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