Catholic education values the dignity, differences, and infinite possibilities in each student.
Catholic education values the dignity, differences, and infinite possibilities in each student and their full flourishing is at the heart of all its endeavours. Teaching is personalised, responding to each student’s learning needs, interests and experiences and informed by a sense of who students are and might become. Catholic perspectives imbue and inspire all learning and teaching, providing opportunities for students to engage with the Catholic Tradition in dialogue with multiple perspectives and their own experiences and form new insights.
Catholic Education Melbourne supports schools to provide quality teaching for all learners that:
The new Catholic Education Melbourne Learning and Teaching Framework (Horizons of Hope) describes the distinctive nature of learning and teaching in a Catholic school. It is designed to support school communities in their collaborative pursuit of excellence in learning and teaching within the central vision of Catholic education. A variety of targeted strategies will support schools in the implementation of the Framework.
Students today are immersed in a globalising world that is marked by rapid scientific and technological growth. As technology advances, we are challenged to collaborate with schools and lead new pedagogical models for learning and teaching, incorporating new technologies in the classroom and providing new learning spaces to meet the needs of students.
Catholic Education Melbourne works in partnership with schools to establish safe learning environments and promote the current and future formation of students. This requires support founded on the identity and integrity of teachers striving to understand and respond to the needs of each student and to changing educational demands.
Catholic Education Melbourne recognises that strong leadership:
Catholic Education Melbourne is committed to enhancing leadership capability in Catholic school communities, supporting a culture of shared leadership exercised in a shared pursuit of successful learning and teaching for all. Principals work in partnership with their school communities to energise and empower staff, parents and students to lead. Teacher leaders engage in reflective practice, building their own capacity as learners and leaders of learning, and energising learning across the school community.
To keep pace with the changing needs and demands of contemporary education, Catholic Education Melbourne is challenged to maintain an appropriate mix and balance of workforce capability. There is an increasing need for workforce planning to ensure we have adequate profiling and demographic data and effective policies for attracting and retaining staff. Catholic Education Melbourne is committed to supporting schools to take up opportunities for professional learning and development of leaders at all levels, which are anchored in our vision for Catholic education.
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