Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School is committed to the continuous improvement. Through the School Improvement Framework, ongoing monitoring and evaluation of student outcomes ensures continuous school improvement reflecting upon questions such as:
How will we know whether we have achieved what we want?
The School Improvement Plan identifies the strategic planning for the next four years, expressed through goals and intended outcomes with clearly identified targets.
The Annual Action Plan specifies intended outcomes, targets, key improvement strategies and responsibilities that the school identifies and addresses each year in working towards achievement of the longer-term goals outlined in the school improvement plan.
Each year parents, staff and students complete the School Improvement Surveys which are designed to support schools in monitoring their achievement of goals and intended outcomes in their School Improvement Plan and Annual Action Plans.
Every four years the school undertakes an External School Review providing a critique of the school's achievements and recommendations to be considered in the formation of the new School Improvement Plan.
The Annual Report to the Community is a brief report to inform the school and wider community of the School Improvement Plan and the school's progress in addressing the articulated goals and intended outcomes.
Each year, all Victorian Schools are required to publish an Annual Report to the School Community (ARSC). The purpose of the ARSC is to inform parents and the wider school community of the school's successes, activities and achievements throughout the year, and to meet legislative and regulatory requirements under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic), the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017 and the Australian Education Act 2013 (Cth) and Australian Education Regulations 2013 (Cth). The ARSC is also a mechanism where Principals attest that the school has been compliant with all accountability requirements set out in the above legislation and regulations.