2016 Goal outcomes – full college

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

The Strategic Plan 2015-18 is published in full on the College website. Many targets are regular annual priorities. For simplicity they are not repeated in this document. This is a brief report on the outcomes for each of the 2016 priorities.

Priorities for 2016 – Stanmore Secondary Campus

pillarsLearning and Teaching

Pass with flying colours the BOSTES re-registration process in Semester 1 2016 Achieved
Consolidate the Newington Learning Framework Ongoing
Review Year 7 – 10 curriculum structures and possibilities (major focus on Year 10) Achieved but major focus was on Year 9 2017 to feed into Year 10 2018
Constantly review a range of alternative teaching and learning strategies Ongoing
Development of new Library Management System Achieved
Strong focus on effective assessment – feedback – reporting – reflection processes – goal setting Ongoing
Foster full range of ICT research techniques, including appropriate use of technology. This is to include the evaluation of the Term 4 2015 research on our BYOD program Achieved with a new Year 7 focus next year. A new Digital Leaders Program for Year 8
Growth in academic feedback mechanisms Achieved
Commence preparation for IB Diploma registration in 2017 Ongoing
Commence a review into the “School Day” e.g. time table, structures, assumptions, work-life balance, research of other schools, curriculum structures, non-term time In part (Year 9 main focus). To be included for 2017 goals.
Development of a new Gifted and Talented approach Achieved
Integrate the new Research Fluency Framework for Years 7 – 12 Achieved and Ongoing

pillarsWell-being, Character and Service

Focus on the Mentor as the prime pastoral person for each boy with appropriate professional training Ongoing
Priorities in 2016 to be on the themes of;

  • Resilience
  • Anti-racism
  • Gender – “stand with her”
  • Behaviour management and situational strategies
  • Time management skills
Achieved and Ongoing
Communication to parents on pastoral programs and on-going parent information sessions with support from the P&F Ongoing
Evaluation of anti-bullying policies and practices via boy surveys Achieved
Addition of a second Psychologist for the Secondary Campus Achieved
Review of discipline policies and practices Achieved

pillarsSpirituality, Values and Ethics

 

Embrace the challenge of how the multiplicity of faith backgrounds is acknowledged and valued within the context of our Uniting Church and Christian ethos Ongoing
Participate in the Tupou College Sesquicentenary and continue to actively support our Tongan connection Achieved
Provide worship that is ongoing and relevant Ongoing
Seek a new Chaplain and provide orientation Achieved
Ongoing development of the Ethics program Achieved
Promotion of our 8 values from the Strategic Plan across all elements of our practices Ongoing

pillars Co-curricular Engagement

 

Foster leadership training for boys Ongoing
Foster character development via the co-curricular program Ongoing
Acknowledgement of the achievement of boys in all areas to continue Ongoing
Manage boy “load levels” across co-curricular/academic areas Ongoing
Growth in boy feedback on co-curricular programs Ongoing
Explore further sporting/activity options Achieved
Perform the commissioned play for the opening of our new Drama Centre in June Achieved – Michael Swordfish
Review co-curricular Colours system Ongoing

foundationsCommunity Partnership

Continue the update of P Swain history book of Newington for the period 1998 – 2003 and commence the 2004 – 2008 section Ongoing
Further enhancement of Service Learning Ongoing
Hold an outstanding third STEM Festival in Term 4 2016 Achieved
Hold a parent survey in Term 2 2016 Achieved and reported again
Develop a new website Achieved
Embrace the Year 12 leaders version of “Value you, Support Him, Stand with Her” Achieved
Develop our rural enrichment program to reconnect with rural boarding communities Ongoing
Assist the P&F vision of “connection, community, support, communication” Ongoing

foundations Quality of Staff

Continue to foster staff led professional learning, review and practices Ongoing
Gaining accreditation as a PD provider Ongoing
Fostering our culture of “too good not to be better” Ongoing
Successful orientation of new Head of Campus/Deputy Headmaster for the Secondary Campus Achieved
Achieving successful 2017 Award negotiations Achieved – New Award for period 2017 – 2020
Meeting all the new Teacher Accreditation Authority (TAA) requirements prepare for increased expectations for all teachers’ accreditation to
be in place by 2018.
Ongoing
Hold a senior staff retreat for all 3 Campuses in January Achieved
Effective follow-up on key themes from 2015 Middle and Senior Leaders Retreat Ongoing
Foster two Action Research Groups and increase our links to Universities Achieved
Develop and check mandatory expectations of Canvas use of all teachers with ample professional support Achieved
Review/define flexible PD program Achieved and Ongoing
Strong focus on curriculum differentiation for professional learning Ongoing

 Sustainability

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

Stanmore Facilities – 2016

  • Year 7 Centre (open for mid Term 2 2016) – Achieved
  • Drama Centre (open for mid Term 2 2016) – Achieved
  • Regular maintenance of existing facilities – Ongoing
  • New entrance courtyard and additional sports court when current Sevington classrooms are removed (Terms 3 and 4 2016) – Underway – Term 1 2017 commencement
Planning

  • Music Centre Level 3 improvements with disability access – Achieved
  • Interior of Centenary Hall – Achieved
Planning

  • Seeking a long-term solution to the shortage of ovals – Ongoing

Priorities for 2016 – Lindfield Preparatory

pillarsLearning and Teaching

Conduct PYP school self study to prepare for the evaluation visit and to identify next steps for the PYP Learning Framework Achieved
Map Year B Lindfield scope and sequence using the National Curriculum Achieved
Successfully prepare documentation for the BOSTES accreditation in Semester 1 2016 Achieved
Train Learning and Teaching Coordinator in First Steps Literacy Postponed new Coordinator in 2017
In-service teachers about the Reading and Writing framework Ongoing – termly teach professional development workshops in 2016
Provide support and scaffolding in the form of release and training to assist the implementation new Reading and Writing Framework Ongoing through Tuesday Professional Development sessions.
Refocus Learning Enhancement for boys working below or above year group expectations Ongoing
Use Allwell data to validate internal testing Achieved
Development of differentiation framework that can be flexibly implemented across the school. Ongoing
Continuation of in-house workshops around formative assessment Ongoing
Implement school- wide agreements around assessment Achieved
Develop of Maker Space to further integrate and embed technology into the curriculum as a means of transforming the way we teach Achieved
Continue to communicate with parents using Spaces, Blogs and Prep Talk and HOL weekly communication Ongoing
Offer workshops to help parents become familiar with spaces and associated blogs Achieved
Foster Stanmore transition program for grades five and six Achieved

pillarsWell-being, Character and Service

Consolidation of the 2nd step program for personal development and social problem solving Ongoing
Integration of 2nd Step philosophy into Lindfield Behaviour Management Policy Achieved
Conduct parent workshops on developing a growth mindset and 2nd Step social skills program Achieved
Continued parent and student education around responsible digital citizenship Ongoing
Consolidation and full implementation of Service Learning framework Ongoing
Foster staff involvement in service opportunities Ongoing

pillarsSpirituality, Values and Ethics

Review of the RE program involving Chaplain and RE teacher Postponed

pillars Co-curricular Engagement

Introduction of Spanish club, coding and maker movement clubs Achieved
Revision of sports teams to ensure balanced draw and as many fixtures as possible in the seasons Ongoing
Continuation with external coaching to enhance the skills and talents of boys Ongoing
Expansion of the buddy program for the Grade 5/1 boys Achieved
Opportunities for leadership through service learning program Ongoing

pillars Community Partnership

Regular parent workshop on Mindset, inquiry, PYP and Maths Achieved
Hold parent coffee mornings with B. Barrington-Higgs Cancelled
Conversation with Roseville Principal and look for possible site for Early Learning Centre Postponed new principal 2017

foundations Quality of Staff

Continuation of development of:

  • Shared collaborative goals – Ongoing
  • Peer walkthroughs – Ongoing
  • Self-videoing to improve practice – Ongoing
Development of new Professional Learning Groups based on the needs of the PYP self-study and BOSTES accreditation Achieved
Professional Development areas of focus for 2016:

  • 2nd Step- Growth Mindset – Ongoing
  • Formative Assessment – Ongoing
  • Design Thinking – Ongoing
  • Literacy: 1st Steps/Words their Way – Ongoing
  • Maths: Prime Maths – Ongoing

Sustainability

Consolidation of enrolment growth Ongoing
Ongoing review of procedures for BOSTES accreditation and all risk and compliances requirements. Achieved

Lindfield Facilities – 2016

Improved and larger second classroom for Year 6 Achieved
Regular maintenance Ongoing

Priorities for 2016 – Wyvern Preparatory
pillars
Learning and Teaching

Ensure detailed lesson planning and delivery encompasses our BLP Framework and our enquiry learning approach Ongoing
Implement the new History and Geography National Curriculum Achieved
Constantly review all alternative teaching and learning strategies especially within the middle schooling years (Year 5 – Year 8) including a strong STEM focus Ongoing Note, a new STEM teacher for 2017
Ensure there is strong whole school focus on effective formative assessment Ongoing
Plan for successful ‘flexible’ learning weeks (Shakespeare Festival in Term 2 and STEM in Term 3) Achieved
Fully prepare all areas for a successful ‘Registration’ process in 2016 Achieved
Promote a challenging and rigorous learning environment in all lessons through a major emphasis on differentiation Ongoing
Implement a cohesive student tracking system (K-12) for key assessments (Allwell etc.) with in Synergetic Achieved

pillarsWell-being, Character and Service

Continue to build an effective service learning approach in the Prep school context Achieved
Embed the College core values in our day to day work Ongoing
Consolidate the development of Digital Citizenship throughout the curriculum In part. Note, Prep school new ICT integrator for 2017

pillarsSpirituality, Values and Ethics

Investigate possible units of inquiry Ongoing
Increase student participation and leadership Achieved

pillars Co-curricular Engagement

Ongoing development of Co-Curricular Clubs before and after school, and at lunchtimes to provide diverse learning opportunities Achieved
Continue to build strong links with all Directors of Sport to ensure a consistent Year 3 to Year 12 approach Ongoing
Ensure our ‘Character Development’ approach to sport is prominent and communicated effectively Achieved

foundationsCommunity Partnership

Review the function and format of Semester 1 parent reports Achieved
Plan for successful Shakespeare and STEM festivals in 2016 Achieved
Support the P&F president to continue the good succession planning for the P&F executive Achieved

foundations Quality of Staff

Continue to build the capacity of middle leaders including their participation in a Middle
Leadership Retreat in 2016
Achieved
Employ a Maths / Science specialist teacher from Term 2 (Refer Academic Point 3) Ongoing new STEM and IT teacher for 2017
Ongoing staff led professional learning, review and practices including the continued work of our Learning Communities Achieved
Provide further opportunities for student feedback in relation to quality of learning Ongoing
Reviewing the industrial model for Award determination so that the 2017 Award process is consultative, conciliatory and successful for all parties Achieved

Sustainability

Constant review and updating of the rolling 10 year financial plan Achieved
Keeping costs to appropriate levels to keep fee rises to a minimum Achieved
Seeking alternative revenue sources (linked to point 2)
Work towards capping class size at 24 Ongoing
Importance of our environmental footprint Ongoing
Effective risk and compliance policies and practices Achieved
Effective ICT strategies, policies and practices Ongoing

Wyvern Facilities – 2016

New air-conditioning system (for Term 1 2016) Achieved
Refurbish front area including improving security Achieved
Continue to improve internal signage Delayed to 2018
Regular maintenance Achieved

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