It has been a pleasure to work with Fathers Kevin and Peter, students and staff to create our online Class of 2021 Graduation Liturgy and Ceremony. This significant celebration will focus both on gratitude and the way these students have lived our College Theme Be Possibility. We are fortunate to be able to mark this rite of passage as a College community and wish these students well as they head into their examination period. I encourage all members of this remarkable cohort to contemplate all that they are grateful for as they conclude their formal Siena experience.
A target in our Annual Action Plan is that data is used to inform policies, pedagogies and practices at Siena – MACSSIS provides an opportunity to gather and engage with such data.
These are a low-impact high-return set of tools for creating, collecting, analysing, interpreting and using data to inform school improvement. MACSSIS produces perception data which tells us what different groups in our community think and feel about their learning environment. All students in Years 7 to 12 will complete MACSSIS online between this week and 28 October, along with all staff and a number of Siena families. As Dominicans, we are always drawn to the places of greatest potential - thank you for your partnership with us in sustaining and growing our culture of continuous school improvement.