Ingleburn High School

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Ingleburn High School
Location
Ingleburn, NSW, Australia
Coordinates 34°00′19″S 150°52′16″E / 34.0053°S 150.8712°E / -34.0053; 150.8712Coordinates: 34°00′19″S 150°52′16″E / 34.0053°S 150.8712°E / -34.0053; 150.8712
Information
Type Public secondary school
Motto Tolerance, Integrity and Excellence
Established 1960
Principal Mr R. Cheadle
Grades 7-12
Enrolment 906
Website

Ingleburn High School is a co-educational, comprehensive, public High School located in Ingleburn, New South Wales, Australia.

The school follows the NSW Board of Studies' curriculum, which is provided to all schools in NSW. The School's motto is "Tolerance, Integrity and Excellence".[1] The school consists of 63.6[2] teaching staff and around 881 students.[3]

Of the year 7 cohort, 2007, 50% met national numeracy benchmarks.[4]

The 2009 year 9 cohort ranked below or substantially below both similar schools and all Australian schools in all performance areas (reading, writing, grammar & punctuation and numeracy) except for spelling in which the cohort performed close to similar and all Australian schools.

For 2009, Ingleburn High School was ranked 455 out of 555 NSW secondary schools by The Sydney Morning Herald, placing it in the bottom 20% of schools for which data was available.[5]

In 2004, the student attendance rate for years 7 to 10 was below the district and state averages.[6] In the years 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, the student attendance rate for years 7 to 10 and for years 11 to 12 were below the state averages.[7] In 2008, the staff attendance rate was 93.9%.[8]

There are programmes to support students of specific non-European origins.[9][10] One programme in particular involves a "federally funded" "Aboriginal Education Worker" whose role will be to work with only Aboriginal students. The reason for this staff member is that the State has made it compulsory that only students of Aboriginal origin must have an "Individual Education Plan".[11] Other programmes available to all students include the school newsletter voucher programme in which students who "collect 3 vouchers from different newsletters"[12][13] may redeem their vouchers for a bronze award from a deputy principal.

The school's latest programme is PBIS or "Positive Behavior In School"; a programme developed by the "U.S. Office of Special Education Programs".[14] The programme occupies students' time every fortnight requiring students to "focus on the positive behavioural expectations...of all students". Workshops includes topics such as "discussing with students our expectations regarding...moving around and through corridors and walkways". This programme also occupies staff time in "development sessions".[15]

Meg Lees, the former head of the Australian Democrats was a teacher at the school in the 1970s.[16] Director General of Education Dr Michele Bruniges was also a teacher at the school.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ingleburn-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/# | go to ‘Parents’ then ‘About us’
  2. ^ Ingleburn High School: "Annual School Report 2008", page 9, 2009
  3. ^ Ingleburn High School: "Annual School Report 2008", page 2, 2009
  4. ^ Ingleburn High School: "Annual School Report 2007", page 4, 2008
  5. ^ Sydney Morning Herald: "Secondary NSW Ranked", January 2010
  6. ^ Ingleburn High School: "Annual Report 2004", page 7
  7. ^ Ingleburn High School: "Annual School Report 2008", page 2
  8. ^ Ingleburn High School: "Annual School Report 2008", page 9
  9. ^ "Youth Partnership with Pacific Communities". NSW Department of Community Services. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  10. ^ "“The School TIE”, TWUGIA, page 4, December 2007". Ingleburn High School. Archived from the original on 2007-08-30. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  11. ^ "“The School TIE”, A Huge Welcome to our new Aboriginal Education Worker, page 4, September 2008". Ingleburn High School. Archived from the original on 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  12. ^ Ingleburn High School: "the School TIE", page 12. November, 2007
  13. ^ "“The School TIE”, page 10, December 2007". Ingleburn High School. Archived from the original on 2007-08-30. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  14. ^ "“PBIS Website”". OSEP. Archived from the original on 2008-05-29. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  15. ^ Ingleburn High School: "The School TIE", page 3, May 2008
  16. ^ "Meg Lees: The unauthorised story". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  17. ^ "Tests show NSW students are behind other states in everything except spelling". The Daily Telegraph. 

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