Achieving excellent results
Our school must be doing a lot right as our student learning outcomes and other whole school data has been very impressive across a range of measures.
NAPLAN data results have been pleasing and indicate the school is definitely on an upward trajectory compared to many like schools. The growth for students who attend our school and who sit the year 3 and year 5 NAPLAN compared to the state mean test has been steady.
Many of our E.A.L. (English as an Additional Language) students as we know start from a low base but catch up as they learn English and develop their understanding. Their growth is also very pleasing.
NAPLAN assesses the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy. It is important to remember that NAPLAN tests are not pass/fail tests - they indicate where a student is on in their learning journey.
At the classroom level NAPLAN is one of a number of important tools used by teachers to measure student progress.
At Belle Vue Park our teachers are provided with extra planning time to sit down with individual students to review the student's data, discuss "where to next" and the strategies that are needed to make it to the next growth point.
Students also have their own "My data" folder where they keep their goals, assessments and learning/achievement samples.
Student Attitudes to School Survey data
You can find out how great a school is if you ask other parents who send their children to the school and what their perception of the school is.
You can also ask the students what they think. This may be difficult to do, however, the Department of Education and Training does a student survey in all schools every year.
Our survey results are at or above state and regional levels in just about all areas and have continued to improve each year.
This is what our year 5/6 students think…
The trend data from the “Attitudes to School” surveys indicates a strong upward trends in - student relationships, wellbeing, teaching & learning . This reflects the positive impact our teaching & learning programs and strategies are having on students.
The data indicates that our year 4, 5 and 6 students are engaged in their learning with very strong growth in all categories for Student Relationships, Wellbeing and Teaching & Learning.
One of our goals was to have the Attitude to School variable for ‘School Connectedness’ to be at or above state mean. We have improved our data in this category each year for the past 4 years. Our average score was 4.23 / 5.
The School Connectedness of our students is above state & above region indicating that the strategies and programs we offer are successful and that our students are engaged at school and in their learning.
Parent Opinion Surveys
You can find out how great a school is if you ask other parents but obviously that might be a little difficult.
The Education Department likes to know what parents think of their local school and each year parents are asked to complete a survey on their child's school.
Belle Vue Park Primary School has for many years received excellent feedback from our parents. When compared to other schools our school is above state average in many categories. This year the highest ratings the school received from our parents were
Parent participation and involvement - 85.1
School communication - 91.8
General School Improvement - 81.7
Student motivation and support - 84.2
Stimulating learning environment - 83.7
Effective teaching - 85.3
Student agency and voice - 84.6
Confidence and resiliency skills - 79.4
Managing bullying - 93.6
Respect for diversity -90.9
Student connectedness - 89.7
Positive transitions -83.0