Kto10 Circulars - November 2018

General Information, SIRS and Enrolments

Registration of students on the Student Information Records System (SIRS) in 2019

Contact
Lynn Galbraith (08) 9273 6702
lynn.galbraith@scsa.wa.edu.au
dataservices@scsa.wa.edu.au

Schools and other education providers are asked to note the last date for the initial upload of student registration and demographic information to the Student Information Records System (SIRS) in 2019.  Please do not leave it until the last date to upload your data.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

  • Initial 2019 registration and demographic information for Years 10–12 students (required for Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) student lists and password generation)
  • Initial 2019 registration and demographic information for ALL Kindergarten–Year 6 students where these students attend schools either administering National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) Online or delivering Brightpath
  • Initial 2019 registration and demographic information for all Year 7 and Year 9 students where these students attend schools administering NAPLAN Online
  • Initial 2019 registration information for all teachers where students attend schools delivering Brightpath.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

  • Registration and demographic information for all remaining Years 7–9 students is due to be uploaded to SIRS on Thursday, 14 March 2019.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

  • Registration and demographic information for Kindergarten–Year 6 students where these students attend schools not administering NAPLAN Online or delivering Brightpath is due to be uploaded on Thursday, 11 April 2019.

Updates to registration and demographic information should be uploaded into SIRS on a regular basis for the remainder of the year.

Details of how to register students are provided in the updated Data Procedures Manual 2018, with links to assist schools using Reporting to Parents, MAZE, and Excel.  There is also a separate Student Registration Procedures Manual 2018 – Primary Students found at https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/349641/Student-Registration-Procedures-Manual-2018-Primary-Students.pdf to assist primary schools with creating and uploading their Student Registration and Demographic File (SRGDG).

Schools are requested to include their school code in any correspondence.


Teaching and Assessment

Curriculum Advisory Committees 2019

Contact
Maureen Lorimer
(08) 9273 6397 [Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday]
maureen.lorimer@scsa.wa.edu.au

An expansion of the current Years 11 and 12 Course Advisory Committees will be implemented for 2019 to include not only committees for the Late Adolescence and Early Adulthood (Years 11 and 12) phase of learning but also to support the following phases of learning:

  • the Early and Middle Adolescence (Years 7 – 10)
  • the Middle and Late Childhood (Years 3 – 6)
  • the Early Childhood (Years K – 2).

Practising teachers, and representatives of the following organisations: education system/sector offices, professional associations, universities, training, industry and community, are invited to nominate for the newly formed committees. The Nomination Form, including the Terms of Reference, is accessible via the following link: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4579100/Curriculum-Advisory-Committee-Nomination-Form.

You will be required to gain endorsement as part of the nomination process.

Applications close on Thursday 29 November 2018.

These committees will be responsible for providing expert advice to the Authority on a range of matters, including, but not limited to:

  • the Western Australian Curriculum Kindergarten to Year 12
  • the Principles of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • the Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting Policy and Policy Standards for Pre-primary to Year 10: Teaching, Assessing and Reporting
  • external assessments (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA), Externally Set Tasks (ESTs) and Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) course examinations)
  • assessment and moderation – Pre-primary to Year 2, Years 3 to 6, Years 7 to 10, Years 11 and 12
  • the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) syllabus requirements
  • the Australian Curriculum
  • trends and emerging issues pertaining to Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum and assessment.

Please contact Maureen Lorimer, Principal Consultant – Strategic Projects, by email (maureen.lorimer@scsa.wa.edu.au) if you require further information.