School Goals and Achievements for 2017


​Goal 1

St Ignatius School will implement policies, practices and programs to nurture and promote the Religious Life of the School which explicitly articulate the nature and purpose of Catholic Schooling and the Mercy and Jesuit Charisms.

The school community will further develop its shared understanding and practical response to Catholic Social Teaching.

Strengthen capacity to lead, engage and teach with a re-contextualist Catholic world-view within each school and office community. 


2017 Actions: 

-      Ignatian Formation for staff took place at Seven Hills in Adelaide.


-      J-Time took on a new model. Leadership led J-Time across the whole at 2.40pm on a Monday afternoon.


-      The Church was made available on a Tuesday before school.


-      Resources were provided across all year levels to support the teaching of mandated scripture.


-      Appropriate and celebatory farewells for the Sisters of Mercy and Jesuits.

-   To ensure the church is accessible whenever possible for all stakeholders.

-      We continued to address the focuses of our Religious Education validation in 2016


-      Outreach continues to be a priority at St Ignatius School. We contributed to The Daniel Morcombe Foundation, Caritas, St Vincent de Paul and other local Catholic Schools.


-      To continue the many practices of our Mercy and Ignatian charisms.


Goal 2

St Ignatius School will offer quality teaching and learning that draws on pedagogical practice that is data informed and evidence based, and aligned with the Australian Curriculum and BCE Learning Framework.  

The contemporary learning environment will be responsive to the changing structures of schooling and diverse populations, and have well developed capabilities to utilise information, communication and learning technologies.



In 2017 we surpassed the Brisbane Catholic Education reading and writing benchmarks.


2017 Actions: 

-      We continue to prioritise wellbeing programs e.g You Can Do It, Stepping Stones and Ant Patrol wellbeing to support the development of respectful relationships.


-      Major staff professional development in the knowledge and skills to teach reading and writing, was reflected in learning outcomes.

-      Robust processes in collaborative inquiry and moderation, utilising data walls, review and response, and walks and talks to inform future teaching and learning and to ensure student progress and examining student work, were used regularly to improve teaching practice and student outcomes.


-      Learning environments were created that are moving beyond traditional classrooms which promoted increase of student outcomes e.g resourcing investment in contemporary learning furniture.


Teacher capacity was developed in English and was depthed through accessing Jill Eggleton professional development and resources. ​​

Goal 3 

St Ignatius School will continue the good professional practice of consultation and collaboration with parents, Parish and wider community to ensure a safe, healthy and productive school environment.  The St Ignatius strategic master plan will continue to ensure quality stewardship, professional learning needs of staff, fair and equitable support of the financial needs of families, teaching and school operations, sustainable environmental practices and contemporary learning approaches. 


2017 Actions:  

·         Sustainable and effective processes, in developing staff capability continues.

·         Stewardship of resources which are transparent, accountable and compliant occurred.

·         A growth mindset within the school community and culture was fostered.

·         Structures and processes which support intentional collaborative work were implemented.

·         Effective communication channels continued to be a priority ensuring equity and ease of accessibility for all stakeholders, resulting in clear and concise communication.

·         Continuous improvement and growth at individual, team and organizational levels through performance and development processes occurred.

·         The health and safety environment and culture was improved and maintained.

·         Digital pedagogy in support of teaching, learning, collaboration and decision making occurred.

Processes and systems which support evidence-based decision making, accountability and governance to achieve our priorities were successfully implemented.