The College community would like to congratulate the Year 12 class of 2021 on the success achieved throughout the year.
2021 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 2021 Annual Report can be downloaded from our website.
Highlights from 2021
2021 has been another challenging year. The shadow of COVID-19 has continued to affect all of us in some way or another. Having said that, Cedar has continued to provide a supportive Christian environment where student can continue to learn, grow and flourish.
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), 29% of our graduating Year 12s achieved an ATAR of greater than 90, placing them in the top 10% of students in South Australia.
On the official Census Day, in August 2021, our student enrolment was 858. Of this number, 380 were enrolled in the Primary School (R-6), 252 in the Middle School (7-9) and 226 were enrolled in the Senior School (10-12).
Academic Performance 2021
It is extremely pleasing to report that 54% 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 10% and 20% of students in South Australia is an amazing achievement. It is also worth noting that 84.4% of the grades awarded to our Year 12s in 2021 were either an A or a B, and this represents further improvement from previous years. Our students also received 10 SACE Merits for outstanding achievement within a subject.
Of our Year 12 students applying for a University course, 91% received a first-round offer, and of these, 81% were offered their first preference course.
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.
NAPLAN returned to schools in 2021, after education ministers decided that NAPLAN testing would not proceed in 2020 due to COVID-19. The majority of NAPLAN 2021 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.
These online assessments are provided by the Australian Council of Educational Research, and students at Cedar College have been completing these assessments for many years. We look forward to our students completing NAPLAN assessments again in 2021.
Cedar College publishes NAPLAN results in our 2021 Annual Report which is available for download. NAPLAN results are also available in full from the MySchool website.
2021 Attendance Data
The below graph shows student attendance data recorded during 2021*, and is indicated by year level for Year 1 – Year 10.
The average student attendance during 2020 across all year levels was: 94%
* The impact of COVID-19, 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