College Dean | Mr Chris Ryan
At Terrace we are committed to updating our knowledge and skills.
In a Term 1 edition of the Terrace News I outlined a trial of ‘Educator Impact’, an online software tool for teacher professional development we are facilitating this year. The first round of feedback for our trial group is now complete. In the second phase, the teachers are now working with their Head of Faculty in the development of a ‘Focus Goal’ for the next term. This goal will be developed from the AITSL Professional Standards I outlined in my previous article on this topic. The framework deployed is the well- known SMART model that articulates goals which are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-Bound or framed. I thank this pioneer group of professionals for their input and look forward to the continued work in this important area.
School and the Law
Business Manager, Mr Adam Read and I recently attended a conference that workshopped human resources scenarios and the law in schools. It was an excellent professional experience facilitated by Brisbane Catholic Education with keynotes hosted by expert lawyers across various aspects of law and the education work place. Compliance with legislation is an important aspect of promoting quality education and quality community and I think it is important that our partner parents are aware of our ongoing commitment to updating our knowledge and skills in this area.
Mr David Giles, a member of the Waterford staff community, will be taking leave during Semester 2 to return home to the UK for a time. During this period, Mrs Sian Graham will lead these classes in English, Humanities and Drama. Mrs Graham joins us most recently from Churchie and we look forward to welcoming her to the College.