2016 Performance Data Snapshot
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 2016 Performance Report can be downloaded from our website.
The 2016 School Year
During 2016, we celebrated twenty amazing years of experiencing God’s blessing on our school. We enjoyed a week of celebration, as we looked back over 20 years and were reminded of the many different facets of the growth and development of our school, in teachers, students, buildings and property. We acknowledged God’s wonderful provision, and the way He worked through the lives of many people to birth and develop our great school.
Some highlights of the 20th Anniversary Celebrations included a new school song, the opening of the Creative Arts Centre, time capsule and history pavers, celebration services and a spectacular school history display.
Our primary goal, at Cedar College, is to deliver excellence in education, helping prepare students for real life, as together we “Discover Jesus, Display Love and Develop Self.”
Our staff are highly qualified, and represent a range of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds from countries that include Australia, Canada, Korea, China and Austria. There are currently no Indigenous Australian staff at Cedar College.
During the 2016 School Year, our student enrolment peaked at 803. Of this number, 370 were enrolled in the Primary School (R-6), 247 in the Middle School (7-9) and 186 were enrolled in the Senior School (10-12).
Academic Performance 2016
As well as a continued 100% SACE completion rate, the Cedar College Dux and Runner-Up Dux achieved ATARs of 97.7 and 96.75 respectively, placing them in the top 4% of students across South Australia.
Of our graduating Year 12s, 14% achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of greater than 90, while 38% of our students achieved an ATAR of 80 or more, placing them in the top 20% of students in the state. In essence, this means that we had more high achievers than would be expected, compared to other schools. Further to this, 89% of our students applying for a university course received a first-round offer, and of these students, 84% were offered their first preference course.
Cedar College is committed to preparing students for Tertiary Education. This includes University, as well as other suitable career pathways.
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLaN) assesses all students in Australian schools in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Cedar College publishes NAPLaN results in the complete 2016 Performance Report available for download. NAPLaN results are also available in full from the MySchool website.
2016 Attendance Data
The below table shows attendance data during 2016, and is listed by class and gender.
The average student attendance during 2016 across all year levels was: Male Students – 95.50%, Female Students – 93.81%
Further information is available at the MySchool website: www.myschool.edu.au