of renewal is rich with meaning and depth.
It is more inclusive than review, planning or development. It has its origins in our Catholic Christian
beliefs and values. Renewal incorporates
processes whereby a school connects with its beliefs and values, reflects upon
the past, plans for a hope-filled and enhanced future and takes action to
realise that future.’
From Strategic Renewal Framework for Catholic
Schooling, Archdiocese of Brisbane.2012-2016
School Renewal Planning, then, gives direction and cohesion to community
efforts to move towards achievement of the Stella Maris Vision and Mission. Strategic Renewal planning at school level
also takes into consideration the broader systemic goals and strategic intents.
Each year an Action Plan is developed as a result of community
consultation. This plan is then communicated
to the school community. This important process and documentation outlines the
Goals, Strategies and Actions planned for the year ahead. These plans are
developed around the four Priority Areas:
Mission and Religious Education, Learning and Teaching, Professional
Practice and Collaborative Relationships and Strategic Resourcing.
At the end of the school year, the Achievements document is published
and distributed to school community members as an additional part of annual
reporting against the Action Plan.