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STRATEGIC & ACTION PLAN 2011 – 2016


FROM THE PRINCIPAL FROM THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS It is with great pride and anticipation that we present this Strategic Plan for Ivanhoe Grammar School. The Strategic Plan covers the period 2011 to 2016, up to and beyond the School’s Centenary Year in 2015, and encompasses all sections of the School.

Setting the foundations for another century of outstanding education

The Strategic and Action Plan has been developed through consultation with all Campuses of the School, involving a large number of staff working in small teams with members of the Principal’s Executive playing key roles as convenors. Consultation involving parents and alumni has also occurred. Underpinned by the School’s Mission and Core Values, the Action Plan provides the framework to: • enunciate key principles in line with the School’s Strategic Plan. • set specific objectives and outcomes in relation to these principles. • establish targets against which implementation and progress can be reported.

Building upon our long history of educational achievement, the Strategic Plan outlines a vision and philosophical foundation that will provide the basis for the continuing provision of outstanding education into our next 100 years of operation.

These targets will provide an opportunity for both internal and external benchmarking and will form a large part of the School’s objective in reporting a balanced scorecard with regard to ‘The Ivanhoe Factor’.

It documents strategic directions in support of the School’s Mission and Core Values and gives impetus to future physical developments.

Implicit in the Plan are key educational trends and expectations to which we should respond. These include:

The Strategic Plan is supported by a detailed Action Plan outlining, within Key Principle Areas, objectives and outcomes in relation to the period of the plan. Measurement, where possible, and progress reports are key features of the Action Plan.

• the need for a broad education that encompasses academic, cultural, physical, international and spiritual goals.

Members of the School Community are encouraged to read this Strategic Plan in conjunction with the Action Plan. The Board of Governors and Principal of Ivanhoe Grammar School are committed to working in partnership with all stakeholders in the School Family, to maintain and strengthen our reputation as one of Australia’s leading independent schools. In particular, the Board of Governors aims, through the provision of leadership and sound governance, to ensure the long-term success and sustainability of the School.

Peter T Kempen Chairman

• the importance of understanding how learning occurs and how to maximise its effectiveness for each individual. • the changing role of the Teacher to a Learning Facilitator who helps students understand the process of learning and, helps develop interpersonal, cross-cultural and teamwork skills.

Importantly, in each of the Key Principle Areas, the Action Plan is supported by a layer of documentation outlining the strategies and specific actions to be undertaken in order to achieve the broader objectives and outcomes. These will be critical to assist staff in meeting targets and overall objectives. It is anticipated that members of the Principal’s Executive and Senior Executive will continue, in their respective roles, to take a lead with regards to the implementation phase. The Plan also addresses the opportunities provided by greater crosscampus and intra-campus links, establishing networks for staff and students that can only enhance our effectiveness and extend the opportunities for all who are a part of this learning community. In particular, this is set out under Vision 2015 (refer Appendix A) which provides for a common curriculum experience across all campuses. The School’s Strategic Plan has been established within the context of the National Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (refer Appendix B) and the Victorian Government’s Blueprint for Education and Early Childhood Development. Furthermore, the Victorian Government’s Education for Global and Multicultural Citizenship and their Internationalising Education Project are relevant contextual settings for our international emphasis.

• the increasingly flexible use of time as a component of learning.

The Strategic Plan also acknowledges that the education environment is an incredibly dynamic one. In doing so, it acknowledges the work of the 21st Century Assessment and Teaching Project, which recognises that assessment, teaching and the curriculum will change in the future, to better respond to the changing demands of employers and the workforce.

• the need for effective pastoral care in the context of rapid social change, providing students with the capacity to flourish.

While there are many challenges ahead, I am confident that the future will be rewarding, exciting and productive.

• the use of technology to enrich the learning environment.

Roderick D Fraser

The Strategic and Action Plan is also available at www.ivanhoe.com.au/Discover/Introduction/Strategic-Plan.html

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MISSION, VALUES & MOTTO A CENTURY OF GROWTH Ivanhoe Grammar School was founded in 1915 by The Reverend Sydney Buckley, Vicar of St James’ Church, Ivanhoe, and was known as St James’ Grammar School until 1920. In the same year, the School purchased and moved to Ivanhoe House, thereby establishing a site of its own in which to develop and expand. This growth continued as the School developed new facilities on the grounds now known as The Ridgeway Campus. Ivanhoe Grammar School welcomed its first group of international students in 1941; an important initial step in enriching the cultural diversity of the student population that exists today. In late 1941 (during World War II), the School offered the site to the Australian Army and, for its own security reasons, decided to move the student body to the Victorian country town of Yea, with a small group of day students remaining at St James’ Parish Hall. Initially, HQ Home Forces occupied the School grounds then, following reorganisation, the Australian Women’s Army

Service (AWAS) moved in during June 1942 and remained until November 1943. The School returned to The Ridgeway Campus in time for the start of Term 1 in 1944. To extend the School’s capacity, the Memorial Junior School opened in 1955. It was renamed Buckley House in 1998, becoming co-educational in the same year. The next milestone in the history of Ivanhoe Grammar School was the opening of the Plenty Campus at Mernda in 1990. This Campus subsequently became co-educational in 1992 and now successfully services Melbourne’s rapidly growing northern corridor. Since its foundation, the Plenty Campus has experienced significant growth in facilities and student numbers. In 1996, the School joined the Round Square International Network of Schools and also introduced the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at The Ridgeway Campus. In 2003, The Ridgeway Campus welcomed

girls into Year 7 through the unique ‘pathways’ initiative, providing for both single-gender and co-educational classes. Now a fully co-educational community, the School looks forward to celebrating its Centenary in 2015. This Strategic Plan and the supplementary Action Plan set solid foundations for Ivanhoe Grammar School to provide yet another century of outstanding education.

Our Mission is to be a community of learning that develops in students the skills and attitudes that will prepare them for the challenges and responsibilities of adult citizenship and in which the development of individual character and personal achievement by all students is encouraged and celebrated. Our Mission is underpinned by our Organisational and Community Values. ORGANISATIONAL VALUES

COMMUNITY VALUES

Ivanhoe Grammar School will strive to:

Open-minded

Safe

• exist as a co-educational community in which the place of girls and boys, men and women is equally valued.

We acknowledge the diversity of voices within our community and grant each individual the encouragement and freedom to be heard.

We will provide a safe working environment without risk to health within the Ivanhoe community.

• nurture the School’s Christian values in the Anglican tradition.

Responsible

Balanced

We stress the importance of a responsible approach to School life. Through responsibility and accountability, respect for others and for the environment, we can truly enjoy a sense of freedom and the opportunities that freedom affords.

We celebrate the range and variety of experiences on offer at our School.

• be a place where students feel safe, valued and listened to, recognising the role that these elements play in enhancing academic performance. • produce a learning environment that sets clear educational expectations for students within our broad offering, based on individual need. • infuse innovation, creativity and technology into all aspects of its programs, while valuing history and tradition. • create in students and staff, international consciousness and global competency; critical elements for a successful and fulfilling future in a globalised world. • emphasise the importance of ongoing professional growth for staff, by incorporating it as a measureable outcome within each individual’s development plan. • maintain a leadership culture that allows every member of its community to excel in their chosen area of endeavour.

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Caring We wish to be compassionate and considerate in our interactions with each other, including those from different cultural backgrounds, valuing diversity and understanding the importance of developing an international mindset.

Disciplined We respect self-discipline, effort and commitment in all pursuits and approach learning with thoughtfulness and curiosity.

Honest We strive for honesty and integrity in all dealings with and between students and staff.

Engaged We commit ourselves to serving our wider community and building partnerships to benefit members of the School Family. We also share a commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development and student responsibility through our membership of the Round Square International Network of Schools, whose IDEALS are characterised as Internationalism, Democracy, Environmental Awareness, Adventure, Leadership and Service.

FIDELIS USQUE AD MORTEM Our emphasis on community, mutual respect, support and partnerships is guided by our motto fidelis usque ad mortem (faithful even until death) and the importance we place on the Ivanhoe Grammar School family.

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Objective One:

CURRICULUM AND STUDENT LEARNING Objective Two:

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To achieve this objective, the School will: • continue to develop ‘The Ivanhoe Factor’, covering a holistic, exemplary co-educational and broad-ranging experience, whilst still providing for a degree of campus individuality.

• recognise the importance of information and communication technology and its value in enriching the learning process, including the potential for online learning.

• provide an age-relevant curriculum within the whole School’s Vision 2015 structure (Primary Prep to Year 6; Middle Years 7 to 9; Senior Years 10 to 12) in support of student endeavour and outcomes.

• provide opportunities to develop student leadership experiences and skills at all year levels.

• promote an understanding of different learning styles and the importance of our ‘personal best’ philosophy. • value, encourage and celebrate academic endeavour and success.

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• provide a range of co-curricular opportunities to develop the individual character of every student. • create opportunities for students to develop critical thinking and awareness of international issues and their place in the world.

• nurture a learning environment which is safe and affirming and where students are encouraged to take appropriate risks to challenge their personal growth.

• offer students in the senior years challenging academic endeavour and encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning, enabling a smooth transition to life beyond School.

• develop programs relating to personal development and spiritual awareness.

• develop in every student the capacity to flourish through Positive Psychology priciples.

SCHOOL FAMILY The School Family is paramount to the function and operation of Ivanhoe Grammar School. In order to enhance connection to the School Family, we will maintain and strengthen the culture of the School, as defined by our values.

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Provide a stimulating, caring educational environment within and beyond the classroom where it is safe to take risks and where everyone is open to, and respectful of, the ideas and opinions of others.

To achieve this objective, the School will: • foster positive, supportive relationships, respect and mutual understanding with all members of the School Family, irrespective of culture or background. • develop a resilient and empathetic School Community. • encourage members of the School Community to embody the Christian message whilst being respectful of all religious views.

• support families in our co-educational community by providing opportunities for engagement and interaction. • build and maintain a strong connection between the School and the Old Ivanhoe Grammarians’ Association for the benefit of students during and beyond their School years.

• emphasise the importance of service and outreach in personal and professional endeavour.

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Objective Three:

Employ, retain and professionally develop our staff, given their key role in the success of the School’s overall mission. To achieve this objective, the School will:

STRATEGIC PLAN

• ensure that key leadership positions in the School are filled by staff members who are keenly supportive of the School’s Core Values. • continue to appoint high quality staff who contribute a diverse range of skills and experiences that will support the School’s innovative and contemporary learning environment. • nurture and build a culture of support, encouragement and professional collegiality, integrating Positive Psychology principles. • provide professional development opportunities for staff, recognising that the closer the professional development is to the classroom, the more effective it will be. • maintain conditions of service that facilitate the attraction and retention of high quality staff. • implement and maintain a regular process of appraisal and performance management, including the investigation of performancebased remuneration.

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Objective Four:

FINANCIAL AND PHYSICAL RESOURCES Ensure the financial strength of the School in order to support sustainable growth, including improvements in facilities and programs. To achieve this objective, the School will: • financially manage and develop resources to provide for the immediate and longer-term needs of the School. • set fees in line with all relevant financial and competitive factors, including government funding, to meet the needs of the School. • develop and maintain a comprehensive philanthropic culture supporting capital development, scholarships and bursaries, and educational programs. • develop an ongoing plan for maintaining and strengthening the School’s information technology infrastructure. • ensure the School meets all legal and regulatory requirements established by government and statutory authorities.

• plan and implement a financially responsible major capital projects regime which may include strategic acquisition of property to meet the School’s long-term requirements.

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HUMAN RESOURCES

• develop campus-specific capital improvement and maintenance plans. • maintain best practice in terms of occupational health and safety systems and a positive safety culture within the school. • implement policies that address sustainable practices with regard to water, energy and waste management. • manage enterprise wide risk in accordance with AS/NZS ISO 31000 to maximise beneficial outcomes for resource expenditure.

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THE IVANHOE FACTOR

MISSION CORE VALUES VISION STATEMENTS

Our Mission is to be a community of learning that develops in students the skills and values that will prepare them for the challenges and responsibilities of adult citizenship and in which the development of individual character and personal achievement by all students, is encouraged and celebrated.

I nnovative programs bringing out the best in students and staff G rowing connections across and beyond the School Family S ustainability through strong leadership and governance

Innovation and points of difference

• International learning, cultural literacy and development of global competency

Areas of Influence Measurement

• A balanced mix of tradition and history within a contemporary and friendly learning environment

To provide a high quality learning environment within and beyond the classroom

Curriculum Co-curricular activities Holistic education

Assessment Leadership and personal development

VCE/IB results benchmarked against competitors NAPLAN results benchmarked against ‘like’ schools Round Square IDEALS certificate Student feedback via annual survey

Human Resources

To review, develop and maintain effective and efficient processes to support our School Community

To retain and attract outstanding people who support each other with mutual respect encouraging creativity, innovation and excellence

Business Management

To maintain a strong financial position supporting future growth

Governance

To ensure a high level of stable, transparent and ethical governance over the School’s affairs

Strategic Plan effectiveness

Business Management Community Wellbeing (Other than Students)

Governance and Compliance

SUPPORT STRUCTURES

Financial Plan

Advancement, Philanthropy, Alumni Information & Communications Technology

• Early commencement program

To clarify and measure the extent of added value for individuals in the community

Staff/ Communication student/ Community parent partnerships involvement/ engagement Alumni (local and engagement international) Workplace culture Professional development Performance management

Implemented sustainable Financial Plan

• Year 9 out-of-classroom experience • Year 7 transition program • University transition focus • International curriculum delivery

Supporting Objectives Whole School Community involvement and satisfaction

Community Wellbeing (Students)

Physical Masterplans

THE ACTION PLAN

Human Resources

• Three year Senior studies program

Core Objective Student learning and personal development

The Learning Environment (Co-curricular Opportunities)

• Round Square – with emphasis on local and overseas service

• Year 9 Maths enrichment

Objectives

The Learning Environment (Curriculum)

• Vision 2015 – common curriculum across the School

• Specialist Primary Science facility and Science program ELC to Year 6

Perspectives

KEY FOCUS/ PRINCIPLE AREAS

Physical resources to support curriculum

Regulatory control Board appraisal All sources Action Plan and ranges implementation of feedback

Year 12 exit survey Parental engagement Staff survey Alumni involvement

• Learning enrichment in communities beyond the School • Individualised literacy programs • Cadets program

Healthy balance of turnover of staff Benchmarked conditions of service Strong professional collegiality and support Professional learning opportunities Performance management effectiveness Recurrent budget outcome Debt profile within limits Philanthropic endeavours measured Statutory requirements maintained Governance effectiveness Effective communications Reputation enhanced Parent, staff and alumni surveys Continuous advancement on Action Plan targets

• Enhancement including ‘Development Squads’ across sport and other co-curricular areas • Ivanhoe Professional Learning

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 1

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 3

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 4

KEY PRINCIPLE AREAS

KEY PRINCIPLE AREAS

KEY PRINCIPLE AREAS

KEY PRINCIPLE AREAS

The Learning Environment (Curriculum)

Community Wellbeing (Other than Students)

Human Resources

Business Management

• Recruitment

• Financial

• Early Learning Years

• Parent partnerships

• Induction and mentoring

• Physical/property

• Primary

• Staff pastoral care and support

• Professional development

• Technology

• Middle Years

• Alumni engagement

• Performance management

• Senior Years

• Enrolments and local community links

• Staff relationships

Curriculum & Student Learning

The Learning Environment (Co-curricular Opportunities) • Sport, Music, Drama, House

School Family

Human Resources

Financial & Physical Resources

Governance and Compliance • Board of Governors • Regulatory authorities • Governments • Statutory Reporting

• Round Square - Internationalism - Democracy - Environment - Adventure & Outdoor Education - Leadership - Service and Outreach

Community Wellbeing (Students) • Pastoral care • Personal development • Spirituality

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ACTION PLAN SUMMARY THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (CURRICULUM)

THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (CO-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES)

COMMUNITY WELLBEING (STUDENTS)

Provide a stimulating, caring educational environment within and beyond the classroom where it is safe to take risks and where everyone is open to, and respectful of, the ideas and opinions of others.

Provide a stimulating, caring educational environment within and beyond the classroom where it is safe to take risks and where everyone is open to, and respectful of, the ideas and opinions of others.

Provide a stimulating, caring educational environment within and beyond the classroom where it is safe to take risks and where everyone is open to, and respectful of, the ideas and opinions of others.

Over the coming years, as Ivanhoe Grammar School (IGS) works towards its innovative curriculum plan, Vision 2015, there will be significant curriculum driven consolidation and revitalisation.

Early Learning Years

Our main focus during this time will be to ensure alignment of the School’s curriculum and the Australian Curriculum through detailed curriculum mapping against National Standards. This, in conjunction with parental feedback, will also inform assessment and reporting procedures and report formats.

• Strengthen the quality of transition to the Early Learning Centre (ELC).

Vision 2015 also provides for the establishment of a common curriculum at all levels of the School. Hence, the School’s philosophy on teaching and learning will be considered and documented in a formal policy that establishes a common pedagogy from Prep to Year 12. Another key feature of School curriculum will be the integration of intercultural awareness and global competency, building upon our existing international initiatives. Importantly, we will promote effective use of technology to enhance learning in the classroom and will continue to develop programs which identify and cater for students with learning difficulties and for those with talents. Transition processes will be improved to assist all students as they move from feeder schools to IGS and then between different sections of the School. We will turn our attention to a professional development program that will further improve the quality of teaching and learning in classrooms. Detailed objectives for each learning level follow.

• Extend and enrich our education program, via consultation with parents, industry and Government, to provide early childhood learning that reflects best practice.

• Maintain a high standard of parent satisfaction with the ELC Program. • Implement the National Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (Birth to 5 years), the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (Birth to 8 years) and the Australian Government’s National Quality Framework Standards.

Primary Years • Align the Primary curriculum at Buckley House and Plenty Campus, in line with best practice. • Strengthen communication with the School Community, particularly parents, regarding Primary curriculum offerings and learning opportunities. • Review and audit student time allocation in each key learning area. • Improve the quality of teaching and learning in mathematics and literacy, such that most children meet or exceed Year level expectations. • Review the ELC/Kindergarten to Prep transition program to improve its effectiveness.

Middle Years • Establish a gender-inclusive curriculum that promotes values, engages students and enhances study skills. • Support academic rigour and student achievement to improve literacy and numeracy standards.

• Ensure classroom programs cater for the diverse learning needs of individual students through support and enrichment programs and differentiated classroom programs. • Align assessment across the campuses in accordance with an Assessment and Reporting Policy. • Ensure teaching staff from Years 7 to 9 are delivering a curriculum founded upon widely recognised principles of middle schooling. • Acquaint parents with the key features of middle schooling via forums and regular communication.

Senior Years • Manage classroom sizes, promote a cohesive professional learning culture and enhance student engagement to maximise the learning of all students and thereby heighten options for further study and increased career choices upon leaving school. • Maintain continuity within subject areas and protect the School’s intellectual property through a clearly documented Senior Years curriculum. • Develop the IB as a more viable alternative course of senior study by increasing study options and timetabling flexibility. • Develop a common curriculum for all Year 10 core subjects and electives commonly taught across campuses and incorporate internationalism into the curriculum. • Review and improve careers and transition education for all Senior Years students. • Enhance students’ eLearning opportunities within VCE and IB.

In line with our holistic educational philosophy, we will actively involve students in a broad range of co-curricular activities to provide opportunities for learning about group/team commitment and leadership. Moreover, we will regularly review all aspects of the School’s co-curricular offerings, programs and practices, to ensure their ongoing relevance to the needs of our students. Our detailed objectives are as follows:

House, Sport, Music & Drama • Encourage all students to make positive contributions to each aspect of House life: sport, music, drama and service. • Involve all students in a range of sports to promote team, fitness, leadership and healthy living. • Prepare students to compete successfully across all sports offered at the School. • Meet the diverse musical and dramatic needs and interests of the student population including instrumental, vocal, dance, drama production and technical support.

Round Square • Further develop in students an understanding and awareness of the principles of Round Square and its IDEALS within the School. Internationalism • Deepen students’ understanding of their place in a global society, develop their intercultural understanding and provide a range of international experiences (e.g. exchanges, multicultural events, World Challenge etc). Democracy • Listen to and acknowledge the student voice in determining the future direction of the School. Environment • Heighten student awareness of environmental issues. • Provide opportunities for student involvement in environmental projects.

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Adventure and Outdoor Education • Increase the breadth of outdoor recreation pursuits available for students. Leadership • Raise the profile of student leadership programs within the School and expose all students to leadership principles. • Continue to foster leadership through the Cadets program. • Provide appropriate levels of training in clearly defined role descriptions for all students appointed to positions of leadership (Primary and Secondary). • Offer a wide range of leadership opportunities to students. Service and Outreach • Build an expectation of annual involvement in a local, national and/or international service activity. • Increase awareness of, and exposure to, the diverse needs of others in society during classes, assemblies and chapel services. • Continue to provide opportunities for adventure and service through the Cadets program. • Deepen students’ understanding of Indigenous Australians and our own community. • Maximise student involvement in community awareness programs, fundraising and support. • Embrace students of all cultures in the co-curricular life of the School.

The wellbeing of students is a critical objective for the School. Using the principles of Positive Psychology, we continuously strive to create an environment that fosters a sense of belonging and security and which facilitates effective learning. Our main aims are listed below.

Pastoral care • Promote the positive wellbeing of students; for themselves, for others and for the School. • Develop a resilient and empathetic School Community that deals effectively with inappropriate behaviour. • Respond to identified and individual pastoral needs of our student body. • Develop a common approach to student wellbeing where all members of the School share a collective responsibility for this. • Support student transition as they journey through the School. • Promote wellbeing of the mind, body and spirit through a healthy lifestyle.

Personal development • Encourage students to be inclusive, aware and supportive of cultural diversity. • Acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of individuals in the School Community. • Ensure a sense of connectedness to the School Community and respect for the student voice. • Develop the holistic character through co-curricular involvement in a range of activities. • Develop a whole school wellbeing program including explicit teaching through the Life Matters program.

Spirituality • Celebrate our Anglican traditions and support the teaching of Christian values and faith. • Encourage a growing sense of individual spirituality through personal reflection, stillness, meditation and retreats. • Develop in students an understanding and knowledge of world religions, and respect for people of all religious views.

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ACTION PLAN SUMMARY COMMUNITY WELLBEING (OTHER THAN STUDENTS) The School Family is paramount to the function and operation of Ivanhoe Grammar School. In order to enhance connection to the School Family, we will maintain and strengthen the culture of the School, as defined by our values. We fully understand the value and importance of connections with the School Family. We are committed to developing our community network and providing opportunities for all members of the School Family to become involved in School life and activities. The lead up to our Centenary will be an opportune time for us to promote further engagement and greater participation. In particular, we will focus our efforts on improving partnerships with School parents, Alumni, the local community and staff. These objectives are outlined as follows.

Parent partnerships • Develop clear and concise communication between School and parents.

• Broaden the appeal of the OIGA to reflect the co-educational nature of the School. • Provide a reunion program that is suitable and attractive to specific groups of Alumni. • Encourage Alumni to consider IGS as the first option for their children’s education. • Move all Alumni correspondence and information online and maintain accurate records of Alumni contact details. • Engage the broader Alumni community in philanthropic support via the Alumni Annual Appeal, major gifts and bequests programs. • Create events that will engage the interest of all Alumni members.

Enrolments and local community links

• Collect feedback from parents regarding their involvement in the School Family.

• Continue to work towards optimum enrolment numbers and gender balance at all campuses.

• Provide opportunities for parents to engage in School Community activities (e.g. social gatherings, Community Forums and Leadership Breakfasts).

• Increase awareness of the School and its programs through integrated marketing campaigns.

• Encourage parents to become involved in academic and co-curricular School activities (e.g. mentoring, work experience, After 9/Food Technology/Fashion and Design programs). • Engage parents in planning, development and implementation of key Centenary events. • Increase business networking opportunities for our parent body, through the ‘Ridgeway Club’ and the ‘Friends in Business’ group. • Educate and offer opportunities to parents, both past and present, to support the School philanthropically through various gift programs across all campuses.

Alumni engagement • Engage Alumni support in various School programs including mentoring, tutoring, career advice and work experience. • Work with the Old Ivanhoe Grammarians’ Association (OIGA) to create and promote further networking opportunities for its members.

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• Continue to develop links with local and regional media to effectively communicate the opportunities of an Ivanhoe education. • Continue to promote the School as a leading provider of co-education in the Northern region. • Utilise online, social media and print based technologies to promote the School and its programs to both the parent and wider community. • Provide targeted promotion of the School in emerging markets at both campuses. • Develop relationships with all primary schools in the enrolment areas. • Undertake regular enquiry research to measure perceptions and gather feedback from campus tours and information evenings. • Develop online enrolment forms and online booking for Open Days and Information Evenings. • Increase sibling and OIGA enrolments across all campuses.

HUMAN RESOURCES

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

GOVERNANCE AND COMPLIANCE

Employ, retain and professionally develop our staff, given their key role in the success of the School’s overall mission.

Ensure the financial strength of the School in order to support sustainable growth, including improvements in facilities and programs.

Ensure the sustainability of the School, success of its Mission and achievement of its Organisational and Community Values within a school governance environment that encompasses initiative, performance, accountability, responsibility and oversight.

We recognise that the excellence of our staff provides the basis for the School’s continuing success. In order to attract and retain the best quality staff members, we will:

Sound support services are critical in maintaining the smooth, continued operation and growth of our School. Our objectives are:

• Develop, implement and continually improve our recruitment and selection processes.

• Support the Board and management in achieving financial results that meet annual budgets, are in line with the five year financial plan and facilitate attainment of the School’s strategic objectives.

• Develop and sustain a broadly based professional recognition program. • Revise the current induction and mentoring program to reflect best practice. • Ensure professional growth, learning and career enhancement opportunities are provided to all staff. • Introduce a performance management process integrating Positive Psychology principles that provides staff with regular feedback on their performance, enhances career development and assists in the identification of succession planning opportunities. • Develop a positive occupational health and safety culture.

Financial

• Maintain a robust financial system that satisfies the School’s information and reporting requirements, including those pertaining to employee remuneration, benefits and entitlements. • Effectively manage supplier contracts to improve service delivery and value for money. • Comply with all statutory and legislative requirements. • Use a risk based approach compliant with AS/NZS ISO 31000 to allocate financial and physical resources in order to maximise achievement of strategic goals.

These initiatives will be complemented by a Pastoral Care program that fosters an inclusive, supportive and positive work environment. This may include common room activities, social gatherings, events promoting work/life balance, professional development opportunities etc.

Physical/property

Further, we will document conditions of employment and HR policies and procedures, and hold a minimum of four Academic Salaries and Conditions Committee (ASCC) meetings each year in demonstration of our commitment to transparent, honest and fair management of all staff, ensuring staff feel supported and affirmed within the School Community.

• Manage risks and comply with Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) legislation and best practice.

• Maintain and regularly inspect existing infrastructure to ensure facilities and services are safe and operate effectively. • Effectively plan, design and build infrastructure to meet current and future curriculum needs.

Technology • Optimise service delivery by providing appropriate, high quality technology hardware, software and support. • Develop online giving capability for donations. • Effectively manage Information Communications Technology (ICT) resources to meet the School’s core operational needs. • Share ICT knowledge throughout the School, integrate ICT learning tools into the curriculum and implement training and professional development for staff and students. • Continually improve communication methods and infrastructure. • Embrace ICT innovation in all aspects of the School’s operation.

The School’s governance structure centres on our Board of Governors, who have oversight responsibility for the School’s operations and strategic direction. The Board is comprised of suitably qualified, experienced and committed members who attend regular meetings to discuss and review the School’s activities and achievements. There will be continued focus on: • Developing the School’s strategic direction, and establishing appropriate accountability, responsibility and oversight over its operations. • Delivering programs and teaching that supports and promotes the principles and values enunciated in the School’s philosophy and ethos. • Ensuring the care, safety and welfare of students and staff. • Sustaining appropriate levels of stakeholder engagement via correspondence and meetings. • Maintaining a structure for the organisation, implementation and review of curriculum and teaching practices. • Reviewing the School’s policies and procedures. • Complying with all legislative and regulatory requirements.

• Provide safety management and emergency response systems equipment and professional development opportunities to staff in order to maintain a working environment that is safe and without risks to health (physical and psychological). • Implement and review energy saving and environmental designs and options.

• Re-establish links with the St James’ Church as a part of the School’s Centenary celebrations.

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APPENDIX A

APPENDIX B

APPENDIX C

VISION 2015

NATIONAL MELBOURNE DECLARATION ON EDUCATIONAL GOALS FOR YOUNG AUSTRALIANS

IVANHOE CAMPUS MASTERPLAN

• a curriculum-centred restructure of the School. • a common experience for all School students.

WILCOX (existing)

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60

LIBRARY

GLA

INNOVATION CENTRE YR 5 & 6

WATTS / BROWN

R U S S E L L

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SENIOR YEARS CENTRE (approx 680sqm per level G : GLA x 4 1: GLA x 3 Careers 2: GLA x 4 (new mezzanine level)

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WATTS BROWN (e) G: Year 7 Centre GLA x 7 Breakout Spaces Multipurpose (HOUSE AREA) 1: Library / Resource Centre GLA x 2

WATTS BROWN (new) G: Year 8 Centre GLA x 3 Breakout Spaces

GLA

GLA

1000m2

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YEAR 8 CENTRE

YEAR 7 CENTRE

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UNDERGROUND WATER STORE (1,000,000L)

BUCKLEY HOUSE JUNIOR SCHOOL

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SHARED HUB

MIDDLE YEARS COURTYARD

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• build public confidence in the School, including amongst immediate stakeholders (parents, Alumni etc).

SHARED HUB

BUCKLEY HALL Rear Entrance upgrade

(NOT TO SCALE) (1:1000 @ A1, 1:2000 @ A3)

ELC / PREP

9 2

PROPOSED MASTER PLAN - NEW AND REFURISHED BUILDINGS Proposed Master Plan

P.E. HALL

240m2

PINE ST

L

• build cultural understanding and global competency amongst all students and staff.

SYNTHETIC SPORTS SURFACE

S

U

• be more outward looking.

CREATIVE ARTS CENTRE EXTENSION

ADMIN

LBER

O SPORTS CENTRE (new) (3000m2) - 2 x courts - Weights Room - Aerobics Room - GLA - Changerooms x 8 - Underground Maintenance & Car parking

CHAPEL

BUCKLEY HALL

NEW BASKETBALL RINGS 1

ADMIN / PRINCIPAL

250m2

TR LEE (existing)

CRICKET NETS

TO CAR PARK & MAINTENANCE UNDER

11

EIDE ER H

MAINTENANCE/ CAR PARK

B

• help students understand identity (individual, local, national and global).

CAR PARK

12

13

14

SINGLE STOREY

SERVICES

SINGLE STOREY DOUBLE VOLUME

T H E R I D G E W A Y

LOW

SPORTS CENTRE 2000m2

CHAPEL :Extension

DODEMAIDE HALL Additional Level added

MUSIC

• a Global theme embracing sustainability.

LAT HAM S T

SOUTH GROUND

680m2

15

YEAR 9 CENTRE

IVANHOE HOUSE

CURRIC. CENTRE

SYC (3 levels)

NEW MAIN ENTRY TO CAMPUS Existing gate

ROSE ST

CREATIVE ART CENTRE EXPANSION

E

An important aspect of Vision 2015 is its emphasis on continued excellence in academic outcomes, building on our already strong base and the quality of teaching. Research shows that, in terms of influence on student outcomes, teachers are by far the most important single influence. Vision 2015 will continue to develop the already high standard of teaching at the School through a series of initiatives, including effective teacher appraisal, goal setting and targeted professional development.

ATRIUM

16

17

NEW BUS BAY / DROP-OFF

LOCKSLEY HOUSE

POOL (existing)

H

• Common Primary Curriculum (Prep to Year 6) for students on both campuses.

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• a Regional theme with respect to engagement with Asia.

Our Strategic and Action Plans are placed within this context. The School’s ongoing emphasis on internationalising education, which has been a part of its mantra for the past decade or more, means we are well-placed to ensure that, through this internationalisation, we will:

ADMIN / FINANCE

CAR PARK

19

T

• Middle Years Program (Year 7 to 9) encompassing the current Year 9 experience and extending it to embrace a common Middle Years philosophy and curriculum which will be introduced from February 2011.

YEAR 9 CENTRE (new) GLA X 7 Multipurpose space

LAN E WAY

• Senior Studies Program (Years 10 to 12) introduced in November 2009.

Ivanhoe Grammar School seeks to be seen as ‘a National School providing an outward, global looking curriculum that is still essentially Australian, for a diverse student body’.

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

R.O.W. EASEMENT

The curriculum relationship between campuses will be built around a common curriculum at all levels of the School, outlined as follows:

• a National theme with respect to Indigenous History and culture.

The development of an Australian National Curriculum provides for ten generic capabilities, eight domains of expertise (subject areas), and importantly, cross curricular themes relating to:

Heritage Building Student Support Services (existing)

2 MERTON ST Existing Building Education Use

1 MERTON ST Existing Building

LOCKSLEY HOUSE Atrium Extension

MERTON ST

• maximising the benefits of our multi-campus status.

CURRICULUM CENTRE Student Support Services (existing)

LAN E WAY

• a continued major international focus.

IVANHOE HOUSE

FAIRY ST

• an emphasis on the quality of teaching.

The 2008 Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians provided for all young Australians to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens and to be able to relate to and communicate across cultures, especially the cultures and countries of Asia.

ELPHIN ST

• an emphasis on continuous improvement in academic outcomes.

The significant international focus of the School will continue under Vision 2015. In addition to the current initiatives that exist (Round Square, our involvement in Cambodia, increasing internationalising of curriculum content), a number of new initiatives will be introduced. These include increased subject offerings and extended curriculum links to the Round Square Pillars (internationalism, democracy, environmental awareness, adventure, leadership and service).

HUB

Key features of Vision 2015 are:

Ivanhoe Grammar School Masterplan - Ivanhoe Campus

SENIOR

Vision 2015 provides a forward thinking curriculum structure for Ivanhoe Grammar School.

10

8

JUNIOR LIBRARY / RESOURCE CENTRE Extension (BER Funded 2009)

Lockers 1: GLA x 4 Lockers WATTS BROWN (NORTH) G: MYP Professional Development Centre 1: Information Technology Support

Terraced Landscaped Feature linking Middle Years Buildings

100m

80

WATTS BROWN BUILDING SPORTS CENTRE

*

CAR PARK / MAINTENANCE

Site Section

LEGEND 1

Existing Entry & Gate Number Possible New Entry New Building

Demolish Existing Building

New Outdoor Precincts

Subject to Planning Approval

Title Boundary GLA

16

Ivanhoe Grammar School

General Learning Area

Strategic and Action Plan 2011 – 2016

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APPENDIX D

APPENDIX E

APPENDIX F

PLENTY CAMPUS MASTERPLAN

PRIORITY PROJECTS

ABBREVIATION LEGEND

Ivanhoe Grammar School Masterplan - Plenty Campus Ivanhoe Grammar School Masterplan - Ivanhoe Campus IVANHOE HOUSE Heritage Building Student Support Services (existing)

A

2

ART

T

R

LA

LA

LA

LAB

T

D

LA LA

LA

LAB BUSHFIRE MEMORIAL GARDEN

LAB

FOOD TECH

DINING

CREATIVE ARTS

D

SENIOR YEARS CENTRE (approx 680sqm per level TECH RM

E

GAS TANK

SHED 20m

STAFF CAR PARK

SITE EXIT

PROPOSED MASTER PLAN - NEW AND REFURISHED BUILDINGS Proposed Master Plan

1000m2

4

G : GLA x 4 1: GLA x 3 Careers 2: GLA x 4 (new mezzanine level)

SHED

BUCKLEY HALL Rear Entrance upgrade 2D STUDIO

CAR PARK

3D STUDIO

TO FOOTBALL OVAL VIS COMM

CAD

118m

TO CAR PARKING ADJACENT OVAL

(NOT TO SCALE) (1:1000 @ A1, 1:2000 @ A3) SITE BOUNDARY 40

BIRDWOOD COURT SPORTS CENTRE

VICHY AVENUE

8 Y

Y

WATTS BROWN (new) G: Year 8 Centre GLA x 3 Breakout Spaces Lockers 1: GLA x 4 Lockers

WATTS BROWN (e) G: Year 7 Centre GLA x 7 Breakout Spaces Multipurpose (HOUSE AREA) 1: Library / Resource Centre GLA x 2

SHED

SDP

Existing Entry & Gate Number

EQUESTRIAN CENTRE RIDING ARENA 10 PONY YARDS EQUIPMENT STORAGE

20

30

40

New Building

50

Proposed Outdoor Precincts

LA

LA

LA

STAF F

10

LA

SPECIAL ED/CAREERS 2 x GLA small 5 x STAFF OFFICE

(FIRST FLOOR) SENIOR CENTRE

Demolish Existing Building

New Outdoor Precincts Title Boundary GLA

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Ivanhoe Grammar School

General Learning Area

Acceptable Use Policy

DEECD

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

DEEWR

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Plenty Campus

DOCS

Department of Community Services

Sports Oval (Football, Soccer, Hockey)

ECO Green

Environmentally friendly and sustainable approach

Maths/Science and Senior Years Centre

ELC

Early Learning Centre

Sports Pavilion/Gym extension

ERU

Education Research Unit

Primary Years Development

ESD

Ecologically Sustainable Development

Middle Years Development

FBT

Fringe Benefits Tax

FIDELIS USQUE AD MORTEM

Faithful Even Unto Death – the School Motto

FOBH

Friends of Buckley House

FOPP

Friends of Plenty Primary

IB or IBO

International Baccalaureate Organisation

IC

Ivanhoe Campus

ICT

Information and Communication Technology

IDEALS

Internationalism, Democracy, Environmental Awareness, Adventure, Leadership and Service – the Round Square International Organisation’s philosophical Pillars

IGS

Ivanhoe Grammar School

ISC

Intercultural Student Committee

ISV

Independent Schools Victoria

LEAD Report

Listen, Evaluate, Act, Deliver – (Independent Schools’ Victoria Research Report)

MY

Middle Years

MYP

Middle Years Program

NAPLAN

National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy

OH&S

Occupational Health and Safety

OIG

Old Ivanhoe Grammarians

OIGA

Old Ivanhoe Grammarians’ Association

P

Primary

PAYG

Pay As You Go (taxation)

PC

Plenty Campus

PD

Professional Development

RSIS

Round Square International Service

SMS

Short Message Service

SY

Senior Years

TRC

The Ridgeway Campus

VCE

Victorian Certificate of Education

VPSSA

Victorian Primary Schools Sports Association

VRQA

Victorian Registration and Qualifications Association

SIDE ENTRANCE

1200m2 LA

Australian Taxation Office

AUP

SITE BOUNDARY

*

STUD POD Y

Possible New Entry 0

LA

SENIOR CENTRE

Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks

ATO

SDP

D

1

New Building

LA LA

ATARs

SHED

SPORTS MAINTENANCE TRIPLE TRACTOR SHED & STORAGE

MAHOGANY COURT

LEGEND

Australian Securities and Investment Commission

Senior Years Centre

WATTS BROWN (NORTH) G: MYP Professional Development CAR PARK Centre 1: Information Technology Support

STAFF

Stormwater Drainage Pit (SDP)

Academic Salaries and Conditions Committee

ASIC

Y

WATTS BROWN BUILDING

Y PO

(1:500 @ A1, 1:1000 @ A3)

New Entry

Sports Centre (including car parking)

Y

Terraced Landscaped Feature linking Middle Years Buildings

SENIOR CENTRE 8 X GLA LOCKERS COMMON AREA

STUD

Site Section

Proposed Site Plan

Existing Trees

Associated Public Schools of Victoria

ASCC

Y

LEGEND

Existing Entry or Exit

APS

Y

ROAD 5

1

Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria

Locksley House (Creative/Fine Arts) Refurbishment and Extension

Y

PROVINCE GROVE

CAR PARK / MAINTENANCE

Australian Council for Education Research

AGSV

Y

JUNIOR LIBRARY / RESOURCE CENTRE Extension (BER Funded 2009)

BERKSHIRE STREET

(GROUND FLOOR) MATHS & SCIENCE CENTRE 4 x LABS PREP/STORE 3 x GLAs STAFF COMMON ROOM

PRIMARY 7 X GLA 1 X LOTE

EQUESTRIAN ARENA

Y

SIDE ENTRANCE

100m

80

60

10

Y

3

20

0m

9 7

6

GLA

GLA

155m

5 SYNTHETIC SOCCER PITCH

P

LA

S T

GLA

INNOVATION CENTRE YR 5 & 6

WATTS / BROWN

SENIOR ART

S

LA

R U SJUNIOR S E L L

LAB

1200m2

O

V

CENTRE 1000m EXTENSION

LIBRARY

SDP

2

MATHS & SCIENCE

C

E

PRIMARY YEARS CREATIVE ARTS CENTRE LA

NEW BASKETBALL RINGS

YEAR 7 CENTRE

PINE ST

L

LA

STAFF STAFF

S

U

LA

WILCOX (existing)

ACER

Buckley House Dance/Aerobics Room

SOUTH BOUNDARY

O

1

LA

SHARED HUB

YEAR 8 CENTRE

UNDERGROUND WATER STORE (1,000,000L)

120m

91.4m

76m

B SPORTS CENTRE (new) (3000m2) - 2 x courtsMULTI- WeightsPURPOSE Room - Aerobics SPACE Room - GLA - Changerooms x 8 - Underground Maintenance & Car parking

WC

PREP

E

BUS DROPOFF

NEW PRIMARY YEARS PLAY AREA

WC

PREP

H

MAINTENANCE UNDER

STAFF

T

STUD. SERVICES 80m2

TUCK SHOP 60m2

ADMINISTRATIONTO CAR PARK &

SPORTS PAVILION

BUCKLEY HOUSE JUNIOR SCHOOL

EQUIPMENT STORE

AEROBICS

55m

HUB SENIOR

SHARED HUB

TR LEE (existing)

GALLERY

FUTURE SITE BOUNDARY

I N N R O A D

FOOTBALL OVAL

MIDDLE YEARS COURTYARD FULL SIZE HOCKEY FIELD EXTENSION

CRICKET NETS

P.E. HALL

240m2

SERVICES

CAR PARK

ELC / PREP

ADMIN

250m2 SYNTHETIC SPORTS SURFACE

SENIOR PASSIVE RECREATION C O V E R E D WAY

B R I D G E

BUCKLEY HALL

CHAPEL

ASTRO TURF TENNIS COURTS / HOCKEY

LANDSCAPED CENTRAL COURTYARD

SINGLE STOREY DOUBLE VOLUME

FUTURE LAND AQUISITION BY VICROADS

GYM

ADMIN / PRINCIPAL

SINGLE STOREY

D RG R

LIBRARY

680m2

YEAR 9 CENTRE

IVANHOE HOUSE

CURRIC. CENTRE

RAINWATER HARVESTING TANKS

Extension to Years 7/8 Centre

11

ELBE

SOUTH GROUND WC

STAFF

WC

SPORTS CENTRE 2000m2

12

13

14

Definition Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

Year 9 Centre

VEHICLE SIDE ENTRANCE

EID ER H

MPLA

STAFF

KISS & DROP ZONE

SYC (3 levels) LA WEIGHTS

LA

1220m2

CREATIVE ART CENTRE LA EXPANSION

CARETAKER

STORE OFFICE

MIDDLE YEARS PLAY AREA

R.O.W. EASEMENT

MIDDLE YEARS CENTRE

CHANGE

TENNIS COURTS

LA

LA

LA

T H E R I D G E W A Y

15

Acronym ACARA

Chapel Extension

MUSIC

ATRIUM LOCKSLEY HOUSE

NEW BUS BAY / DROP-OFF

CHANGE

POD POD

MAINTENANCE/ CAR PARK

SPORTS PAVILION

MEANDER ROAD

LOW

LA

LA

POOL (existing)

CHAPEL :Extension

DODEMAIDE HALL Additional Level added

LA

LA

POND (POSSIBLE DECOMMISSION)

16

17

LAT HAM S T

ADMIN / FINANCE

18 SITE ENTRY

NEW MAIN ENTRY TO CAMPUS Existing gate

ROSE ST

LAN E WAY

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

SANCTUM CIRCUIT

ACCESS WAY

CAR PARK

19

MERTON ST

MIDDLE YEARS 7 - 9 9 X GLAS Central Multipurpose 2 Breakout Spaces Lockers

RESERVE

LAN E WAY

FAIRY ST

ELPHIN ST

ADMINISTRATION Staff Leaders Support Staff Sickbay Counsellors

YEAR 9 CENTRE (new) GLA X 7 Multipurpose space

2 MERTON ST Existing Building Education Use

1 MERTON ST Existing Building

LOCKSLEY HOUSE Atrium Extension

ENDURANCE STREET

CURRICULUM CENTRE Student Support Services (existing)

Ivanhoe Campus Food Technology Facility

Subject to Planning Approval

Subject to Planning Approval

MORTON CLOSE

Strategic and Action Plan 2011 – 2016

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