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1 St Joseph’s Catholic School Orakei
Parent information session 4th September 2012

2 Welcome Introductions Purpose: School strategy/Charter review
Recap Board role Context: 21st century education Recap school charter Strategic goals – progress and priorities The future … Roll growth, ICT, modern learning environments Questions and discussion

3 Timeline and process Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15
Current Board April 2010 – Mar 2013 New Board Charter consultation – like/keep/add Current Charter (3 years but revised annually) Curriculum/annual planning New charter planning Progress check

4 The Board Tarati Blair-Hunt Duncan McKenzie Paul O’Leary
Sharon Sweeney-Lauder John Williams The Board Governance Board of Trustees, comprising: 5 parent representatives 4 Bishop’s representatives 1 Staff representative The Principal Father Tony Dunn David Homan Kate O’Connor Vacancy Sue Bennett employs reports to The Principal Kathryn Hira Kathryn Hira / Catherine Ryan Management Is the leader of the School and staff Staff, including staff with leadership responsibilities in curriculum areas, and Catholic Special Character (DRS)

5 Governance <-> Management
The “What” – designing the future The “Ends” – the outcomes we want to achieve The “Policies” – statements of what we expect Management: The “How” – design how we get there The “Means” – the strategies used to achieve the ends The “Procedures” – how to meet the expectations “Strategy” “Operations”

6 21st Century Education The 20th century time of rapid change. Change in the 21st century will be exponential What does 21st century learning and teaching look like, so that our students are brought to fullness of life and our schools are schools of excellence? As BOT members what is your vision and your school’s vision for 21st century teaching and learning?

7 YouTube What is 21st Century Education? EF Smithsonian

8 Key thoughts: Education outcomes – less about “facts” and more about “techniques” Problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, community, initiative, independent Technological literacy, learn how to learn - for life! Teachers – make the classroom as dynamic as the world around us Facilitators, catalysts, innovative Pedagogy – data to “right fit” learning which is more individualised or small group Teach students NOT subjects or the curriculum

9 Changes/implications …
Passion for the right answer  Passion for asking new questions Teaching  Learning Memorization  Evaluating content, sorting through it, critically examining it Routine tasks  Rich Tasks For Boards – teacher generations, PLD, staffing per class, technology in learning

10 Responsibility to nurture in 21st Century Learners:
As Catholic Schools Responsibility to nurture in 21st Century Learners: A sense of the sacred - Respect for the sacredness of each individual and for all creation The importance of ethics and moral in their thinking and problem solving The importance of the communal nature of the Catholic Church

11 + Catholic Special Character
The NZ Framework The Education Act 1989 The National Education Guidelines National Education Goals (NEGs) Foundation curriculum policy statements National curriculum statements National Standards National Admin Guidelines (NAGs) + Catholic Special Character Our School Charter

12 St Joseph’s School Charter
Charter establishes the mission, aims, objectives, directions, and targets of the Board – giving effect to national education guidelines and Board priorities. Charter is reviewed every year and a major review of the vision and strategic section every years. The “big picture” foundation strategic document to support / enable effective student learning High level priorities – NOT exclusive/exhaustive Accolade: Ministry has used our Charter as an example of good practice

13 St Joseph’s Charter, pg 2 Specific areas and annual plans, including targets (10+ pages) …

14 Strategic goal progress (1, 2)
To maintain, develop and promote the Catholic Special Character by weaving the beliefs, traditions and teachings of the Catholic faith through all dimensions of our school life CSC review 2012 extremely positive (see website) Develop + implement St Joseph’s School Curriculum based on the needs of our students and reflects the intentions of the revised New Zealand Curriculum (2007) incorporating the National Standards ERO 2012 – The StJO curriculum is closely aligned to the principles and key competencies of the NZ curriculum; it effectively promotes and supports student learning

15 Strategic goal progress (3)
To further develop, implement, monitor and review programmes and practices that strengthen literacy and numeracy skills at ALL levels of the school with attention to Maori and Pasifika students All children assessed against National Stndrds expectations (after “n” years for 1st 3 years, then at ends of years 4-6) Board receives reports through the year, either tool/ assessment specific or informed teacher judgement Visibility of 3 areas: Numeracy, Reading, Writing; information broken down by year group, gender, ethnicity Focus expected to be on lifting “under-achievers” but Board concerned to ensure all children progress/achieve so 1 target group a year aimed at moving “AT” to “ABOVE”

16 NatStd – numeracy – end 2011 2010 data at end of year, not after anniversaries +15 new entrants not yet at anniversary Concern about the inconsistency of implementation, lack of moderation and variability in coming to OTJs using the Standards

17 NatStd – reading – end 2011 2010 data at end of year, not after anniversaries +15 new entrants not yet at anniversary 2010 only “below” not separated Concern about the inconsistency of implementation, lack of moderation and variability in coming to OTJs using Standards

18 NatStd – writing – end 2011 2010 data at end of year, not after anniversaries +15 new entrants not yet at anniversary 2010 only “below” not separated Concern about the inconsistency of implementation, lack of moderation and variability in coming to OTJs using Standards

19 National standards – so far …
Teachers undertaken PLD, identify strategies, implement, evaluate success; then recalibrate in cycle of informed continuous improvement Reports to the Board are accurate, well researched, analytical and forward-looking Board is extremely pleased with the focus of all staff on student progress and achievement Some very beneficial lessons learned PLD will continue to benefit all children Pleasing progress and a real credit to the focus of the staff

20 Strategic goal progress (4)
To improve outcomes for Maori students through focusing on the foundations for successful learning (Guided by Ka Hikitia – Managing for success) with a strong emphasis on Te Reo and Tikanga Maori A National and Catholic education priority Proven successful approach weaving together elements important to our community (eg Catholic, Maori, charism, other cultures) with the general NZ education framework (curriculum, principles, etc) to advance all students, with attention to aspirations and success of each individual ERO 2012: The school has some good practices in place to promote educational success and benefit all children, including Maori

21 Strategic goal progress (5)
To develop a culture of learning where ICT is naturally integrated into the teaching and learning process so that all students are confident and effective users of ICT Building infrastructure to support this New admin block will allow proper foundations for wider use and reliability of technology Teacher PLD in how to take advantage of technology in learning Some progress: i-Pads, Mimios, wireless, wikis etc … BUT a lot more is possible (and necessary)

22 Where to now … ?? New Board April 2013
Comprehensive Charter review late 2013 Roll growth ICT – see previous slide, and … Modern learning environments

23 STJO Growth context - School-age population growth, Auckland

24 Roll growth – 10 year plan:
St Joseph’s has: Capacity to meet growing demand Stability and strength to support growth Significant benefits to gain, with manageable risks A need for improved infrastructure Solution – a 10 year plan to: Invest in school infrastructure – as pre-requisite to our ability to grow Manage measured and organic roll growth to a maximum of 175 Build on our recent successes

25 Capacity to meet demand:
SUPPLY Per student, St Joseph’s has the MOST available land and the LEAST building space; we also have the LOWEST building:site coverage ratio 3 4 * * 10 * 8 * 9 10 17 15 PMIS for property data July 2011 roll returns

Relatively low numbers in senior school will leave and be replaced by higher numbers in junior school 15 13 17 16 24 20

27 Modern Learning Environments
Enable teachers to Work co operatively and across disciplines Work anywhere within a learning space or across a range of spaces Show learning is transparent Be accessible to their students when not teaching in their learning space Still have spaces for specialist activities but these may be different Enable students to Learn in a variety of ways, independently, in small groups, in large groups, with their peers Work outside of the learning space Learn anywhere anytime Work in an ICT rich environment

28 Modern Learning Environments
Buildings will have a minimum of load bearing walls to allow for easy reconfiguration Learning spaces will Be a variety of sizes Enable flexible layouts with different furniture Have access to breakout areas Have internal glazing and movable walls Have access to outdoor learning and social areas Have high quality internal environments for acoustics, lighting, ventilation, heating ICT access for anytime anywhere learning Specialist facilities will enable more flexible use of these spaces




32 Conclusions Good progress with current strategic plan
“Continue to work ons” in all areas – especially ICT Building foundations for an exciting next decade Big challenges – property, pedagogy, priorities Questions and discussion

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