The College community would like to congratulate the Year 12 class of 2021 on the success achieved throughout the year.
2022 Annual Report
Established in 1997, Cedar College is a ministry of CityReach Baptist Church, and is an independent R-12 co-educational Christian School in Northgate, South Australia.
Below is an excerpt from our current round of reporting. The data below was collected via survey of our staff, students and parents for the year in which survey was published. The complete 2022 Annual Report can be downloaded from our website.
Highlights from 2022
Looking back over 2022, we have had many challenging times as a school community. The obvious challenge has been COVID-19, after which we are finally seeing a form of normality returning to school life.
We are deeply grateful to all of our parents and caregivers, for the encouragement they give to the Cedar community and our staff. This includes not only our teaching staff, but our administration staff, SSOs and volunteers. We are thankful that so many parents and caregivers entrust us with their child’s education each year. We see this as a privilege and a responsibility, one we take seriously before God.
We are committed to nurture and pray for each student in the year ahead. We will also teach them to serve and be responsible citizens for our school, community, and the world.
On the official Census Day, in August 2022, our student enrolment was 875. Of this number, 385 were enrolled in the Primary School (R-6), 252 in the Middle School (7-9) and 238 were enrolled in the Senior School (10-12).
Academic Performance 2022
Every graduating student achieved their South Australian Certificate of Education, as has been the case for many years at Cedar.
This is a significant achievement, especially when one considers the additional COVID-related challenges faced by this group of students throughout the senior years of their schooling.
In terms of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), 17% of our graduating Year 12s achieved an ATAR of greater than 90, placing them in the top 10% of students in South Australia. Additionally, 53% of our students achieved an ATAR of 80 or more, placing them in the top 20% of students in the state. To have such a high percentage of our students ranked in the top 20% of South Australian students is an amazing achievement.
It is also worth noting that 89.3% of the grades awarded to our Year 12s in 2022 were either an A or a B, and this represents further improvement from previous years.
Our students also received 8 SACE Merits for outstanding achievement within a subject.
We continue to be very proud of the outstanding results that our Year 12s achieve and feel extremely blessed to be part of a school community where students can fulfil their God-given academic gifts, and progress to exciting post-school opportunities and pathways.
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assesses all students in Australian schools in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.
The majority of NAPLAN 2022 was undertaken online, testing students in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. It is a nationwide measure to see whether or not young Australians are developing the literacy and numeracy skills that provide the critical foundation for other learning and for their productive and rewarding participation in the community. The results for each of the five NAPLAN assessment areas (or domains) are reported on a common NAPLAN scale.
Unfortunately, effect size and growth data cannot be calculated for 2022, following the cancellation of NAPLAN Australia-wide in 2020 due to COVID-19. While this is the case, we are pleased to report that student achievement within each NAPLAN domain at each year level has increased over the past 10 years. In fact, on average, student achievement has increased by 6.65% on NAPLAN assessments during this time.
2022 Attendance Data
The below graph shows student attendance data recorded during 2022*, and is indicated by year level for Year 1 – Year 10.
* The ongoing impact of COVID-19 during 2022, including mandatory school closures, has potentially skewed data when compared to previous years.
Further information is available at the MySchool website: www.myschool.edu.au