From the Business Manager

As part of our compliance requirements, we list below data regarding attendance/absenteeism and retention for the staff and students.  This information is contained within our AGM report which can be found at from this link.

  2012 2013 2014 2015
Student Attendance 94.0% 95.3% 96.03% 92.94%
Staff Absenteeism Teaching 2.9% 2.15% 2.19% 2.5%
  Non-teaching 1.9%  2.26% 3.06% 2.08%
 Staff Retention Teaching 97% 97.1% 96.13% 97.5%
Year 9-12 Student Retention 71.3% 80.5% 84% 85%


Darren McDonald
Business Manager




This notice is from the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST), to advise you that we have requested your child's school to provide the following three pieces of information:

• Students' residential addresses (not names of students);
• Students' Level of Education (whether Primary or Secondary Level);
• Students' Boarding School Status (whether Boarders or Day Students).

DEST requires this information so we can accurately administer general recurrent funding provided to non-government schools, and to determine payments of Australian Government assistance under the Schools Assistance (Learning Together - Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity) Act (the Act).

DEST will only use this information for this specific purpose.

Background Information on how funding is allocated:

The Australian Government allocates per student funding to non-government schools according to the socioeconomic status (SES) of a school's community. SES scores are calculated every four years using income, education and occupation data from the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) national Census. A school's SES score will be used to determine their level of Australian Government per student funding under the Act.

DEST is bound by the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988. Section 14 of the Privacy Act contains the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) which prescribe the rules for handling personal information. The information provided by your child's school may be disclosed by DEST to contractors working for DEST for the purposes of verifying the information, and for no other purpose. In other instances the information will not be disclosed without your consent, unless where authorised or required by law.

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Notice please phone the DEST Schools Grants and Data Section Helpline on 1800 677 027 (free call) or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


King's Baptist Grammar School | 3 Keithcot Farm Drive, Wynn Vale SA 5127 | P.O. Box 64 Modbury North SA 5092 | Ph. (08) 8289 0222 | ABN 85 693 637 001