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Strategic Plan & Mission

2014 saw St. Peter’s College embark upon School Renewal. This process is undertaken by all Catholic schools in the Diocese of Sale every four years.

During this review schools consider their previous Strategic Plan and formulate their next four year Strategic Plan. Additionally, schools are reviewed to ensure they comply with their registration to operate as a school This review is conducted by the Catholic Education Office – SALE on behalf of the Victorian Regulatory and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).

 

STRATEGIC PLAN & MISSION DIRECTION

2015 - 2018

 

CATHOLIC IDENTITY

Walking in the footsteps of St. Peter, we will celebrate our Catholic faith founded on Christ's message of love, justice and service.

 

GOAL (1)

To strengthen our Catholic identity.

STRATEGIES

  • To encourage staff to attend professional learning opportunities in faith development;
  • To develop a program of presenters (external and internal) at the school with a focus on the Catholic story and spirituality;
  • To provide time for staff to develop topics/units within the Religious Education curriculum;
  • To develop a Prayer Room on the East Campus;
  • To offer a staff retreat to foster positive relationships between staff, develop a greater understanding of the Petrine ethos and a connection with God;
  • Review new staff induction program in order to identify areas which emphasis the Catholic nature of the school;
  • Reflection/Spiritual Days for Year 7 - 10 (one day);
  • To encourage a culture of best practice through classroom observation to share specific RE Resources and Teaching Stategies - building teams.

 

GOAL (2)

To broaden the College community's faith in action.

STRATEGIES

  • To invite parental involvement in social justice activities, with staff and students
  • To develop a compulsory community service program linked to the Religious Education Curriculum from Years 7 to 10;
  • Connect with local organisation to broaden and sustain the social justice programs in the senior years in a spirit of faith, justice and love;
  • To establish relationships with other faith based schools for events such as Harmony Day, sporting events or educational days;
  • To develop further relevant programs, to strengthen social justice in our community;
  • On special days we will celebrate the Eucharist, inviting parents and members from the broader community;
  • Further develop the link between the Diocese and the school;
  • Strengthen the relationship with our local Catholic Primary Schools.

TEACHING, LEARNING & WELLBEING

Jesus, as our first teacher, revealed our essential mission as a Catholic College to actively provide opportunities for excellence, engagement and achievement across all areas and endeavors of learning. We commit ourselves to personalising the development of each individual's education within our school community.

Drawing upon the Christian example of our eight House Patrons, we commit to the enrichment of the whole person. Based firmly on Gospel values, we dedicate ourselves to the comprehensive pastoral care of students and staff.

 

GOAL (1)

To continue to engage and connect all members of the College community.

STRATEGIES

  • Provide varied opportunities to be actively involved in the life of the College;
  • Establish a working party to Research and implement Positive practices that promote wellbeing;
  • A collaborative process is used in decision making;
  • To continue to enhance the House System.

 

GOAL (2)

To develop the College as a Professional Learning Community.

 STRATEGIES

  • Improved Data Literacy;
  • Data is used to effectively plan for improved teaching and learning;
  • Working party to recommend strategies to provide time for collaboration and planning;
  • The Coaching Model is strengthened and expanded.

 

GAOL (3)

To improve student learning outcomes.

STRATEGIES

  • Learning is student centred;
  • Technology is used to enhance the delivery of individualised learning;
  • Staff are provided PD to develop ability to deliver personalised curriculum;
  • Formative feedback is regular, well understood and transparent;
  • Assessment, content and delivery is differentiated;
  • Alternative schooling Models are explored for example Year 9 campus.

LEADERSHIP

With the servant leadership of St Peter as our model, we aspire to strengthen the qualities of all those in our community so that they may lead with wisdom, compassion and courage.

 

GOAL (1)

Strengthen student leadership capacity across all year levels.

STRATEGIES

  • Build leadership capacity for all Forum Leaders;
  • SRC/ Forum Leaders to play a major role in new student induction, College tours etc.;
  • In partnership with Student Leaders identify areas of responsibility and skills needed to carry it out.

 

GOAL (2)

Improve clarity of communication structures and processes.

STRATEGIES

  • Ongoing refinement of communication that promotes effectiveness and efficiency for all staff;
  • Monitor and review roles for their clarity and effectiveness;
  • Develop clear Decision Making Processes that incorporate feedback and provide transparency.

 

GOAL (3)

Strengthen the culture of leadership amongst all staff.

STRATEGIES

  • Embed Professional Learning to improve staff leadership capacity;
  • Promotion of shared understandings of Leadership areas to improve clarity and succession;
  • Incorporate excellence of professional practice to acknowledge informal leadership.

SUSTAINABILITY & GROWTH

Built on the confidence of a community that is rapidly growing and changing, St. Peter's College treasures its proud history within the Cranbourne region. We commit ourselves to embracing the opportunities which enable the appropriate expansion of resources that meet the needs of our 21st Century community.

 

GOAL (1)

To improve the retention of students.

STRATEGIES

  • Establish a specialty in one subject area that is known as the leader in this discipline;
  • Increase VET options for female students;
  • Expand VCAL options to improve student control over their learning programme
  • Enhance career guidance;
  • Explore educational offerings which caters for the increasing diversity of our students.

 

GOAL (2)

Enhance the school reputation in the local community.

STRATEGIES

  • Enhance the Social Justice Programme (Particularly in junior year levels);
  • Develop a relationship with a local business(s) that creates employment opportunities for students. Attempt to align this with our VET and VCAL programs;
  • The school will be a visible member of the local community, through active social justice programs.

 

GOAL (3)

To build and maintain sustainable facilities that reduce our Carbon Footprint.

STRATEGIES

  • Financial plan to support the adequate resourcing of a growing educational facility;
  • Build and maintain Sustainable Buildings;
  • Explore and implement programmes that address the sustainable use of resources;
  • Up to date teaching facilities;
  • The College will implement programmes that seek to raise the awareness of our students and staff of the importance of sound environmental practices.