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Learn to Live, Live to Learn


“The future is not some place we are going to but one we are creating, the paths are not to be found but made.” John Schaar

Schools are not only being asked to produce students ready for the “creative economy”, they are expected to be creative and innovative in the way they deliver 21st century education. Tr a n b y C o l l e g e h a s c e r t a i n l y a c c e p t e d this challenge and connects this to establishing its learning environment as an enjoyable experience for all its stakeholders, students, parents and teachers. The intent of this document is to set us on a path of highlighting creativity and making it visible in all its many forms. From the Board to the staff, we nurture creative thinkers and encourage all to “ t h i n k o u t s i d e t h e s q u a r e ” . I d e a s m a t t e r, from strategic planning to classroom p r a c t i c e . We v a l u e i d e a s . T h e s e h a v e a powerful impact on the directions of the College and on teaching and learning practices. Our curriculum design from K to 12 will make a powerful statement about the importance of creativity and innovation at the College. Flexible working areas that work well for our young learners and the innovative use of technology will also contribute to our development of a curriculum that respects the importance of excellence in the subject disciplines. We w i l l s p e a k o f e n h a n c e d collaboration, an important ingredient in the creativity and innovation process. Te a c h e r s , s t u d e n t s a n d p a r e n t s w i l l be challenged to find better ways of delivering reports, tracking student progress, document and evaluate

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curriculum and integrate systems and processes to create new and more meaningful learning. The 2014-2018 Strategic Plan of Tr a n b y C o l l e g e p r o v i d e s a r o a d m a p t o build this environment. I commend this plan to you and ask for your prayerful s u p p o r t a s Tr a n b y s t r i v e s t o f u l f i l l i t s mission statement: Our purpose is to be an accessible and inclusive community in which student learning and wellbeing are the responsibilities of all members of our school community’ God Bless. Cameron Jones Chairman Matthew Ivulich Principal


GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP Tr a n b y C o l l e g e B o a r d e n s u r e s t h e sustainability of the College through v i s i o n a r y, s t r a t e g i c g o v e r n a n c e t h a t challenges, resources and empowers the Principal and staff to achieve the mission.

VA L U E S The values that guide our practices are: P E R S O N A L M A S T E R Y: E n c o u r a g i n g , c h a l l e n g i n g and supporting ourselves to be the best we can be. BREADTH AND DEPTH OF LEARNING: Our focus is robust learning that is intellectual, physical, social, emotional, moral, spiritual and aesthetic.

The Executive of the College works with all members of the College Community to fulfill the mission.

R E S P E C T: Tr e a t i n g o u r s e l v e s , o t h e r s , o u r c o m m u n i t y and the environment with high regard and consideration.

Our leadership is open and collaborative, informed and ethical, visionary and strategic.

I N T E G R I T Y: D i s c e r n i n g w h a t i s r i g h t a n d w h a t i s wrong for our community and acting upon this understanding. SERVICE: Standing alongside others and being p r e p a r e d t o e n c o u r a g e , s u p p o r t a n d e m p o w e r.

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ENCOURAGING, CHALLENGING AND S U P P O R T I N G O U R S E LV E S A N D E A C H OT H E R TO B E T H E B E S T W E C A N B E . 4


CHARACTERISTICS OF A TRANBY STUDENT A s a l e a r n e r i n a U n i t i n g C h u r c h F a i t h C o m m u n i t y, a Tr a n b y s t u d e n t i s c h a l l e n g e d t o d e m o n s t r a t e t h e f o l l o w i n g values: 1. PERSONAL MASTERY Encouraging, challenging and supporting ourselves and each other to be the best we can be. • T h i s m e a n s t h a t a Tr a n b y s t u d e n t w i l l : • Set realistic short term and aspirational long term goals • Be a confident, curious, optimistic and resilient life-long learner • Engage positively with others to enable all to learn • Be open to new ideas and new experiences 2. BREADTH AND DEPTH OF LEARNING Our focus is robust learning that is intellectual, physical, social, emotional, moral, spiritual and aesthetic. T h i s m e a n s t h a t a Tr a n b y s t u d e n t w i l l : • Develop as a whole person • Appreciate the breadth of human experience • Achieve an academic standard consistent with their ability • Have a range of options available at the end of school 3. RESPECT Tr e a t i n g o u r s e l v e s , o t h e r s , o u r c o m m u n i t y a n d t h e environment with high regard and consideration. T h i s m e a n s t h a t a Tr a n b y s t u d e n t w i l l : • Have a clear sense of self and take responsibility for their own health and life-long learning • Va l u e o t h e r s , a c c e p t d i f f e r e n c e a n d d e m o n s t r a t e empathy • Be a responsible citizen both locally and globally • Strive to live sustainably 4. INTEGRITY Discerning what is right and what is wrong for our community and acting upon this understanding. T h i s m e a n s t h a t a Tr a n b y s t u d e n t w i l l : • Va l u e a n d d e m o n s t r a t e h o n e s t y • Act in ways that supports the common good 5. SERVICE Standing alongside others and being prepared to e n c o u r a g e , s u p p o r t a n d e m p o w e r. T h i s m e a n s t h a t a Tr a n b y s t u d e n t w i l l : • Be prepared to contribute to the development of a just society

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S TA F F M I S S I O N A C T I O N S TAT E M E N T S PERSONAL MASTERY We l e a r n a t e v e r y o p p o r t u n i t y, a n d t o d o this, students learn how to learn, Staff teach skills for learning, differentiate learning e x p e r i e n c e s , a n d m o d e l b e i n g a l e a r n e r. BREADTH AND DEPTH OF LEARNING We w o r k h a r d , a n d t o d o t h i s , s t u d e n t s s t r i v e to achieve. Staff hold high and clear expectations of every student, provide support and feedback, hold students accountable for striving to do their best, and model working hard. RESPECT We t r e a t e a c h o t h e r w i t h c a r e , a n d t o d o this, students value and look after each o t h e r. Staff actively develop a culture that supports s t u d e n t s c a r i n g f o r e a c h o t h e r, h o l d s s t u d e n t s accountable for demonstrating care, and model caring for others.

INTEGRITY We d o t h e r i g h t t h i n g , a n d t o d o t h i s , s t u d e n t s u p h o l d t h e C o l l e g e ’s e x p e c t a t i o n s , are honest and speak up when something seems to be wrong. Staff have clear and consistent expectations o f s t u d e n t b e h a v i o u r, v a l u e h o n e s t y, r e s p o n d t o s t u d e n t c o n c e r n s a p p r o p r i a t e l y, a n d m o d e l honesty and consistency of values. SERVICE We h e l p o t h e r s , a n d t o d o t h i s , s t u d e n t s connect with students of different ages in classrooms and playgrounds and become involved in service in and out of school.

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Staff organise partner classes and activities, encourage, enable and acknowledge student involvement in service, encourage family involvement in service and model involvement in service.


W E W O R K H A R D , A N D TO D O T H I S , S T U D E N T S S T R I V E TO A C H I E V E .

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S T R AT E G I C D O M A I N O N E Uniting Church Faith Community Our purpose is to be an accessible and inclusive community in which student learning and wellbeing are the responsibilities of all members of our school community’

I N I T I AT I V E S • Give particular emphasis to the key goals of acceptance and inclusiveness in the ongoing Christian spiritual development of all members of the College and enrolments into the College. • Service learning and social justice should continue to evolve involving all students in collaboration with staff and appropriate community groups partnering in projects l o c a l l y, r e g i o n a l l y a n d i n t e r n a t i o n a l l y. • Establish a tradition of whole College services (not necessarily Chapel based) where staff, students, parents and past students join together and meet. • Develop our Philosophy and Ethics Education programmes within the curriculum. • Establish a Uniting Church presence in the current Chapel space. • I n c l u s i o n o f a C h a p e l i n t h e C o l l e g e ’s C a p i t a l Development Plan.

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S T R AT E G I C D O M A I N T W O Te a c h i n g a n d L e a r n i n g Tr a n b y C o l l e g e v a l u e s a c a d e m i c excellence and provides an environment in which all students have an opportunity to maximise their potential. The College will continue to display innovation in curriculum development and teaching practice within the context of 21st century learning. I N I T I AT I V E S • Develop a scope, sequence and differentiation framework from enquiry-based learning in our Junior School to a balanced educational p a c k a g e i n Ye a r 1 2 . I t w i l l s u p p o r t t h e h o l i s t i c development of early adolescents to early adults to build individual aspirations and achievement. • Consider the development of a Philosophy and Christian Studies Department in order to develop a K-12 continuum. • Continue to develop highly effective individual learning including gifted education programmes, its leadership and coordination. • Continue the growth of ICT hardware/software ( e g S E Q TA , i Tu n e s U , e - l e a r n i n g / M O O C s ) , Flipped Classroom practices and a supporting sustainability model. • Develop a school-wide analysis plan of data collected systematically on student outcomes. Consider the use of Academic Assessment Services and Learning Environment Surveys. • Forge strategic alliances with other educational institutions (Universities, Uniting Church Schools and Australian and International Networks. • H i g h l i g h t t h e C o l l e g e ’s c o m m i t m e n t t o o f f e r i n g a g l o b a l c u r r i c u l u m f r o m P r e - s c h o o l t o Ye a r 12 by extending the Language Programme and balancing European linguistic and cultural awareness with experience of Asian language and heritage. Seek more opportunities to study Asian languages. • E s t a b l i s h m e n t o f a Te a c h i n g a n d L e a r n i n g Council • Plan for the appointment(s) of Leadership p o s i t i o n ( s ) s u c h a s D e a n ( s ) o f Te a c h i n g a n d Learning.

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S T R AT E G I C D O M A I N T H R E E Community Engagement Tr a n b y C o l l e g e i s a w e l c o m i n g o u t w a r d looking, family oriented school that fosters positive and enduring relationships within and beyond the Tr a n b y c o m m u n i t y – l o c a l l y, n a t i o n a l l y a n d i n t e r n a t i o n a l l y.

I N I T I AT I V E S • N u r t u r e a Tr a n b y C o l l e g e P a r e n t s ’ a n d F r i e n d s ’ Association and specialist interest groups. • Consider appropriate storage, care and display of our College Archives and future appointment of a College Archivist. • Growth of an Alumni Association through reunions, back to school visits and mentor programmes. • Involve families, staff and community with Chapel, House and service. • Develop a marketing strategy to enhance connections to potential and current community members. • D e v e l o p a Tr a n b y F o u n d a t i o n w i t h a m a j o r fundraising goals and bequest programme. • Develop industry connections.

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S T R AT E G I C D O M A I N F O U R Infrastructure and Financial Resources

Tr a n b y C o l l e g e w i l l m a n a g e i t s f i n a n c e s a n d r e s o u r c e s w i t h a c o n s e r v a t i v e a n d prudent approach. Our goal is to provide a sustainable, high quality education for o u r c o m m u n i t y. I N I T I AT I V E S • Deliver a financial plan for next five (minimum) to ten (maximum) years to gear towards achieving the key goals being targeted in the educational plan. • Deliver a Master Capital Development to include major asset management, repair and maintenance programme for property and grounds and an associated asset replacement reserve. • Be aware of, and plan functionally towards the impact of, a new Federal government funding model for independent schools and a n y c h a n g e s t o t h e WA f u n d i n g m o d e l .

• Audit the ITC processes and infrastructure i n c l u d i n g s e r v e r s , n e t w o r k , s e c u r i t y, d i s a s t e r r e c o v e r y, w i r e l e s s , c l i e n t m a n a g e m e n t , staff structure and buy in from curriculum to produce an ICT Strategic Plan. • Continue to develop strategies, efficiencies and procedures to keep College fee rises to a minimum (including the increasing of sources of non-fee income). • Enhance scholarship offerings across the College. • Further develop an environmental friendly a p p r o a c h t o a l l a s p e c t s o f t h e C o l l e g e ’s o p e r a t i o n s , i n c l u d i n g a S u s t a i n a b i l i t y P o l i c y.

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S T R AT E G I C D O M A I N F I V E Human Resources Tr a n b y C o l l e g e i s a t t h e f o r e f r o n t i n the provision of quality teaching and learning and will continually enhance the professionalism of all staff, teaching and non-teaching, to provide the best possible outcomes for its students and add significant value to all members of t h e Tr a n b y c o m m u n i t y. I N I T I AT I V E S • Introduce the concept of a professional l e a r n i n g c o m m u n i t y. I t s f o c u s w i l l b e o n learning rather than on teaching, work c o l l a b o r a t i v e l y n o t i n d i v i d u a l l y, a n d h o l d yourself accountable for results. • Development of a coaching programme for aspiring and current middle leaders. • Foster an ongoing staff coaching/mentor scheme that encourages and enhances professional growth with reference to the AITSL s t a n d a r d s a n d Te a c h e r D e v e l o p m e n t P l a n s t o implement and guide teachers to realise how important the process of measuring, analysing and reflecting. • B u i l d p a r t i c i p a t i o n i n a WA c e n t r e o f Innovation. This centre will promote excellence in education by providing new learning opportunities for students and future-focused professional development for teachers. • Refine organisational charts to highlight team structures and team leaders for teaching and support staff. • Refine and embed a robust and intentional induction programme for all new staff. • Develop ongoing financial support plans for s t a f f c o m p l e t i n g p o s t g r a d u a t e s t u d y.

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S T R AT E G I C D O M A I N S I X S t u d e n t We l l b e i n g Tr a n b y C o l l e g e w i l l f o c u s o n s t u d e n t wellbeing so learning occurs in a supportive and safe environment that is inclusive and pastoral for all learners. Every student will feel known, valued a n d c a r e d f o r. T h e y w i l l b e s u p p o r t e d and challenged to develop resilience and confidence. I N I T I AT I V E S • D e f i n e a L e a r n e r We l l b e i n g P l a n ( b u i l t w i t h i n a Learner Profile) that will include the following: a)

L e a r n i n g e n v i r o n m e n t s t h a t p r o m o t e positive relationships

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Pastoral programmes that: • Build resilient students – coping with the unexpected • Build positive self-esteem and selfconfidence • Develop appropriate risk-taking • Promote positive digital citizenship

• Support ongoing communication between parents and teachers, which is supported b y t h e i m p l e m e n t a t i o n o f t h e S E Q TA o n l i n e learning management system. • Establish the eSmart (Alannah and Madeline F o u n d a t i o n ) S c h o o l s F r a m e w o r k w i t h i n Tr a n b y College to continue the growth of cybersafe environment for students. • Support wellbeing by enabling students to learn at their ideal rate, removing the b l o c k s t h a t s t o p f a s t l e a r n e r s i n p a r t i c u l a r, understanding that students do not need to reach the same destinations at the same time by continuing innovations to school timetables and learning spaces. • Developing structures/programmes that acknowledge diversity and support personalised learning. • Review and develop middle leadership structures that support student well-being. • I n c l u s i o n o f a We l l b e i n g C e n t r e i n t h e C o l l e g e ’s C a p i t a l D e v e l o p m e n t P l a n .

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Tranby College Strategic Plan Version 3

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