuary.
   Working with 7-10 staff on the continued implementation of the vertical Curriculum and the
      documentation of all courses into the common template.
   The redesign of the Year 7 Semester 1 Program that incorporates double time in the
      timetable for Literacy and Numeracy.
   The introduction of the Rock and Water social skills program for boys into the Year 7
      Semester one program.
   Ratification and implementation of all the associated policies within the Teaching and
      Learning Framework.
   Creating the Year 7 Team who designed, implemented and reviewed the Year 7 program
      for semester 1, especially focussing on the integration of thinking skills into this course.
   Completion of the AGQTP Project, in particular the training of key personnel in coaching
      skills.




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STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    To continue the focus on course writing and what is needed to present units that are
      engaging, authentic and provide excellent learning opportunities for our boys. These units
      will include Essential Questions and a focus on the Higher Order thinking skills that are part of
      the teaching and learning
    Refinement of course documentation and curriculum overview sheets.
    Plan for continual in servicing of all POL holders.
    Update all First Aid Level 2 holders with a current CPR certificate.
    To strengthen the reflection capacity of our VCE staff by continuing the meetings using VCE
      exam data. To also work with the Head of Campus (NM) to strategically plan for improved
      outcomes in this area.
    To continue to plan for improvements in VCAL, in-servicing all relevant staff as needed.
    To continue to work with staff to give them an excellent working knowledge of how to best
      construct a program of study for a student.
    To continue to promote Postgraduate study options for our staff as a preferred mode of
      professional learning.
    To continue to foster the value of professional learning teams.
    To provide opportunities for staff to develop a greater understanding of and affinity to the
      Charism of Edmund Rice and the work of EREA.
    To provide opportunities for staff in areas such as resume` writing, interview technique and
      curriculum vitae compilation.
    To skill up key personnel to be able to support students in their transition to other schools in
      2010.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
    Continue to develop professional teams whilst the school is in operation.
    The greater incorporation of authentic learning through community projects into the 8-10
     curriculum at Pascoe Vale in 2009.
    Continue to provide opportunities where possible for staff to engage in meaningful and
     relevant professional learning.



                                                                      D1 Teaching & Learning
CURRICULUM
VCE DATA ANALYSIS 2007
The average study scores for the last four years are as follows:

                                         YEAR           STUDY SCORE
                                         2005                   27
                                         2006                   28
                                         2007                   28
                                         2008

Dux – ENTER Score of 95.75

                                  ENTER SCORES                  NO. OF STUDENTS
                             ENTER Scores of 90 – 99.95                3
                             ENTER Scores of 80 – 89.95                4
                             ENTER Scores of 70 – 79.95               14
                           ENTER Score of 70 or more                  21




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NAPLAN DATA ANALYSIS FOR YEAR 7 & 9 2008

School Summary report
This report presents data displayed against either the National Assessment Program Scale or the
Estimated VELS Equivalent scale. It shows a graphic displaying a box and whisker plot and statistics
tables.

Year 7




Year 9




The Bands referred to in the Tables indicate the following:
    For Year 9 results are reported in Bands 5 to 10
    For Year 9 the minimum standard is Band 6

It is also important to note that of the 92 Year 9 students tested, 61 are from a LBOTE: t hat equates
to 66% of the cohort.

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   As part of the new Semester 1 Year 7 Transition program, thinking skills became an important
      vehicle for engaging students in their learning. Boys were taught how to think about their
      learning and were presented with strategies around managing and accessing information
      to make meaning. This not only focused on the academic units, but also the important
      social and emotional dimensions of learning. The Rock and Water Program (a social skills
      program for boys) was part of the Semester 1 course for all Year 7 students, and gave them
      opportunities to explore different ways of expressing and dealing with emotion, leading to
      a fostering of individual and social responsibility. The program has been reviewed and
      evaluated.
   The Vertical Curriculum is now in its third year and evidence has shown us that it has indeed
      motivated and supported students in their learning. By introducing the element of choice
      but not sacrificing rigour, students are able to consolidate on their strengths and interests
      and students have responded positively by producing outstanding work, not always
      possible in a standard horizontal curriculum.
   Similar results have been achieved as evidenced by the outcomes for senior VCAL students.
      Many have demonstrated skills and knowledge that are “real world, applied and
      transferable” to preferred future pathways.
   Each year I have held a conversation with our VCE staff to review the achievements of our
      students from the previous year and plan for ways to maximise learning opportunities for the
      current cohort. We focus deliberately on teaching and reviewing the skills needed to “learn
      with thought” so that when the students sit their exams they do not suffer an “intellectual
      death”!. It all goes back to making meaning of and understanding learning, and the ability
      to apply and make relevant what has been learnt to student’s experience of today’s world.
   This year all our Year 7 & 9 students completed the NAPLAN testing and reports have been
      sent home to parents. The data from these tests will then be used to inform the teaching
      and learning for these students.
   All teaching and learning policies were ratified by the College Board and are now
      operational.



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    Both the Junior and Senior Programs Handbook were reviewed and republished for student
     program selection.
    There has been a redesign and implementation of new progress reports across the College
     that provide more effective and informative feedback for parents and students.
    Participation in the AGQTP Project: Inner city boy’s schools continued with the College of
     student data and the training of key staff as Coaches
    We reviewed the provision of Transition for students from year 10 into 11 and devised a more
     informative and comprehensive program to be delivered to our Year 10 students at Pascoe
     Vale and those from Simonds College.
    Pascoe Vale students were supported in subject choice and program formation by one on
     one course counselling.
    Student achievement was again rewarded and recognised at Presentation Evening and
     also throughout the year with the awarding of Subject Certificates.
    All students at the Pascoe Vale campus have set and reflected on the Personal Learning
     Goals as required in the VELS implementation schedule. This document now replaces the
     old Pastoral care report at each semester.
    All comment banks for use at semester reporting were reviewed and in some cases written
     anew.

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
Pascoe Vale
 Given the announcement of school closure in 2008, our planning for the provision of Curriculum
   in 2009 has been greatly impacted upon. Numbers of students returning to the Junior Campus
   in 2009 were not clearly known until late Term 4, and I believe will still fluctuate from now until
   the commencement of the 2009 school year. This has made planning for curriculum provision
   difficult to say the least. It was decided that students in Years’ 8-10 would still be offered choice
   within a Vertical Curriculum, but choice would be limited. The rationale for this decision is to still
   provide for our students the best options and engaging learning that we can.

North Melbourne
 There has been less of an impact in curriculum provision at the Senior campus, with a full range
   of options available to students. All staff at the College will approach the next two with the
   passion and dedication to their teaching that has been displayed over many previous years
   and will continue to be supported in doing so.

 As for strategies in this area for 2009, the focus will be providing students with the best access
  and opportunity to complete their studies in technology. Students at NM will continue to
  explore links between their senior studies and career pathways open to them post Yr 12.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE
The only recommendation for the future that applies is to ensure the continuation of study for Year
12 students at NM in 2010.

GENERAL COMMENTS
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the dedicated staff who have worked in the provision
of Curriculum this year and the staff who have supported them.




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ARTS
Mr Bruce McLaverty

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   The Arts Week this year included an exhibition in the hall which was a large task. This was
      done to make the week more interactive and more diverse than last year.
   Promotional digital videos which include the Open day, Presentation Night and assisting
      with design work for the end of year magazine.
   In music the band has made great strides playing in the ACC Concert was a huge task,
      however the organization and delegation of duties between the HoD and the music
      teacher needs to be improved.
   Music, Media, VCD and Art experienced larger numbers despite the staffing issues for VCD
      at the start of the year.

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    Including music, and all of the technologies into Arts Week exhibition.
    In past years I would have stated that I needed to improve the use of ICT in the Arts and the
      Computers in School program by the Rudd government would have fixed this. Now that the
      school is closing the computers the classrooms need (including the updated software) will
      not come into realization.
    Make sure that when the school does close that the arts and technology was of the highest
      quality in the state.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
    Access to computers for all VCE students would have been necessary in the Arts and
     Technology.



CAREERS
Ms Josie Vickers

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   10 Year 10 students visited the Automotive Careers Seminar and International Motor Show.
   25 interested Year 12 students attended The Age VCE and Careers Expo at Caulfield
      Racecourse.
   All Year 12 students attended a Tertiary Information Session at the University of Melbourne.
   10 Year 12 Business Management/Accounting students attended a ‘Meet the Business
      Leaders’ Information session at the MCG.
   15 Year 10 students went on ‘University Discovery Day’ the University of Melbourne receiving
      course information and a tour.
   Year 10 students participated in Work Experience for one week and follow up activities
      regarding subject selection. Students participated in a Tax File Information and alternative
      VCE pathways session, completed a careers inventory and were given a job guide.
   Year 11& 12 students participated in classroom based career education programs and
      individual counselling.
   Year 9 students attended a Trail a Trade Day at Coburg Town Hall. Students participated in
      practical activities such as sign writing, tiling, bricklaying, coffee making, hairdressing etc.
   7 Year 10 students participated in the Options for Work and Education Program organised
      by Kangan Batman TAFE. This involved attending one per week for 10weeks. The programs
      were Mechanical Technology, Building and Construction, Furnishing Aviation and
      Engineering, and Information technology.
   5 Year 11 students participated in the IMVC and CPA Adopt a School Program. Students
      went on several industry visits during the 5-day program and were mentored by CPA
      members.
   Year 10 VCAL students went to a School based Apprenticeship Expo at Coburg Town Hall.
   A VTAC evening was held in August for parents and students of Year 12. We had 90 in
      attendance.
   22 Year 10 students and their parents attended a compulsory VCAL information evening
      with guest speakers from the VACC and Apprenticeship Plus.
   VCE Information night was held to discuss pathways.

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    Subject selection night was held where students and parents were interviewed regarding
     VCE subjects or the VCAL alternative.
    17 Year 12 students participated in a holiday workshop to receive their Responsible Service
     of Alcohol Certificate.
    5 Year 10 students attended the ‘Swinburne Apprenticeship’ Day at the Lilydale Campus.
     Students participated in different hands – on workshops. This gave them an insight into
     different courses that are available.
    2 ‘at risk’ Year 10 students have been involved in a one day per week work experience
     program to make the transition from school to work.
    Youth Pathways have been working with two students to make the transition from school to
     another school or to work.
    6 students participated in the Meridian Engineering Discovery day at Melbourne. Students
     were given course information, attended an Expo and participated in problem solving
     activities.
    All Year 9 students participated in a 3day Careers and Work Experience Preparation
     Program at the North Melbourne Campus. This involved past students as guest speakers,
     resume and cover letter writing, O H & S Training and visiting RMIT, University of Melbourne,
     Swinburne and Victoria Universities.
    1 Year12 student has received an offer through Schools Access Latrobe program. He has an
     offer before results come out into Software Engineering.
    95.8% of Year 12 students who applied through VTAC received a tertiary offer.
    58 students were involved in VET programs outside the school.

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    To improve and consolidate the Careers Education Program.
    To interview and track Year 10, 11 & 12 students.
    To improve the percentage of tertiary offers

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
    To provide adequate level of funding to the careers program to provide essential resources
     to support the program.
    To implement a program for Year 10 students regarding subject selection making sure
     students attend subject selection sessions at new school.
    To provide and implement a careers program Yr 10 -12

GENERAL COMMENTS
Reference made to the school mission statement and the Edmund Rice Charter
The career education program endeavours to foster life-long learning by making students aware of
the broad range of career opportunities that exist, the multiple pathways for accessing these
options, and capability to access these options in a timely manner. The career education program
supports the College mission of empowering the individual by encouraging and facilitating
personal exploration and growth, personal responsibility and a consideration of the role of the
individual in both the local and wider community, through exploring the nature and role of work
and the concept, in all its complexity, of “career”.



ENGLISH
Ms Edwina Hurley

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   Implementing and consolidating the new curricula for Year Twelve and additional Units of
      work for the vertical curriculum ensured a demanding but rewarding year for the English
      Department.       The additional Units for the Vertical curriculum were enjoyable and
      challenging for the students and teachers alike; the new Year 12 English course was well
      received especially in terms of the final examination and Part C which required students to
      write one analysis rather than the additional Point of View.
   The demands placed on the department by the transition of a new Head of Department
      were overcome by the collegiality and support shown by both campuses.
   Extra Curricula activities such as DAV Debating proved to be highly successful; with a
      significantly increased involvement by Pascoe Vale students. Additionally, both campuses


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       meeting at Pascoe Vale to eat dinner and plan debates together was enjoyable and the
       students to form cross campus relationships.
      The wide range of Yr 11 and 12 excursions and incursions was also successful with students
       gaining much from the John Swartz workshop and enjoying A Man for All Seasons at the
       Melbourne Theatre Company.
      English Week: both campuses had a range of fun and relevant activities. Eg staff vs. student
       debates, spelling bees and ‘Word of the day”.
      Sharing of resources and professional conversations. This most collegial department works
       well together.
      Excellent progress made in consolidating VELS.
      Strong student endorsement of new contextual focus within Yrs 7 – 10 units of work.

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    Consolidate units of study at all levels.
    7 – 10 Units: lend themselves to integrating Multiple Intelligences, Blooms Taxonomy and
      other relevant learning approaches. The focus on a theme has assisted structure and focus,
      although at times limiting cross unit work. Use of folders has been very successful with
      students retaining work and taking pride in their product.
    Year 11 English: Course is over assessed. Need to relate more clearly to Yr 12 exam in 2009
      by introducing written thematic task to test Outcome 2 and closer integration of text into
      the context writing tasks.
    Increase focus on literacy at all levels.
    Much better use of metalanguage. Good cross-curricular links, more consistent teaching.
      Effective implementation of a range of approaches and ongoing planning to introduce
      more in 2009.
    Build VCE average English scores by developing specific skills in students’ writing.
    Make the final year at Pascoe Vale a happy, enjoyable and successful one for all students
      and teachers.
    More excursions on PV campus

GENERAL COMMENTS
    It has been a successful and also sad year with the news of the closure of the College. It is
      testament to this department’s professionalism and collegiality that 2008 has been a
      positive and exciting one for the students and teachers; and that 2009 has been planned
      with the same outlook and expectations.



LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH (L.O.T.E)
Ms Edwina Hurley

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   Paul Trafficante and Marc Grosso made the final the Dante Alighieri Poetry recital
      competition
   New units of study have been consolidated this year for the vertical curriculum, operating at
      two levels: the standard level and the Piu` level – an enhanced programme for the above
      average student. This has proven a very successful innovation from Year 7-10.
   The Italian Department has continued as members of the LOTE Teachers Network and is
      gaining useful contacts and resources as a result.
   Throughout the year students engaged in much extra tuition and extension opportunities
      provided thanks to the dedication and commitment of their teacher, Yuki Shibata and
      Sandra Morello.

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    Incorporate a range of resources/ stimuli such as realia, COASIT (Italian) resources and
      purchased DVDs into teaching to enhance student interest and engagement.
    Continued to established closer links between the VELS 6 course students and VCE Italian
      classes – e.g. transition tasks
    Continued to build staff involvement in language networks to strengthen contacts/ and
      enrich teaching



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    Develop and refine new Italian units at Yrs 7-10; which were exceptionally well received by
     the students. A particular task which students enjoyed and excelled in were the Italian
     Magazines.
    A more long-term goal is to create purpose for the language beyond the classroom such
     as:
    building a connection with school families

GENERAL COMMENTS
    The challenge this year has been to guide students to the most effective pathways through
      the vertical unit structure and to maintain engagement and skills and numbers continuing to
      VCE studies.
    Yr 11 and 12 Japanese students have continued to show a strong commitment this year. It
      is to be hoped these successes are reflected in strong VCE results.



LIBRARY
Ms Shaaron Opie

ACHIEVEMENTS 2008
   Re organise collection - de commissioning on a large scale.
   Reference collection - de commissioning of redundant material and purchase of on line
      reference material.
   Partnership with English department re Silent Reading Scheme – cross campus support of
      Reading Strategy – book club support.
   Consolidation of AV collection and stream lining of borrowing across campus.
   A more collaborative approach to cross campus personnel attendance.
   Very successful second hand book sale on North Melbourne campus.

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    Literacy support for PV campus.
    Consolidation of holdings in light of closure of PV campus.
    Text Book support for student use.
    Book Club on NM campus to support avid readers from PV and Simons Campus.
    To manage library on limited funds in relation to altered circumstances.
    Alteration of AV personnel office in view of Occupation Health and Safety re air
      conditioning vents and visual strategies.

GENERAL COMMENTS
    In light of school closure we are unsure of strategies for future years – we will of course work
      with EREA and their strategies for closure.
    We need to build on and consolidate our already excellent collection especially in the
      Middle School area, as these holdings would be relevant if transferred to any other
      institution, or were to be in continued use. We still need however to de commission
      irrelevant and shabby holdings especially with old textbooks and out of date material.
    As we have no idea re budget or plans by EREA re both library campuses - it is difficult to
      make predictions except to say we will continue to run the libraries with the highest
      standards of support for students and staff.



MATHEMATICS
Mr Michael Leonard

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   To address the need for use of graphic calculators amongst senior students and their
      teachers
         o All students in years 11 & 12 having a graphics calculator.
   Preparation for the Introduction of Computer Algebraic Systems
         o The donation of $5,000 from Whelan Kartaway which enabled the college to
            purchase 30 x TINspire calculators for use at yr 9 & 10 levels..


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          o    Staff PD given up to learning Computer Algebraic Systems with the TINspire
               calculator.
      Maintained a good standard in the Australian Mathematics Competition.
           o 11 credits in year 8
           o 2 Distinctions and 7 credits in Year 10
           o 1 High Distinction, 2 Distinctions, 7 Credits in Year 11.
           o 2 Credits in Year 12.
      Programmed Advanced Mathematics courses in years 7 – 10 as well as promoted the
       number of senior students studying Year 11 General B to prepare students better for
       Specialist Mathematics and Mathematics Methods.
      Introduced the Black Douglas Maths tasks system in to the curriculum in years 7 & 8. This
       methodology assisted our students with its laboratory approach. Three teachers attended
       special workshops at St Bernard’s College for this work.
      Teachers found the courses in years 7 -10 too long. A review of the courses was begun but
       not completed.
      Teachers had the opportunity to do some internet research during staff meetings to
       investigate possibilities in their classroom.
      We renewed our license for Maths300 and teachers used that facility in years 7 – 10. Peter
       Law successfully led staff through some ways of using this program.
      Mick Leonard, Head of Mathematics, did a course at the Melbourne CEO in CAS
       technology for use in years 9 – 11. The material learnt at the course was passed on to
       teachers at Mathematics staff meetings.

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    Time needs to be given for teachers to be able to complete course outlines and prepare
      material for each unit.
    More PD is needed on CAS calculators
    The review begun for years 8 – 10 in 2009 needs to be completed.
    To gain more time for curriculum matters in mathematics.
    I really think we need to increase the amount of time spent on Mathematics in years 7 – 10.
      Certainly schools we compete with like St Bernard’s do an extra 100 mins per cycle in
      Mathematics at year 10 and an extra 50 mins per cycle in years 7 – 8.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
    We need to consider an overall program that doesn’t stream students but has
     homogeneous classes and at the same time, offers those better students the chance to do
     more advanced work to achieve a good background for year 12 mathematics.
    I would like to see more continuity in teachers selected to teach at some levels. In the
     programs we offered, we had just begun to develop the Black Douglas mathematics and
     the teacher leading the work was changed to a different level in semester two and so most
     if not all of the momentum was lost.
    The time allocation issue for Mathematics.

GENERAL COMMENTS
    Overall, Mathematics is in good shape.
    Teachers who have not kept up with the new technologies are holding the department
      back. All have been made aware of their limitations and the consequences of not being
      up to date.


HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION & OUTDOOR EDUCATION
Mr Hayden Langford

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   Involvement of students in PE week.
   New activities for students to participate in.
   6 camps for students in Outdoor Education.
   Successful introduction of new HPE book for Yrs 7 – 10.
   Most courses written in line with VELS and progression points.
   Most teachers involved in a HPE PD.
   Successful integration of 2 new AFL trainees.

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STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    Continued writing & refinement of course documents.
    All teachers to be involved in further PD in HPE & OE.
    Greater sharing of equipment across campuses.
    Teachers to observe each other in classroom to help in skilling & training.
    Sourcing of new venues for activities.

GENERAL COMMENTS
    Provide students with more opportunities to service the marginalized.
    Provide more opportunities outside the classroom for students to develop their whole self.
     (camps based exploring identity)



SCIENCE
Ms Therese Wilson

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
Science at St Joseph’s has, as one of its aims, the empowerment of our students to become
inquisitive, responsible and informed decision makers. In Year 7, the Science unit designed as part
of the Vertical Curriculum is “We are Scientists”, where all Year 7 students are taken through and
introduced to the basic skills of science enquiry and discipline. Other units, from Year 8 -12 are then
presented to enhance and reinforce the development of skills and thought processes as outlined
above.

Below is a selection of activities completed by our Science students in 2008.

Frogs Gone Missing:
On Wednesday September 3 students went on an excursion to Healesville Sanctuary.
During this session students:
     Completed an activity on all the different disease that are endangering the frog’s lifestyle
        and health
     Went to see the birds of prey where the birds are trained to do special things such as
        cracking open an emu egg with a rock and catching mice heads in the air.

Science and Engineering Challenge – State Finals
After a blistering start at the initial Challenge at Ascot Vale earlier in the year, the Year 9 and 10
‘science-oriented’ gentlemen from St. Joseph’s College Melbourne progressed on to the State
Finals of the 2008 Science and Engineering Challenge at LaTrobe University’s Bundoora Campus.
They employed skills and talents in many activities, such as code-breaking, catapult-making,
bridge-building, boat-sailing, and worked on planes (or rather helicopters), trains and automobiles.
Once again the SJCM bridge was outstanding, surviving the famed “bridge buster.

On the Move excursion to Sandown Raceway
The “On the Move” Level 6 Science class attended Sandown Raceway to participate in a session
titled “Physics in Motion”. This activity was designed for students to experience and witness first
hand the Laws of Motion whilst also addressing safety outcomes. Areas covered by demonstrations
and discussions were:
      Use of radar guns to measure speed
      Function and accuracy of a vehicles speedometer
      Braking distances, reaction times and the effect of road surfaces
      The increase in braking distance with speed
      Acceleration & deceleration
      G forces
      Safe driving principles such as braking and vehicle control
      Vehicle crash worthiness – crumple zones and safety cells, ABS brakes, SRS Airbags, seat
        belts, ESP




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Green Fingers- Melbourne Water Youth River Health Conference
Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th June 2008
The Melbourne Water Youth Conference was a great experience for students. It was a two day
excursion at the Flemington Racecourse and there, students explored issues around local water
and pollution. They participated in different workshops based on the motto, “Kids Teaching Kids.”

VCE Biology
Yr 12 Biology students went on a journey to the molecular level of life, culminating in some serious
singing of the Polymer Chain Reaction Song at the nearby Gene Technology Access Centre in
Royal Parade. The Yr 11 classes continued with developing their 'big picture' biology - exploring
where does that water actually end up gurgling down the drain at the end of the street? A group
of extra keen students took up the wonderful opportunity of a week's curatorship at Melbourne
Museum.

VCE Physics
In Physics this year students have been involved in a number of excursions and activities. Some of
the highlights were:
     the excursion to the Alfred Brashes Sound House where year 12 students had the
        opportunity to see how sound is created and how speakers and microphones work.
     the involvement of some our physics student in the school run radio club where they are
        able to experiment with all sorts of equipment that involved the transmission and reception
        of radio wave frequencies.
     Year 11’s building their own model aeroplanes to study flight and design of planes.

Forensic Science – Show me the Evidence!
Students got the opportunity this year to participate in a hypothetical crime presented by the
CSIRO. Students also had the opportunity to do real life forensic testing. Some of the testing
involved fingerprinting, gun powder analysis and face identification.

VCE Chemistry
At both years 11 and 12, theory work was supported with lots of practical work and demonstrations.
Both year levels spent separate days at the Ecolinc laboratories in Bacchus Marsh, using equipment
not usually available to students in school laboratories. Year 11 students looked at analysing all
aspects of water quality and Year 12 students examined the mineral and fat content of a range of
commercial milk samples.

Back at school in the laboratory, students made and tested rubber and “slime”, grew metal
crystals, used chemicals to generate electricity and purified polluted water, as well as examining
the effects of treating common materials with each other.

A number of students were successful in gaining distinctions and credits in the annual National
Chemistry Quiz.

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
Pascoe Vale
Given the announcement of school closure in 2008, our planning for the provision of Science in
2009 has been greatly impacted upon. In semester one 2009 there will be six Science classes
running. The units that were supported by student choice have a strong focus on hands on
interaction (e.g.: growing own plants, animal husbandry, use of Lego kits, forensic science). There
will be a continuing attempt also in 2009 to expose students to real life applications of Science in
the community.

North Melbourne
There has been less of an impact in class provision at the Senior campus, with the science classes
well supported by student choice. At NM in 2009 we will have Biology 1-4, Chemistry 1-4, Physics 1-4
and Psychology 1-4 running.

As for strategies in this area for 2009, the focus will be providing students with the best access and
opportunity to complete their studies in technology. Students at NM will continue to explore links
between their senior studies and career pathways open to them post Yr 12.



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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
The only recommendation for the future that applies is to ensure the continuation of study for Year
12 students at NM in 2010.

GENERAL COMMENTS
I would like to take this opportunity to thanks the dedicated staff who have worked in the Science
area this year and the staff who have supported them – Tony Centorrino, Bernie Neumann, Kay
Walsh, Peter Kelly, Bill Teggelove, Silvana Curavic, Joe Gatt, Tom Sykes, Peter Law, Robert Machalek
and Soomantee Rajcoomar.



SPORT – Pascoe Vale
Mr Luke Gleeson

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   Maintained the good reputation of the college in ACC competition through strong
      participation and good presentation of staff and players.
   Good results on feedback from umpires and opposition coaches on organization,
      presentation and conduct.
   Division 1 winners of soccer 9/10 & table tennis 7/8 in ACC competition.
   Improved results in Cross Country by introducing after school.
   Improved results in most sports by introducing training sessions on day nine activities.
   Increased individual results.
   Increased student participation.

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    Continue to improve results and participation in ACC competitions.
    Try and get more staff involved in the coaching/training of the students.
    Build on relationships with surrounding sports clubs.
    Build on relationships with local council.
    Build on relationships with surrounding schools and schools in the ACC competition for
      facility usage.
    Find more suitable venues for ACC sport.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
    Employ staff with sporting interests and use as coaches/supervisors of sports activities.
    Find more suitable/cheaper alternatives for sporting venues.
    Build on relationships with surrounding sporting clubs, local council and surrounding schools
     for facility usage.
    Earlier timetabling to prevent difficulties with facility bookings.
    Arrange permission slips to be included in the enrolment package at the start of the year to
     cover all sporting events offsite. This will reduce constant chasing up permission slips for
     each of the many off site activities.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
Reference made to the school mission statement and the Edmund Rice Charter
    The involvement in the ACC Competition allows students to represent the college and show
       their strengths/talents in an arena that does not simply rely on academic success.
    Allows all students to “Let their light shine”.
    Helps with the transition and development of these young men from adolescents to young
       adults.
    Students are getting involved with the local community through the use of the many venues
       in the surrounding areas.




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SPORT-North Melbourne
Mr Aidan Leishman

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   Maintained the good reputation of the college in ACC competition through strong
      participation and good presentation of staff and players.
   Good results on feedback from umpires and opposition coaches on organization,
      presentation and conduct.
   Increased participation at Athletics and Swimming Carnival through introduction of before
      and after school training and team lunch.
   Division 2 winners of Volleyball in ACC competition.
   Entered and won Vikings Futsal competition (Jnr).
   Improved results in Cross Country by introducing after school training and squad lunch.
   Improved results in all sports by introducing Monday night training sessions combined with
      before and after school training.
   Reduced expenditure by finding alternative suppliers for equipment/trophies and venues.
   Increased individual results.
   Increased student participation.
   Reduced player incidents.

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    Continue to improve results and participation in ACC competitions.
    Try and get more staff involved in the coaching/training of the students.
    Build on relationships with surrounding sports clubs.
    Build on relationships with local council.
    Build on relationships with surrounding schools and schools in the ACC competition for
      facility usage.
    Find more suitable venues for ACC sport.
    Continue to try and establish an annual football/soccer match between SJCM and St. Pat’s
      Ballarat.
    Design a drought resistant venue/ facility use.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
    Employ staff with sporting interests and use as coaches/supervisors of sports activities.
    Find more suitable/cheaper alternatives for sporting venues
    Build on relationships with surrounding sporting clubs, local council and surrounding schools
     for facility usage
    Earlier timetabling to prevent difficulties with facility bookings.
    Improve timetable to avoid clashes between sports and academic studies for both students
     and staff
    Organise study sessions for students who are missing out on classes
    Arrange permission slips to be included in the enrolment package at the start of the year to
     cover all sporting events offsite. This will reduce constant chasing up permission slips for
     each of the many off site activities (also limit the use of paper)



STUDENT SERVICES
Ms Vivien Sander


ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   Continuation of The Breakfast Club two mornings a week at the North Melbourne campus.
   Organisation of Speakers for PC groups at the North Melbourne campus.
   Continuation of The Club (a unit to support students with additional learning needs) at
      Pascoe Vale campus.
   Numeracy support both in-class and in small group situations.
   Regular consultation with parents.
   Negotiation and consultation with teachers in regard to student profiles and individual
      additional learning needs.
   Modified and/or assisted tests, assignments and examinations.

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      ESL Support and teaching at North Melbourne.
      Support for a student from an indigenous background.
      Advocacy for students with additional needs.
      Small group withdrawal, in-class support and one-to-one support as needed.
      Homework assistance – Mondays and Wednesdays after school.
      Social-emotional support and referrals to Counselling team.
      WRAT, WIAT and WISC referrals and assessments.
      Referrals to Speech Pathology services or others as needed.
      Arrangement of exemption from NAPLAN testing as needed.
      Participation of Student Services in regular Student Management meetings
      Regular program meetings and Student Services Depar tment meetings.
      Professional reading circulated: Learning Difficulties Australia; SPELD; Disability Association
       Journal; Autism Support Network; ALEA
      Participation in Promotions Committee meetings.
      Representation of Student Services on Year 7 Planning Committee and Curriculum
       Committee.
      Participation of Learning Assistant at Maths Department Meetings.
      Family Liaison and support for students and families.
      Visits to feeder schools for PSG meetings and follow-up regarding Year 7 and 11 transitions.
      Monitoring of Transition Forms of all incoming students.
      Monitoring of Semester Reports and accompanying letter for all students on the “Students
       with Additional Learning Needs” list.
      Maintenance of Student Services database.
      Attendance at Heads of Department Meetings and the Curriculum Leadership team.
      Positive acceptance of students for learning support at both campuses.
      Attendance of eight students at the Gifted and Talented Student Conference in April.
      Attendance of five high achieving students at the Healesville Sanctuary Program for Gifted
       Students.
      Continued informal in servicing of Staff on Literacy and Learning.
      Introduction of the Skills for Adolescence program into the Pastoral Care periods at PV.
      Preparation for the implementation of the RaW (Resilience and Wellbeing) CASEA pilot
       program for next year.
      Organisation of Student Leadership program for the 2009 student leaders.
      Continued Improvement of Anti-Bullying Management at the Pascoe Vale and North
       Melbourne campuses.
      Increased individual programs for disengaged students involving TAFE and part time school.
      Continuing involvement in the Reading to Learn project delivered through the University of
       Sydney and the CEOM.
      Literacy leadership as part of the Middle Years Network – SJCM remains part of the
       Secondary Literacy Network (CEOM)
      Vietnamese Parenting Night to provide information about schooling issues for parents of
       Vietnamese background.

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    Vivien Sander to coordinate programs for students with additional needs at North
      Melbourne.
    Tracee Tromp to coordinate programs for students with additional needs at Pascoe Vale.
    Amanda Williamson, Tracee Tromp, David Sutton and Reanna Boulton take part in the
      CASEA program at the Pascoe Vale campus
    To provide sound proofing for the Counsellor’s office at North Melbourne.
    To continue to provide support for students from refugee backgrounds
    To liaise with EREA re students with additional needs
    To assist in the transition to new schools at the end of 2009 for students with additional
      needs.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
    That Student Services be involved in the transition process to new schools for students with
     additional needs.
    That students are provided with social opportunities at all year levels to help them develop
     positive and appropriate interactions with girls



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GENERAL COMMENTS
    The Student Services Department has provided a coordinated approach to the
      management of the additional needs of students at St. Joseph’s College Melbourne for the
      last 6 years. In that time, members of the department have introduced, run and evaluated
      a range of programs to provide for our boys. These programs have addressed the social,
      emotional and academic needs of students. Some of these programs include “Rock and
      Water” and the Year 9 Work Experience Preparation program.
    The Department has also provided both formal and informal inservicing for staff on a range
      of issues from autism to modifying work for students with learning difficulties to Enrichment
      and Extension strategies for more able students.
    The counsellors have developed policies in relation to counselling and the welfare of
      students. They have also introduced speakers and initiatives to address the social and
      emotional well being of our boys. The Vietnamese Parenting Night and the Safe Partying
      Information sessions are just two examples of these initiatives.
    In the Careers area, students and their parents have been provided with many
      opportunities to familiarise themselves with career and further education opportunities.
      Students have been provided with varied programs that involved part time school, part
      time TAFE and part time work.
    The key area in which the department have worked however has been the coordination of
      the different people and processes involved in caring for our boys. Members of the
      department have worked with Principal, the Deputy Principal, the Heads of Campus, the
      Heads of House, Pastoral Leaders, homeroom teachers, subject teachers, the office and
      library staff, parents and outreach workers in hospitals, councils and other professional
      bodies to ensure that every boy who has attended St. Joseph’s College Melbourne has had
      the opportunity to “let his light shine.”
    With the imminent closure of the school the members of the Department agreed that it
      would be better to separate the work on the campuses as there would be no further
      transition from Pascoe to North. Pascoe Vale additional needs programs will be
      coordinated by Tracee Tromp and Vivien Sander will coordinate additional needs
      programs at North Melbourne. The College may be confident that all members of the
      Student Services Department will continue to work for our boys until the last students with
      additional needs leaves St. Joseph’s College Melbourne.



STUDIES OF SOCIETY & ENVIRONMENT (SOSE)
Mr Peter Lazzaro

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008:
   Development and implementation of VELS curriculum at 7-10.
   Addition of four new subjects to the Humanities: Economics VELS curriculum.
   Development of VELS reports that link directly to VELS curriculum.
   Celebration of Humanities based subjects during Humanities week.
   Review of Humanities units.
   Greater student access to VCE exam preparation lectures and revision lectures has
      improved student preparedness for examinations.
   Update of VCE course outlines.

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    Further development and implementation of VELS curriculum at 7-10.
    Further development of VELS reports that link directly to VELS curriculum to ensure clarity
      and consistency.
    Constant review of Humanities units to ensure successful transition through Level 5/6 and on
      to VCE.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
    Better access to computers to allow for further integration of technology and resources into
     the curriculum.
    Professional development that presents practical innovative ideas, resources and practice
     that can assist teachers to deliver content in various mediums.



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TECHNOLOGY
Mr Gaetano Caruso

2008 has seen a renewed interest and vigor in Materials Technology by our students at Pascoe
Vale. This enthusiasm has meant that a number of our students have produced some excellent
projects. These projects signify the students’ inner drive and pride for their personal learning and
their project work. Throughout the year, the following units have run

What’s in a Game:
Students enrolled in this unit created a chess/draughts board with its own frame and draws that
were used to store the playing pieces. Students developed skills in marking out, cutting, fitting,
nailing and gluing.

Keeping it the Family:
Students enrolled in this unit created a timber hall table with dovetail jointed draws. A hand made
piece of furniture that would certainly take pride of place in their home. Students developed skills in
marking out, cutting, rebating joints, measuring angles, fitting pieces together, nailing and gluing.

Watch that Step:
Students enrolled in this unit created a timber step ladder that will be of valuable use at home.
Students developed skills in marking out, using a bevel gauge, cutting, forming rebate joints,
measuring angles, fitting pieces together with screws and balancing the finished ladder.

As well as Materials Technology, the students chose the computing unit Computer Aided Drafting.
As an introductory unit, the work covered will provide these students with the necessary skills to
continue to develop their skills in Computer Aided Drafting in 2009.

Information Technology at Pascoe Vale: A Reflection
In “My House Rules”, the Year 7’s had the opportunity to develop their skills in designing a house
plan project from the planning phase to the development stage and the construction of floor
plans.

The units “Advanced Games” and “Computer Animations” introduced the boys to the complexities
of computer programming. The students that undertook this subject enjoyed creating and
developing a variety of challenging games electronically such as the classic games tic-tac-toe
and snakes and ladders.
The units “Event Planner” and “Publish and Perish” presented students with the opportunities to
develop their skills in creating and designing a series of business documents for clients. The
combined class of Year 9 and 10 students loved the idea of designing their own business products
and with this came developing websites for presentations of their ideas.

Information Technology @ VCE 2008
This year the following Information Technology subjects have run at VCE level:
      Information Technology Units 1&2
      IT Applications Units 3&4
      Software Development Units 3&4
All students have taken part in hands on I. T. work during the year and they have also studied
theory aspects in the area. The students have worked on web design, programming, spreadsheets,
databases and project management this year.

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
Pascoe Vale
Given the announcement of school closure in 2008, our planning for the provision of Technology in
2009 has been greatly impacted upon. In semester one 2009 there will be two Materials Technology
classes running and five It classes (including VCE IT Unit 1). Given our reduced numbers this is a
significant provision in Technology for our students.




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North Melbourne
There has been less of an impact in class provision at the Senior campus, with the technology
classes well supported by student choice. At NM in 2009 we will have IT Unit 1-4, Systems
engineering Units 1-4, Food Technology Units 1-4, and Design Technology Unit 1 & 2 operating.

As for strategies in this area for 2009, the focus will be providing students with the best access and
opportunity to complete their studies in technology. Students at PV will be extended through the
completion of VCE IT at Year 10 level. Students at NM will continue to explore links between their
senior studies and career pathways open to them post Yr 12.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
The only recommendation for the future that applies is to ensure the continuation of study for Year
12 students at NM in 2010.

GENERAL COMMENTS
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the dedicated staff who have worked in the
Technology area this year and the staff who have supported them –Maria Avila, Bernie Neumann,
Paul O’Brien, Kay Walsh, Gaetano Caruso, Randa Katerelos, Hock Khaw, Tuan Nguyen, Tony
Havelock.



VET
Ms Bernadette Doufalidis

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
 50 students were enrolled in 19 different VET courses, ranging from Certificate 1 through to
  Certificate 111. Most were undertaken as a VET in Schools program, at a Level 11. All students
  successfully completed their VET enrolment for the year.

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
 The strategy for next year is to continue to work with the key stakeholders, the Inner Melbourne
   VET Cluster ane the North Western Education Network, to try to source VET training which is cost
   effective and accessible to St Joseph’s students.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
    To continue to provide access to VET courses which meet the needs of students, and to try
     to encourage students to undertake a higher level of training if it is appropriate.

GENERAL COMMENTS
    The broad range of VET certificates undertaken by students reflects the importance of the
      VET options by providing opportunities which would otherwise not be available in the
      College. The College has developed excellent relationships with stakeholders, and will
      continue to maintain these relationships for the benefit of our students.



VCAL
Ms Bernadette Doufalidis

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   In 2008, there were two Year 11 classes undertaking VCAL and one Year 12 group. Students
      attended the College three days a week for Literacy and Numeracy, Personal
      Development and Work Related Skills classes. One day a week was a VET day, where
      students attended outside providers to access a broad range of VET courses, including
      automotive, community recreation, electrotechnology, engineering, fitness, furnishings,
      hospitality, horticulture, information technology, multimedia, music performance and
      painting and decorating.. On another day, students undertook either an Australian School
      Based Apprenticeship, Structured Work Placement, Work Experience or employment.
      Students were involved in Australian School Based apprenticeships in automotive, cabinet
      making, plumbing, sport and recreation, building and construction and hospitality.


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    Some very successful Community Partnership Projects were run this year, with a Year 11
     Group designing and building bedside cabinets for The Way, another group were involved
     in habitat restoration and planting at Royal Park, and the Year 12 group continued their
     outstanding work at St Michael’s Primary School where they designed and constructed a
     second sand pit, landscaped the garden and installed another mural. A very successful
     cam was held at the end of the year.

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    The strategy for next year is to build on the foundations of the excellent school based
      program, to develop a new range of community partnerships, and to encourage more
      Australian School Based Apprenticeships.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS.
    Recommendations for future years include trying to build more applied learning
     opportunities into the school based program.

GENERAL COMMENTS
    The team of teachers who worked in VCAL in 2008 showed outstanding commitment to the
      quality of the program, ensuring authentic and challenging teaching and learning. It was a
      very positive experience for students and teachers alike.



                                                            D2 Co-curricular Activities
Programming Competition                              Homework Club
"The Voice" Student Newspaper                        Interhouse Debating
ACC Training / Coaching                              Italian Tutorials
AFL Dream Team                                       Justice Group
ASX Sharemarket                                      Magic Club
Ballroom Dancing                                     Maths Tutorials
Basketball Competition                               Music rehearsals
Blood Donors                                         Problem Solving Tutorials
Book Club                                            Radio Club
Boys R US                                            Science students @ Work program
Breakfast Club                                       St Alban's Tutoring
Chess Club                                           Study Groups
Computer Lab Supervision                             SYN FM
Cycling Group                                        Toymaking for underprivileged children
DAV Debating                                         Trivia Challenge
EPL Dream Team                                       Volleyball Competition
Film Club                                            World Cup Soccer
Goal Setting & Life Skills Program




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                                                                              E1 Resources

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE/WORKS
Ms Sharon O’Neill

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
During 2008 the College continued to budget for the planned beautification of the Pascoe Vale
campus irrespective of the fact that student numbers continued to reduce. Below is a summary of
expenditure that took place in the first half of the year. Other than capital loan repayments there
was no significant expenditure made after the decision to close the school was made.


                                       PROJECT                    COST
                         Fencing                                  $18,000
                         Classroom Furniture                      $16,000
                         IT servers                                $5,000
                         Capital Loan repayments                 $119,000


STRATEGIES FOR 2009
The College Board have made it clear that both campuses not be left to run into disrepair. As a
result the cyclical maintenance regime will be continued and improvements made wherever
possible provided that the financial impact Is not too significant.



BUILDING & EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
Mr Nicholas Meletis

The Property office has in place a cyclical maintenance program which includes all essential
services such as fire safety, equipment, airconditioning, electrical safety, pest control and bus
safety. Other areas that are considered an important part of cyclical include test and tagging of
all electrical appliances, thermal scanning of all switchboards, chemical waste disposal and
annual inspections by qualified arborists. Preventative maintenance of buildings includes regular
inspection of external timber work, gutters and roofing and brickwork.

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
North Melbourne Campus
    Re-surfacing of the basketball courts and installation of new basketball towers
    Asbestos audit completed
    Refurbishing the VCE store room into the Chaplain’s office
    Re-carpeting of staff lounge with minor repairs to the timber flooring
    Implementation and testing of the new Emergency Procedures
    Initiated the Planet Ark toner recycling program

Pascoe Vale Campus
    Installation of new fence along Grandview Avenue Pascoe Vale campus
    New soccer goals installed at the Pascoe Vale campus
    Attained a grant for $49,000 to make the campus water efficient by installing water efficient
      appliances and installing water tanks to supply water to our toilets and irrigation system
    Installation of a water tank for the green fingers program
    Refurbishment of the sinking ceiling in room 3 at the Pascoe Vale campus
    Initiated the Planet Ark toner recycling program




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GOALS FOR 2008
   Improve the aesthetics of both campuses internally and externally.
   Upgrade classroom seating throughout the North Melbourne campus to more ergonomic
      type.
   Initiate the move to help make St Joseph’s College Melbourne an environmentally friendly
      college.
   Complete the glass audit across both campuses.
   Review the asbestos audit at the North campus.

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    To maintain the college facilities as efficiently as possible taking into consideration the
      closure of the Pascoe Vale campus and subsequently the North Melbourne campus
    Make sure our existing statutory obligations in regards to essential services are met and
      repairs carried out as required




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TECHNOLOGY
Mr Hock Khaw

GENERAL RESOURCES - 2008

                                       North Melbourne Campus         Pascoe Vale Campus
           Equipment                                                                                Total
                                        Admin        Curriculum       Admin      Curriculum
Servers:                                    2             6             2             5              15
Computers:
            Offices, staff and labs         13             44           22            63             142
                     Career Room             -              4            -             1               5
                             Library         -             19            -             7              26
                Special Education            1              2            -             4               7
                   Graphics Room             -              7            -             -               7
                                 Art         -              4            -             -               4
                   Classroom - 9G            -              -            -             1               1
                       Music Room            -              -            -             5               5
Scanners                                     1              4            2             2               9
Laser printers – monochrome                 11              7           11             5              34
Laser printer – colour                       1              2            1             1               5
Inkjet printers - colour                     -              -            1             1               2
Laptops                                      5             36            1             6              48
Wireless access points                       2              2            2             2               8
Data points                                 36             118          37            116            307
Data Projectors                                      8                             5                  13
Video Editing Suite                                Digital                    Analogue
Analogue Camera – Still                              2                             0                  2
Digital Cameras - Still                              5                             2                  7
Analogue Video Cameras                               1                             2                  3
Digital Video Cameras                                4                             1                  5
Digital Satellite Receiver                           1                             1                  2
DVD Video Recorder                                   1                             1                  2
Portable CD Radio Cassette                           6                             4                 10
Overhead Projectors                                  2                             5                  7
Tape Recorders                                       4                             3                  7
Walkman                                              1                             0                  1
Slide Projector                                      1                             1                  2
Televisions                                          3                             15                18
Portable Speaker                                     1                             1                  2
VCR                                                  4                             3                  7
VCR/TV Combo Unit                                     -                            1                  1
DVD Video Recorder/Player                            2                             1                  3
DVD/VCR Combo                                         -                            10                10
Foxtel Decoder Box                                    -                            1                  1
Interactive White Board                              1                             1                  2
Backup System                          DDS3-5 12/24GB 24/48 GB Tape System & off site Potable USB hard disks
Cabling                                UTP – Cat 5 Cat 5E cables and CAT 6 cable
Network Speed                          Gigabit backbone with 3COM Managed Switches
                                       100Mbs to all networked machines
Connection between campus              54Mbps OFDM Wireless Technology using Trango Atlas 5010 Point to
                                       Point Wireless Ethernet Bridge
Internet Connection                    10Mbps GWIP fibre optic Telstra TPAMS and SINA as the ISP.
Major Client PC Software               Windows XP, Windows 2000, Office 2000, Macromedia Studio,
                                       Inspiration, QuickBooks, Crocodile technology, Photoshop, Inoculate IT
                                       antivirus
Major Server Software                  Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2000, Microsoft SQL Server and Intranet
                                       Information Server, School Intranet Solution (SIS)
Major Admin Software                   Maze V8, Markbook 2.92, Timetabler V7TE


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ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
Equipment
    Interactive whiteboard mounted in Room 9 PV with a new and brighter data projector to
      work with the whiteboard.
    Additional data projector deployed to NM library for teachers’ use.
    Replace all the outdated computers in Room 3 NM with second-hand IBM laptops

Internet, Intranet and Curriculum
     College web site is hosted at SINA – http://sjcm.melb.catholic.edu.au.
     School Intranet Solution (SIS) provides an empty shell to the College Intranet needs. This site
        continues to evolve as nodes are being created to house the College documents that are
        accessible to staff and students.
     Intranet is accessible externally and secured using password and a digital certificate.
     Briefing of using My Classes – on line Learning System as a PD for staff.
     Enrolment of subjects by students for Timetabler through the Internet
     Staff training for Markbook and various MS Office applications

Database management
    Connected databases for general administrative and reporting purposes.

Key issues
    Professional development.
    Integration of Learning Technologies in administration and teaching.
    Data downloads for non-educational purposes.
    Development of the Intranet.
    Use of laptops for classroom Internet connection and for lesson presentations.
    Clashes in the use of computers labs by various KLAs.
    Use of On Demand tests from VCAA

STRATEGIES FOR 2009
    Intranet development and expansion in the use of it.
    Use of My Classes in Editure software and other digital content, online resources and online
      communication and collaboration
    Improve the skill levels of staff through regular PD, peer tutoring, CD ROM and on-line tutorial
      material and the development of standards to be met for the staff appraisal process
    Develop digital video cameras and editing.
    Explore and plan for the use of remote access to the College network once it is made
      available by CEO.
    Trial web access for reports when Semaphore Consulting, the developers for Markbook
      makes the Internet portal available.
    Conversion of Markbook Reporting Package to Accelerus Reporting package which will see
      a tremendous improvement in the speed of printing.
    VELS reporting across all Year 8 to 10 subjects.



DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Br Roger Cripps

GOALS
   To establish links with local businesses to assist with sponsorship and fundraising
   To promote the school using all facets of the media and electronic systems
   To develop the Alumni through strengthening the ties with the Old Boys football Club
   To develop & maintain links with the feeder primary schools
   To meet with the Business Manager on a regular basis
   To establish processes and practices that are both strategic and sustainable
   To grow enrolments
   Restore community faith in St. Joseph’s College Melbourne
   To promote scholarships
   To assist and encourage Friends of St.Joseph’s in Fundraising and attend their meetings



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ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2008
   Attended Old Boys’ Football Club Training, games and Luncheon occasionally. Made
      occasional contact with COBS President, Trevor Ludeman.
   Encouraged Joshua Minenko, Yr 11 holder of the COBS Scholarship in the U19 Football
      Team.
   Website development: Placed pictures and summary of the Reunion on the website and in
      the College Newsletter, allowing Old Boys and interested members of the community to log
      on and see them, promoting the success of the event and encouraging attendance at
      future reunions.
   Regular meetings with Business Manager.
   Had articles or advertisement occasionally published in local and / or state papers.
   Attendance at and report to Friends of St. Joseph’s.
      Facilitated the FoSJ in assistance with Open Day BBQ.
   Contact with Primary Principal’s promoting what is happening and Open Day.
   Published one editioin of ‘The Gryphon’.
   Conducted an ‘Open Day’ in February.
   Worked with the Business Manager to establish an Open Day project plan.
   Established a register of families who attended the Open Day.
   Membership of Catholic Development Network.
   Member of the Community Development Committee.
   Annual School Planning Report completed.
   Database update.
   Produced & distributed flier around local areas advertising and promoting Open Day.
   Purchase of dedicated digital camera for Development Officer.
   Many photographs taken to assist in writing articles for publication.
   Attended college functions (eg. ACC, Mother/ son; Father/son Breakfasts etc.) and
      accompanied VCAL/VET students on projects and took part in curriculum excursions.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
Nov 08                                             Apr 09
    A.S.P.R.
                                                   May 09
Dec 08                                                Look @ Alumni Database and ways to
    Strategic Planning (development role                 grow & improve
       for 2009)                                      Assist with Mothers / sons Breakfast
    Discussion on Old Collegians’ Reunion
       for 2009                                    June 09
    Year Book distribution to COBS and                The Gryphon
       Old Boys
                                                   July 09
Jan 09
    Old Boys’ Football Scholarship                August 09
    Send ASPR documents to Principal for
       Final Report                                Sept 09
    Attend EREA Captains’ Conference in               Deadline for college magazine
       Sydney (one day)                                Publish in Gryphon ie awards etc
    Assist College Magazine Committee
                                                   Oct 09
Feb 09
    Assist Deputy Principal & HOH as              Nov 09
       required throughout 2009                        ASPR (POL Reviews due…end of Term
    SJCM Old Collegian Reunions for 2009                 4)
    The Gryphon
    Pascoe Vale Class photos 2009                 Dec 09
                                                       Mag Distributed to Cobs & Old Boys
Mar 09                                                 Strategic Planning (development role
    COB’s - SJCM Event                                   for 2010)
    The Gryphon




                                         Page 34 of 45
Ongoing
    Alumni
          o Events/ Database
    Website update
    Publications
          o E/Rice Network
          o The Ricean
          o Catholics Today
          o Fairfax
          o Leader
          o Newsletter
          o Melbourne Times
    Fundraising
    Board Report
    Community Development Committee Meetings
    Friends of St. Joseph’s



                                                                               E2 Finance

FINANCIAL REPORTS
Ms Sharon O’Neill

                      2004            2005                   2006     2007             2008
Total Students        714              709                    694      657              608

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2006
   Fee collection has improved dramatically on prior years. The introduction of a debt
      management officer has greatly improved the ability to effectively cash flow incoming fees.
   The Finance Committee was reinstated by the Board and met on a monthly basis. This has
      greatly improved the level of communication between the Board and management on
      critical financial planning issues.

STRATEGIES FOR 2007
   Continue to improve on current debt collection rates.
   Enhance current reporting formats and financial forecasting.




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  COMPARATIVE FINANCIAL RESULTS 2004 – 2008

RECEIPTS                                        2004                2005              2006          2007                2008
Tuition and Related Fees                  $1,803,867          $1,684,376          $1,690,092    $1,695,997          $1,678,101

Commonwealth Grants                       $3,634,248          $3,934,938          $4,000,565    $3,964,578          $3,820,025

State Grants                              $1,083,028          $1,095,443          $1,095,227    $1,094,085          $1,062,248

Trading Operations net profit                  $46,019             $31,251          $47,427        $26,630             $50,277

Other Income                               $124,100            $177,419            $158,958       $184,245            $217,726

Recurrent Operating Income                $6,691,262          $6,923,427          $6,992,269    $6,965,535          $6,828,377


EXPENDITURE
Salary & Related Costs                    $4,878,127          $4,784,809          $4,985,226    $4,922,949          $5,411,396

Curriculum Expenditure                     $579,099            $687,949            $537,911       $509,607            $504,094

Administration Expenses                    $426,771            $515,716            $403,987       $438,753            $446,735

Subscriptions & Levies                         $24,056             $30,421          $82,095        $81,662             $42,695

Buildings & Property                       $319,983            $336,010            $308,777       $332,364            $359,367

Interest on Loans                              $80,487             $77,396          $71,907        $66,412             $62,738

Rent & Operating Expenses                  $116,598            $161,261            $176,894       $128,424            $108,801

Depreciation Expense                               $0          $406,514            $444,551       $320,041            $361,509

Trading operations net loss                    $26,640                 $0                 $0            $0                $197

Recurrent Operating Expenditure           $6,451,761          $7,000,076          $7,011,348    $6,800,212          $7,297,532

Recurrent Surplus/(Deficit)                $239,501            ($76,649)           ($19,079)      $165,323          ($469,155)


CAPITAL
Capital Income                       $96,610             $113,203            $169,384              $91,820            $191,934

Capital Payments                     $258,488            $293,364            $466,717             $270,787            $174,347

Capital Surplus/(Deficit)            ($161,878)          ($180,161)          ($297,333)         ($178,967)             $17,587


Cash Operating Surplus/(Deficit)     $77,623             ($256,810)          ($316,412)          ($13,644)          ($451,568)


RETAINED EARNINGS
Opening Balance                      $668,384            $1,004,495          $5,857,953         $6,008,258          $6,265,157
Recognition of Assets (Equity)       $0                  $4,816,904          $0                         $0                  $0
+/- Surplus/(Deficit) – (recurrent                                                                $256,899          ($277,221)
                                     $336,111            $36,554             $150,305
surplus + capital income)
Closing Balance                           $1,004,495          $5,857,953          $6,008,258    $6,265,157          $5,987,936
Note: the years ended 05 and 06 covered the period Feb to Jan. The year ended 2007 and 2008 were the first year that reporting
was as at 31st December.


  With the continued decrease in student enrolments the recurrent operating financial results in 2008
  were significantly behind the result of 2007. The losses in 2009 and 2010 are expected to be much
  larger given the projected student numbers.



  RISK ASSESSMENT
  Ms Sharon O’Neill

        The College is continuing a process of identifying issues related to effective risk
         management and these continue to be discussed at Board level. Risk management issues
         are regularly discussed at CLT particularly in relation to issues surrounding the closure of the
         school.
        The College OH&S committee, who meet regularly, identify areas of risk in respect of
         workplace safety. The College considers risk assessment and management to be a
         continually developing and ongoing issue.




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                                                                                Appendices

SICK BAY REPORT – Pascoe Vale
Mrs Jenny Renton

                  NUMBER PER MONTH                  2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008
February                                             21    66      Nil    10     53     36
March                                                23    50      Nil    7      77     64
April                                                10    29      21     11     7      46
May                                                  47    34      49     44     56     53
June                                                 21    21      8     NIL     35     19
July                                                 11    21      25     7      15     25
August                                               36    45      20     8      39     32
September                                            23    30      7      11     22     34
October                                              36    39      11     6      36     22
November                                             32    20      5      58     44     9
December                                              3     0      2      3      --     --
                                           Total    263    335    148    165    384    340

                  NUMBERS BY ILLNESS                2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008
Feels sick/unwell                                    73    67      49     62    247    177
Other injury (various minor)                         66    112     29     4      --     --
Headache / Migraine                                  39    69      25     29     64     78
Lacerations                                          25    18      6      2      8      11
Head injury                                           9    15      9      22     11     22
Blood nose                                           12    21      4      10     8      6
Dizzy                                                 5    10      5      2      --     --
Injury to limbs                                      12     9      3      23     32     41
Asthma                                                8     4      1      1      2      --
Nausea                                               12     --     12     --     --     --
Back Injury                                          --     --     --     3      8      5
Burns                                                --     --     --     1      3      --
                                           Total    263    335    148    165    383    340

                       ACTION                       2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008
Ambulance                                             1     4      2      2      4      1
Sent home                                            81    121     39     43     68     84
Sent back to class after treatment/observation      181    210    107    120    312    255
                                           Total    263    335    148    165    384    340




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SICK BAY REPORT – North Melbourne
Mrs Eileen Charewicz

              NUMBER PER MONTH                       2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008
February                                              14     6      3      3      2      5
March                                                 11     5      6      2      3      2
April                                                  5     5      3      3      2      11
May                                                   10     7      4      6      3      9
June                                                   2     4      -      2      1      -
July                                                   9     6      2      4      4      3
August                                                28    15      2      3      1      1
September                                              8     5      5      6      4      7
October                                               10     8      2      -      2      5
November                                               2     -      6      -      1      1
                                            Total     99    62      33     29     23    44


               NUMBERS BY ILLNESS                    2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008
Feels sick/unwell                                     49    34      1      14     9      13
Other injury (various minor)                           8     2      6      1      3      4
Headache                                              20    19      9      10     3      9
Lacerations                                            2     2      1      --     4      8
Head injury                                           --     --     --     2      1      --
Sore throat                                            3     2      1      2      1      3
Migraine                                               2     1      --     --     --     --
Blood nose                                            --     --     3      --     --     2
Dizzy                                                  2     1      --     --     --     3
Knee injury                                           --     1      1      --     1      --
Asthma                                                 1     --     --     --     --     --
Nausea                                                12     --     11     --     1      2
                                            Total     99    62      33     29     23    44

                     ACTION                          2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008
Ambulance                                             --     --     --     --     --     --
Sent home                                             42    30      14     12     3      15
Sent back to class after treatment / observation      57    32      19     17     20     29
                                            Total     99    62      33     29     23    44




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STUDENT PROFILE
STUDENT NUMBERS

                             2003    2004        2005        2006            2007         2008
                    Year 7   112      110         114            98           76           63
                    Year 8    94      107         106           107           95           75
                    Year 9    87      104         103           106           104          94
                 Year 10      87      87            98          104           94           95
                 Year 11     165      158         140           152           140          132
                 Year 12     165      148         143           126           138          144
                     TOTAL   710      714         704           693           647          603



STUDENT AGE DISTRIBUTION (AS AT 1ST FEB)

                    AGE      2003    2004        2005           2006          2007         2008
                     11       1       15            16            16           20           11
                     12       81      108           105           98           70           70
                     13       98      112           108          111           96           69
                     14      105      98            108          110          102           95
                     15       84      107           103          116          110          101
                     16      147      161           147          136          137          137
                     17      148      116           110          104          100          111
                     18       38       7            7             2            12           8
                    18+       3        0            0             0            0            1



RELIGIOUS DENOMINATION YEAR 7

                                     2003      2004         2005        2006         2007        2008
            Catholic                 101        100          96          80           64          51
            Other                     6          10          18          18           12          12
                             Total   107        110         114          98           76          63
            Catholic Percentage      94%        90%         84%         82%          84%          81%
                                                                                                 Source CEO Census


NEW ENROLMENTS – YEAR 7

                                             2003         2004         2005     2006        2007        2008
      Applications on closing date            130         135          134          125          79      76
      Enrolment Forecast (whole school)                   710          710          710         700     630
      Open Day Attendance                     150         140          135          90          100      90




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  CATHOLIC SCHOOL OF ORIGIN – YEAR 7

SCHOOL NO   SCHOOL NAME                                        2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008
E1003       Parade College                                      1      1
E1024       St Mary’s College Seymour                                                1
E1034       St Paul’s Coburg                                    14     8      11     4      10     5
E1043       St Ambrose’s School Brunswick                                            1      1
E1058       St Monica’s Moonee Ponds                            2      0      1             2
E1076       St Joseph’s West Brunswick                          5      1      1      1      1      1
E1078       Our Lady Help of Chris, Brunswick                   1      0      1
E1082       St Mary’s School Ascot Vale                                1             1      1
E1084       St Margaret Mary’s School Brunswick North                                4      1      1
E1105       St Therese’s Essendon                                      1
E1116       St Fidelis Moreland                                 16    21      24     15     15     11
E1140       St Mark’s Fawkner                                   10     4      9      9      3      11
E1145       St Vincent de Paul’s School                                       1                    1
E1151       St Bernard’s Coburg                                 3      6      6      7      6      2
E1154       St Oliver’s Pascoe Vale                             16    22      11     17     6      12
E1171       Resurrection House Essendon                                              2      1
E1190       Corpus Christi, Glenroy                                    1      5      1      1      1
E1211       Our Lady of Nativity, Aberfeldie                           1      1
E1215       St Dominic’s School                                                             1      1
E1224       St Matthew’s Fawkner North                          29    16      25     11     10     5
E1227       St Francis de Sales Oak Park                        1      2      1      3
E1246       St Thomas More Hadfield                             1     12      8      3      4
E1266       St Martin de Porress School Avondale Heights                             1      1
E1275       St Peter’s School East Keilor                              2             1             1
E1285       School of the Good Shepherd, Gladstone Park                2             3
E1299       St Joseph The Worker Reservoir Nth                  1      1
E1303       St Augustine’s Keilor                               1      0
E1314       Our Lady’s School Craigieburn                                            1      1
E1347       St Carlo Borromeo, Greenvale                        1      0      1      1      1
E1363       Penola Catholic College Broadmeadows                                     1
E1367       Good Samaritan, Roxburgh Park                       1      0
E1373       Antonine Sisters Coburg East                               1      1
E7013       Brunswick East PS Brunswick East                                  3
E9994       State Government                                           7      3      3      8
E9996       Interstate Catholic Schools                                       1      1      1
E9998       Overseas Catholic Schools                                                1      1




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PARISH OF ORIGIN

PARISH CODE   PARISH NAME                                2003        2004        2005           2006   2007   2008
0000          No Parish                                                                           2
2001          St Christopher’s Airport West                   2           0           0           1
2008          Ascot Vale                                                                                        1
2011          Avondale Heights                                                                    2      2
2022          Bentleigh                                                               1
2034          St Dominic’s Broadmeadows                                   1           6           6      3      1
2035          St Ambrose Brunswick                            5           0           1           4      2      2
2036          Brunswick East                                                          2                  1
2038          St Joseph’s West Brunswick                      6           0           3           2             3
2054          St Paul’s Coburg                                23          19          32          24     21     18
2055          St Bernard’s East Coburg                        2           4           3           3      3      1
2058          Our Lady’s Craigieburn                                      1           1           1      1
2060          Holy Child Dallas                                           1
2077          St Therese’s Essendon                           1           2           1                  2      1
2078          Our Lady of the Nativity Ess West                           2           1
2079          St Mark’s Fawkner                               21          9           11          9      11     7
2080          St Matthew’s Fawkner North                      15          11          16          5      5      4
2094          Good Shepherd Gladstone Park                     1           3                      6      1      1
2099          Corpus Christi Glenroy                          4           4           7           3      1      2
2104          St Thomas More Hadfield                         3           10          3           4      2      1
2120          Kealba                                                                              1
2121          Keilor Down                                                             1           1
2122          St Peter’s East Keilor                                      2                       1      1
2131          Lalor                                                                                             2
2153          Mill Park                                                               1
2156          St Monica’s Moonee Ponds                        1           0           1                  2
2160          St Fidelis Moreland                             4           3           1           1      1      2
2168          Niddrie                                                                             1             1
2173          St Francis de Sales Oak Park                    1           2           6           2      2
2179          Parkville                                                                                  1
2180          St Oliver’s Pascoe Vale                         17          31          14          18     13     13
2183          Sacred Heart Preston                            1           1
2187          St Gabriel’s Reservoir                          1           0           1                         2
2189          St Stephen’s Reservoir North                    1           2                                     1
2207          Sacred Heart St Albans                                      1
2211          St Vincent’s Strathmore                                     1           1
2213          Sunshine                                                                                   1
2220          Thornbury                                                                           1

STUDENTS LEAVING SCHOOL (During the course of the year)

                                       2003   2004    2005         2006        2007        2008
                      Year 7            6      1        5           0           3           0
                      Year 8            6      3        4           6           5           1
                      Year 9            3      5        1           2           3           3
                      Year 10           5      1        2           2           4           1
                      Year 11           7      8        15          8           9           3
                      Year 12           2      1        3           2           9           1




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STUDENTS WITH NON ENGLISH SPEAKING BACKGROUNDS

     LANGUAGE                                    2003      2004   2005   2006   2007   2008
     Amharic (Ethopia)                                              1     1       2     3
     Arabic (Egypt)                               1         8
     Arabic (Lebanon)                             63       63     69     67     58     57
     Arabic (other than Egypt or Lebanon)         6         0
     Aromunian (Macedo-Romanian)                                         1       1     1
     Assyrian (including Aramic)                   1        2     12     14     15     16
     Bisaya (Philippines)                                                              1
     Cebuano (Philippines)                        1         0
     Chaldean                                     5         6
     Chinese (Cantonese)                          14       16     23     19      8     12
     Chinese (Fukan)                                        1
     Chinese (Hakka)                                               2      1      1      1
     Chinese (Mandarin)                            1        1      1
     Chinese (Hokkien)                                             1
     Croatian                                     4          4     4      1      1      1
     English (but LOTE background)                62        76
     Filipino/Tagalog                             13         9           9      11
     French                                       1          1           1       1     1
     Greek                                        19        17    18     18     14     11
     Hindi                                        4          2     4     2       1     1
     Hmong                                                   2     1                   2
     Hungarian                                     1         0     1      1      1
     Italian                                      209      190    165    139    107    89
     Japanese                                      1         0
     Khmer (Cambodian)                                             1
     Korean                                        1        0
     Kurdish                                                       1     1       1      1
     Lao                                                           1     2       1
     Maltese                                       6        6      6     4       3      1
     Middle Eastern and Nth African Languages                      7     12     11      7
     Oceanic Austronesian Languages                                1     1
     Other Oceanian Language                       1        2
     Papuan Languages                                                     1      1
     Pashto (Afghani)                                              1
     Polish                                        4        2      2      3      4      5
     Portuguese                                    4        3      2      3      2
     Punjabi                                       1        1                           1
     Russian                                                                            1
     Samoan                                                        1     1       3      3
     Serbian                                                             1       1
     Singhalese (Sri Lanka)                        5        5      5     4       5      6
     Spanish                                                      17     14     11      7
     Slovak                                       1         1
     Spanish                                      22       22
     Tamil                                                         1      1      1      1
     Tagalog (Philipino)                                          11                    14
     Tetum (East Timor)                            1        0                           1
     Thai                                          2        2             1      1      1
     Tigrinya                                                                    1      1
     Tongan                                                                             1
     Turkish                                       1        1      1      2      2      2
     Ukrainian                                                                   1      1
     Urdu                                                                               1
     Vietnamese                                    42       42    36      28    19      23
     TOTAL                                        497      485    396    353    289    274




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EMA STUDENTS

                                                         2005                                   2006
             2003          2004                                                                                          2007     2008
                                        Insta1 1                Instal 2          Insta1 1             Instal 2
Year 7        37            33              45                    46                   30                   23            33       17
Year 8        30            34              34                    34                   41                   31            47       20
Year 9        22            30              30                    32                   30                   36            33       29
Year 10       10            12              25                    18                   34                   23            28       19
Year 11       10             6              11                     0                   12                   5             2         0
Year 12        0             0               0                     0                       0                0             0         0
  TOTAL       109           115             145                   130                  147                  118          143       85



INDIGENOUS STUDENTS

                                        2003             2004          2005       2006           2007           2008
                         Year 7             0              0              0            0           0                0
                         Year 8             0              0              0            0           0                0
                         Year 9             0              0              0            0           0                0
                         Year 10            0              0              0            0           0                0
                         Year 11            0              0              0            0           0                0
                         Year 12            0              0              0            0           0                1
                             TOTAL          0              0              0            0           0                1



STAFF PROFILE
                                 2006                                         2007                                      2008
                    Male      Female        Total              Male           Female           Total        Male        Female   Total
Teaching            33             22           55             33.60          17.50            51.10         34           17      51
Non Teaching         8             16           24             7.40            14.30           21.70            7        14       21
          TOTAL:                   79                                         72.80                                      72



STAFF AGE DISTRIBUTION

                                                 2005             2006            2007             2008
                             20 to 25                6                5                3               6
                             26 to 30                4                6                7               5
                             31 to 40             15               12                13                15
                             41 to 50             31               27                27                23
                             51 to 60             21               25                21                22
                             61 to 65                4                2                7               8
                                 + 65                4              6                 5                3
                                   TOTAL:         85               83                83                82




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STUDENT TEACHER RATIOS

                           2005           2006           2007         2008
                           11.95          12.99          12.86        11.92


SALARY DISTRIBUTION

                                              2005        2006       2007      2008
                 Less than $10,000                1           1       1          1
                 $10,001 to $20,000               4           3       5          5
                 $20,001 to $30,000               6           8       9          5
                 $30,001 to $40,000               15          4       7          8
                 $40,001 to $50,000               24          16      15        15
                 $50,001 to $60,000               15          13      11        13
                 $60,001 to $70,000               21          28      20        23
                 Above $70,001                    5           10      15        12
                                   TOTAL:         91          83      83        82



STAFF ABSENCES

STAFF ABSENCES AND CRT DATA – 2006, 2007, 2008

                    2006                               2007                            2008
          Number of                         Number of                         Number of
                        Emergency                             Emergency                    Emergency
          sick leave                        sick leave                        sick leave
                        Teacher EFT                           Teacher EFT                  Teacher EFT
           days per                          days per                          days per
                         per month                             per month                    per month
            month                             month                              month
Jan             0.00               0.00            0.00              0.00              5          0.00
Feb               27               0.00           47.00              3.25             25          0.21
Mar               27               1.20           48.00              3.17             34          1.70
Apr               33               1.31           56.00              5.54             33          0.46
May               71               2.53           81.00              1.27             81          0.93
Jun             24.5               1.07           61.00              1.36             69          1.39
Jul               40               0.83           38.00              6.53             39          2.98
Aug               77               3.50           92.00              1.66             60          2.55
Sep             25.5               3.77           75.00              2.90             75          3.47
Oct               64               3.32          136.00              5.05             64          1.09
Nov               66               2.36           67.00              0.78             87          1.24
Dec               34               1.03           42.50              0.77             20          0.75
          Average PA               1.64     Average PA               2.93     Average PA          1.52




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ON TRACK DATA
WHERE OUR STUDENTS WENT

                                                               PRIVATE   TOTAL NO
                          UNIVERSITY           TAFE
                                                              PROVIDER   OF OFFERS
                2002      43    34%       76      60%         8    6%      127
                2003      41   31.5%      80     61.5%        9    7%      130
                2004      49    37%       69      52%         15   11%     133
                2005      52    37%       81      57%         8    8%      126
                2006      59    57%       41      39%         4    4%      104
                2007      67    59%       46      38%         9    7%      122
                2008      68    55%       48      39%         8    6%      124


% OF APPLICANTS WHO RECEIVED AN OFFER

                                       2003             89%
                                       2004             92%
                                       2005             95%
                                       2006             99%
                                       2007             96%
                                       2008             97%




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