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posted May 31, 2018, 4:50 PM by BBPS School

School Review in Progress
It was a great pleasure as Principal and Acting Assistant Principal to lead the school in the review of our four year strategic plan. The review panel includes: the DET Senior Education Improvement Officer, Sarah Burns along with two challenge partners, Sherril Duffy (Principal of Beaumaris North PS) and Michael Jones (Principal of Coatesville PS) and a member from School Council, Vice president Lisa Mitchell. The Panel is chaired by Ms Emma Richardson, an independent reviewer appointed by DET. Staff are represented on the panel as well: Naomi Beales and Kim Ancrum.

To obtain a well- rounded view of the school the panel spoke with members of our parent and student community as well as members of staff. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the great learning and positive outcomes that are being achieved. It is equally beneficial to reflect on what is not working and to identify where improvements can be made or initiatives introduced. This feedback both positive and constructive will help us moving forward as we begin the process of writing our next School Strategic Plan.

We would like to thank Ben Robb, Mel Murphy, Deidre Lewis and Darren Shaw who gave up their morning to speak with the panel. A big thank you also to Lisa Mitchell who was on the panel for the day. Her job as part of the panel is not complete, as Lisa will return for the second phase of the review process. We are very much looking forward to the follow up ‘field work’ day next Tuesday 5th of June when Emma Richardson returns to look more closely at classroom practice, team planning in action and relevant academic data sets. The final Day 3 of our review, Friday 8th of June, will involve the writing our next School Strategic Plan.


PA Winter Event - Bubbles at Bells

Much action has occurred already in preparation for the annual BBPS Parent social fund-raiser. The PA each year goes to extraordinary lengths to ensure a relaxing fun-filled mid year social event happens in true Brighton Beach style. To be going off-site for the first time in a number of years adds a whole new dimension for us all to embrace!