Strategic Plan (2018 - 2019)

​​​​Strong Catholic identity

Objective 1         

To promote Catholic Identity by creating stronger links between parish and school.

Indicators:

  • Increased number of families attend the year level Parish Masses with their children.
  • More opportunities for the parish priest to be involved in school activities.
  • Some students who participate in the sacramental program will become parish altar servers.

Strategies:

  • Invite year 5 students to express an interest and provide training through the parish.
  • Raise the profile of St Dympna as patron saint.
  • To invite current altar servers to promote the ministry.

 

Objective 2         

To increase community awareness of the critical nature of maintaining a Catholic Identity.

Indicators:

  • Continue to add to the Catholic iconology visible on the school site.
  • Developing school logo to reflect 21st century catholic faith life.
  • Embedded whole school daily prayer rituals.
  • Parish mass during school hours monthly.
  • School Matrix to be embedded in the daily lives of our students and their families.

Strategies:

  • Apply iconology within school site and community.
  • Change the time for year level mass on Sundays.
  • Educate parents and carers about the school Matrix.
  • Formation of a stake holders group to inform and grow the school's catholic identity.
  • Include iconology within the school master plan and the new buildings.
  • Increase focus of unpacking the school Matrix using the Y Chart strategy.
  • Timetable opportunities for school community members to celebrate the religious life of the school.
  • To develop an annual staff covenant.

 

Objective 3         

To increase community awareness of the critical nature of maintaining a Catholic Identity.

Indicators:

  • Developing school logo to reflect 21st century catholic faith life.
  • Embedded whole school daily prayer rituals.
  • Parish mass during school hours monthly.

Strategies:

  • Apply iconology within school site and community.
  • Change the time for year level mass on Sundays.
  • Timetable opportunities for school community members to celebrate the religious life of the school.

 

Objective 4        

To embed the RE Learning Progressions into the planning, teaching and reporting of Religious Education.

Indicators:

  • 100% of classroom teachers will use the Learning Progressions in their planning cycle.

Strategies:

  • Education officer RE work with teachers through PD and planning sessions to embed RE Learning Progressions

 

Objective 5         

To continue to promote and support Catholic Social Justice teachings.

Indicators:

  • 100% of classes participate in raising funds for Project Compassion
  • 95% of teachers will participate in Social Justice Teaching's professional development

Strategies:

  • Professional development for teachers by Representative from Caritas
  • Provide every class with a money box.

 

Objective 6         

To continue the formation of staff members to recognise their role and responsibility as Catholic educators.

Indicators:

  • 95% of staff members participation in the Brisbane Mary MacKillop pilgrimage.
  • Eight members of staff participate in the annual staff pilgrimage to Mary MacKillop Place, Sydney.

Strategies:

  • Budget and call for expressions of interest for the annual Sydney staff pilgrimage.
  • Invite members of staff to participate in an organised pilgrimage within inner Brisbane retracing Mary MacKillop's footsteps.

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