Strategic planning is vital to ensure a pathway of growth and accountability for any organization. For Nazareth College, as a faith and learning community, our Strategic Plan ensures that we provide Catholic Education at its very best, that we continue to address government and system priorities and that we have a clear vision and mission that permeates all that we do.
The following documents our Strategic Plan for the 2013-2016 period. It has developed as a result of stringent self-review, external audit and whole school reflection on these reports to develop our goals, targets and strategies.
Embedded within the four year plan is our Annual Action Plan that identifies our immediate focus and targets.
The Annual Report informs both parents and the wider school community of the activities and performance of the school over the course of the year and advises of the future direction.
Child Safe Policy
The National Safe Schools Framework is based on the following overarching vision:
All Australian schools are safe, supportive and respectful teaching and learning communities that promote student wellbeing.
The vision is supported by guiding principles for safe, supportive and respectful school communities. These guiding principles emphasise the importance of student safety and wellbeing for effective learning in all school settings.
- affirm the rights of all members of the school community to feel safe and be safe at school
- acknowledge that being safe and supported at school is essential for student wellbeing and effective learning
- accept responsibility for developing and sustaining safe and supportive learning and teaching communities that also fulfill the school’s child protection responsibilities
- encourage the active participation of all school community members in developing and maintaining a safe school community where diversity is valued
- actively support young people to develop understanding and skills to keep themselves and others safe
- commit to developing a safe school community through a whole-school and evidence-based approach