Banksia Road Public School

Our school context at October 2018

School name: Banksia Road Public School

School code: 4217

Number of students: 548

Principal: Hamish Woudsma

Director Educational Leadership: Andrew Fielding

Principal Network: Chullora

Our funded school initiatives

Initiative 1

Five SLSOs to work with specific students in short sharp lessons to consolidate literacy and numeracy proficiency.

Impact and achievements

NAPLAN scores continue to remain high when compared to similar schools.

Initiative 2

One SLSO coordinates two separate playgroups on Wednesday and Friday mornings:

  • for 0 to 3 years old
  • four year olds who will start at BRPS the following year.

Impact and achievements

The impact is evident in the improvement in school readiness as seen in the Australian Early Development Census.

Initiative 3

Bump it Up teacher three days a week who works with specific students (Year 3, 4 or 5) in the middle NAPLAN bands (literacy or numeracy focus).

Impact and achievements

2018 NAPLAN Year 5 shows:

  • of the 14 BUMP it Up students who scored in the middle bands in Year 3 NAPLAN, 50% are now in the top two bands for literacy.
  • of the 17 students who achieved the top two bands in reading, nine or 53% were from the Bump it Up strategy.

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