St Dominic’s School, along with all Catholic, independent and government schools in Australia, is required to collect the below information from families on behalf of the Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority (ACARA). The student background information is incorporated into the Socio Educational Advantage (SEA) model, which contributes to our schools level of funding.
- the sex of your child;
- the country of birth of your child;
- the indigenous status of your child;
- your occupation and educational qualifications (in very broad terms); and
- the main languages spoken at home by yourself and your child.
Parents and guardians will have already provided this information at enrolment; however, to ensure that the information we have is accurate and up to date, coming home today or tomorrow with the eldest child is a copy of the current information we have on file for your family. If there have been any changes to your situation, in any area on the form, please edit the document accordingly and return it to the office by no later than Friday, 26th February. If no changes are required simply return the form with an annotation stating that all is up to date and accurate.
All results are reported in terms of the total number of students in various ranges and categories. No personal information is reported and as a consequence no individual or individual school is identifiable in the analysis.
Parents and guardians are welcome to contact me to discuss any issues relating to the collection of this information. More information on the collection of student background data is available here on the ACARA website – https://www.acara.edu.au/reporting/data-standards-manual-student-background-characteristics.
Thank you for assisting us to keep your family details up to date.