A word from the Principal

Business Plan 2018 – 2020 Final Review

 

Our Vision

To develop students’ capacity to become resilient, respectful and responsible learners who work towards achieving their full potential.

 

At City Beach Primary School over the past three years we have gone from strength to strength guided by our vision, beliefs and the four core focus areas outlined in our Business Plan 2018-2020. We know we are a good school always striving to be better.

We value the opinions and voice of our students, staff and parents in our efforts to constantly improve, and thank the parents (49 families), Year 5 and 6 students (37 students) and staff (20 staff) who completed the National School Opinion Survey (NSOS) this month. In collating the data, we have been able to evaluate our success in achieving the satisfaction targets set for parents, students and staff in our Business Plan in 2020. We can celebrate achieving five out of the eight targets and look closely at the targets that we were unable to achieve, to ask: Why; and What can we do about it moving forward in our future focus?  Here is a summary of the Business Plan satisfaction targets:

  • By 2020 80% of parents completing the NSOS will respond positively to the following statements (positive responses are recorded as Agree/Strongly Agree). Here are our 2020 results:
2018 2020 Rating Statement
 75%  82%  

Agree/Strongly Agree

My child’s learning needs are being met at this school
92% 96% This school looks for ways to improve
80% 92% Student behaviour is well managed at this school

 

  • By 2020 85% of students in Year 5 & 6 completing the NSOS will respond positively to the following statements (positive responses are recorded as Agree/Strongly Agree). 2020 results:
2018 2020 Rating Statement
93%  76%  

 

Agree/Strongly Agree

My teachers provide useful feedback about my school work
78% 60% I can talk to my teachers about my work
73% 70% Student behaviour is well managed at this school

 

  • By 2020 90% of staff completing the NSOS will respond positively to the following statements (positive responses are recorded as Agree/Strongly Agree). 2020 results:
2018 2020 Rating Statement
100% 95%  

 

Agree/Strongly Agree

 

Teachers at this school provide students with useful feedback on their work
100% 95% Students at this school can talk to their teachers about their concerns.

While the satisfaction levels of both parents and staff have increased over the life of the plan, the student satisfaction data has decreased. We have been able to use this information in a future focused way. This information has led us to work with our student body to look for surveys or questionnaires that tease out information across a wider range of year levels. Our research and investigations will centre on feedback: teacher to students and students to teacher; student health and wellbeing; opportunities for student voice; nurture a sense of belonging. We will also strengthen the excellence of teaching and learning in every classroom to ultimately improve the outcomes our students are able to achieve.

Our continuous improvement cycle has allowed us to achieve the majority of our priorities and targets outlined in each of the core areas for improvement. As an Independent Public School we are a part of a connected and unified public school system with a focus on preparing students for a successful future. The Department of Education’s document: Every student, every classroom, every day | Strategic Directions for public schools 2020-2024  will guide us in the development of our Business Plan 2021 – 2023. It’s simplicity springboards us into our thinking: What are your aspirations for our school? What improvement drivers will help us achieve our aspirations? How will we know if we have achieved our aspirations in three years’ time?

We can’t wait to hear some of your ideas for our new CBPS Business Plan 2021 – 2023 starting with your thoughts on Open Night – keep an eye out for idea stations on your way around the school – we want to know what you think!