Current School Goals

 

1.     Catholic Identity

By the end of 2018, our staff will have a sound understanding of Catholic Identity and the related BCE objectives so that we can identify what Catholic Identity looks like at Holy Spirit School and how it is demonstrated in our learning, teaching and daily life.

Indicators:

  • Staff should have sound knowledge and understanding of Catholic Identity at Holy Spirit School.
  • Holy Spirit School caters for and supports the spiritual formation of each staff member.

Strategies:

  • We offer opportunities for professional learning in developing a deeper understanding of Catholic Identity.
  • Professional Learning will be delivered in the area of Catholic Identity in relation to Staff Formation and Mission.
  • School Leadership will meet with the Staff Formation Education Officer to develop a plan for staff formation at Holy Spirit.

2.     Learning and Teaching

By the end of 2018, we will have continued to advance student progress in literacy by supporting teacher practice, building teacher capacity and continued targeted support.

Indicators:

  • School data on BI tool to show student progress in relation to both school and BCE targets.
  • Evidence of teacher planning on school portal.
  • Data analysis and targeted planning meetings.
  • Evidence of regular collaborative conversations as year level teams.

Strategies:

  • Participation in ALL project and engaging with Education Officer
  • Teachers regularly planning with PLL, Literacy Leader P-2 and BCE Education Officer
  • Professional learning around the use of BCE Expected and Effective practices to promote student progress.
  • Use of the Review and Response process to develop teaching strategies to advance student progress.
  • Use of data wall and BI data set to identify student needs
  • Use of the 4Cs process to work with class teachers
  • Learning Walks and Talks to improve Professional Learning

    SMART Goal 1.

    By the end of 2018, all students in Prep-2 are making significant progress in reading. Teachers are responding to identified student needs through the use expected and effective practices.

Indicators:

  • 70% of Prep students at or above the expected PM levels.
  • 80% of Year 1 students at or above the expected level
  • 85% of Year 2 students at or above the expected level.

Strategies:

  • Use of data to inform practice
  • Literacy Leader working with P-2 teachers on a weekly basis
  • PLL, Literacy Leader and class teacher working with BCE Education Officer one day per week.
  • Parent workshops on literacy
  • Regular planning with teachers for short English cycles.
  • Use of the Monitoring Tools and regular PM benchmarking to track student progress.

SMART Goal 2.

By the end of 2018, all students in Years 3-6 are making significant progress in writing. Teaches are responding to identified student needs through the use of effective and expected practices.

Indicators:
 • 80% of students achieving a score of 3 in two categories 1) sentence structure and punctuation and 2) spelling.

Strategies:

 • Use of data to inform practice
• PLL and class teacher working with BCE Education Officer one day per week.
• Regular planning with teachers for short English cycles.
• Use of the BCE Writing Analysis Tool to identify student need.
• Use of 4Cs model to plan with teachers 3-6 to address writing focus.

3.     Building Sustainable Futures

By the end of 2018, we will review individual staff member's roles and clarify how we contribute to our focus on ongoing school improvement and our engagement with our moral purpose as a Catholic Primary School.

Indicators:

  • We support continuous improvement and growth at the individual, team and school level through developing individual and collective responsibility and capacity building.
  • We will improve the health and safety environment in the school and further develop the WH&S culture through implementing the Safety and Well-Being Strategic Action Plan 2017-2020.

Strategies:

  • Articulating the moral purpose we share as staff at Holy Spirit School.
  • Clarifying how we align with and commit to this moral purpose through our specific roles. 
  • Clarifying responsibilities of our roles and how we collaborate to support our school's purpose. 

4.     Building Sustainable Futures

By the end of 2018, we will develop and implement our School Digital Technology Policy to optimise the use of technology in supporting learning, teaching, collaborating and decision-making.

Indicators:

  • Holy Spirit will implement a school Digital Technology Policy which aligns with the Digital Technology and ICT Capabilities of the Australian Curriculum.
  • We will develop an operating model that delivers a digital technology strategy that is sustainable and secure and which enhances student learning.
  • We will develop and implement a Professional Learning program that supports the development of teacher capacity to promote student learning.

Strategies:

  • Draft Digital Policy written in alignment with Australian Curriculum, BCE Policy and recommendations from MOQ Digital review.
  • Reviewing of the Draft Policy with Staff.
  • Development of auditing, Maintenance, replacement and budgeting plans for Digital Technology at Holy Spirit.
  • Working with BCE personal to develop a Professional Learning Plan for all staff.
  • Supporting the Professional Learning Plan through online courses, staff-led and BCE supported Professional Learning.