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Full School Review

23/06/2017
SIU Heirarchy
​Nine domains of School Improvement
Every four years each state school in Queensland has a full school review. The review is led by the DET School improvement Unit (SIU) and is a rigorous process assessing school progress against nine national standards. I have so far explained six of these in our 2017 newsletters. 
Our review took place on June 5-7 this year and involved a lead reviewer from the SIU, and peer reviewer (another state school principal) and an external reviewer.  The reviewers interviewed almost every teacher, ten teacher aides, 20 parents, 30 students, office staff, the tuckshop convenor, the chaplain, the guidance officer, three P&C representatives, neighbouring principals, the local councillor, and the Assistant Regional Director. The reviewers read all of our key documents and our improvement agenda.
After such rigour, I am pleased to announce that our school’s review was highly positive and validated our strong culture of belief that every student can succeed. Particular praise was reserved for our highly inclusive nature, powerfully positive interactions with parents and community, expert teaching staff, and optimism within staff, parents and students.
The review provided us with several recommendations that will guide our development over the next four years. Please find the Executive Summary here and read it for yourself.