The annual theme set for the year — Engage, Enjoy, Excel — was intended to be a clarion call to create an outstanding year of fellowship and involvement, well-being and achievement.
Thanks to a collaborative and focused community effort, it has been that, and so much more.
While the College took a pause from major development projects—following the construction of the Science Centre, Primary Precinct and Junior Secondary Centre over the past three years—leveraging the advantages of these enhanced new facilities to optimise the learning experience of our students was a major focus in 2016. The development of future-focused teaching and learning approaches and programs and the other key operational projects of the Strategic Plan ensured a full agenda.
The College will undertake a five-yearly Cyclical Review in 2017 as part of our Non-State Schools Accreditation renewal process. The cyclical review ensures a regular and ongoing evaluation of all of our practices, compliance requirements and commitments to improvement, for the benefit of the community we serve.
In late 2015, the College commissioned a new demographic report as a precursor to further reviews in 2016 in the lead-up to the cyclical review. These have included:
- Business and Administrative Services Review
- ICT Risk Review
- Student Protection Evaluation
- Whole of College Survey – parents, staff, students.
The findings from each of these reviews will inform the development of the next three-year strategic plan. Across all areas of CHAC’s educational offering, and across all operational service teams, there has been much to celebrate in 2016, and even more for which to be thankful.
The reason we are all here, and do what we do, is for the wonderful children and young people who, in 2016, have been motivated to Engage, Enjoy and Excel in all that they do. They have certainly done this in diverse and individualised ways. I feel blessed to be part of this community and I thank each member of the CHAC family for the part they have played in making CHAC such a special place to teach, learn and invest our energies. I acknowledge and thank most sincerely College Council and its committees; the CHAC Executive—Mr Alan McCullough, Mr Gary O’Brien, Mr David Pavish and Mrs Kerryn Campbell—and the College’s Senior Leadership
Team; teaching and administrative, property, ICT and ministry staff; parents, business and tertiary partners, and community supporters.