Central Queensland Christian College Limited
ACN 058 556 764
Schoolhouse Street, Berserker, Rockhampton, Queensland 4701
07 4921 0580
07 4921 2088
Co-educational or Single Sex:
Year Levels Offered:
Prep - Year 12
2005 Primary 21 Secondary 09 Total 30
2006 Primary 33 Secondary 12 Total 45
2007 Primary 39 Secondary 16 Total 55
2008 Primary 37 Secondary 13 Total 50
2009 Primary 44 Secondary 19 Total 63
2010 Primary 48 Secondary 25 Total 75
Distinctive Curriculum Offerings:
Our excellent curriculum program is based on a Biblical world view and 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.
- Instrumental Music Lessons in guitar are available
- Chess team
- Robotics team
Many of our students are engaged in a range of extra-curricular activities outside the College. 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.
Parents are welcome to join the Parents and Friends Association and become involved in classroom help, transportation for excursions and other voluntary work around the buildings and grounds.
Qualifications of all teachers:
Principal, Mr Michael Appleton, B Comp
Head Teacher and Yrs 4-7, Miss Jacqui Toohey, BEd BTeach
Years P-3, Mrs Karen Sanderson, BA Dip Ed
Years 8-12, Mr Russell Gorge, Bachelor of Education (Honours) Physical Education and Science
Years 8-12, Mrs Lindy Anning, BEd
Participation in Professional Development:
- Christian Schools Australia Conference - All Teachers
Total number of Teachers and Principal participating in at least one activity in the year: 5 out of 5
Total expenditure on professional development: $9,267
Average expenditure on Professional Development per Teacher/Principal: $1,544
For permanent and temporary staff, the average staff attendance rate was: 95%
Proportion of Teaching Staff Retained from the Previous Year:
At the end of 2009, 4 out of 4 teachers were retained, but one had to leave part way through the year due to illness.
i.e. 3 out of 4 - 75% of staff were retained for the entire 2010 school year.
KEY STUDENT OUTCOMES:
Average Student Attendance Rate:
The average attendance rate in 2010 was 80%.
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.
Further information can be viewed at www.myschool.edu.au
The entire Secondary class participated in the National Geographic Australian Geography competition with a significant proportion of the class receiving a High Distinction.
The Robotics team came first in the Central Queensland Robotics competition in the open dance category for the third year in a row.
The Chess won each round of the Central Queensland competition and then went to Brisbane for the State competition.
Apparent Retention Rate:
Number of Year 10 students in 2008: 3
Number of Year 12 students in 2010: 3
Retention Rate: 100%
Year 12 Outcomes:
- One student is studying Law at Central Queensland University
- One student is studying Multimedia at Central Queensland University
- One student has gained full-time employment
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 a survey last year, respondants reported a high degree of satisfaction. The review identified a number of areas where improvements could be made, and the College is following these matters up.