School and contact details
Site centre code
Enter the four digit code of the school or site. This was provided in the notification letter sent to the principal in early February 2013. It is also available on the Schools directory found on the DETE website.
Select the site type (Host centre or Associated facility) from the drop-down menu.
A multi-site school operates on at least two separate sites with separate location addresses. The parent site (host centre) governs subsidiary sites (associated facilities) at a multi-site school. Schools with multiple sites will need to ensure that all details are correct and current for each site (e.g. year levels at each site). A separate collection form should be completed for each site of a multi-site school.
The majority of schools are single site schools and, as such, will only need to complete one form. Select Host centre from the drop-down menu for a single site school.
Mode of delivery
Select the mode of delivery (Classroom education or Distance education) from the drop-down menu.
For non-State schools accredited to offer both classroom and distance education, a separate collection form should be completed for each mode of delivery, that is, one form should be completed for students enrolled in classroom education and one form should be completed for students receiving a full service delivery in distance education programs.
Distance education students
Students undertaking part of their course through a school of distance education, for example, undertaking a subject that is not available at their school or is available at the school only at the same time as another subject being studied, are not categorised as distance education students.
For a governing body to be eligible for funding for distance education students, the school must be accredited by the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board to deliver education in the distance mode. Only distance education students resident in Queensland, enrolled full‑time and undertaking a full service delivery course in distance education should be included in the survey.
If accredited non-State schools of distance education are selected for audit, they will be required to show evidence of each student’s enrolment, attendance and active engagement in learning in the following ways:
- completion of an official enrolment form by a parent/carer indicating the student’s usual place of residence and that he/she is NOT enrolled at any other Queensland school;
- completion of a signed attendance record or roll by a parent/carer for each student indicating days on which he/she attended or was absent from learning activities; and
- submission of completed learning materials or assessment reports for a student and evidence of student-teacher interaction.
The school administration must maintain robust management systems of enrolment, attendance, learning activity and teacher interaction with all students who are included in this survey.
Home education students:
Students who have been granted provisional registration, or registration, for home education under part 5 of chapter 9 of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 are not eligible to be included in the survey.
Name of school
Enter the name of school exactly as it appears on your Certificate of Accreditation or Certificate of Provisional Accreditation. If the name has changed to what is printed on the certificate, please notify the NSSAB Secretariat.
Enter the street address as nominated on the official accreditation of this school or site. The address is printed on your Certificate of Accreditation or Certificate of Provisional Accreditation. If the address has changed to what is printed on your certificate (for example if the school or site has now been allocated a street number rather than a Lot number), please notify the NSSAB Secretariat. A physical change of location will need to be applied for and approved by the Board.
Suburb/Town and Postcode
Enter the suburb or town and postcode of this school or site. If the suburb name or postcode has changed (for example due to postal boundary changes), please contact the NSSAB Secretariat.
Phone /Fax/Email/Web address
Enter the phone and fax number as well as email and web address for the school or site. These should be general contact details for the school which would receive correspondence directed to the school rather than an individual.
Enter phone and fax numbers using numerical characters only, for example enter (07) 1111 2222 as 0711112222.
Title/ First name/ Last name
Enter the principal’s title, first name and last name.
Full position description
Enter the principal’s position description. If the school has an acting principal at the time of the Census, please use ‘Acting Principal’.
Enter the principal’s email address. If the school has a generic email address reserved for the person holding the office of principal (like principal@...), use the generic one instead of one specific to an individual.
Full name/Email/Phone number
Enter the full name, contact email address and phone number of the person who can assist with queries about the data.
A primary student is a student participating in the Preparatory Year to Year 7.
To be eligible for the Preparatory Year (Prep), a child must turn five years old on or before 30 June in the year of enrolment (also refer to section 15 of the Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2006.
A secondary student is a student participating in Year 8 to Year 12.
Ungraded students (special unit/class or non-special)
Ungraded students may attend a primary, secondary or combined primary/secondary school but are unable to be allocated to a particular year level. The students should be identified as primary (aged 4.5 to 11 years) or secondary (12 years of age or older) students for grant purposes.
From 2007, payments under the Textbook and Resource Allowance scheme are based on the Survey Data. Payments under the scheme are made at a rate for Year 8 to 10 students and a rate for Year 11 to 12 students. Therefore, ungraded secondary students will need to be further classified as being either under 15 years of age (i.e. equivalent to Years 8 to 10) or 15 years of age or older (i.e. equivalent to Years 11 to 12) as at 1 January 2013.
Students in special classes or units in regular schools are students who have been formally assessed as students with disabilities.
These students may or may not be integrated into a regular class for certain curricula activities, for example, Mathematics or Physical Education.
Select the type(s) of students at the school or site. Refer to the individual categories for further information and to identify which students meet the qualifying criteria for each type.
Last updated 7 February, 2013