From the Deputy Principal: Head of Teaching and Learning Lucy D'Angelo
Penola Catholic College is committed to continual improvement to ensure we live out our Mission to provide a high quality, holistic education to our students. The School Improvement Framework of the Catholic Education Melbourne (CEM) has two purposes: to satisfy the expectations of government and sector authorities about accountability for the outcomes of schooling; and to assist schools and teachers to improve student learning outcomes.
The Framework promotes an evidence-based inquiry approach to planning within the school. It requires schools to incorporate ongoing monitoring and evaluation of student outcomes to ensure continuous school improvement and to regularly reflect upon questions such as: How are we going? How do we know? What would we like to achieve? What do we have to do to achieve these outcomes? How will we know whether we have achieved what we want?
In order to gain the feedback from all of our stakeholders: parents, students and staff are asked to complete a School Improvement Survey annually, at this time of the year.
Tomorrow, Friday 25th August, all students will be bringing home an A4 envelope home marked CONFIDENTIAL. A translated version of the survey information pack has also been supplied for families requiring a translation. If you receive one, and no longer require translation, please contact the Campus Office to arrange for our records to be updated. In the envelope are the instructions for completing the parent surveys and a letter explaining the special raffle which is held in association with the completion of the survey.
All families who complete the survey and return the tear off slips will be eligible to go into the draw for a $250 reduction from their school fees. Please refer to the letter accompanying the survey for further details.
Deputy Principal Teaching & Learning