Message from Sally
What is the NMPS Strategic Plan?
In 2014 our school undertook a mandatory School Review. Following this highly successful review the NMPS staff created the 2014 – 2017 Strategic Plan.
A Department of Education & Training strategic plan is not exactly the same as those developed for business but has to address four key specific areas of improvement; Achievement, Engagement, Well-Being and Productivity. Our goals are linked to specific targets and are to be achieved through our set strategies.
In developing our Strategic Plan; the first aspect was to review our Philosophy, Mission, Vision and Values statements. We performed this task using a consultant led ‘Future Search’ approach. This process allowed staff to honour our history and then look forward.
In 2014 we established our:
The North Melbourne Primary School philosophy is underpinned by the following beliefs and practices:
- All children can learn
- Learning outcomes will be maximised when children feel safe, connected and engaged at school
- Students are encouraged to be active and self-directed in their learning
- Our school values are reflected within all we do
Guaranteed extraordinary learning opportunities for students, providing a rich curriculum and evidence-based practices of teaching.
Students will contribute positively to their local, national and global communities.
We value being Responsible Inclusive Sagacious Ethical
Image: Year 3 in the wombat enclosure at the Melbourne Zoo last week.
Our staff regularly revisit these statements as they continue to support our work at NMPS.
Our Annual Report presents our current successes in response to these four areas of achievement. The annual report also indicates area of future improvement. The Annual Report can be found on our website: Annual Report
Sally Karlovic, Principal, NMPS