From the Principal
COLLEGE COUNCIL RELEASES STRATEGIC PLAN 2021-2024
Every School (most especially Faith-based schools) has a Mission Statement, articulated Values, Statements of Intent, all of which are clearly sign-posted by a Strategic Plan.
No school (or business) can hope to succeed by not having a plan and simply hoping to stumble across success. A strategic plan works like a roadmap, clearly defining the best route for the College to take in the years ahead. It helps us to chart the route to meet the opportunities and challenges that lie in wait. It helps us to sharpen our focus, develop the right goals and helps everyone to commit their efforts into meeting them.
Certainly, strategic planning isn’t just beneficial for the management hierarchy – it gives everyone in the College a sense of purpose. With a definitive mission and clear goals and objectives to work towards, we know our efforts have deep meaning, centred on creating opportunities and outcomes for each other, most especially our students.
The College Council spent considerable time in the latter half of 2020 working with all staff, the student leadership team across all three sub-schools and focus groups of parents to draft and refine The Andrian Way, our Strategic Plan for 2021-2024. The highlight of this process was our 2020 College Captains leading the Council through a workshop during a weekend Retreat. The result is that The Andrian Way is heavily punctuated with articulated priorities given through “student voice”.
The College Council approved the release of our Strategic Plan at their most recent meeting. Whilst it is a four-year plan, it will be re-evaluated, and potentially amended, at the conclusion of 2022. In addition, it is my responsibility to report to Council each quarter on the achievement of operational goals and priorities as mapped from the Strategic Plan.
It is very important that The Andrian Way is broken down into deliverable and sustainable chunks, the interim achievements of which can be identified and celebrated, or conversely it will be little more than a statement of worthwhile intent gathering dust on a shelf crowded with competing priorities.
Available on our website, our Strategic Plan, The Andrian Way, can be found here. I commend it to your attention.
Peace and Grace