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

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

3 FAITH AND UNITY Timeline and process Charter consultat ion – like/keep /add Jan10Jan11Jan12 Jan13 Jan14Jan15 Current Board April 2010 – Mar 2013 New Board Current Charter (3 years but revised annually) Curriculum/annual planning New charter planning Progress check

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

5 FAITH AND UNITY Governance Management Governance: –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 21 st Century Education The 20 th century time of rapid change. Change in the 21 st century will be exponential What does 21 st 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 21 st century teaching and learning?

7 YouTube What is 21 st Century Education? EF Smithsonian http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax5cNlutAys

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 As Catholic Schools 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 Responsibility to nurture in 21st Century Learners:

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

12 FAITH AND UNITY 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 3 - 5 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 FAITH AND UNITY St Joseph’s Charter, pg 2 Specific areas and annual plans, including targets (10+ pages) …

14 FAITH AND UNITY Strategic goal progress (1, 2) 1.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) 2.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 FAITH AND UNITY Strategic goal progress (3) 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 1 st 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 FAITH AND UNITY 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 FAITH AND UNITY 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 FAITH AND UNITY 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 FAITH AND UNITY 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 FAITH AND UNITY Strategic goal progress (4) 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 FAITH AND UNITY Strategic goal progress (5) 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 FAITH AND UNITY 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 FAITH AND UNITY 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 FAITH AND UNITY Per student, St Joseph’s has the MOST available land and the LEAST building space; we also have the LOWEST building:site coverage ratio * * * * Capacity to meet demand: SUPPLY 3 17 10 8 15 109 4 PMIS for property data July 2011 roll returns

26 FAITH AND UNITY 15 13 17 16 24 20 Relatively low numbers in senior school will leave and be replaced by higher numbers in junior school SCHOOL IN GOOD SHAPE/ HEART

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

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32 FAITH AND UNITY 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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