2015 Priorities – Wyvern campus

The Strategic Plan covers four years. The journey should ensure the long term sustainability for this great College yet be flexible to enable appropriate response to times of rapid change.

Many targets are regular annual priorities. For simplicity they are not repeated in this document. This document highlights the 2015 agenda items for particular attention.

pillarsLearning and Teaching

Consolidate the BLP Learning Framework
Further develop a concept planning approach to the curriculum
Implement the new Maths National Curriculum
Constantly review all alternative teaching and learning strategies especially within the middle schooling years (Year 5  – Year 8)
Implement the new gifted education policy including a revised structure for maths extension
Consolidate and refine our 1:1 technology program taking into account parent feedback
Ensure a strong focus on effective assessment including a full review of assessment policy and practices
Foster a full range of ICT research techniques, including appropriate use of technology
Plan for a successful ‘flexible’ Maths week in Term 3
Fully prepare all areas for a successful ‘Registration’ process in 2016

pillarsWell-being, Character and Service

 Further develop an effective service learning approach in the Prep school context
 Establish a structured social skills program in Year 4
 Consolidate the development of Digital Citizenship throughout the curriculum

pillarsSpirituality, Values and Ethics

 

Review the Religious Education program to ensure an inquiry-based pedagogy is prevalent
Provide worship that is ongoing and relevant

pillarsCo-curricular Engagement

Ongoing development of Co-Curricular Clubs before and after school, and at lunchtimes to provide diverse learning opportunities
Ongoing negotiation with IPSHA to ensure sporting teams are well matched for Saturday Sport
Establish strong links with the new Director of Football to ensure a consistent Year 3 to Year 12 approach

foundationsCommunity Partnership

 Refine procedures and clarify expectations in relation to communication between teachers and parents, including introducing a second parent teacher consultation opportunity
 Anzac Day special ceremonies given its special significance in 2015
 Literature Festival 2015
 Development of ELC learning

foundations Quality of Staff

Orientation of our new HR Director 
Staff led professional learning, review and practices including the continued work of our Learning Communities 
Team Leaders to have a more significant role in our annual Professional Development and Review cycle
Provide greater opportunities for student feedback in relation to quality of learning
Gaining accreditation as a PD provider
Reviewing the industrial model for Award determination

 Sustainability

 

 Constant review and updating of the rolling 10 year financial plan
 Keeping costs to appropriate levels to keep fee rises to a minimum
 Seeking alternative revenue sources (linked to point 2)
 Keeping enrolments to agreed capped level
 Importance of our environmental footprint
 Effective risk and compliance policies and practices
 Effective ICT strategies, policies and practices 

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