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Staff Development

Kadadjiny  

(pronounced ka-dawl-ji-nu)

Our approach to development of staff is a commitment to strengthening and enriching student learning through innovative teaching and learning methods.To build relationships between teachers across the curriculum and to provide the best support to learning programs. It is built on the Noongar word Kadadjiny - a process of listening, thinking and learning.


OUR MISSION

To promote a cycle of reflection and review in teaching and learning, student engagement, support, research and strategic partnerships through:

Inquiry - Identifying and investigating current issues and asking questions about best practice.
Advocacy - Providing administrative, strategic and collegial support for teachers.
Inspiring Development - Inviting and welcoming staff to innovate their practices, participate in research and share new knowledge with their peers, while generating and supporting opportunities for staff to showcase findings and receive recognition for their innovations and contributions to inquiry.
Partnerships - Supporting staff to make links with other schools, universities, corporations and industry in order to build student and staff awareness and capability.


CURRENT PROGRAMS

Teachers are able to build their teaching practices by completing courses within identified needs areas. They are able to work through a 3level competency framework to measure their progress.

To build global understanding within our students, teacher Jacqui Edwards has introduced the UN Global Citizenship & Sustainability program for Year 10 students.

Entrepreneurship is an important skill for all students.  Teacher Tamara Murphy, has formed a partnership with Adelaide University to run their Entrepreneurship and Innovation program.

WA EdTech start-up Cognetic Technologies has developed VORTALS, a creation platform that allows students to design, create and publish immersive education projects while developing critical future skills. Teacher, Hui Bin Loh is developing a program around Vortals for interested students to build their STEM capability.