This bulletin shows that enrolments in government primary schools grew for the ninth year in a row in 2017 - and secondary enrolments increased for the first time since 2011.
It also shows that:
Public school enrolments have risen by over 8,500 students a year on average over the past five years, reflecting the increase in the birth rate since 2005.
More students are staying at school longer, increasing their opportunities for good careers and/or further study – the Year 10 to 12 apparent retention rate increased from 73.9% in 2016 to 74.7% last year, and has risen by 5.6 percentage points since the new school leaving age was implemented in 2008.
Aboriginal enrolments continued to increase in 2017, rising by 4.7% (or 2,634 students) on the previous year.
What does 'Advocacy at School' look like at Sir Joseph Banks High School?
Alongside effective teaching practices, students need a supportive learning environment to succeed. In an education context, advocacy and support for learning mean giving active consideration and support to students’ academic and wellbeing needs.
CESE’s forthcoming Learning Curve uses data from the Tell Them From Me student, parent and teacher surveys to illustrate how support is both perceived by, and provided to, students in NSW as they move through school.
It will be accompanied by some local examples of how schools are fostering supportive learning environments. One case study highlights how Sir Joseph Banks High Schoolhas focused on building strong relationships, establishing proactive support systems, and using data to ensure that creating high levels of advocacy is a whole school priority.
Stay tuned for further updates!
Sir Joseph Banks High School featured in a recent SBS Insight program, Teaching Success, showcasing how the school has focused on supporting the individual academic and wellbeing needs of all its students.
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