Hong Kong principals get lessons from local schools
IMPRESSED: Phillip Scollard from Domremy College Five Dock points to students' art work for Hong Kong Principals, (l to r) Mary Chan, May Chan and Peter Yu.
By TED MYERS
A VISIT to Sydney by 27 principals of Hong Kong Catholic schools was a resounding success judging by comments made in a final feedback session at the Sydney Catholic Education Office (CEO) recently.
The principals were on a week-long learning tour of selected Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney to see strategic planning in action in a school setting.
Br Kelvin Canavan, executive director of schools for the archdiocese of Sydney, said that a recent government directive means all schools in Hong Kong will need to develop a three-year strategic plan, involving annual planning and appropriate reporting to parents.
“The model they have adopted is very similar to the one that has been operating in Sydney Catholic schools since the early 1990s, so this was a opportunity for the principals to see how the planning process has bedded down.
“The visit involved briefing sessions on strategic planning and religious education programs in the CEO as well as visits to a number of schools,” said Br Kelvin.
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