Reach - Our Strategic Intent
What is Reach?
Reach expresses our understanding of quality Catholic schooling and the system’s intent in the Diocese of Parramatta.
Our intent is to provide quality Catholic schooling by strengthening the professional lives of staff, to improve the learning outcomes for each student, within a Catholic faith community.
Shaped by our understanding and appreciation of Catholic education as a holistic process, Reach is the result of ongoing and extensive planning, collaboration and professional dialogue with our system leaders. It is underpinned by contemporary educational theory and a rigorous practice of continuous improvement.
‘The school must begin from the principle that its educational program is intentionally directed to the growth of the whole person.’ (The Catholic School n 55)
Reach will continue to grow and evolve as the system explores the implications of the HOW – that is, how we continually improve teacher-learning, teaching and student learning. Each year, we produce a summary of the priorities and strategies that are being implemented within Reach to give effect to the Strategic Intent.