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School Improvement Plan

We are delighted to provide you with this strategic School Improvement Plan for 2019. This is an exciting time in the ongoing story of Mater Maria and this plan seeks to focus on our three main priority areas of mission, learning and pastoral care. The overarching focus of the School Improvement Plan is to continue the excellent improvement curve the College has travelled over recent years by creating Engaged, Positive, Independent and Connected (EPIC) learners.

2019 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

Goals & Strategies

MISSION GOAL

To enable students and staff to develop a personal relationship with Jesus through spiritual formation and discipleship.

By the end of 2019 ……..
· Students will experience a whole school focus on the College value of Christian stewardship.
· A student-led Earthcare Committee will initiate a strategic plan informed by Pope Francis’ ‘Laudato si’ encyclical to become an eco-school responsive to God and Creation at every moment.
· Student service that demonstrates the Good Samaritan charism in the wider community will be acknowledged.

TEACHING AND LEARNING GOAL

To strengthen the culture of learning through raised expectations and improved student responsibility.

By the end of 2019 ……..
· Students will have experienced authentic teaching, learning and assessment that requires critical and creative thinking.
· Students will identify areas for personal academic growth and be supported to devise and evaluate plans to achieve this growth.
· Students will improve their literacy outcomes through a whole school focus on comprehension and writing skills.

PASTORAL CARE GOAL

To strengthen the mental health and wellbeing of students.

By the end of 2019 ……..
· The College community will display an understanding of how to support our students to have a positive growth mindset across all areas of school life
· Students will demonstrate social and emotional skills to be able to manage their mental health and wellbeing.