As a Catholic Community, we aspire to lead in faith, guide with love and inspire through learning…..
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The School Improvement Plan devised in 2018 and implemented in 2019 is the culmination of a rigorous and thorough review of analysis of data. It included a deliberate plan to involve consultation with all key stakeholders, staff, students and parents.
The foundational vision of St. Peter’s College, where all are called to honour and strengthen our three pillars – Faith, Education and Service, remains the same. St Peter’s College is Christ-centred in thought, word and deed and exists to continue to provide opportunities for all to come to know Christ in a personal way. This is the mission of a Catholic School. This is the mission of St. Peter’s College.
In 2018 we came to the end of our previous Strategic Plan. It was important, in our review, to take time to acknowledge the successes achieved. Amongst the achievements was strengthening our Catholic Identity, this was achieved by, amongst other things, broadening the college communities Faith in Action. Building the capacity of staff was achieved by developing the college as a Professional Learning community. Improvement in student learning outcomes was evidenced with the focus on a growth mindset being achieved for each and every student. Strengthening student leadership capacity across all year levels was witnessed with the re-structure of student leadership positions and the SRC. We saw the improved retention of students, achieved in part by the introduction and development of VCAL Programs and increased VET Pathway options. These were but a sample of the gains delivered and I commend all involved for their contributions to these achievements.
Our School Improvement Plan 2019- 2022 sets out a rigorous plan of school improvement based on three foundational and central areas of school improvement; Catholic Identity and Religious Education, Learning and Teaching and Leadership. We have utilised data to assess our current standing. Literacy and Numeracy levels have been measured and ambitious targets have been set. This includes a commitment as a learning community to strive to achieve more than twelve months growth in Literacy and Numeracy. This will be achieved, in part, by building the collective efficacy of teachers in the classroom. It will also be achieved by developing in leader’s knowledge, understanding and skills to drive the school improvement agenda. This is an evidence based approach to improving student learning outcomes, where students are our central core mission. As a school community we are committed to continuous improvement. As a Catholic college we are committed to the development of the whole person academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually to meet the challenges of being a global citizen.
At St. Peter’s College we continue to: aspire all to lead in faith, be guided with love and inspire through learning. Our School motto provides us with the inspiration and permission to be ambitious as we strive to provide all students with the knowledge and skill set to make a contribution to our world. It is in this context that we embark on a new school improvement agenda where we will: Take courage,… and….Be not afraid (Mt 14:27)
Mr Chris Black
B. Ed., Grad Cert in RE, ML’Ship
Our new vision will say many things to many people but in essence it captures the most important beliefs and values that will guide and challenge this community in its decision-making, in its actions and its attitudes over the next four years – as we work with great passion to bring this vision to life for the benefit of our students.