College principal signals shift to individual teaching
Brisbane Water Secondary College principal Mr Paul Gilmore has outlined the College's overall goals as students and staff settle into the new school year.
"The College continues to make improvements in literacy, numeracy and the Higher School Certificate results," he said.
"Schools are very complex and as we move into the year 2019, there is a continued shift from teaching a group of students to teaching the individual child.
"The challenge for every teacher is to design lessons and learning experiences that meet the individual needs of every child in their class.
"There is a new mantra in education: Every Student Matters.
"Every student has always mattered but, now we are making conscious strategic changes to the way we go about educating children.
"Two initiatives that the College is reviewing this year are Boys Education, and Gifted and Talented Education.
"This will include a whole school review of school policy and procedures resulting in the implementation of teaching strategies for improving the outcomes of students," Mr Gilmore said.
"There is a clear intention to involve parents in this journey.
"I will be running the Parent Collaborative Groups again this year.
"The parent collaborative group will meet once per term.
"I will be sending out a notice through social media and School Bytes to gather parent interest to join the collaborative group.
"The College will continue to work with the Primary Schools in the areas of literacy and numeracy to ensure that there is a continuum of learning from kindergarten to Year 12.
"The Cultural Continuum for all aboriginal students in the Brisbane Water Learning Community, will continue this year under the guidance of the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group," Mr Gilmore said.
Newsletter, 19 Feb 2019
Paul Gilmore, BWSC