1 DONGARA DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL An Independent Public School 2016 SCHOOL REPORT
2 From the Principal I am pleased to present the 2016 School Report. Dongara DHS experienced a very successful 2016 school year with our students achieving well academically, culturally and in the sporting arena. We again received commendation from ACARA for demonstration of substantial above gains in our NAPLAN results, this time for our 2016 year 5 and 9 students. ACARA identified and acknowledged schools across Australia who demonstrated substantial improvement in both reading and numeracy. On behalf of ACARA, I would like to extend my congratulations to you and your school community on this achievement. Gains of this magnitude are significant Robert Randall, CEO ACARA. One of our School Business Plan focus areas is Support for All Students and these NAPLAN results clearly indicate that the high quality of teaching and learning programs at Dongara DHS are having a positive impact on Improved student outcomes. The school community is very proud of these academic achievements and they reflect the commitment of our dedicated teachers and support staff, our supportive parents and the wider community. We plan to ensure that our students are not disadvantaged due to geographical isolation. We provide out students with an opportunity to expand and enrich their schooling experience through academic, sporting and cultural opportunities. In 2016 we experienced both primary and secondary sporting success at carnivals such as Interschool Swimming and Athletics, and Inters School Cross Country. Some of our students went on to try out for state teams. Our year 7-10 DHS Country Week Mixed Basketball Team won the Sportsmanship Award. Our YOH Festival Team once gain reached the state finals. Our students achieved at a high level in a number of literary awards including Tim Winton Young Writers, Randolph Stow and Write a Book in a Day. This Annual Report describes key areas of our school s performance and achievements over The Report should be considered together with information from other sources including our school website, student progress reports, house points, teacher-parent interviews, school newsletters and informal contact with members of staff. Dongara DHS continues to be a vibrant, successful and proud Independent Public School School. I sincerely thank the school and wider community for their contribution. Janine Calver April 2017 OUR SCHOOL MOTTO Achieve with Honour OUR SCHOOL VISION Dongara District High School will be known as a caring school, striving for academic excellence and commitment to the environment. OUR SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT Dongara DHS seeks to provide students with the opportunity to achieve their academic, social, creative and physical potential which will enable them to be informed and positive contributors to society. OUR SCHOOL WIDE BEHAVIOUR EXPECTATIONS Choose respect Be responsible Achieve your best
3 From the School Board Chairperson The School Board (the Board) has a number of important governance responsibilities that includes, but not limited to, strategic and business planning, school community advocacy and relationship building, relevant policy formulation and adoption and consideration and acceptance of student charges and contributions. However, especially as an independent public school, I feel one of the most critical responsibilities the Board has, and which is shared by all within our school community, is to ensure our efforts and endeavours lead to better student outcomes. It is in this context that the Board saw the very welcome advice the school received in 2016 from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) that identified our school as having demonstrated substantially above average gain in NAPLAN results as a significant achievement for our students but is also a key indicator that the professional and dedicated work of our Principal, Mrs Janine Calver and her staff in developing evidence-based subject and teaching strategies is leading to better student outcomes. In addition, as it shows the vibrancy of our school and community, the Board, through its regular meeting schedule, is kept appraised (and constantly amazed) of the numerous school-based and extra-curricular achievements of our students and staff. These positive outcomes provide a strong foundation and augur well for the external review of the school s IPS status in To our Principal, Mrs Janine Calver, our valued Staff and my fellow Board Members, may I take this opportunity to express my appreciation for your assistance and your efforts during the past year. Darren Simmons April 2017 EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM L5 PRINCIPAL Janine Calver L3 D/PRINCIPAL Leslie James L3 D/PRINCIPAL Tayna Grantham L3 P/COORDINATOR Rhiannon Downes L4 MANAGER CORPORATE SERVICES Robyn Patten SCHOOL BOARD PARENT REPRESENTATIVES Darren Simmons (Chair) Grant Eva Danika Chandler Sarah Collins Sarah Toia STAFF REPRESENTATIVES Janine Calver Gail Dean-Gundill Robyn Patten Christine Sweetman Paul Tapscott P&C REPRESENTATIVE Kristy Butcher
4 Our School Business Plan Focus Areas The Business Plan outlines the strategic intent of Dongara DHS towards quality improvement strategies in academic and non-academic areas. The targets and milestones in this Business Plan indicate the level of progress towards achieving our three focus areas: 1. Success for all students; 2. A safe and supportive learning environment; and 3. Sustainable partnerships and pathways Our School Operational Plan Priority Areas The Operational Plans provide more explicate information on how the school will progress towards achieving the Business Plan Focus Areas. At the start of each school year the Operational Plan review is presented by staff to staff and the School Board at a review session. The priority areas for the following year are set and staff plan for student improvement based on the review data. Our 2016 Priority area were: Literacy K-12- Improved literacy outcomes for all students with a focus on the Whole School Literacy Plan Language. Numeracy K-12 Improved numeracy outcomes for all students with a focus on the Whole School Numeracy Plan - Problem solving. Health & Wellbeing K-12 Building resilience and participation. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) -K-6 Improved science outcomes for all students Improved outcomes for all students in Science, Technology and Numeracy. This report describes the school performance in Our School Context Dongara DHS is an Independent Public School providing primary and secondary education to students from Kindergarten to Year 12 who live in the Shire of Irwin in the Mid West of WA. The 2016 Semester one census showed a total student population of 423 students. At Dongara DHS we choose respect, we are responsible and we achieve our best. These are our school wide behaviour expectations for all members of our school community. We are proud of our school motto Achieve with Honour and work hard at ensuring we all display these qualities as we go about our daily work at school. We are very proud of our state of the art buildings and pleasing grounds which are superbly maintained and aesthetically pleasing creating an inspirational working environment for students, staff and parents. The School Board and staff are committed to providing excellence in educational facilities and programs. The Dongara DHS mission is to provide students with the opportunity to achieve their academic, social, creative and physical potential which will enable them to be informed and positive contributors to society.
5 FOCUS AREA 1: Success for all students At Dongara DHS our teachers and support staff are committed to providing quality learning opportunities for our students to be engaged and to reach their potential. We regularly monitor the academic performance of individual students and sub groups whilst our whole school performance targets are based on year 3, 5, 7 and 9 Literacy & Numeracy (NAPLAN), Student Achievement Reports in Semester 1 and 2 and the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). NAPLAN Performance in 2016 The following data is taken from the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) The data shows the % of students who are at or above the National Minimum Standard (NMS). The NMS are the agreed standards of performance across Australia. The transient nature of our student population is reflected in the NAPLAN results. When looking at data the school has an emphasis on the Stable Cohort and Like Schools. We continue to implement the Whole School Literacy and Numeracy Plans to improve student outcomes. Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
6 Since 2013, ACARA has released information on schools that demonstrate substantially above average gain as students progress from Year 3 to Year 5 and from Year 7 to Year 9 (Year 5-7 data is not included by ACARA) and identifies schools that demonstrated substantially above average in their NAPLAN results. Identified high gain schools demonstrated substantial NAPLAN improvement in both reading and numeracy as follows; 1. An overall gain that exceeds the national average by more than on standard deviation unit; and 2. An overall gain higher than school with similar ICSEA levels, by more than on standard deviation unit; and 3. An overall gain higher than that shown by students with the same NAPLAN staring score, also by more than on standard deviation unit This was a significant achievement for our school, affirming that our high level teaching and learning programs are having a positive impact on student outcomes and we are proud to share this commendation. I am pleased to advise that ACARA has identified your school as having demonstrated substantially above average gain in NAPLAN results. On behalf of ACARA, I would like to extend my congratulations to you and your school community on this achievement. Gains of this magnitude are significant and worthy of highlighting and acknowledgement. Robert Randell CEO ACARA Progress Data for Reading, and Numeracy-DDHS does not include year 5-7 data as less than 15 students were tested. The Stable cohort are those student who have been at Dongara DHS for their past two NAPLAN tests.
7 Literacy & Numeracy Priority Areas Our Whole School Literacy and Whole School numeracy Plans ensure that there is seamless approach from one year to the next. The plans ensures that teachers are following a consistent scope and sequence in the delivery of the Australian Curriculum. There is also a schedule of assessments that teachers follow for the year. The school has a dedicated fulltime Literacy Coordinator and part time Numeracy Coordinator. We we will continue to work hard on improving outcomes for all students with a focus on moving our student data closer towards the NAPLAN National Mean. We also acknowledge that loss of academic students to other schools after year 6 has an impact on our NALAN data. As such we focus closely on identifying individual students and develop IEPs and IGPs. We also acknowledge that care must be taken when interpreting the data when our school only has a small number of students tested, as with the year 7 cohort. We carefully consider the semester 1 and 2 Student Achievement Report Data and compare this to the NAPLAN. The recommendations and Priority areas as a result of the whole school review of the English and Mathematics Operational Plans are: K-12 Literacy -Improved literacy outcomes for all students in writing with a focus on Paragraphs and Audience. K-12 Numeracy -Improved numeracy outcomes for all students with a focus on Number and Word Problem Solving. K-2-Language. Recommendations for the Priority area of Health & Wellbeing K-12 Continue with Rainbow Grief Program for 2017, review Resiliency survey data-develop schedule of lessons, implement CHAT, continue yr 7-12 Home Room Strategies, continue with PBS and look at Tier 2 training. Focus Area for 2017-Building student resilience with a focus on Protective Behaviours and CHAT- Changing Health Acting Together. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) K-6 Science- Ensure all 4 strands are understood and taught, promote Science in school i.e Science week, utilise secondary expertise, prepare year 6 for secondary via transition to lab 7-12 STEM- continue secondary experience off site in Stem, promote student excellence in community for retention-expo, 3D printer, ipads, Robotics. Focus Area for 2017-K-12 STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics. K-6-Science and Digital Technologies.
8 FOCUS AREA 2: A safe and supportive learning environment At Dongara DHS we will provide safe, supportive and motivating spaces for student learning and well-being. Health & Wellbeing Priority Area The school implemented and continued to maintain a wide variety of strategies to address Student Health & Wellbeing: Crunch and Sip Program, Healthy Food and Drink Policy-School/P&C, high-visible vests for Duty Teachers, Classroom Management Strategies program, Secondary DOT Point System, Good Kids-Good Stuff in the playground, the Chaplaincy program, a partnership with Head Space and our ongoing partnership with the Dongara Police are some of the many strategies used in the school. The Aussie of the Month Virtue has seen an improved whole school commitment and focus on values. The school partnership with SDERA and the CHAT program requires further commitment from the school as the progress for implementation has been slow. The partnership with the Travel Smart Project has folded due to factors out of our control. The staff have also significantly progressed the implementation of the Positive Behaviours in Schools Framework. Explicit lessons in relation to our behaviour expectations are taught and we are now providing incentives to students in recognition of them demonstrating the expectation. Teachers are using Class Dojos or Tickets to acknowledge students. Our data continues to show improved student behaviour across the school as reflected in the year 1-12 Student Personal House Point data and Secondary PBS Ticket data. Our duty file referral system was modified to bring it in line with our School Wide Behaviour Expectations. We will review comparative data at then end of Year 1-12 House Points: Gold Silver Bronze T1G T2G T3G T4G T1S T2S T3S T4S T1B T2B T3B T4B T1 OthT2 Oth T3Oth T4Oth 2016 Secondary Home Room Tickets MILO LEANDER IRWIN NHARGO Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term Average Duty Files Referrals Respect 2016 Achieve 2016 Respons STUDENT COUNCIL School Captain Christine Hewer Vice Captain Myah Te Aho Year 12 Hayden Fitzpatrick Year 11 Christine Hewer & Kylan Elliott Year 10 Dannielle Kriston & Hailie Trigg Year 9 Myah Te Aho & Jack Chanpromarat Year 8 Sarah McKendry & Domenico Palamara Year 7 Katie Wells & Clay Kriston Year 6 Emma McAuley & Harry Calver Year 5 Mitchell Keene & Dieter Spurgeon Coordinators Ms Natasha Zasun & Mrs Tayna Grantham
9 Student Suspension Data We continue to see a reduction in student suspensions. This can be attributed to the ongoing implementation PBS across the school community. 2014: Students-29 Days : Students-15 Days : Students- 7 Days-20 Attendance In 2016 we monitored our student attendance on a daily and weekly basis and communicated in writing and phone calls with parents regarding attendance concerns. There was an effort to improve communication strategies and to make the school more friendly and responsive to family needs. The school attempted to engage with the Regional Participation Team and referred a number of disengaged Senior School Students in an endeavour to find a suitable pathway other than school. We were unsuccessful due to matters out of our control and this has had an impact on our school attendance data. Families going on holidays during school terms has also had an impact on attendance data. MSM messages were used for families of students in year Our Skool Bag App provided parents access to electronic absentee forms. There will be focus in 2017 on the use the Department Attendance Tool Kit to communicate with parents and develop plans Primary Attendance Overall Regular Regular Attendance Category At Risk Indicated Moderate Severe % 27.4% 5.3% 1.2% % 20.1% 6.8% 1.0% % 18.1% 10.3% 0.6% Like Schools % 17.3% 6.3% 1.8% WA Public Schools 77.0% 15.0% 6.0% 2.0% Secondary Attendance Overall Attendance Category At Risk Indicated Moderate Severe % 36.6% 22.0% 4.5% % 32.9% 15.4% 3.0% % 20.5% 17.8% 6.8% Like Schools % 23.6% 12.5% 6.7% WA Public Schools 62.0% 20.0% 11.0% 7.0% Year 12 Destinations 2016 HOUSE CAPTAINS Year 3 Irwin Brieanna Pavelka & Stirling Ramsden Leander Chelsea Hulme & Jye Zimmermann Milo Bella Goss & Fred Boase Nhargo Chloe Wakeling & Toby Couper Year 6 Irwin Emma Simmons & Cameron Murdoch Leander Emma McAuley & Noah Cachard Milo Montana Crofts & Jett Black Nhargo Meg Spalding & Joe Harwood Secondary Irwin Roxanne Roux & Myah Te Aho Leander Kylan Elliott & Bradley Hilfers Milo Christine Hewer & Hayden Fitzpatrick Nhargo Brodi Wickes & Mitchell Drozd Coordinatpr Ms Liz White
10 FOCUS AREA 3: SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS AND PATHWAYS At Dongara DHS we will promote positive involvement, connection and collaboration with our school and wider community. PARENT, STUDENT AND TEACHER SATISFACTION The School Board surveys the School Community every two years and this information helps our school to find out about parent, student and staff school satisfaction. Australian Education Ministers have determined that all Australian schools will participate in parent, student and staff opinion surveys. As a consequence, all WA public schools are required to administer parent, student and staff National School Opinion Surveys (NSOS) at least every two years, commencing in The National School Opinion Survey was last administered at Dongara DHS in Students from year 5-12 completed the survey in class, all Staff were asked to complete the survey and the Board invited all Parents to complete the survey. The School Board was delighted with the Parent Response rate with 108 returns compared to 31 returns (after a second round) in This was due to the Board actively promoting the survey amongst parents and providing laptop computers for parents to complete the online survey at Open Night. Student Survey: 127 responses year 5-12 Parent Survey: 108 responses
11 Staff Survey: 35 responses In addition to the NSOS the School Board provides parents,whose children have left the school, with an opportunity to provide feedback via an Exit Survey. The Exit Survey provides valuable information relating to parent satisfaction. Return rate has been low for a number of years. Feedback continues on following page. The Board and the School use the data collected from the NSOS and the Exit Survey to plan for improvement. This is done at Board meetings and at the Whole School Operation Plan Review Day.
12 Year surveys returned Male: 4 Year level on leaving Dongara DHS Yr 6: 1 1. Why is your child leaving Dongara District High School? Change of job of Child s Parent/Guardian Change of Family Circumstances Broader Curriculum Options Year 11/12 Moving Town Scholarship Peer group Reasons School Board Exit Survey Results Total (K-12) Exit Surveys sent: 68 (as at ) Nil returns K-3 2. Please indicate how satisfied you are in each of the following areas: (1-least satisfied, 5-most satisfied) N/A Your child s education Your child s social experience Extra-Curricular opportunities The teachers and staff Communications with School Administration Communications with teachers Dealing with your concerns 3. Overall are you satisfied with your child s experience at Dongara District High School? Yes 4. Would you recommend Dongara District High School to others? Yes 5. Destination: WA Government School WA Non Government School Year surveys returned Male: Female: Year level on leaving Dongara DHS 7: 9: 10: 1. Why is your child leaving Dongara District High School? Change of job of Child s Parent/Guardian Change of Family Circumstances Broader Curriculum Options Year 11/12 Moving Town Scholarship Peer group Reasons Not answered * 2. Please indicate how satisfied you are in each of the following areas: (1-least satisfied, 5-most satisfied) Your child s education Your child s social experience Extra-Curricular opportunities The teachers and staff * Communications with School Administration Communications with teachers Dealing with your concerns 3. Overall are you satisfied with your child s experience at Dongara District High School? Yes No 4. Would you recommend Dongara District High School to others? Yes 5. Destination: WA Government School WA Non Government School TAFE or other RTO
13 Funds Held Dongara District High School Financial Summary 31st December 2016 Cash Revenue: Previous Year Closing Balance Brought Forward $ 170, Current Year Budgeted Revenue $ 516, Revenue Previous Year Closing Balance Brought Forward 25% Actual Revenue Received $ 513, Revenue Shortfall/Surplus $ 2, Revenue Collected as a % of Current Budget 99.5% Total Funds Available $ 684, Current Year Budgeted Revenue 75% Expenditure Remaining 20% Expenditure Cash Expenditure: Current Year Budgeted Expenditure $ 683, Actual Expenditure $ 547, Actual Expenditure 80% Expenditure Remaining $ 136, Cash Budget Variance $ 3, Bank Balances Current Year Previous Year - Same Time Variance as a % of Total Funds Available 0.6% $500,000 Actual Expenditure as a % of Budgeted Expenditure 80.1% $400,000 $300,000 $200,000 $100,000 $- Cheque Account Investment Account(s) Building and Other Fund(s)
14 2016 Achievements, Awards and Highlights Principal Janine Calver welcomes new and returning staff and students Student Council 2016 School Captain Christine Hewer Vice Captain Myah Te Aho Year 12 Hayden Fitzpatrick Year 11 Christine Hewer & Kylan Elliott Year 10 Dannielle Kriston & Hailie Trigg Year 9 Myah Te Aho & Jack Chanpromarat Year 8 Sarah McKendry & Domenico Palamara Year 7 Katie Wells & Clay Kriston Year 6 Emma McAuley & Harry Calver Year 5 Mitchell Keene & Dieter Spurgeon House Captains 2016 Year 3 Irwin Brieanna Pavelka & Stirling Ramsden Leander Chelsea Hulme & Jye Zimmermann Milo Bella Goss & Fred Boase Nhargo Chloe Wakeling & Toby Couper Year 6 Irwin Emma Simmons & Cameron Murdoch Leander Emma McAuley & Noah Cachard Milo Montana Crofts & Jett Black Nhargo Meg Spalding & Joe Harwood Secondary Irwin Roxanne Roux & Myah Te Aho Leander Kylan Elliott & Bradley Hilfers Milo Christine Hewer & Hayden Fitzpatrick Nhargo Brodi Wickes & Mitchell Drozd ACARA (Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority) identify DDHS as having demonstrated substantially above average gain in NAPLAN results in 7-9 since Certificates for Aussie of the Month, a program focusing on values and virtues, are awarded at our whole school Assemblies. Year 1 Year 12 students spend the day at South Beach for our Surf Carnival, with Champions & Runner-Up Champions over all year levels. Surf Carnival results: 1 st Nhargo 632pts 2 nd Irwin 424pts 3 rd Leander 369pts 4 th Milo 203pts Year 4/5 Iron Girl 1 st Alanah Kennedy 2 nd Abbey Carter Year 4/5 Iron Boy 1 st Mitchell Keene 2 nd Connor Lumsden Year 6/7 Iron Girl 1 st Elizabeth Hughes 2 nd Emma McAuley Year 6/7 Iron Boy 1 st Joshua Coaker 2 nd Noah Cachard Year 8/9 Iron Girl 1 st Roxanne Roux Year 8/9 Iron Boy 1 st Mitchell Drozd 2 nd Tyler White Year 10/11/12 Iron Girl 1 st Brodi Wickes 2 nd Jordan Ferguson Parents of year 5-12 students attend a Secondary School Expo consisting of Learning Area displays, guest speakers and an information session about secondary programs on offer in 2017 and beyond Year 7-10 students attend SciTech WA Festival at Batavia Coast Maritime Institute in Geraldton School ANZAC Service is held in the Assembly Hall for Staff, Students and community members due to wet weather School Captains, Christine Hewer & Myah Te Aho, Student Council members Hailie Trigg, Domenico Palamara, Emma McAuley and Harry Calver accompany Mrs Janine Calver to the community ANZAC service hosted by the Dongara RSL After 49 years with the Education Department, 48 years being at Dongara DHS, Mrs Julie Clarkson retires from teaching Students in Years 3, 5,7 & 9 sit their NAPLAN tests Year 10 & 11 students participate in OLNA testing to achieve their WACE Year 6 boys Finn Henderson and Harry Calver are selected to enter the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge Talented Year 6-10 students travel to Geraldton for the Young Writers Workshops Year 5 and 6 students compete against Geraldton Primary schools in the Midwest Primary Schools Football and Netball Carnival Year 8-10 Footballers and Netballers travel to Morawa & Carnamah to compete in the Secondary Football and Netball Carnival. The Netball girls were undefeated champions
15 Classes participate in the National Simultaneous Story Telling Day Year 7-10 students travel to Geraldton and take part in the Science and Engineering Challenge Kindy to Year 12 students dress up in house colours and participate in the P&C Adidas Fun Run and help to raise $3200 DDHS has great success in the Clem Burns Heritage Awards Year 3/4 Category 1 st - Ruby Parker, Jade Pratt-King & Jenetta Dwyer 2 nd - Jake Duthie & Nigel Hodder Highly Commended Fred Boase, Abbie Hobbs & Syklah Wilson Year 5/6 New Building Design Category 2 nd Taj Cook & Mitchell Keene Year 1-12 students run around the oval & neighboring bushlands for our school Cross Country Successful students then travel to Eneabba to compete with 315 competitors from 21 schools in the North Midlands Cross Country Primary School Shield 1 st Dongara DHS 60pts Secondary School Shield 3 rd Dongara DHS 76pts Classes engage in art, cooking and cultural learning activities during NAIDOC Week Year 2 student Logan Kirkland has his poster My Bright Smile selected as one of the 12 Australian finalists in a Colgate Toothpaste competition. Year 6 students spend an enjoyable week in Broome on their annual camp Year 11 student Daniel McKendry attends a Year 11 Aspire Camp at UWA and participates in University based activities Kindy students join in and have fun at their Kindylmpics Yr 10 students Ainslie Masotto, Raynne Hohn and Jordan Ferguson prepare and deliver a speech at the Dongara RSL Sub Branch Service to commemorate the Battle of Long Tan Athletics Carnival Results students from Pre-Primary to Yr 12 participate in athletic events over 3 days Junior Carnival 1 st Irwin 2 nd Leander 3 rd Nhargo 4 th Milo Senior Carnival (Track & Field) 1 st Irwin 2 nd Leander 3 rd Nhargo 4 th Milo Records broken at 2016 Carnival Yr 4 Girls 800m Tayla Cann Yr 7 Boys 200m Clay Kriston Yr 8 Boys High Jump Khaylan Vick Yr 9 Girls Triple Jump, High Jump and Long Jump Roxanne Roux Open Girls 1500m Roxanne Roux Interschool Athletics Carnival Results Primary Shield 1 st Dongara DHS Team Games Shield 1 st Dongara DHS Overall Shield 2 nd Dongara DHS Reg Tubby Handicap Shield 2 nd Dongara DHS Champions Yr 4 Girls Sally Harwood Yr 6 Boys Noah Cachard Yr 6 Girls Elizabeth Hughes Yr 7 Boys Clay Kriston Yr 9 Girls Roxanne Roux Runner-Up Champions Yr 3 Girls Bella Goss Yr 4 Boys James Simmons Yr 4 Girls Abbey Carter Yr 5 Boys Hudson Oldham Yr 6 Girls Holly Davey Yr 11/12 Girls Chelsea Waters Distance Events Champion & Runner-Up Champion Girls 400m Champion Roxanne Roux Boys 800m Champion Noah Cachard Boys 800m Runner-Up Mitchell Keene Girls 800m Champion Elizabeth Hughes Girls 1500m Champion Roxanne Roux Records Broken at 2016 Interschool Carnival Yr 6 Girls High Jump Elizabeth Hughes Yr 9 Girls High Jump Roxanne Roux Yr 9 Girls Long Jump Roxanne Roux Yr 9 Girls Shot Put Roxanne Roux Yr 4&U Mixed Flag Dongara DHS DDHS is nominated as a Finalist in the NACC Leadership Awards for the second time Makayla Letts Yr 6, receives a Highly Commended in Upper Prose, Raynne Hohn Yr 10 & Roxanne Roux, Yr 9, both receive 2 nd in the Middle Secondary Poetry category of the Randolph Stow Awards Year 6 Write a Book in a Day team travel to Perth for the award presentations and receive a Highly Commended Award and place 2 nd in the WA Primary School Division
16 Visitors from the Rural and Remote Advisory Council to the Minister for Education WA meet with School Board members and students and discuss the secondary facilities at DDHS Pre-Primary and Kindy students invite their Dads to school for a special Father s Night to celebrate Fathers Day Open Night was again a successful night with students proudly showcasing their fabulous work to many families and community members Dongara hosts the first heat of the Mid West Numero Challenge, Yr 5 & 6 students Connor Stone, Jett Nix, James Edmonds & Jake Buck place 3 rd in their division Year 2 student Davy Chandler receives a Highly Commended in the Junior Primary Category of the Tim Winton Young Writers Awards Year 6 12 students spend the last 3 days of term 3 co-operating together for Challenge Week Year 8-10 students participate in a week of sport and fun during Country Week; Brodi Wickes Yr 10 and Julian Sternick Yr 8 receive Active Achiever Awards Secondary dance team travel to Mandurah to compete in the Yoh Fest heats and then for the State Finals, although they did not win, they come away a Merit Award for a Visually Vibrant Performance We said goodbye to our Year 12 students at a whole school official Assembly Year 7-10 students participate in Project RockIt, an incursion dealing with issues of labeling, judging people and cyber bullying We successfully receive funding for for our Chaplaincy program and welcome back Mr Mark Craine as our School Chaplain Year 9, 10 & 11 students attend the MEEDAC Employment Expo and receive motivating employment information Students in year 10 and 11 travel to Geraldton and attend the Rotary WA Drivers Education workshop Students in Pre-Primary to Year 6 participate in Swimming Lessons DDHS staff invite volunteers who assist in the school to a Thank You Morning Tea Year 6 students participate in a transition program in preparation for moving into Year 7 Both Primary and Secondary students have cooked many dishes over the year with the fresh produce grown in the school s horticulture garden As the year draws to a close, classes participate in many different activities as end of year reward excursions Presentation Award ceremonies are held over 2 days, for all years General Excellence Award Winners Yr 1 Chase Parker Yr 2 Luke Ganfield Yr 3 Abbie Hobbs Yr 4 Ruby McGuiness Yr 5 Keshi Boase Yr 6 Joe Harwood Yr 7 Katie Wells Yr 8 Jake Robinson Yr 9 Chloe Oltmans Yr 10 Brodi Wickes Yr 11 Kylan Elliott Special Merit Award Winners Yr 1 Emma Tilbrook Yr 1/2 Lilah Vick Yr 2 Mackenzie Davis Yr 2/3 Luke Ganfield Yr 3 Olivia Church Yr 3/4 Gus Spalding Yr 4 Ash-Louise Stokes Yr 4/5 Kodi Giltrow Yr 5 Lacey McGinnis Yr 5/6 Jasper Hobson Yr 6 Joshua Coaker Yr 7 Paige Jones Yr 8 Sallina Stevens Yr 9 Beau Guadagnin Yr 10 Elizabeth Sternick Yr 11 Christine Hewer Literacy Award Winners Yr 1 Mary-Kate Bedford Yr 1/2 Byron Chapman Yr 2 Thomas Wellstead Yr 2/3 Kate Harwood Yr 3 Andrew Henry Yr 3/4 Eleanor Ryan Yr 4 Kara Chapman Yr 4/5 Sally Harwood Yr 5 Dieter Spurgeon Yr 5/6 Emma Simmons Yr 6 Holly Davey
17 Yr 7 Skye Letts Yr 8 Samantha Oliver Yr 9 Roxanne Roux Yr 10 Elizabeth Sternick Yr 11 Raynne Hohn Citizenship Award Winners Yr 1 Hayley Toia Yr 1/2 Lexi Price Yr 2 Connor-James Atkins Yr 2/3 Cassara Brown Yr 3 Arwen Fisher Yr 3/4 Jade Pratt-King Yr 4 Damon Boyd Yr 4/5 Archie Bougourd Yr 5 Breeanna Banks Yr 5/6 Ella Black Yr 6 Riley Zimmermann Yr 7 Paige Jones Yr 8 Joshua Cooper Yr 9 Jack Chanpromarat Yr 10 Brodi Wickes Yr 11 Kylan Elliott Numeracy Award Winners Yr 1 Laura Gillam Yr 1/2 Teale Jeffery Yr 2 Drew Hughes Yr 2/3 Blair Haultain Yr 3 Jason Pattison Yr 3/4 Skylah Wilson Yr 4 Kori Morton Yr 4/5 Kalani Eva Yr 5 Callan Hill Yr 5/6 Jake Buck Yr 6 Eli Burong-Black Yr 7 Clay Kriston Yr 8 Aaron Henderson Yr 9 Jack Chanpromarat Yr 10 Ainslie Masotto Yr 11 Monique Guerini Other Awards Masonic Lodge Scholarship Jasper Hobson History Award Primary Mitchell Keene History Award Secondary Ainslie Masotto Yr 6 Science Award Joe Harwood Yr 6 Science Award Holly Davey Encouragement Award Daniel McKendry Yr 7-10 Performing Arts Monique Guerini Yr 7-10 Sport Roxanne Roux Long Tan Award Jordan Ferguson Midwest Aboriginal Council Encouragement Award Jenetta Dwyer Students accumulating Personal House Points allows Leander house faction to win the Coote Cup for 2016 and the Team Spirit Shield was awarded to Irwin At our final assembly for 2016 we farewell leaving staff and students Janine Calver Principal March 2017
21 DONGARA DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL An Independent Public School Achieve with Honour 13 Cave Way, Dongara, WA, 6525 I T: (08) I E: I W: