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A leading co-educational Catholic school has revealed its vision for the future as part of an exciting new ‘Towards 2024 Strategic Plan.’
St Joseph’s College started planning for the years 2021 to 2024 last year in response to the ever-evolving education landscape.
Principal Kort Goodman said it was important to acknowledge the individual growth of students while setting aspirational targets and benchmarks.
“The Towards 2024 Strategic Plan builds on the considerable achievements of the students and staff and we look forward to the continued fulfilment of Edmund Rice’s vision for providing a liberating education for young people.”
“We are immensely proud of the opportunities that are afforded to students at St Joseph’s which develop young men and women who are prepared for the challenges and possibilities of a dynamic world,” said Mr Goodman.
The four categories which the strategic intents fall under are Teaching and Learning, Mission and Identity, School Renewal and Improvement and Stewardship and Strategic Resourcing.
Chair of College Board, John O’Brien said for the College to reach its potential it is important to have a clear path to follow.
“One that everybody involved at the college can buy into, all working towards a common goal with confidence.”
“I feel reassured that the Strategic Plan’s aspirational targets and benchmarks for students and staff can deliver, by bringing us all together, the best outcome for each individual,” said Mr O’Brien.
As part of the planning process, the school’s history, its commitment to its Edmund Rice charism and understanding of the needs of its students and their families were considered.
College parent and P&F President Carmen Perrett-Humphries said the plan is a constructive, clear guide for the future direction of St Joseph’s and benefits students, staff and parents.
“The most exciting direction for St Joseph’s is that the targets and benchmarks set, are directly linked to teaching initiatives, student engagement and tracking that begins from when a student starts at the school.”
“It is truly an all-encompassing approach to achieving, that encourages students, parents and teachers to achieve their best, in a supportive environment for all,” she said.
Around 50 people including parents, students, staff and some Toowoomba Regional Councillors attended the official launch on Monday night.