Australian Schools and Coronavirus – Second Wave In Victoria – 2nd of July 2020

Victoria has suffered a string of school closure in the last two weeks including human to human transmission within the school. Right now Victorian schools are on their winter holiday which goes from 27th of June to the 12th of July. Currently, there are discussions happening on whether schools within the specific lockdown suburbs will reopen on term three or not.

Victoria also suffering from very significant community transmissions and the next two to three weeks will largely determine which direction this will go.

Australia wide there are a total of 8001 confirmed infections today and an increase of 86 which is equivalent to 1.09% from yesterday. Victoria counted 89.53% of the total Covid-19 infection for today in Australia.

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Chatswood Public and High School Upgrade

Anybody who has been to the Chatswood Public and High School recently can easily notice how cramped they are and facilities are very dated as well. Chatswood also has been a massive building boom recently, the multiple new high rise residential towers are the best proves of this. The upgrade plan has passed the planning and currently in the design stage.

Quoting the NSW school infrastructure website

  • More than 150 new and refurbished teaching spaces from Kindergarten to Year 12.
  • Increased quality active play space currently allocated to both schools.
  • Specialist teaching facilities such as maths, science and art rooms.
  • Dedicated performing arts spaces and music rooms at the high school.
  • New sports facilities and recreational areas.
  • New libraries and administration facilities.

You can find the detailed upgrade plan with the following link.

Chatswood Public and High School Upgrade Plan

The current demountable buildings on the site of Chatswood High School used by Chatswood Public School will continue used as it is. Forecasted completion date will be in late 2023.

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Australian Schools and Coronavirus – Second Wave? – 16th of June 2020

All students in every states are fully back into school now. With this it also brings back the risk of new Coronavirus infections.

Following are just some of the schools that are closed recently due to positive Coronavirus infections.

Victoria

  • St Dominic’s School in Broadmeadows
  • Pakenham Springs Primary School
  • Strathmore Primary School

NSW

  • Laguna Street Public School
  • Rose Bay Public School

With more school related restrictions and general public social restrictions all being relaxed. It certainly heightens the chance and risk of second wave of Coronavirus. Given that it is impossible for Australia to completely close its border until the vaccine is available the risky of second wave will always be here.

Australia wide there are a total of 7347 confirmed infections today and an increase of 12 which is equivalent to 0.16% from yesterday. All states other than NSW and Vic basically got zero infection for very extended period now.

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Australian Schools and Coronavirus – More School Restrictions Relaxed – 15th of June 2020

NSW schools have more restrictions relaxed, assemblies are back on now again. School bands are also back on again instead of the zoom practice for the last few weeks. Other than schools still bane parents inside the school itself, just about everything school wise are close to back to normal now. There are definitely some behaviour changes, most of the parents are waiting outside the school for the pickup and keeping a good distance between each other.

I have not heard anything about excursion and camps yet. They will probably be back on from next term.

Australia wide there are a total of 7335 confirmed infections today and an increase of 15 which is equivalent to 0.20% from yesterday. It appears other than NSW and Victoria, all other states had pretty much achieved total suppression. NSW had a few cases of community transmission cases poped up recently which is very concerning. My day to day life is more or less back to normal other than my wife and I still working from home still. We are still planning going on holiday in July and fingers crossed everything will still stay under control.

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NSW Government Primary School Ranking (Eastwood Public School 2015-2019)

One of recent visitor to the site Jason recently raised the question about fluctuating of the ranking of the Eastwood Public School over the years.

The following table shows the ranking and relevant percentage from 2015 to 2019. One more thing to note is that the percentage is based on the number one primary school Australia wide regardless of the school sector for the year in question. I only included the Government schools only comparison to make the comparison easier to perform.

Eastwood Public SchoolRankingPercentage
20151789.89%
2016489.79%
20172989.21%
20181191.04%
20192189.76%

As you can see the percentage is actually very stable much more so than I expected actually. The fluctuating of the ranking in this particular case is almost all based on how well the other schools did in the relevant years. In reality, there is little difference in academic performance with ranking 11 or 29. Some movements with ranking are to normal and to be expected unless you are the top few schools that tend to always dominate the top positions.

Enrolment with government public schools at the primary level is based on catchment, so unless you are one of the top schools that tend to attract the best, some fluctuations year to year is to be expected.

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Australian Schools and Coronavirus – 5th of June 2020

This is the second week that NSW students had been back to school full time now. I am much less stressed now which is great The kids are enjoying their time back at school, probably because they are cooped inside and lack of socialising as well.

Some additional rules were put into place, no assembly, no excursions and no sports teacher from outside of school as well.

Australia wide there are a total of 7251 confirmed infections today and an increase of 11 which is equivalent to 0.15% from yesterday. Most of the cases are from hotel quarantine of recently arrived in Australia. The complete suppression had been far more successful than I originally expected, only if we had started mandatory 14-day quarantine of recent arrivals, we may have achieved complete suppression already.

All the states are in the process of lifting lockdown restrictions. My local shopping centre is pretty much back to pre lockdown level of the crowd. My wife and I are still working full time from home. We do not expect this to change until August at the earliest.

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Top Ranking Northern Territory Darwin Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government/Private)

Top ranking Northern Territory Darwin Secondary Schools (Non-government and Private) for the year 2019. The result is a combination of both year 7 and 9 numbers from NAPLAN. One thing to note is some schools listed have very low enrolment number so the result is possibly not a reliable reflection of the entire school’s performance and historically can have big fluctuations as well. This is why I also included the enrolment number here, some school got big enrolment number as well due to they are classified as combined with both primary and secondary components counted together. One more thing to note is that the percentage is based on the number one primary school regardless of school sector Australia wide. Just so to be clear that the particular school is James Ruse Agricultural High School for the year of 2019.

RankingSchool NameStateSchool SectorLocationTotal EnrolmentPercentage
1The Essington International School DarwinNTIndependentOuter Regional97582.52%
2St Philip's CollegeNTIndependentRemote66477.16%
3Araluen Christian CollegeNTIndependentRemote15876.75%
4O'Loughlin Catholic CollegeNTCatholicOuter Regional58476.62%
5Good Shepherd Lutheran CollegeNTIndependentOuter Regional116875.87%
6Palmerston Christian SchoolNTIndependentOuter Regional32075.83%
7Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic CollegeNTCatholicRemote73375.27%
8Haileybury Rendall SchoolNTIndependentOuter Regional51773.61%
9MacKillop Catholic CollegeNTCatholicOuter Regional69473.52%
10Marrara Christian CollegeNTIndependentOuter Regional34071.43%
11St Joseph's Catholic CollegeNTCatholicRemote21670.92%
12Sattler Christian CollegeNTIndependentOuter Regional10169.39%
13St John's Catholic CollegeNTCatholicOuter Regional19766.28%
14Xavier Catholic CollegeNTCatholicRemote7657.40%
15Yirara CollegeNTIndependentRemote22251.18%
16Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Thamarrurr Catholic CollegeNTCatholicVery Remote59146.82%
17Tiwi CollegeNTIndependentVery Remote13341.68%
18Yipirinya SchoolNTIndependentRemote16433.06%
19Ltyentye Apurte Catholic SchoolNTCatholicRemote115N/A
20Alice Springs Steiner SchoolNTIndependentRemote155N/A
21Nhulunbuy Christian CollegeNTIndependentVery Remote151N/A
22Nyangatjatjara CollegeNTIndependentVery Remote75N/A
23Milkwood Steiner SchoolNTIndependentOuter Regional88N/A
24Gawa Christian SchoolNTIndependentVery Remote65N/A

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Top Ranking Northern Territory Darwin Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Government/Public)

Top ranking Northern Territory Darwin Secondary Schools (Government and Public) for the year 2019. The result is a combination of both year 7 and 9 numbers from NAPLAN. One thing to note is some schools listed have very low enrolment number so the result is possibly not a reliable reflection of the entire school’s performance and historically can have big fluctuations as well. This is why I also included the enrolment number here, some school got big enrolment number as well due to they are classified as combined with both primary and secondary components counted together. One more thing to note is that the percentage is based on the number one primary school regardless of school sector Australia wide. Just so to be clear that the particular school is James Ruse Agricultural High School for the year of 2019.

RankingSchool NameStateSchool SectorLocationTotal EnrolmentPercentage
1Alice Springs School Of The AirNTGovernmentRemote8079.29%
2Darwin Middle SchoolNTGovernmentOuter Regional81878.76%
3Dripstone Middle SchoolNTGovernmentOuter Regional51776.88%
4Nightcliff Middle SchoolNTGovernmentOuter Regional32175.25%
5Taminmin CollegeNTGovernmentOuter Regional111071.36%
6Palmerston CollegeNTGovernmentOuter Regional111671.20%
7Nhulunbuy High SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote29870.48%
8Sanderson Middle SchoolNTGovernmentOuter Regional41770.14%
9Centralian Middle SchoolNTGovernmentRemote32267.00%
10Katherine High SchoolNTGovernmentRemote54266.65%
11Batchelor Area SchoolNTGovernmentRemote11563.77%
12Minyerri SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote14161.39%
13Jabiru Area SchoolNTGovernmentRemote17458.42%
14Tennant Creek High SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote18357.85%
15Borroloola SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote18953.84%
16Barunga SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote9953.29%
17Shepherdson CollegeNTGovernmentVery Remote46448.09%
18Maningrida CollegeNTGovernmentVery Remote57647.62%
19Gunbalanya SchoolNTGovernmentRemote23346.07%
20Milingimbi SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote31542.57%
21Ngukurr SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote27041.78%
22Kintore Street SchoolNTGovernmentRemote45N/A
23Arlparra SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote158N/A
24Katherine School Of The AirNTGovernmentRemote162N/A
25Alyangula Area SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote153N/A
26Alekarenge SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote79N/A
27Angurugu SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote97N/A
28Gapuwiyak SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote181N/A
29Kalkaringi SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote149N/A
30Lajamanu SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote172N/A
31Numbulwar SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote131N/A
32Ramingining SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote252N/A
33Yirrkala SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote154N/A
34Yuendumu SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote231N/A
35Yirrkala Homeland SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote85N/A
36Alpurrurulam SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote104N/A
37Ampilatwatja SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote92N/A
38Areyonga SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote26N/A
39Bulman SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote62N/A
40Canteen Creek SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote39N/A
41Elliott SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote43N/A
42Harts Range SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote58N/A
43Jilkminggan SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote77N/A
44Laramba SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote59N/A
45Mamaruni SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote50N/A
46Mataranka SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote29N/A
47Milikapiti SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote52N/A
48Mount Allan SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote64N/A
49Murray Downs SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote20N/A
50Mutitjulu SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote48N/A
51Neutral Junction SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote21N/A
52Nganmarriyanga SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote102N/A
53Ntaria SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote185N/A
54Nyirripi SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote49N/A
55Papunya SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote128N/A
56Peppimenarti SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote58N/A
57Pularumpi SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote45N/A
58Robinson River SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote41N/A
59Ti Tree SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote78N/A
60Timber Creek SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote40N/A
61Alyarrmandumanja Umbakumba SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote50N/A
62Warruwi SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote75N/A
63Watiyawanu SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote46N/A
64Willowra SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote85N/A
65Rockhampton Downs SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote20N/A
66Wugularr SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote106N/A
67Yarralin SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote48N/A
68Yulara SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote42N/A
69Top End School of Flexible LearningNTGovernmentOuter Regional85N/A

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Top Ranking Northern Territory Darwin Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Government and Non-Government)

Top ranking Northern Territory Darwin Secondary Schools (Government and Non-government) for the year 2018. The result is a combination of both year 7 and 9 numbers from NAPLAN. One thing to note is some schools listed have very low enrolment number so the result is possibly not a reliable reflection of the entire school’s performance and historically can have big fluctuations as well. This is why I also included the enrolment number here, some school got big enrolment number as well due to they are classified as combined with both primary and secondary components counted together. One more thing to note is that the percentage is based on the number one primary school regardless of school sector Australia wide. Just so to be clear that the particular school is James Ruse Agricultural High School for the year of 2018.

RankingSchool NameStateSchool SectorLocationTotal EnrolmentPercentage
1The Essington International School DarwinNTIndependentOuter Regional97582.52%
2Alice Springs School Of The AirNTGovernmentRemote8079.29%
3Darwin Middle SchoolNTGovernmentOuter Regional81878.76%
4St Philip's CollegeNTIndependentRemote66477.16%
5Dripstone Middle SchoolNTGovernmentOuter Regional51776.88%
6Araluen Christian CollegeNTIndependentRemote15876.75%
7O'Loughlin Catholic CollegeNTCatholicOuter Regional58476.62%
8Good Shepherd Lutheran CollegeNTIndependentOuter Regional116875.87%
9Palmerston Christian SchoolNTIndependentOuter Regional32075.83%
10Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic CollegeNTCatholicRemote73375.27%
11Nightcliff Middle SchoolNTGovernmentOuter Regional32175.25%
12Haileybury Rendall SchoolNTIndependentOuter Regional51773.61%
13MacKillop Catholic CollegeNTCatholicOuter Regional69473.52%
14Marrara Christian CollegeNTIndependentOuter Regional34071.43%
15Taminmin CollegeNTGovernmentOuter Regional111071.36%
16Palmerston CollegeNTGovernmentOuter Regional111671.20%
17St Joseph's Catholic CollegeNTCatholicRemote21670.92%
18Nhulunbuy High SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote29870.48%
19Sanderson Middle SchoolNTGovernmentOuter Regional41770.14%
20Sattler Christian CollegeNTIndependentOuter Regional10169.39%
21Centralian Middle SchoolNTGovernmentRemote32267.00%
22Katherine High SchoolNTGovernmentRemote54266.65%
23St John's Catholic CollegeNTCatholicOuter Regional19766.28%
24Batchelor Area SchoolNTGovernmentRemote11563.77%
25Minyerri SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote14161.39%
26Jabiru Area SchoolNTGovernmentRemote17458.42%
27Tennant Creek High SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote18357.85%
28Xavier Catholic CollegeNTCatholicRemote7657.40%
29Borroloola SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote18953.84%
30Barunga SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote9953.29%
31Yirara CollegeNTIndependentRemote22251.18%
32Shepherdson CollegeNTGovernmentVery Remote46448.09%
33Maningrida CollegeNTGovernmentVery Remote57647.62%
34Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Thamarrurr Catholic CollegeNTCatholicVery Remote59146.82%
35Gunbalanya SchoolNTGovernmentRemote23346.07%
36Milingimbi SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote31542.57%
37Ngukurr SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote27041.78%
38Tiwi CollegeNTIndependentVery Remote13341.68%
39Yipirinya SchoolNTIndependentRemote16433.06%
40Kintore Street SchoolNTGovernmentRemote45N/A
41Arlparra SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote158N/A
42Katherine School Of The AirNTGovernmentRemote162N/A
43Alyangula Area SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote153N/A
44Alekarenge SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote79N/A
45Angurugu SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote97N/A
46Gapuwiyak SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote181N/A
47Kalkaringi SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote149N/A
48Lajamanu SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote172N/A
49Numbulwar SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote131N/A
50Ramingining SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote252N/A
51Yirrkala SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote154N/A
52Yuendumu SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote231N/A
53Yirrkala Homeland SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote85N/A
54Alpurrurulam SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote104N/A
55Ampilatwatja SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote92N/A
56Areyonga SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote26N/A
57Bulman SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote62N/A
58Canteen Creek SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote39N/A
59Elliott SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote43N/A
60Harts Range SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote58N/A
61Jilkminggan SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote77N/A
62Laramba SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote59N/A
63Mamaruni SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote50N/A
64Mataranka SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote29N/A
65Milikapiti SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote52N/A
66Mount Allan SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote64N/A
67Murray Downs SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote20N/A
68Mutitjulu SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote48N/A
69Neutral Junction SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote21N/A
70Nganmarriyanga SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote102N/A
71Ntaria SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote185N/A
72Nyirripi SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote49N/A
73Papunya SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote128N/A
74Peppimenarti SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote58N/A
75Pularumpi SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote45N/A
76Robinson River SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote41N/A
77Ti Tree SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote78N/A
78Timber Creek SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote40N/A
79Alyarrmandumanja Umbakumba SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote50N/A
80Warruwi SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote75N/A
81Watiyawanu SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote46N/A
82Willowra SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote85N/A
83Rockhampton Downs SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote20N/A
84Wugularr SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote106N/A
85Yarralin SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote48N/A
86Yulara SchoolNTGovernmentVery Remote42N/A
87Ltyentye Apurte Catholic SchoolNTCatholicRemote115N/A
88Alice Springs Steiner SchoolNTIndependentRemote155N/A
89Nhulunbuy Christian CollegeNTIndependentVery Remote151N/A
90Nyangatjatjara CollegeNTIndependentVery Remote75N/A
91Milkwood Steiner SchoolNTIndependentOuter Regional88N/A
92Gawa Christian SchoolNTIndependentVery Remote65N/A
93Top End School of Flexible LearningNTGovernmentOuter Regional85N/A

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Top Ranking ACT Canberra Secondary School For The Year Of 2019 (Non-government/Private)

Top ranking ACT Canberra Secondary Schools (Non-government and Private) for the year 2019. The result is a combination of both year 7 and 9 numbers from NAPLAN. One thing to note is some schools listed have very low enrolment number so the result is possibly not a reliable reflection of the entire school’s performance and historically can have big fluctuations as well. This is why I also included the enrolment number here, some school got big enrolment number as well due to they are classified as combined with both primary and secondary components counted together. One more thing to note is that the percentage is based on the number one primary school regardless of school sector Australia wide. Just so to be clear that the particular school is James Ruse Agricultural High School for the year of 2019.

RankingSchool NameStateSchool SectorLocationTotal EnrolmentPercentage
1Canberra Girls Grammar SchoolACTIndependentMajor Cities125185.16%
2Radford CollegeACTIndependentMajor Cities193384.28%
3Burgmann Anglican SchoolACTIndependentMajor Cities144282.41%
4Trinity Christian SchoolACTIndependentMajor Cities107081.91%
5Brindabella Christian CollegeACTIndependentMajor Cities97381.85%
6Blue Gum Community SchoolACTIndependentMajor Cities12881.61%
7Orana Steiner SchoolACTIndependentMajor Cities51081.19%
8Merici CollegeACTCatholicMajor Cities64781.07%
9Marist College CanberraACTIndependentMajor Cities161980.70%
10Emmaus Christian SchoolACTIndependentMajor Cities30880.44%
11Covenant Christian SchoolACTIndependentMajor Cities17780.17%
12St Clare's CollegeACTCatholicMajor Cities98880.08%
13Daramalan CollegeACTIndependentMajor Cities138379.68%
14St Mary MacKillop CollegeACTCatholicMajor Cities178279.01%
15St John Paul II CollegeACTCatholicMajor Cities81478.05%
16St Francis Xavier CollegeACTCatholicMajor Cities116778.01%
17St Edmund's College CanberraACTIndependentMajor Cities74174.72%
18Islamic School of CanberraACTIndependentMajor Cities276N/A

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