Calderwood Christian School is a growing school for a growing community, and continues to implement intentional and scalable projects and initiatives to ensure perpetual improvement.
The School's strategic plan identifies some of the key strategies intended to serve the School for the next three years. The aims identified by key stakeholders have been arranged under five broad headings:
This means that we want to:
- ensure a Christian worldview is foundational to all aspects of our school life
- ensure every student hears and understands the gospel, and is able to articulate their individual response to it
- value all children as God's image-bearers and to nurture them to be strong and resilient
- support and equip Christian students to defend and proclaim their faith.
This means we will seek to:
- increase parent engagement in the life of the school
- foster a positive parent community who actively refer their friends and neighbours
- strengthen relationships with local churches
- develop effective partnerships with other schools and organisations
- establish frequent, fervent prayer for the property and staff.
Teaching and Learning
Our commitment to quality teaching and learning means we seek to:
- attract, develop and retain dedicated, highly effective Christian staff
- develop innovative problem solvers, creative and critical thinkers, and life-long learners
- challenge every student according to his or her academic potential and gather evidence of student progress that informs practice
- build a collaborative teaching and learning culture through a whole-school approach to pedagogy
- implement research and evidence-based teaching practices in all classrooms
- engage, challenge and support students in their learning journey
- align programming, teaching and learning practices, assessment and reporting
- expand the offerings of academic subjects and co-curricular activities.
Leadership and Governance
In this area we aim to:
- foster a culture where leaders of the School are united, passionate and explicit about the improvement agenda
- expand and strengthen the collegial culture of mutual trust and support between staff and school leadership
- ensure all levels of governance are committed to embodying the Christian foundations of the school
- ensure that appropriate governance and administrative processes are in place to support the delivery of high quality outcomes
Resourcing and Sustainability
In order to prepare well for the future, we plan to:
- modernise existing facilities and progress the School's site development to optimise its physical structures, creating attractive, inspiring and flexible learning spaces
- equip staff with excellent resources, including digital technology, that complement and support innovative and effective teaching and learning.