The College’s current Strategic Plan, launched late in 2014, is now two-thirds through its lifecycle and it is rewarding to see the coming to fruition of many of the strategic priorities that were identified following extensive consultation with CHAC’s stakeholders back in 2014.
All projects undertaken and decisions made are under the overarching Strategic Priorities of the College. Holding all actions accountable against these priorities ensures a very consistent, aligned direction for the College. Under the seven Strategic Priorities listed on the right are the general headings of the key foci undertaken in 2016.
CHAC is a centre of excellence in learning, informed by out Anglican values, enriching and developing young people to achieve their personal best in all life’s dimensions, benefitting the global community.
Building shared value in and beyond our community.
Teach how to learn well and teach to grow intellectual capacity, to build character, to nurture dispositions and to develop faith.
Next Practice is a future-focussed approach to teaching and learning enabled by new technologies. It is characterised by engagement in relevant, authentic learning experiences which integrate the learning environment with the real world of global citizenship.
This learner-focussed methodology develops in our students the capacity to transfer their authentic skills and knowledge to the real world, equipping them with the confidence and capabilities to operate in any geographical or cultural context.
With more creativity and collaboration, and greater in-class engagement in a supportive and connected environment, CHAC students benefit from whole-brain learning, tailored to their individual needs and development.
Because Next Practice is driven by neuroscience research, next-generation ICT, and leading-edge educational research, this flexible and evolutionary methodology constantly leads contemporary practice.
CHAC's rigorous and supportive Professional Development (PD) program for staff ensures a high degree of professionalism across the College, and best practice – i.e. Next Practice – in the classrooms. The PD program at CHAC emphasises pedagogy over technology, to ensure that all staff are appropriately prepared to effectively utilise the range of digital technologies that underpin Next Practice.
In line with the College’s Strategic Plan, we will continue to encourage initiative and a sense of adventure in our Staff and Council, and escalate the momentum of our Next Practice philosophy and principles. In 2018/19, CHAC will:
- Continue to embrace the Art and Science of Teaching as our pedagogical framework
- Undertake probationary reviews for all new staff, and support them through lesson observations, and peer, manager and student reviews
- Uphold our status as a Centre of Excellence for pre-service teachers
- Continue the Peer Observation program as staff undertake Professional Reflection, Review and Development
- Continue to expect the highest possible standards from it staff.