Yankalilla Area School - Annual Report
At Yankalilla Area School we strive to provide a positive, enthusiastic, safe and creative learning environment where each student is well supported to meet their full potential by our dedicated team of professional staff who provide diverse, engaging and outstanding educational programs. Teaching and learning within Yankalilla Area School is underpinned by our school values of Honesty, Respect, Excellence, Responsibility, and Care.
Yankalilla Area School is an R–12 community centred school, approximately 73km south of Adelaide GPO. An Out of School Hours Care program is offered and there is a DfE preschool located across the road from the school.
The Site Improvement Plan was the focus of our improvement journey. Best practice was shared regularly, and staff completed their 2nd year of working in small teams with a focus on sharing teaching and learning strategies focusing onLearning Design, Assessment and Moderation. Learning spaces have been enhanced with modern furniture and equipment increasing opportunities to encourage collaborative learning.
In 2021 in Senior School, we saw student academic achievement increase with high academic results. We achieved35.3% A grades at Year 12 level and three Merit Awards were awarded at Year 12 level for the 'Governor of South Australia Merit Commendations'. There was an increase in the number of students achieving high bands within theStandard of Educational Achievement (SEA) in Year 3.
Four members of the Leadership team undertook an Instructional Leadership course through the Department forEducation training facility ORBIS, which has resulted in a focus on inclusive practice in several classrooms across theschool. One teacher from Senior School completed the HASS course offered through ORBIS. Several staff membersparticipated in professional learning in the area of Deep Learning and this pedagogy is being embedded at site-level witha focus on Global Competencies.
We were successful in our application for an Enterprise Grant, which provided many opportunities for our students to participate in enterprise activities with Miss Buttercup. Highlights and celebrations throughout the year included: Sports Day, Graduations, Year 12 Formal, Swimming, Aquatics, R – 12 Assemblies, Colour Fun Run, Knock Out Sports, Regional Sporting Events, Camps and Excursions across the school.
Please see below a copy of our 2021 Annual Report: