STRATEGIC PLAN 2016 2020 - CBC St Kilda
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S T R AT E G I C P L A N 2016 – 2 0 2 0 AY S LW A G C I N O L E A R N N T E M P O R 11 Westbury Street, St Kilda East VIC 3183 A IC R firstname.lastname@example.org (03) 9529 6611 T Y N A U T H E www.cbcstkilda.com
Our Mission As a Catholic school in the Edmund At CBC our educational approach is built upon our understanding that learning Rice tradition CBC is committed to the occurs everywhere and all of the time. Our staff and learning programs are values expressed in the Touchstones designed to take this into account. Therefore we make sure that every situation of Edmund Rice Education Australia and every conversation is an opportunity for a positive learning occurrence. (EREA) of: Liberating Education, Consequently our educational philosophy is guided by the concept that we are: Gospel Spirituality, Inclusive ‘Learning Always’ Community and Justice and Solidarity. The charism of Blessed Edmund Rice, expressed through these Touchstones, provides a powerful lens and source RARY TRANSFOR TEMPO MATI of inspiration for the College as we CO N VE continue to respond to the call to educate the hearts and minds of the young. CBC is committed to continuous growth and improvement, and the Learning Always constant renewal of our efforts to provide an authentic, transformative, contemporary and sustaining TOGET BL E education. As we do this, we draw H ER SUSTAINA from the Gospels, and teachings embodied in the mission and ministry of Jesus’ values. Through His teachings we derive our As we embrace and live out these values, CBC’s culture comprises the following understanding of what constitutes characteristics: a good and just life. These values t he provision of a holistic high quality courageous and active service AY S especially call us to recognise and LW education for every student of others undertaken through a A affirm the uniqueness and dignity G r ecognition of the authenticity of commitment to justice and equity of each individual, the presence of C the spirituality of all members of the compassionate understanding of the I N the divine in all, and the promise of O College community needs of all L E A R N N T redemption and growth. For us, “The will of God be done in urposeful strengthening of each p deliberate seeking out and solidarity E M P O this and everything we undertake.” individual’s relationship with God with those at the margins of our Blessed Edmund Rice secure, strong and inclusive a society community that recognises the deep reflectiveness which guides R A IC T Y R dignity of every member thought and actions. N A U T H E
Our Values Learning Always CONTEMPORARY As well as drawing from the innovations and insights of this A CBC education goes beyond academics, inviting all members of the time, contemporary education utilises and extends many community to “open themselves more and more to reality, and (to begin) CURRENT traditions to educate our students, now and for the future. to form in themselves a clear idea of the meaning of life”. 1 For this reason & FUTURE We aim to open students’ hearts and minds by embracing learning at CBC St Kilda offers students opportunities to grow in every FOCUSSSED our world to help students imagine possibilities and build encounter. At CBC, in every situation we are called to learn – everything that hope filled attitudes. By modelling a love for learning we happens is learning. teach values that foster a critical awareness and belief in justice, understanding, respect and independence. TRANSFORMATIVE Our learning has a purpose, to develop and grow with RENEWING people. We aim to build enormous self‐generating & GROWING capacities for knowledge ‘hope and optimism for their journey in the world (and) teach them to see (and work with) the beauty and goodness of creation2’. TOGETHER We recognise that knowledge is a gift to us from others, and so we greatly value every opportunity to learn how to COLLABORATING study together. We draw our strength from our families and & SHARING community as well as the lessons of the past. We know that together we are able to perceive and grow more. We do things better by hearing, sharing and collaborating together. SUSTAINABLE AY S LW To ensure students trust what they have learnt at our school, A G CBC ‘educators must be credible witnesses in the eyes of C young people’3. Our students’ learning must be sustainable I N O for them; leading to other learning, better ways, and greater L E A R N N T LASTING & ETHICAL wisdom. We must also recognise ‘the growing sensitivity E M P O to the environment and the need to protect nature4 is a paramount concern for all people. Therefore our learning should focus not only on the sustainability of knowledge, but R of creation itself. A IC R T Y N A U T H E 1 Lay Catholics in Schools: Witnesses to Faith (1982) 2 Pope Francis 2013 3 Educating to Intercultural Dialogue in Catholic Schools. Living in Harmony for a Civilization of Love (2013) 4 Laudato Si (2015)
Our Vision CATHOLIC CBC is committed to: IDENTITY CATHOLIC IDENTITY INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY CBC’s contemporary exploration of faith To create growth for all, CBC is a opens hearts and minds to more deeply welcoming and safe community that CONTEMPORARY explore, the beauty of life, our global fosters a strong sense of belonging, LEARNING & TEACHING STUDENT GROWTH responsibilities and shared humanity. purpose and hope. We value diversity, & ENGAGEMENT As an authentic Catholic school in the and acknowledge the primacy of families Edmund Rice tradition, CBC endeavours as educators. We believe excellence in to create Christ-centred experiences education is dependent upon quality in every dimension of school life. We and just relationships between all highly value respectful dialogue and members of our Community. community engagement across faiths and belief systems. LEADERSHIP CAPACITY INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP In the tradition of Edmund Rice, CBC COMMUNITY & DEVELOPMENT STUDENT GROWTH & ENGAGEMENT fosters learning in our community to Working with families, a CBC education develop leaders who are faith-centred, aims to prepare students for the empathic, courageous, visionary people, future. We aim to engender a love equipped to serve. CBC empowers for lifelong learning through varied and creates highly effective teams RESOURCES opportunities for genuine engagement. that are motivated, accountable and & STEWARDSHIP Our contemporary programs ensure collaborative. We recognise leaders creative and multi-layered learning build upon the foundations laid, and experiences, growing our students into have a moral responsibility to act as confident, decent, independent and positive global citizens. CBC St Kilda is committed adaptive people. RESOURCES AND STEWARDSHIP AY S to growth in: G A LW CONTEMPORARY LEARNING At CBC, we aim to develop resources All interactions at CBC are designed that inspire all members to engage in C I N Contemporary Catholic Identity O to optimise the College’ commitment high quality, contemporary learning. Our L E A R N N T to a liberating education for all. With environment should help all members Creativity and Sustainability families, we work to create a challenging feel valued and at home in their school. E M P O Continuous Improvement atmosphere where each student can As responsible stewards we aim to Excellence understand themselves as learners. We provide a sustainable environment for celebrate the complexity of people, current and future generations. R A IC T Y R and our world, and work to help each A U T H E N student to harness their potential to be skilled learners beyond school.
Our Strategic Direction CBC is committed to: CATHOLIC IDENTITY INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY Engaging our students and staff in ways that help them eing part of a community that fosters just and meaningful relationships which B appreciate the contemporary Catholic church in action through enable all members to participate, prosper and thrive. traditional expressions of faith, social justice activities, inclusive practices and just relationships. eepening understanding about inclusive Catholic communities through D productive and ethical relationships with local, national and international Having increased engagement and awareness of the students’ partners in ways that are consistent with the mission of the College. Catholic identity in the local and broader community, strengthening connectedness to the College and the EREA roviding a liberating education by working collaboratively with CBC staff P Touchstones. to develop their commitment to being an animated, engaged and informed professional community. Increasing the way staff and the College parent community live out their contemporary faith commitment at CBC St Kilda ssisting student engagement and performance through the creation and A through a deeper understanding of Catholic social teaching. enhancement of targeted school-parent programs, and initiatives with the St Mary’s/PCW/CBC precinct. Developing deeper partnerships with parents to engage them in the CBC community and support their critical role as the eveloping and resourcing a more targeted Old Collegians program which D primary educators of CBC students. will enhance their engagement with the College. STUDENT GROWTH AND ENGAGEMENT CONTEMPORARY LEARNING AND TEACHING Building on the highly regarded community life at CBC to elivering a liberating education in learning programs, animated by hope-filled D develop and embed more comprehensive and justice-centred staff who utilise contemporary practices to foster excellence, independence, approaches to student well-being that reflect best practice in inclusivity and student engagement. boys’ education. Ensuring that learning at CBC is a whole community undertaking, embedded Developing sensitive and emotionally capable people whose in all College activities and interactions. actions reflect the values of compassion, social responsibility pplying robust and collaborative decision-making and professional learning, A and respect for the dignity of each person. relying on available evidence, proven educational practice and the knowledge Utilising a variety of sources to learn about the needs of every gained through our educational praxis. student, and cater for them in ways that will enable them to tilising continuous evaluation of structures and organisational processes U achieve their full potential. to ensure that learning continues to be the key priority for the College.
LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT F urther developing the leadership capability of staff in order to expand the contemporary Catholic identity of CBC St Kilda. P rioritising transparent strategic leadership practices as the most effective means of furthering school improvement. D emonstrating cultural practices that promote and enable quality feedback and professional conversations to cultivate a climate of continuous school improvement. A pplying administrative and management practices that are consistent with the mission and vision of the College. RESOURCES AND STEWARDSHIP P roviding a working environment that enables a positive school climate and promotes high standards of professional growth and achievement. AY S P racticing financial planning that prioritises the vision LW A and mission of the school, including a commitment to G C principles of good stewardship. I N O L E A R N N T U tilising the strategic development of College resources E M P O and the school environment in ways that reflect the contemporary Catholic vision for boys’ education at CBC St Kilda. R A IC E ncouraging enrolment policies and practices that Y R T increase demand, are inclusive, build the capacity of N A U T H E the student population and provide a broader social experience for all students.
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