Central Queensland Christian College Limited
ACN 058 556 764
Schoolhouse Street, Berserker, Queensland 4701
PO Box 5313, CQ Mail Centre, Queensland 4702
07 4921 0580
07 4921 2088
Co-educational or Single Sex:
Year Levels Offered:
Prep - Year 10
2005 Primary 21 Secondary 09 Total 30
2006 Primary 33 Secondary 12 Total 45
2007 Primary 39 Secondary 16 Total 55
Distinctive Curriculum Offerings:
Our curriculum program has a Biblical world view. It allows students to be well-grounded in basic literacy and numeracy while exploring a broad range of Key Learning Areas, developing a wide range of understandings and skills.
For excellence programs, gifted and talented arrangements, special needs programs and life skills we take advantage of programs offered in the region such as the Life Education Van, The Creation Bus and Youth Leadership Development events.
Piano lessons were offered by a qualified Piano Teacher.
Many of our students are engaged in a range of extra-curricular activities. The College is located close to the Police Citizens Youth Club, Basketball Stadium, Soccer fields and Touch Football fields.
There is a very positive spiritual and social culture in the College. There are many evidences of a positive peer pressure, where it is "cool" to do the right thing. This is reinforced through Values Education and the life example each of our Christian teachers provide.
Each teacher is a practising Christian and is available for pastoral care and support to students regarding any matter they may wish to talk or pray about. In addition, a School Chaplaincy service is provided by the founding church community. Pastor Tony Ponicke visits the College regularly. Students look forward to his visits with anticipation.
Parents are involved in the Parents and Friends Association which conducts meetings on the first Wednesday of each month. Parents are also involved in classroom help, transportation for excursions and other voluntary work around the buildings and grounds.
Qualifications of all teachers:
Principal, Mr Michael Appleton, Bachelor Degree
Head Teacher and Yrs 4-7, Miss Jacqui Toohey, Bachelor Degree
Years P-3, Mrs Beryl Mills, Diploma
Years 8-10, Mrs Rebecca Francis, Diploma
Participation in Professional Development:
- ACEL 2007 International Conference - Principal
- Science Education Seminar by Dr Ken Appleton - 3 Teachers
- Primary Maths Teaching Skills - 2 Teachers
- QCAR Seminars - 1 Teacher
Total number of Teachers and Principal participating in at least one activity in the year: 4 out of 4
Total expenditure on professional development: $6,185
Average expenditure on Professional Development per Teacher/Principal: $1,546
For permanent and temporary staff and school leaders the average staff attendance rate was: 99%
Proportion of Teaching Staff Retained from the Previous Year:
From the end of 2006, 100% of staff were retained for the entire 2007 school year.
KEY STUDENT OUTCOMES:
Average Student Attendance Rate:
The average attendance rate in 2006 was ___%.
Reading, Writing and Numeracy benchmark results for Years 3,5,7 and 9:
Because we have a small number of students enrolled in each of these year levels, a report of testing results would enable individual students to be identified. Such a report would be a breech of privacy and is not able to be provided. However, we are able to report that College students performed well in the test. Student results in this test were consistent with their results in regular classroom assessment. Any students experiencing difficulty had already been identified with relevant action taken.
Apparent Retention Rate:
Year 12 student enrolment as a percentage of the Year 10 cohort is not applicable for this year, as accreditation for Year 11 and 12 was not granted until 2009.
Year 12 Outcomes:
The College did not yet have Year 12 accreditation for this year.
Value was added to the lives of students, families and the community through:
- Positive spiritual influence in the life and example of all staff, and the centrality of Christ in the curriculum and philosophy of the College.
- Good leadership and governance.
- A quality education program and services of a standard equivalent or higher than the Queensland standards as defined by the Queensland Studies Authority.
- Good Teachers. Research shows that the teacher is single most important influence in improving learning. The College therefore employs dedicated Christian teachers that are able to add value to the lives of students.
- Buildings and Grounds that the community can be proud of.
- Sound Financial Management.
- A Commitment to the safety and well-being of all students.
- Continuous improvement.
Specific programs run to add value are:
- Values education for students.
- Professional development for staff.
- High School camp.
- Curriculum development.
Parent, Student and Teacher Satisfaction:
In the College's most recent review, a high degree of satisfaction was found amongst parents. The review identified a number of areas where improvements could be made, and the College is following these matters up.