Given how much I have taken of the newsletter this week I will keep my YES Message short. The preliminary data has come in for this year’s School Opinion Survey (SOS). Once again there is a lot of confidence in our school and what we are trying to achieve. Most parents agreed to one extend or another with the questions about our school with 100% of parents agreeing in most cases. Only a small number of questions had agreement in the 90s and the lowest response was 78.6% of parents. I should note that was the only response below 90%. That question asked if the school was well organised, so that is something we will need to look at. The children as usual were the toughest on us with the top response of 100% and the bottom response of 64%. 100% of the children agreed that their teachers challenge them and 64% of the children felt their behaviour was well managed. The latter may be a perception on their part, but something we still need to take note of. Although there wasn’t as many 100% agreements from the staff as there were for parents, most responses were either 100% or in the 90s. The lowest response that was 83.3% was about communication between the staff, which is something we have been working on, particularly since our School Improvement Unit review. As a school we have one of the strongest satisfaction rates compared to other schools around the state, which is something we should be proud of. Our challenge is to maintain that strength and to continue to build upon it.
What can you do to help at home?
Simply, keep working with the school to help us maintain the things that are great about our school and to make it even greater.