AVOCA COLLEGIATE Badger, NL A0H 1A0 ANNUAL SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2014 - 2015 MISSION STATEMENT Avoca

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  • Annual School Development Report Page 1

    Avoca Collegiate

    300-398

    AVOCA COLLEGIATE

    13 School Road

    P.O. Box 190

    Badger, NL

    A0H 1A0

    ANNUAL SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT REPORT

    2014 - 2015

    MISSION STATEMENT

    Avoca Collegiate recognizes that learning is a life-long process and accepts the

    responsibility to provide a challenging and caring environment where each student

    is enabled to experience success as a whole individual.

    VISION STATEMENT

    Avoca Collegiate is committed to providing a positive learning environment where

    students can achieve their maximum potential

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    This school development report for the 2014-15 school year outlines your school’s successes

    and highlights in matters such as student achievement and professional development.

    The planning and execution of a school development plan is an important process that must

    be undertaken by the entire school community. A thorough plan lays the foundation for a

    productive and successful school year and will be beneficial to every member of the school

    community, most importantly the students of your school.

    As we move ahead with the development of a new strategic plan for the Newfoundland and

    Labrador English School District I thank our administrators, teaching staff, school councils

    and school communities for their efforts in developing and implementing the previous plans

    to ensure student success and achievement. Such collaboration is important to grow together

    as a school community for the betterment of our education system.

    I look forward with great enthusiasm to the progress we are going to make as we build upon

    these school development plans and continue to provide a quality education for every student

    in our province.

    Sincerely,

    Darrin Pike

    CEO/Director of Education

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    PRINCIPAL AND SCHOOL COUNCIL MESSAGE

    We are pleased to present the 2014 - 2015 Annual School Development Report for Avoca Collegiate.

    The 2014 - 2015 school year was a very busy and involved one for all members of the Avoca school community, all

    stakeholders worked hard to make the year a successful one.

    This document provides details of our school development efforts in our fifth full year of working under our current school

    development plan and outlines the objectives of our brand new plan for the 2015 - 2016 school year. It also contains an

    analysis of our internal data for the 2014 - 2015 school year as well as an analysis of and trends reflected in our Provincial

    Assessment results from June of 2015.

    Asher Cutting

    Principal

    Alison (Gus) Loder

    School Council Chair

    OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY

    Avoca Collegiate is a Kindergarten to Grade 9 School located in the Town of Badger which is situated at the meeting point of

    the Exploits River, Red Indian River and Badger Brook on the Trans-Canada Highway in Central Newfoundland. The name

    Avoca is an Irish term meaning "where the waters meet". Founded in the 1890's, Badger is rich in forest resources and has a

    long history of involvement in the forest industry in the form of sawmilling and supplying pulp wood to the nearby paper mill in

    Grand Falls-Windsor. Today with the reduction of jobs in the forest industry many people in Badger commute to a wide variety

    of jobs in the central Newfoundland area and indeed to the rest of Canada and the world. The town has a population of about

    900 people with approximately 340 families. The community has been and continues to be extremely supportive of the school.

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    OUR ONGOING PROGRAMS

    The 2014 - 2015 school year saw the continuation of some ongoing programs at Avoca and the introduction of some new

    ones.

    Continuing Programs:

    Regular after School Tutorials – Grades 4 - 9

    Music Program

    Student Council

    Recycling

    Girls Varsity Basketball

    PBIS Program

    Breakfast Program

    Healthy Commotions

    Terry Fox Walk

    Christmas Dinner - Students, staff and invited guests.

    Grandparents Tea

    Municipalities Day Celebrations

    Marble Mountain Ski Trip - Grades 5 - 9

    Skating Trips K - 9

    Assemblies – Thanksgiving, and Remembrance Days and monthly PBIS assemblies.

    Christmas and Spring Concerts

    House System

    Boys Varsity Basketball

    Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony

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    OUR NEW INITIATIVES

    The implementation of a new School Growth and Development Plan

    Hosted a Jr. Boys Invitational Basketball Tournament

    Band club

    A trip to St. Pierre et Miquelon

    PARTNERSHIPS

    Avoca Collegiate is proud of the many partnerships that exist between the school and various organizations both within and

    outside the community of Badger. These partnerships allow us to deliver the curriculum effectively and provide a well-rounded

    extra-curricular program at the school. Our partnership groups for the 2013 - 2014 school year were as follows:

    Badger Town Council

    Badger Fire Department and Firettes

    Badger Catholic Church

    Badger Pentecostal Church

    Avoca Collegiate School Council

    Avoca Parents Association

    Exploits Valley High

    Exploits Valley Intermediate

    Kids Eat Smart Foundation

    Newfoundland and Labrador English School District

    Central Health

    Newfoundland and Labrador Basketball Association

    RCMP

    Walmart

    TECK Recourses

    MADD Canada

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    Provincial Assessment Data

    Reading Records for Grades 1 and 2

    Grade 1: Percentage of Students (in June) at or above the Provincial benchmark

    Grade 1 Enrolment = 6

    2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15

    School Region Province School Region Province School Region Province School Region Province

    100.0 58.2 60.2 44.4 57.4 59.3 50.0 51.1 53.7 50.0 49.2 51.4

    What do these results tell us?

    Grade One

    Reading

     We are above the region for reading but below the province. The result is less than one percent in either direction however. External and internal results correlate. External data found 50% of our students are

    reading at or above grade level and the Internal data found the same results (17% were usually meeting

    outcomes and 33% were Meeting outcomes with a good understanding).

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    Grade 2: Percentage of Students (in June) at or above the Provincial benchmark

    Grade 2 Enrolment = 8

    2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15

    School Region Province School Region Province School Region Province School Region Province

    44.4 63.3 66.9 100.0 64.5 65.5 44.4 59.1 60.5 62.5 57.9 54.9

    What do these results tell us?

     According to these results, we are above both the region and the province in Grade 2 reading. External and internal results are correlated. External data shows that 62% of our students are reading at grade

    level. Internal assessment indicates that 63% of our students are reading at grade level.

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    Provincial Assessment data by strand for grade 3

    Grade 3 English Language Arts

    Grade 3 Enrolment = 9

    2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15

    School Region Province School Region Province School Region Province School Region Province

    Multiple Choice

    Reading 90.8 68.7 67.5 78.3 71.4 72.7 90.0 82.4 83.6

    Constructed Response: Percentage of students meeting/exceeding grade level expectations

    Demand

    Writing 100.0 81.5 81.7 86.6 63.8 64.4 73.9 70.4 73.4

    Poetic/Fiction 100.0 50.8 47.9 83.3 62.1 65.2 85.7 71.6 71.0

    Informational

    Non-Fiction 100.0 66.5 64.4 83.3 79.9 80.1 100.0 82.1 82.5

    Reading

     According to our Internal Data, 70% of students are meeting grade level outcomes in reading. According to the External Data