From the Principal
Yesterday, I received the various reports from our RADII survey. Thank you so much to the community members who took the time to complete it. I was so glad to read it and see that parents, students and staff feel the College has made real progress since 2019. Whilst we have room for improvement in terms of culture, buildings and systems, the feedback was clear that we have made real strides in these areas. It is a pleasing affirmation - thank you.
You will find elsewhere in the newsletter a report from the Parent Partnership Forum. We had an excellent meeting on 24 August dealing primarily with the implementation of the College Strategic Plan and Annual Action Plan. Underneath that formality though is a group of parents who are taking an active role in the strategic direction of our College.
Over the past few months, the Resources group have supported a review of College fees. My hope in this area is that we offer a much more economical fee structure that is transparent and better supports College priorities. The Resources team have modelled the structure against their own current fee situation and for all it is a net saving. There will be more modelling done and we will then advertise the fee structure to the community.
Other activities from the Parent Partnership Forum are just as central. For example, the Teaching and Learning group are liaising with the Assistant Principals in that area to discuss how we cater for every child, particularly those with considerably high potential. You will have seen the excellent activities of the Wellbeing group who have supported the LivinWell event and are driving the Fathering Project too. Our Mission group are leading liaison with the Parish and our Relationships group are engaging with local businesses.
I am so appreciative of the efforts of these parents. Catholic schools have a core responsibility to enable parents and carers authentic agency in the education of their children. The Parent Partnership Forum is now starting to do that with real impact, and I am very confident it will have a positive results.
Finally - thank you so much to those dads and dad figures who came on site today. What a wonderful atmosphere you helped us create! And thank you to those who have already signed up to the Fathering Project.
I hope the dads in our community have a really lovely and restful Father's Day on Sunday.
Mr Chris Gabbett