Newsletter - boddingtondhs.wa.edu.auStudents resume Term 1 on Wednesday, 1 February 2017. Kindy -...
Newsletter Week 10, Term 4 2016 The school’s annual report, published in first term next year, will provide a detailed analysis of the school’s performance in 2016. While there is always room for improvement, the majority of students are making good progress and are reaching the expected standard of achievement. On average our students are making better progress, compared to WA public schools, in 13 of the 15 NAPLAN tests, with greater than 70% of our students above the national minimum standard. Attendance dropped from 69% of students attending regularly in Semester 1 to 48% in Semester 2. More than half of all students at Boddington missed, on average, more than a day each fortnight this semester, reducing their chances of reaching their potential. Working with parents and the community to improve student attendance next year to further improve achievement will be a priority next year. The school year has finished on a high note with the presentation assembly, the Year 10 farewell dinner and the Year 6 lunch to mark the end of their primary schooling. It was pleasing to see a good turnout of parents, community members and dignitaries to witness our top students receive awards for academic excellence, endeavour, citizenship and sportsmanship. Thank you to all the businesses, community groups and individuals who donated book prizes for the awards and to the Lions Club of Boddington for allowing us to use the Rodeo Pavilion as well as making a very generous donation towards student scholarships. The Year 6 BBQ lunch at the foreshore with parents and friends acknowledged a significant milestone in the Year 6 student’s educational journey and their growth and development over eight years of primary schooling. Mr Donald coordinated a very pleasant afternoon, providing a number of activities for the students, including the students making a short presentation to their parents. The highlight for students was the tasty lunch provided by Mrs Donald and Mrs Brown and victory against the parents in the cricket match. I would like thank the members of our School Council and P&C for the time and effort they have given to support our school this year, they provide community input into the school’s planning and valuable feedback on the school’s operation. In particular, thank you Mrs Katherine Martin, P&C President and Mr Greg Day, the School Council Chairperson, for their leadership and support this year. Greg has led the School Council, as Chairperson, for the past four years and will hand over his position next year. His leadership and support for the school over that time is greatly appreciated and I thank him on behalf of the community for his dedication and service to the school community. This year we will see five teachers leave us: Mr Donald and Mrs Whittington are taking leave in 2017 and we hope to see them back in 2018; Mrs Collins and Mrs Gillett are moving to schools in Perth and Miss Gusmao is moving to Carnamah District High School, we wish them well for the future. Thank you parents and the community for your contribution to learning at Boddington District High School. I wish you all a safe and enjoyable holiday break. Paul Mitcham
Newsletter - boddingtondhs.wa.edu.auStudents resume Term 1 on Wednesday, 1 February 2017. Kindy - Mrs Hughes & Mrs Marwick, Pre-Primary- Mrs Honnor, Year 1 - Mrs Seymour & Mrs Johnstone,