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GATE – Gifted and Talented Education

GAT – Gifted and Talented

EAL/D – English as an additional language or dialect

ICSEA – The Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) is a measure that enables meaningful comparisons to be made across schools. It has been developed specifically for the My School website and measures key factors that correlate with educational outcomes.

SWIFT – Schools With Innovative Future Technologies

IPS – Independent Public Schools

REACH – The name of our in-house professional development process; the name REACH is drawn from the 5 stages of the process (Reflect, Engage, Aspire, Collaborate, Here)

ATAR – The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the primary means used to assess and compare the results of school-leaving applicants for entry to the University.

NAPLAN – National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy

PL – Professional Learning

PP – Positive Psychology

GM – Growth Mindset

PLCs – Professional Learning Communities

LA – Learning Areas

ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

SAMR SAMR – is a model designed to help educators infuse technology into teaching and learning.


L3s – Level 3 School Administrators (Heads of Learning Areas, Heads of Learning Communities and Program Coordinators)

2iCs – Second in command in Learning Areas

GROWTH Coaching – A model of professional coaching that uses listening and questioning techniques to prompt inquiry and problem solving. GROWTH stands for Goals, Reality, Options, Will, Tactics, Habits. This is distinct from Growth Mindset – see separate glossary entry.

SAIS – Student Achievement Information System – a web based data tool provided by the Department of Education WA

WACE – The Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) is the credential given to students who have completed senior secondary education (Year 11 and Year 12) in the state of Western Australia.

AITSL – Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

WHITS – A student voice survey developed by Curtin University to capture data on school-wide climate – What’s Happening In This School

SOCS – A teacher voice survey developed by Curtin University to capture school-wide climate – School Organisational Climate Survey