The School Board held a public meeting on Monday 4th November and were delighted to receive an update on the excellent results our students achieved in NAPLAN testing this year. Despite some glitches with the newly rolled out online testing, our Year Three and Year Five students exceeded the Australian, State and like school averages across all areas of testing. Fantastic results are a reflection of the high quality teachers and teaching programs at Bannister Creek.
The Board received an update on the success of the new BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) initiative (including the fact that there were no breakages or losses of devices this year!) and the expansion of the BYOD program to include Years 2-5 students in 2020. We were also advised that the Department of Education recently announced one-off funding for school maintenance and funds received by our school will be spent on new carpets for 7 classrooms, resurfacing and line marking of the basketball courts and professional cleaning to high ceilings and alcove areas.
One of our community members, Jodie Wyatt informed us of her meetings with Baldja Waangkiny and the Board were very interested to hear of the leadership and initiatives the parents of our Aboriginal students are providing. Finally, the Board was advised of the upcoming 2020 Public School Review which will take place in first term next year. The School’s self-reflection processes and progress against the Business Plan are audited at this time.
The last meeting of the Board for 2019 will be held on Monday 9th December at 3:30pm in the school staffroom, as always you are welcome to observe the meeting.
School Board Chair