We completed this on 14th June with a favourable
outcome. The panel reported that the:
School Religion Education program is responsive to the needs and religious
backgrounds of students and the contemporary contexts for learning religion in
Makes strong connections on its website and in
its Religious Education Program to the history of the local faith community and
the stories of the founding orders, Jesuit and Mercy.
following charities were supported enthusiastically by all stakeholders;
Project Compassion, Mercy Works, Murri Ministries, Daniel Morecombe Foundation,
St Vincent de Paul and Ovarian Cancer Council.
Also supporting local Catholic school who had an influx of refugee
students and used resources were sent to PNG.
100 years of
Jesuits in the parish celebration, which included a dedication to Father Peter
Quin SJ and the unveiling of the Mary Mackillop sculpture and blessing. Mercy
twilight was organised for staff and was
facilitated by Sandra Lupi RSM. The jubilee Year of Mercy has been further
promoted with staff through Pope Francis’ Book ‘Amoris Laetitia’. The students
have embraced the year of Mercy by using the phrase ‘may mercy be with you’ when
greeting people and they have common shared understanding of mercy to mean
respect and forgiveness.
introduction of PLL role. Continuation of establishing excellence in learning
and teaching and this has included the consistent approach to learning
intentions, success criteria, feedback, student goal setting and the review
respond and reset model. In monitoring data and student progress.
continuation of a lead teacher who specialises in data analysis. This examines student
data in collaboration with teachers, which informs teacher pedagogy. This
enhances pedagogical practice so that it is data and evidence-informed.
teaching environments have continued to be shaped to be adaptive and responsive
to the changing structure of schooling and visible learning principles.
enrichment specialist teacher was introduced this year to develop technologies
to enhance learning.
Stepping Stones, Ant Petrol and You Can Do It programs are continued to be used
to provide pastoral care, protection of students, student behaviour support and
foster social and emotional-wellbeing. We have employed a guidance counsellor
to support students for extra hours.
leadership team was introduced and the decision making matrix was also introduced
to ensure transparency.
learning communities continue to develop effective pedagogical practice and are
used to ensure the improvement of student outcomes.
Portal continues to be the authoritative source of school communication. This
was further enhanced by the introduction of the BCE phone app. We continue to
gain feedback from all stakeholders of how these systems can be improved.
to utilise the Parent Portal according to the needs of the audience e.g Liturgy
and Mass photos, classroom updates, celebration days.
St Ignatius prayer book was published and
celebrated by the whole community.
advisory board has continued to work with the Principal to oversee the
five-year maintenance plan and major engineering works.
The P and F
continue to be a valued source of the school and are installing a new
to ensure equity and justice for those in financial need.
Sustainable environmental practices are embedded
into the organisational structure and processes of school e.g composting