Circular Head Christian School - case study
Circular Head Christian School Case Study
Ara Popowski– Principal, Circular Head Christian School: Building a culture of high expectations really, to me, has to be modelled from the leadership group. I have high expectations of myself and I think I need to be continuously learning, and so that's something that I think is really important.
Jono Arnold – Deputy Principal, Circular Head Christian School: We do encourage our teachers to continue to strive to become the best educator that they can.
Sam Holmes – Acting Head of College, Circular Head Christian School: In order to create a good culture, for teaching and for learning, you’ve got to have high expectations of your students, they’re all capable of making good progress. The key element for me is rapport, you run your department kind of like you run your classroom and hopefully you build a good culture in both.
Jono Arnold – Deputy Principal, Circular Head Christian School: We really see our role as educators as in partnership with parents. We want to continue to help shape and form the students from pre-kinder all the way through to year 12.
Laine Tuxworth – Head of College, Circular Head Christian School: I send out a weekly email to all the families, so our family community know what the kids are doing because often college kids don’t go home and tell mum and dad.
Jono Arnold – Deputy Principal, Circular Head Christian School: We've got challenges with regard to our remote location but, you know, sometimes the best professional learning is next door, in the next classroom. And so, we really encourage our teachers to work collaboratively, learn from each other, learn with each other. I find great joy in actually going into classrooms and to just observe teacher practice.
Ara Popowski– Principal, Circular Head Christian School: As learning support coordinator it just adds another complexity to my role because I'm working quite closely with teachers, identifying students that need further support, referring on to specialists, liaising with those specialists and getting those reports back and recommendations, which we're always really hungry for.
Jono Arnold – Deputy Principal, Circular Head Christian School: We really like to, to partner with our different organisations within our community. It allows our students to see the broader picture of education and why education is valuable.
Ara Popowski– Principal, Circular Head Christian School: We want the same goals for our students in this area and we're trying to work together so that we can have, I guess, a better future for all of our students.