Year 7 to 13 Catholic Boys School, Auckland New Zealand

Goal 1 To promote and uphold the school’s Special Catholic character

Key Objectives

  • To nurture and uphold gospel values in the Catholic tradition
  • To strengthen further the school and parish bond
  • To strengthen a sense of belonging by celebrating special Catholic traditions and occasions
  • To ensure the promotion of  the Edmund Rice Charism

ANNUAL PLAN

Key Objectives

Outcomes

Date

Responsibility

1

To nurture and uphold gospel values in the Catholic tradition

 

Staff actively promote the school’s Special Character

  •  ongoing
  •  all staff

2

To strengthen further the school and parish bond

 

Ways of developing closer communication with contributing schools is investigated

  •  2011
  •  P Houghton

4

To ensure the promotion of  the Edmund Rice Charism

 

The Edmund Rice Charism is clearly evident in the college

  •  2011
  •  C Skelton

 

Goal 2 To promote effective teaching and enhance student learning and achievement

Key Objectives

  1. To promote active engagement in and enjoyment of learning, for all students 
  2. To have programmes which cater for individual needs of boys, particularly those with specific learning disabilities and the gifted and talented 
  3. To raise the academic achievement of all students 
  4. All teaching staff to have a broadened range of teaching strategies with particular focus on literacy and numeracy skills, the use of ICT and information literacy 
  5. To ensure that courses offered cater for the diverse needs of our students 
  6. To ensure that there are opportunities for students to access career guidance 

ANNUAL PLAN

Key Objectives

Outcomes

Date

Responsibility

1

To promote active engagement in and enjoyment of learning, for all students

1

Effective pedagogies promoting boy’s learning are actively employed by all staff

  •  ongoing
  •  P Houghton
  •  PD Committee

2

Engaged learners are developed

  •  ongoing
  •  emphasis 2011
  •  SEAL Group
  •  PD Committee
  •  Experienced Principal’s PLG

2

To have programmes which cater for individual needs of boys, particularly those with specific learning disabilities and the gifted and talented

1

Pedagogies specifically related to those with specific learning disabilities and the gifted and talented are utilised by all staff

  •  ongoing

 

  •  J Carroll
  •  HODs

3

To raise the academic achievement of all students

1

Annual targets for achievement in external examinations are meet

  •  ongoing
  •  HODs
  •  All Staff

2

There is an increased number of merit and excellence grades at all levels

  •  ongoing
  •  HODs
  •  All staff

3

That the levels of achievement in Years 7 and 8 are at or above the National standard 

  •  2011
  •  HOD English / Maths, Curriculum Leader Year 7
  •  Staff teaching Year 7 & 8 Maths and English

4

All teaching staff to have a broadened range of teaching strategies with particular focus on the use of ICT and information literacy

1

The use of ICT in teaching and learning programmes is reviewed

  •  2011
  •  P Houghton

2.

A programme to support the teaching of information literacy is developed and implemented

  •  emphasis 2011
  •  P Houghton / G Sommerville

5

To ensure that courses offered cater for the diverse needs of our students

1

Alternative curriculum pathways in senior school courses are investigated and offered where appropriate

  •  ongoing
  •  emphasis 2011
  •  P Houghton
  •  Senior Leadership Team

6

To ensure that there are opportunities for students to access career guidance

1

Review Programme that are in place to meet the needs of those students deemed at risk

  •  2011
  •  R McKenty
  •  P Houghton

2

Review the Career Education programmes in place from Years 7 - 13

  •  2011
  •  R McKenty

 

Goal 3 To develop and maintain a quality teaching and learning environment

Key Objectives

  1. To provide a safe physical and emotional environment for all employees and students 
  2. To increase student awareness of how their behaviour impacts on others 
  3. All staff to have a consistent approach, in line with school expectations for student behaviour management 
  4. To provide and promote a positive school climate 
  5. To provide a viable, robust and appropriate IT network 
  6. The BOT to revisit the “Development and Maintenance Plans” 
  7. The BOT to have a manageable and cost effective schedule of asset and capital replacement 

ANNUAL PLAN

Key Objectives

Outcomes

Date

Responsibility

2

To increase student awareness of how their behaviour impacts on others

1

Senior School Student Leaders will have a positive impact on the school spirit, providing service and support to others

  •  ongoing

 

  •  R McKenty
  •  Pastoral Care Team
  •  DRS

2

Restorative Justice is utilised as a strategy for modifying behaviour

  •  2011
  •  R McKenty
  •  Pastoral Care Team
  •  all staff

3

Students are informed about the acceptable standards of behaviour and the consequences

ongoing

  •  R McKenty
  •  Pastoral Care Team
  •  all staff

3

All staff to have a consistent approach, in line with school expectations for student behaviour management

1

Staff respond to student behaviour in a fair, firm and in a non-confrontational manner

  •  2011
  •  R McKenty
  •  Pastoral Care Team
  •  all staff

2

A range of appropriate consequences are used for student misbehaviour

  •  ongoing
  •  R McKenty
  •  Pastoral Care Team
  •  all staff

4

To provide and promote a positive school climate

1

Positive reinforcement is used regularly

  •  ongoing

 

  •  R McKenty
  •  Pastoral Care Team
  •  all staff

5

To provide a viable, robust and appropriate IT network

1

The school’s intranet is further developed 

  •  2011
  •  A Swanink

2

The School’s IT Plan is reviewed so as to ensure that it will reflect current curriculum needs and future requirements.

  •  2009 - completed
  •  A Swanink

6

The BOT to revisit the “Development and Maintenance Plans”

1

The current Development Plan is reviewed so as to ensure that it will reflect current curriculum needs and future requirements.

  •  ongoing
  • emphasis 2011
  • Senior Leadership Team

2

The Maintenance Plan addresses the maintenance and upgrading of buildings and grounds in a timely manner

  •  ongoing
  • emphasis 2011
  •  J Carroll
  •  Property Committee

3

Appropriate and well maintained learning spaces are provided

  •  Completed
  •  J Carroll
  •  Property Committee

 

Goal 4: Maori and Pasifika achievement is at or above the national average (measured by National Standards, NCEA, Midyis and yellis)

Key Objectives

  1. To enhance the engagement of Maori and Pasifika students in the classroom
  2. To increase participation of Maori and Pasifika parents in the school

ANNUAL PLAN

Key Objectives

Outcomes

Date

Responsibility

1

To enhance the engagement of Maori and Pasifika students in the classroom 

1

Maori and Pasifika achievement data is reviewed

  •  2011
  •  W Swann

2

Information relating to Maori and Pasifika student  engagement is made available to all staff

  •  2011
  •  T Worth / W Swann
  •  HODs

3

Effective pedagogical practices for Māori and Pasifika students are employed by all staff

  •  2011
  •  T Worth / W Swann
  •  HODs

4

Maori and Pasifika students are engaged and their outcomes show improvement

  •  2011-13
  •  Senior Leadership team
  • T Worth / W Swann

5

The school curricula is reviewed to ensure that these reflect the aspirations and needs of all students, including Māori and Passifika students

  •  2011-12
  •  P Houghton
  • Senior Leadership Team

2

To increase participation of Maori and Pasifika parents in the school

1

Strategies are developed to encourage appropriate consultation with the Maori and Pasifika communities

  •  2011
  •  T Worth / W Swann

 

2

Maori and Pasifika parents are engaged in supporting the school and the achievement of their son(s)

  •  2011
  •  T Worth / W Swann

 

3

Regular consultation takes place

  •  ongoing
  •  T Worth
  • BOT Planning

 

 

Goal 5:  To promote continuous improvement in student progress and achievement

See Annual Targets