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2021 Mid-Year Progress

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  • The College has developed a Personalised Learning Pathway (PLP) proforma that allows goals to reflect students' goals and the premier priority. All PLPs developed include at least one goal that reflects the Premier's priorities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

  • Mentoring programs for students in stage 4 and 5 that include culturally relevant activities with local agencies. 

  • Formation of the Junior Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (J/AECG) for students at Balmain and Leichhardt with support form the state AECG. Students nominated leaders and have represented the College at local meetings. 

  • Professional development opportunities for all staff have been developed to promote cultural understanding utiliising the expertise of our Regional Aboriginal Education Team and the AECG. 

  • College resources are undergoing review and at present programs are at full capacity. 

  • All campuses have begun to implement the College Learning Plan (CLP), engaging students in setting their own learning goals based on guided report reflection with an academic coach

  • All students who have participated in the CLP process have had their learning goals recorded in Sentral for end of year reflection and ongoing support

  • Students have an increased capacity to reflect on their own learning behaviours and with their academic coaches support, agreed strategies to make positive changes to improve their outcomes

  • Staff have further developed their understanding of the challenges facing the college student body and how students would like to be supported

  • After analysing the implementation of the CLP Sydney Secondary College school executive are better positioned to make plans to best support ongoing student growth into 2022

  • College has established direct links with the transition Coordinators and Principals of our 14 local Primary Schools. 

  • Have established a partnership with 7 local schools offering a science transition program run through the newly established "Wheely Good Education" Bus. 

  • Have established connections with 3 local primary schools for a sports coaching initiatives with Balmain and Leichhardt Stage 5 students. 

  • Two key transition opportunities offered to year 5 and 6 students. One on site visit to their respective junior campus and one cultural visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens as part of Bro and Sista Speak.

  • Planning has commenced for 3 other significant other opportunities in Semester 2. IMP & Wheely Good Education.

  • Creating community connections with Inner West Council. Royal Botanic Gardens and local AECG.