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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
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                                                          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
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                                                          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
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                                                          especially call us to recognise and
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                                                                                                      the spirituality of all members of the      compassionate understanding of the
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                                                          redemption and growth.
                                                          For us, “The will of God be done in         urposeful strengthening of each
                                                                                                     p                                            deliberate seeking out and solidarity
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                                                          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
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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.

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                                                                                                                            young people’3. Our students’ learning must be sustainable
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                                                                                          & ETHICAL                         wisdom. We must also recognise ‘the growing sensitivity
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                                                                                                                            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
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                                                                                        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)
STRATEGIC PLAN 2016 2020 - CBC St Kilda
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.
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                                                                                               All interactions at CBC are designed        that inspire all members to engage in
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 Contemporary Catholic Identity
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                                                                                               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.
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 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.
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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
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  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
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                                                                            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
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  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,
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  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
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  achieve their full potential.
                                                                            to ensure that learning continues to be the key priority for the College.
LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT
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  urther developing the leadership capability of staff
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  rioritising transparent strategic leadership practices
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  emonstrating cultural practices that promote and enable
 quality feedback and professional conversations to
 cultivate a climate of continuous school improvement.

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  pplying administrative and management practices that
 are consistent with the mission and vision of the College.

RESOURCES AND STEWARDSHIP
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  roviding a working environment that enables a
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 of professional growth and achievement.
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  tilising the strategic development of College resources

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 and the school environment in ways that reflect the
 contemporary Catholic vision for boys’ education at
 CBC St Kilda.

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  ncouraging enrolment policies and practices that                                           Y
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 experience for all students.
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