Reach - Parramatta Catholic Education Framework
What is Reach?
Reach expresses our understanding of quality Catholic schooling and the system’s strategic intent in the Diocese of Parramatta which is:
- Improving the learning outcomes for all students
- Promoting a professional and rewarding working life for teachers
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.
Read the full Reach Introduction document