Annual Report 2012
EDUCATIONAL AND FINANCIAL REPORT FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2012
SCHOOL OVERVIEW INFORMATION
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Description of School
School commenced as a K-6 Primary School in
1991 and in 2012 received initial registration to extend to Year 7 in 2013. The
school is a registered and co-educational K-7 school.
The school is seeking to expand into Year 8 in 2014, Year 9
2015, Year 10 2016. The desire of the Board is to have a K-12 school where
students can be educated on the same campus for their entire school life.
School is a ministry of the Nambucca
River Presbyterian Church to the wider Christian community in the Nambucca Valley and district. It is a member of
Christian Schools Australia (CSA). The school has formally indicated its
intention to CSA to expand to Year 8
The last full school inspection by a Christian Schools
Australia panel (for the NSW Board of Studies) occurred in 2010. At this time
the school was recommended for ongoing registration and accreditation with the
NSW Board of Studies for a further five years until 2013 inclusive.
In addition to the general education programmes the school
provides further enrichment through sports, camps, music tuition and special
The school’s motto “GROW
UP INTO CHRIST” underpins the desired ethos of the school whereby students
are encouraged to live an authentic Christian lifestyle.
The core values of the school are taught in an atmosphere
where the moral and ethical standards of the Christian Bible are accepted. The
school achieves its mission by providing an education of high academic
standards integrating a Biblical Christian perspective.
Individuality of the learner, skills in collaborative tasks,
developing creative and critical abilities are important learning strategies.
Opportunities for personal spiritual, cultural and sporting development are
given plus Specialist Programs in Minilit, Multilit, Dibels Next, Early
Intervention, Music, Science, Computers and Health. Some unique features of the
school include a diversity of cultures and breadth of the Valleys Christian
Church. The school also supports three overseas children.
Social events include a Bushdance, Billycart-athon, Auction
and a School Fete. The school plays an important role in the community by
providing a centre of Christian education based on choice where home, church
and school work together for excellence in education and in the nurture of
The school’s vision statement further encapsulates this:
The school seeks to
create an environment where parents, church and school work together to provide
an educational centre of teaching and learning excellence founded on a
heartfelt acceptance of:
1. The Lordship of Jesus Christ
2. The Bible as the revealed Word of God
Messages from Key
People and Bodies
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT ON
Welcome to our school. We’re prayerfully excited about what
the Lord has in store for our school in the coming years. We provide an
education with a difference. The school provides quality Christian education to
students in the Nambucca
Valley in a safe
environment. We also have a well-combined mix of staff and a range of Primary
and High School teachers who have a passion for helping students learn.
The Principal for 2012 was Mr Stephen Schofield. He helped
plan and assist the School Board to have year 7 in 2013 registered by Christian Schools Australia in the latter part of
2012. This enabled the school to realise a dream of expanding into High School
which had first been discussed in 1994, 3 years after the school’s inception.
Planning for new facilities also commenced.
In 2012 the Association of Independent Schools also
as a school that would be well placed to deliver a pilot course on Principal’s
as Literacy Leaders (PALL). National Partnerships funding was committed to the
school in 2012 and for 2013 to provide additional resources and a sustainable
model for improving student achievement in Literacy and Numeracy.
The school maintained 3 fulltime classes in 2012, despite a
small enrolment base. This helped the school achieve pleasing results in exams
such as NAPLAN, when compared with similar schools across Australia. Small class sizes also
helped lay a platform for attracting a number of new families to the school in
the latter part of 2012 and early 2013.
As our numbers continue to increase we want to see each
student developing in every area of the curriculum through the different
programs that we operate within the school. Our desire is to see each child use
their gifts and abilities for the Glory of God.
Mr Jeff Allen
SCHOOL BOARD REPORT ON
The Board of Nambucca Valley Christian Community School is
pleased to endorse the annual report on the activities of the school for 2012.
We commenced 2012 with a new Principal, Mr Stephen Schofield,
who led us into seriously considering growing the school to Year 7 in 2013. By
the end of the 2012, permission had been granted from Christian Schools Australia
to proceed to Year 7.
At the end of 2012 a new Principal, Mr Jeff Allen, was
appointed to lead the school into the future and additional staff were employed
to provide appropriately qualified and trained high school teachers.
The school also celebrated 21 years of Christian Education in
the Valley (September 2012).
The end of 2012 saw many families in the Nambucca Valley
considering the future education of their children and indicating their
intention to support the school by enrolling their students in advance for
The Board wishes to acknowledge the dedication of the staff
during a period of change. It is also grateful for the support of parents and
Mr Ian Watson
P & F Annual Report
The Parent & Friends Association meet once a term to
discuss business and organise social events to encourage the school community.
2012 was a great year. Funds were raised to support our sponsor children, SRE
in the local Primary schools, and also support children going to Zone and State
carnivals. On top of this we also subsidised the bi-annual Canberra Excursion
for 5/6. In preparation for 2013 the P&F also allocated funding towards
science equipment for the up and coming High School.
Our major fundraiser of the year was the School’s 21’s
Birthday celebration which was run in combination with the bi-annual
Billy-cart-a-thon. This was the highlight of the year! Our other very helpful
fundraisers were a Chocolate drive and Woolies B.B.Q’s. These have been a great
way of raising awareness of our school in our local community. The Social
events of the year included our annual ‘Meet, Eat and Greet’, Bush dance and
Billy-cart-a-thon, and Presentation evening. Extra activities that were held
for the enjoyment of the children included athletics carnival canteen, treat
days such as cake days and sausage sizzle days as well as providing Mother’s
day and Father’s day stalls to allow the children to enjoy shopping for their
parents at a low cost. These extra activities were run at a minimal cost and so
were not major fund raisers - but every bit helps.
In 2013, the P&F desire to continue to support the school
in their exciting venture of going into High School. We will do this by
concentrating on buying high school resources as the school grows. We look
forward to our major fundraiser for 2013. This will be a school Fete day
incorporating the bi-annual trash & treasure/auction. The P&F are
thankful for all the dedicated parents that make these events possible and
thank God for our school fellowship that continues to grow. We look forward to
your continued support and fellowship in 2013.
Parent, Student and
Staff Satisfaction - 2012
We continued working
together and enjoying one another on various projects within our school community
through fundraising events and student programmes. The school has continued communication
with parents, students and staff alike, in school based activities.
The Parents and Friends Group co-ordinated fund raising activities within the
school community to raise funds for
the school, which they have detailed in their report. The amount of work that
they contribute is phenomenal given that the school is classified as a small
growing Christian school.
Overseas Orphan Sponsorship: The school continues to look past
itself to help others. Students are keen to be involved in sponsorship, written
communication and prayer. Our P&F body are committed to retain the same
support in this area.
Gold Principal’s Award: In 2012 this award was earned by students who gained
a Bronze and Silver Award in any area of academic, artistic, sporting or
community spirit achievement. The Gold Award allows children to participate in
a community-based service, which is age-appropriate. The award can only be
truly achieved by the active working together of staff, students and teachers.
There were students who were presented with their Gold Awards at the 2012 Presentation
Evening in December.
Teachers: All teachers were active participants in our week-long in-service course
prior to the start of the academic year in 2012. Teacher willingness to implement
changes in the school programme and be involved in extra-curricular activity (especially
camping ministry over weekends) reflect a high level of satisfaction at school
level. The staff participated in the 2012 Mid-year North Coast Christian
Schools Conference held at Coffs Harbour.
Presentation Night: This event, as all our social events
1. Turf large areas of playground around building extensions
2. Awning / walkway erected for student reception area
3. Installation of Interwrite Whiteboard in Library extension
4. Establishing fourth classroom as an extra learning centre
for stage learning and for
5. Review of School Spelling Program
6. Awning built for sandpit
7. Completion of sandpit
8. Removal of original maintenance shed and garden shed
9. Employment of part-time Maintenance man
10. Upgrade of security system with additional cameras and
11 Upgrade and refurbishment of school gardens
During 2012 all of these targets were achieved with the
exception of numbers 7, 9 and 10.
1. The development of further literacy and numeracy programs
to enhance the learning of the students by the use of existing resources and
2. To continue the development of the High School by applying
to CSA for Year 8 registration(2014) and confirming Year 7 registration.
3. To participate in and develop different school promotional
4. Updating of the Parent Handbook.
5. Updating of the Staff Handbook.
6. Overview of curriculum with the commencement of Australian
7. Continued staff Development for each member of staff.
8. Review the incentives and rewards based programmes.
9. For the sand pit to
be fully completed and operational for our younger students.
10. Upgrade of security system with additional cameras and
11. Develop a capital expansion plan for the school
12. Continue to attract suitable qualified teachers and staff
for the growing needs of the school community.
PROMOTING RESPECT AND
Student Development in 2012 in Respect and Responsibility
Actions taken to promote respect and responsibility –
•Ensure students continue to address all adults by their
•Appreciate the culture and individual differences of others
•Continue co-operative skills in learning and play
•Assisting students to take responsibility for affirmative
action in the playground
•Provide opportunities for students to host visitors around
•Respecting school & personal property
•Learning about personal boundaries and respecting the
boundaries of others
•Participation in Remembrance Day Service
Community Service Activities
•Participation in Community Events eg. Sports’ coaching
•Working towards Gold Principal’s Award for Community Service
•Participating in Anzac Day Parade in Nambucca Heads
•Active participation of Student Leadership in care and
organisation of sporting equipment
•Fundraising for our three overseas students
Class – Based Activities
•Respecting own and school property by using equipment
properly, maintaining and stowing correctly
•Individual ‘monitor’ service in each class
•Being prepared for each day
•Working co-operatively with others
•Appreciating individual differences
SUMMARY OF WORKFORCE
The Executive consists of the Principal, an experienced
teacher and the Bursar.
and OTHER STAFF
Teachers: Principal, 4 x Primary teachers. There are no
Nambucca Valley Christian Community School is committed to
ongoing professional development of all staff through participation at
in-school courses, regular staff meetings, external courses and conferences.
Teaching staff (all or a staff representative)
•Staff Development week to start of
new academic year in January 2012.
•Review Child Protection procedures
•Mid-Year Conference &
Professional Development at Coffs Harbour – July 2012
Principal. This included sessions on
the New Australian Curriculum.
There was also an “In Service” at the school
on “Excellence in Writing Programme” for all staff.
•North Coast Area Principals’
meetings held once each term.
Ancillary and other
An administrative assistant received Professional Development
for up skilling.
All teaching staff are committed Christians and subscribe to
the school’s Statement of Faith.
All teaching staff has teaching qualifications from a Higher
Educational Institution within
Australia as defined by the Institute of Teachers Act 2004
The standard of teaching at the school is
high, as evidenced by the maintenance and/or improvement in student
Teachers Attendance and
From 2011 to 2012 the only change that occurred was a change
Non-Attendance: Parents of children who are
absent for more than 3 days will be contacted as to the reason for the
absenteeism if unknown to the school. Unsatisfactory response / or if parents are
not contactable over a week period, will be forwarded to the Regional BOS
office. Students who are absent for more than 3 days / known long periods of
time are given school work /offered after-school tutorials on return, depending
on the nature of individual circumstances.
Policy / Enrolment Criteria
Children who are enrolled in the school are
primarily from Christian homes or from homes where Christian values are
practised. Parents seeking to enrol a child in the school must satisfy the
a) Their home is a Christian home or are
practising Christian values.
b) They will support the school in the ways
outlined on the enrolment application form
which both parents must sign.
c) Families not in regular church attendance
are offered to undertake the course
Christianity Explained with one of the school
families and are encouraged to attend a
Church / bible study group of their choice.
d) Non-church attending parents will be
1. Commence regular church attendance or
2. Commence regular attendance at a Bible
3. Undertake Christianity Explained
4. Acknowledge the basis and on-going
Biblical basis and Christ-focus of the
5. Undergo a review at the end of two terms.
Nambucca Valley Christian Community School's mission statement is for
students to 'Grow Up Into Christ". To achieve this goal the School must
create a learning community that demonstrates quality relationships. As a
Christian school, we must stand by the calling of the Lord Jesus to love one
Our multi-denominational population also requires us to work
harmoniously to build a caring, friendly environment where the diversity of
people and sometimes cultural differences are appreciated and valued. Each of
individual in our school community is recognised as a unique individual,
created by the living God, bringing special qualities and gifts to share.
Therefore, we all have a right to be respected and a responsibility to respect
Therefore, Nambucca Valley Christian Community School does not tolerate
bullying in any form. All members of the school community are committed to
ensuring a safe and caring environment which promotes personal growth, fosters
positive self acceptance for all and recognises our goals as a just and
What is bullying?
Bullying is an act of aggression causing hurt, embarrassment, pain or
discomfort causing others to feel uncomfortable in the school's shared
*it can take a number of forms ‑‑ physical, psychological, verbal,
gesture, extortion, exclusion and may involve the use of technology (it is an
abuse of power ); it may be planned and organised or it may be unintentional
Some examples of bullying include:
any form of physical
violence such as hitting, pushing or spitting on others
interfering with another
person's property by stealing, hiding, damaging or destroying it
using offensive names,
teasing or spreading rumours about others or their families
belittling other's abilities and achievements
writing offensive notes or
graffiti about others
making degrading comments
about another's culture, religion or social background
hurtfully excluding others
from a group
making suggestive comments
or other forms of sexual abuse
ridiculing another person's
forcing others to act
against their will, e.g., demanding money or possessions, making inappropriate
gestures at another person.
in some contexts the
obvious and deliberate ignoring of someone, as if they do not exist, can be a
form of psychological bullying.
If we are bullied:
we may feel frightened,
unsafe, embarrassed, angry or unfairly treated.
our work, sleep and ability
to concentrate may suffer.
our relationships with our
family, teachers, friends and God may deteriorate awe may feel confused and not
know what to do about the problem.
What do we do to prevent bullying at NVCCS?
As a learning community, we will not allow cases of bullying to go
unreported. We will speak up, even at risk to ourselves.
This requires staff to:
be role models at all times
dispel the myths of
bullying eg 'Bullying is just a joke'; 'You are letting your friends down when
you report bullying'; 'Bullying is just a part of growing up' and 'The school
is not really committed to dealing with issues of bullying'.
be observant for signs of
distress or suspected incidents of bullying and remove occasions for bullying
by active supervision during playground duty
arrive at class on time
take steps to help victims
and remove sources of distress without placing the victim at further risk a
investigate and follow up all reported cases of bullying and/or report serious
suspected incidents to the appropriate staff such as Co-ordinator or Principal
inform parents and liaise
with them to support the child
follow up affected students
in the weeks and months to check that the bullying has stopped
This requires students to:
refuse to be involved in
any bullying situation
support students who are
actively discourage the
bully from continuing the behaviours
report, as soon as
possible, incidents of bullying to staff, trusted school friend and especially
parents, in order to seek help. If students who are bullied have the courage to
speak out, they may help reduce pain for themselves and prevent others becoming
potential victims. Students who remain as
observers while bullying takes place become part of the process of bullying by
their presence and should be held responsible for that action.
NVCCS recommends that parents:
signs of distress in their child, e.g. unwillingness to attend school, a
pattern of illness, missing equipment, requests for extra money, damaged
clothing or bruising
take an active interest in
their child's social life and acquaintances
advise their child to tell
a staff member about any incidence of bullying. If possible, allow their child
to report and deal with the situation. A child can gain respect and confidence
through taking the initiative and dealing with the problem without direct
Keep a written record (who,
what, where, when and how)
Encourage their child not
to retaliate but to seek an alternative solution to the problem
Be willing to attend interviews
if their child is involved in an incident of bullying and work cooperatively
with the School
Be willing to inform the
School of any cases of suspected bullying even if their child is not directly
involved or affected
Do not try to deal directly
with the other children or their parents but work through and with the School
Three Stage Procedure to
Deal with Bullying
The various stages take into account the range of bullying in the
school. The stages escalate to deal with a situation where a student has become
habitual in their bullying behaviour
First evidence of bullying behaviour
At the first stage any teacher may deal directly with an incident of
suspected bullying through simple admonishment if the bullying is deemed
relatively minor and a one‑off occurrence. Staff is required to inform the
Principal of both the bully and the victim.
If an incident is more serious, the Principal will investigate the
incident, interview the respective students and decide on an appropriate course
of action. If the incident involves students from more than one year, the class
teachers will consult and come to an agreement on a course of action. At this
initial stage, the school goal is to counsel and proceed, if at all possible,
without recourse to punishments. Parents of both the bully and the victim will
be advised by telephone or letter by the Principal. After a short period of
time, the Principal and class teacher will check with the victim to ensure that
further incidents have not taken place.
Repeated evidence of bullying behaviour
At the second stage, after investigations by the Principal parents will
be contacted. Once the facts of the bullying have been confirmed the re‑offending
student will be counselled by staff and receive any of the following: ‑ exclusion,
for a period of time, from a specific activities, in‑school or out‑of‑school
suspensions, and / or compulsory counselling outside the school, the costs
borne by the parents.
The parents of the offending student will be notified by letter and put
on notice that their child's behaviour must change if he l she is to stay at
Continued evidence of bullying behaviour
At the third stage, after investigations have concluded that the student
responsible for the bullying has not responded to counselling and / or
discipline, the Principal will interview the student and their parents, and may
decide that the student will be withdrawn from the school (and after
consultation with the School Board).
Nambucca Valley Christian Community School we are serious in developing a
loving, caring and supportive Christian Community where individuals are seen to
be people created in the image of God, beloved and accepted by Him and who
chose to respond in like mind as well as in deed to one another.
Every effort will be made to place all
children God sends to us.
If insufficient vacancies exist for the
number of children from whom enrolment is sought, then the following should be
the order in which enrolments are accepted:
a) Siblings of existing students.
b) Transfers from other Christian Community
c) Other students - to be accepted according
to the chronological order of the completion of
their enrolment applications.
*All eligible children within a family are to
a) New children in Kindergarten must have
reached the age of at least 4 years and 9 months
by the beginning of January of the year in
which they commence school.
b) The Board reserves the right to refuse the
enrolment of a child who may have reached
the age of 4 years and 9 months, if it is
felt that the child is not ready for school.
c) There will normally only be one intake of
new Kindergarten students in a given year, i.e.
enrolments later than the commencement of the
school year will consist of transfers from
other schools rather than children who have
not previously attended school.
All kindergarten children will complete a
preschool test as part of the Enrolment / Acceptance procedure during Kinder
Prep days or thereafter for later enrolments.
with Special Needs
Parents seeking enrolment for their child
with special needs are to:
a) meet normal enrolment criteria
b. be in accordance with Disability
Discrimination Act, 1992
The Principal will normally represent the
Board in the enrolment of new students.
Both parents of the enrolling student are
expected to attend the enrolment interview with their child/ren.
Enrolment at the school is subject to the following
terms and conditions:
1. That the parents will agree to allow the
child to share fully in the life and programme of
the school, including the devotional
activities and doctrinal lessons.
2. That the parents will support the aims of
the school and order their own lives and home
so that the child will be given every
opportunity to “Grow up into Christ”.
3. The parents undertake to provide the child
with all necessary textbooks and other
equipment of a personal nature that may be
required to enable the child to benefit from
the education offered.
4. The parents undertake to provide the child
with the correct uniform approved by the
school, and to ensure that the child is
always sent to the school in a neat, clean manner
and modestly dressed in the required uniform.
5. The parents accept the right of the school
to employ such discipline as it deems wise and
expedient for the child, and agree to uphold
in every way possible the school’s authority
and right to administer appropriate
discipline in accordance with the policies of the
6. That the parents/guardians maintain a
positive attitude to the school in the hearing of
their children. If there are any issues which
need to be discussed with the school, parents
undertake to deal with the issues according
to Biblical principles outlined in Matthew
7. That while enrolled at the school, the
student will behave in a way that does not bring
dishonour to the name of Christ or bring
disgrace to themselves, their family or the
school. (And undertake not to use alcohol,
tobacco or other harmful substances).
8. The student will obey the rules of the
school and conditions of enrolment, as applicable.
9. Fees are to be paid in advance for each
term within 14 days of receipt of account of fees.
Parents are encouraged to place an EFTPOS
account in place for the regular transfer of
funds. A charge may be made for late payment.
10. The parents will give at least 1 term’s
prior notice of termination of enrolment in writing
to the Principal, and failure to do so may
render them liable for 1 term’s fees. This
includes the end of year except for Year 6
*All fees are expected to be paid by the
termination date of said student.
11. That the school may suspend or terminate
enrolment at it’s discretion for failure to
comply with these conditions or other serious
breaches of the school’s rules and
12. The continuing enrolment of each child
will be reviewed by the School Board initially
after 2 terms and thereafter periodically.
Payment Are paid per term plus relevant text book charges.
School excursions are extra. The School Board encourages families to establish
and EFTPOS account at the Banana Coast Credit Union for weekly or fortnightly
payments. This should be in place and operating within 14 days from the date of
the Letter of Acceptance, unless alternate arrangements have been discussed
with the School Bursar. School fees are spread over a 52 week period and begin
from the first week in January in the school year. Rebates are available
upon application to the Bursar and after
approval by the School Board.
Expectations of parents not contained in the conditions of
enrolment are as follows:
a. That parents agree to be involved in
School Working Bees, to assist with school
development projects and regular maintenance.
b. That one parent at least attends P&F
meeting/event per term.
c. That at least one parent/guardian attends
a church fellowship of your choice regularly
with the child* (unless alternate
arrangements have been discussed with the Principal).
d. That communication between home and school
be encouraged for the benefit of all.
*Parents are requested to sign two copies,
retaining one copy for themselves and returning the other the school office.
OF CONTINUING ENROLMENT
1) Conditions of Continuing Enrolment include
all areas of the original ‘Conditions of
Enrolment’ at Nambucca Valley Christian
Community School, except point No.9 (see
2) For Continued Enrolment: ‘Fees are to be
paid in advance for each term within 14 days
of receipt of account of fees. Parents are
encouraged to place an EFTPOS account in
place for the regular transfer of funds. A
charge may be made for late payment. In the
case of financial difficulty:
i) Alternate agreed arrangements need to be
made with the Principal/Bursar.
ii) Regular payments towards reduction of
debt consistent with the agreed
arrangements are being met,
iii) Open & continued communication with
the school continues in order to monitor
Health and welfare, encompassing the mental,
physical and emotional well-being of the student, is given the highest
priority. Policies are summarised below:
•Balanced teaching programme in all Key
Learning Areas. Personal Development, Health
and a school Devotional Programme have been
developed from K-Yr 6. Anti-bullying
strategies and child’s self-worth reinforced
•Balanced whole school Health Hop Programme
as well as a comprehensive Sports
Programme, including carnivals are provided
•Regular Evacuation and Lock Down Procedure
•Regular school socials provide interaction
with families and students
•Openness of staff for regular interviews
concerning student learning or welfare
•Leadership Training Programme provided for
School Leadership Team
•Opportunities to lead and serve others both
at school and in the broader community
•School success and service rewarded through
weekly assemblies and Principal’s Award
•Discipline levels are provided as well as
strategies for personal growth
•Regular assessment for all students.
Individual Home/school programmes provided
•Screening of all staff, parents and
The school provides individual home – school
learning assist programmes where learning
difficulties have been identified or delayed
due to continued illness or other factors which affect the learning process. An
Early Intervention Programme is available for parents to work with the Classroom
teacher / Resource teacher.
*The full text of the Student Welfare
Policies may be found in the Parents Handbook, Staff
Handbook and School Manual and can be
requested by members of the general public.
Nambucca Valley Christian Community School
provides discipline which encourages the
student’s individual growth to Christian
maturity. The policy is based on principles of procedural fairness in all areas
of discipline including suspension and / expulsion from the school.
In all matters of discipline students are invited
to state their version of events (the right to be heard). Discipline will be
administered fairly and according to the seriousness of the
The school encourages and uses positive forms
of good and co-operative behaviour. Other forms of discipline include loss of
play / privileges, school community service, and lunchtime
To satisfy government legislation the school
does not employ the use of corporal punishment. The school does not sanction
the administration of corporal discipline by non-school persons, including
parents, to enforce discipline at the school.
The full text which was amended in April,
2010 may be found in the Parents Handbook, Staff
Handbook and School Manual and can be
requested by members of the general public.
and Grievance Policy
The grievance and conflict resolution policy
is concerned with implementing solutions to
situations where there is conflict and
disharmony within the school community. It includes
situations where students, staff or member of
the wider school community are in conflict with the school. The school is
committed to maintaining a strong sense of biblical community. Conflict within
the school community is to be worked through employing biblical principles and due
legal process and procedural fairness.
in dealing with conflict in the school community:
Grievances must always be dealt with under
the principles of Procedural Fairness which means that the complaint has a
right to be heard and a right to receive an impartial decision.
The following principles will be employed
when dealing with more serious conflict:
1. Presumption of innocence until guilty.
3. Allegations stated clearly in writing
4. Affected parties made aware of allegations
5. Chairman of the board made aware of the
grievance. Other agencies eg. CSA, AIS,
Community Services, Police, Ombudsman, Work
Cover, may be informed if
appropriate. The school administration will
co-operate fully with government
departments and other agencies in the
resolution of grievances.
6. Opportunity for response by the affected
7. Evidence collected impartially.
8. Processes will take into consideration
school policies and appropriate government
9. Witnesses present at formal meetings.
10. Minutes kept of all formal meetings.
11. Conclusions made as quickly as possible
after weighing up evidence.
12. Affected parties will be made aware of
the result of the investigation as soon as possible.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE
Nambucca Valley Christian School is a small coastal NSW
school, (K-6) comprised of 46 Students (2012).
The school is comprised of families:
•Variety of church and non- church backgrounds
•Varying socio-economic levels
•Varying educational backgrounds
•Differing ethnic backgrounds eg. Indigenous, Fijian,
Lebanese and Australian
Roughly half of our students are from white middle class
families who attend local churches. Our students are generally hardworking and
respond well to education and teaching. The range of academic ability and gifts
are usually present within each class.
Student Attendance 2012
Census for 2011 = 47 children and Census for 2012 = 46
Student Attendance 2012
STUDENT OUTCOMES AND PERFORMANCE
school can only publish NAPLAN results, there are many other areas where our
students achieve excellent results. These are not as easy to quantify and measure,
and therefore very difficult to report on accurately.
reports on a small part of student achievement.
NAPLAN RESULTS IN 2012 FOR YEAR 5 ARE LISTED BELOW
YEAR 3 WAS BELOW THE REPORTING THRESHOLD
A = ABOVE
E = EQUAL
B = BELOW
NAMBUCCA VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL COMPARED TO All SCHOOLS
NAMBUCCA VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL COMPARED WITH SIMILAR SCHOOLS
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DATA FOR 2012
Parade (PO Box 152)
Nambucca Heads NSW
Phone (02) 65689311
Fax: 6568 9305
Nambucca Valley Christian
Community School Annual Financial and Educational Report is available on the
school website and also by contacting the school office on 6568 9311. This
report is compiled in accordance with the requirements of the Education Act (as
amended 2004). Contact the Principal, Jeff Allen, in relation to this report or
other school matters.