CHRIST CHURCH GRAMMAR SCHOOL STRATEGIC DIRECTION 2015 – 2018
As Victoria’s only Independent Anglican Parish Primary School, our purpose at Christ Church Grammar School is to work in partnership with parents to educate and nurture our girls and boys from Kindergarten to Year 6 within a safe, caring and happy environment. Established in 1898, CCGS is a diverse and inclusive community, which treasures the unique spirit of each and every child. Quality learning and teaching, high expectations and supportive relationships allow children to develop in character to be the best that they can be.
To be a caring community
To provide a system of pastoral care and concern
To encourage a responsible approach to learning so that each child can reach the highest level of academic achievement of which they are capable
To encourage children to make the most of their strengths and overcome their weaknesses
To encourage the pursuit of excellence in all our children attempt
To encourage children to develop self-discipline and accept responsibility within a clearly defined and understood policy that is flexible enough to provide for their differing needs
To encourage the development of unselfish individuality
To provide an instruction in faith principles and the opportunity for regular worship
To offer a broad academic curriculum balanced by creative activities and a comprehensive sporting and extra-curricular program which promotes healthy mind and body
We treat others as we would like to be treated
We are forgiving and empathetic
We are kind and share with others
We foster courage, endeavour and resilience
We aim to do our best to be our best
We treasure harmony, community and cooperation
We are honest, open and operate with integrity
We treat others with respect, tolerance and inclusion
We value faith
To provide the best environment for children to explore and develop their learning experiences as the foundation for a happy and successful future.
Our Strategic Theme and Goals
Learning and Achievement
Goal: To maintain our reputation as a school known for expert teaching and excellent academic standards.
Achievement: Achieved by investing in ongoing staff development to ensure that they have knowledge of, and the capacity to apply, the latest research in how children learn most effectively; ensuring that we aim to exceed the standards and objectives set out in the National Australian Curriculum; further developing our STEM program and supporting all teaching and learning with technology that is relevant, streamlined and up to date.
Engagement and Wellbeing
Goal: To have children that are fully engaged and connected to CCGS, their peers and the wider School community.
Achievement: Achieved by ensuring that families at CCGS experience excellent levels of targeted communication, the School’s extra-curricular program is further developed and that school policy relating to our community well-being is refined. Introducing new teaching methodologies that target individual needs and provide for whole-school approaches to student engagement.
Student Pathways and Transitions
Goal: To build on our growing enrolments and provide targeted programs aimed at supporting children as they transition through the school.
Achievement: Achieved by further refining the transition and pathway programs for managing children into and throughout the school. Ensuring that the transition away from CCGS occurs in an open and transparent way through positive relationships with key personnel in secondary schools while also providing for greater optionality.
Communication and Marketing
Goal: To ensure that Christ Church Grammar School is recognised as synonymous with educational excellence and outstanding pastoral care.
Achievement: Achieved by the School’s commitment to a targeted marketing strategy and communication/advertising program that is linked to the ethos of cherishing families along with a rigorous approach to academic achievement.
Goal: To ensure that the most appropriate and sustainable facilities are available to create the best physical environment for children to explore and develop their learning experiences.
Achievement: Achieved by developing, endorsing and implementing a Masterplan that addresses the core needs of our School and provides the optimum conditions for a safe and engaging environment for our School community.
Governance and Business Functions
Goal: To ensure that CCGS operates on all levels as a School with governance structures and practices that support and reinforce the School's vision, its mission and its strategic endeavours.
Achievement: Achieved by reviewing policy and practice at Board and Committee level, ensuring adequate financial structures are in place to meet the needs of the Masterplan and ensuring that the School remains a competitive and attractive proposition for new and existing families.