Last year was a very successful and busy year for us as we engaged in an External School Review. The efforts resulting from this are showing their rewards as we move closer to finalising our Strategic Plan for 2020 – 2023. Across our January professional development days, we introduced the five new pillars which have formed the foundation of our ongoing planning.
Our teachers were privileged to work with Fr Anthony Mellor, the Dean of the Cathedral and Theological Advisor to BCE, to introduce the theme of Celebrating our Catholic Culture. His current book and articles helped us define our theme Reimagining our Journey. This year, we re progressing a number of learning, teaching and well-being initiatives, such as the introduction of a Student Wellbeing Worker to continue to refine the way we work towards Inspiring a Love of Learning. This week a number of our staff are also participating in a Digital Skills program to support the meaningful and connected introduction of new IT initiatives in Year 4 this Term.
A highlight of our professional development day, as we work at Cultivating a Connected Community, was welcoming Germaine and Brendan from Mununjali. One of the three contemporary cross-curriculum priorities that deserve particular attention in the Australian Curriculum is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. Germaine shared with our staff the local context of our first nations people and we were honoured to learn more about the rich history and culture of the Mununjali people. Germaine is also connecting across the year to support our curriculum planning and days of cultural significance.
We are continually reimagining ways as part of our Parent Engagement Strategy and would welcome your thoughts on this. Please consider supporting our P & F by attending meetings this year, or nominating for a role on the committee.