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School Mission and Vision

Our School Vision

"Walk Together in Faith and Knowledge"

Our Vision encapsulates all we stand for as Catholics and educators for the students of today and tomorrow.  The emphasis placed on the development of this vision is seen as a strong feature in nurturing students, staff and the St Patrick’s wider community collegially and professionally.

Our vision has been discerned through the IDEAS process. These words embrace our vision for the students of St Patrick’s and the history of our school community.

IDEAS (Innovative Designs for Enhancing Achievements in Schools) is a comprehensive approach to school revitalisation that recognises the extraordinary complexity and subtlety of teaching. It provides ways of illuminating teachers’ successful practices and creating new levels of meaning. The key features that distinguish IDEAS from most other school development approaches are:

  • the Research-based Framework for Enhancing School Outcomes
  • the ideas process
  • parallel leadership
  • three dimensional pedagogy.

Schools participating in IDEAS commit to a four semester process of revitalisation using resources, workshops and on-site consultation from the Leadership Research Institute Team, University of Southern Queensland.

As the community worked through the IDEAS process, we realised that there was and is a powerful correlation between education and the railway. Education is about setting goals (destination); it’s about how we reach those goals (journey) and it’s about celebrating the attainment of those goals, those milestones (success).

Every journey begins with a destination in mind. There are signals and signs along the way that inform us of our progress. Each of us travels at a different pace and some may take a different path to arrive at the same destination. At the end of each journey we celebrate their safe arrival before embarking on a new course.

 "Walk Together in Faith and Knowledge"

Our Vision encapsulates all we stand for as Catholics and educators for the students of today and tomorrow.  The emphasis placed on the development of this vision is seen as a strong feature in developing staff collegially and professionally.

Learning:

We believe the foundations of effective learning are created by positive relationships, quality teaching and a nurturing faith community.

 

 

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