Strategic Priorities

 2017 Annual Plan


Strong Catholic identity: Strengthen capacity to lead, engage and teach with a re-contextualised Catholic world-view within each school and office community

Form the Mary MacKillop College community into a stronger, lived understanding of its Catholic, Josephite identity.

·       College community participation in the first phase of the BCE Catholic Dialogue Schools Project.

·       Enhance community understanding and practice of prayer.

Strengthen the focus on Deconstructing Scripture and Worlds of the Text in the 2017 RE Program.

Excellent learning and teaching: Grow engagement, progress, achievement and wellbeing for each student

100% of students in Year 8 in 2017 have improved their Writing Analysis outcomes with more than 80% achieving the nominated benchmark. This is achieved by building the capacity of teachers to use the gradual release of responsibility model and by them teaching students to compose texts using the context-text model of language in all curriculum areas. 

·       Build capacity of teachers to teach students to compose texts using the context-text model of language in all curriculum areas and to use the gradual release of responsibility model.

·       Create and regularly update data wall.

·       Regular review and response meetings using writing data and other specified data.

Grow the capacity of the MMC learner for self-direction and resilience.

·       Introduce SOAR mentoring program for students.

·       Provide multiple opportunities for students to respond without scaffolding.

·       Use the MMC learning analogy - SEEK STRIVE SOAR STUCK - as a tool for students and staff to be explicit about their    learning.

Ensure comprehensive MMC-specific readiness for new Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance in 2019.

·       Participate in, and respond to, QCAA and BCE opportunities to be educated about the senior school changes for 2019.

·       Decide on course offerings for Mary MacKillop College from 2019.

Enhance teaching practice through collaborative capacity building with emphasis on expected and effective practice.

·       BCE Model of Pedagogy known, understood and implemented by all teachers.

·       Learning walks and talks undertaken regularly by Leadership Team and Middle Leaders.

·       Regular review and response meetings using writing data and data specific to cohorts, classes and individual students.

·       Learning intentions and success criteria used in all lessons and work sequences.

Building a sustainable future: (a) Build sustainability through people and capability (b) Ensure stewardship of resources with transparency, accountability and compliance

Raise awareness and understanding of the community in relation to the stewardship of resources through the College Justice program.

Develop strategic capacity of middle leaders.

·       Middle leaders ensure co-creation, implementation and review of learning area plans including goals and actions coherent with College priorities.

·       Middle leaders’ appraisal process includes workshop and reflection in relation to BCE Leadership framework and AITSL leadership characteristics.

Develop capacity of staff to plan for and achieve improved student learning outcomes.

·       Implementation of goal setting and review process for staff.

Develop updated MMC educational brief.