Canterbury College’s 2024-2027 Strategic Direction

This week, we launched our new Strategic Direction 2024-2027.

This document charts an ambitious agenda as Canterbury moves towards its 40th Anniversary in 2027 and our 50th Anniversary in 2037.

Included in the Strategic Direction document is a reiteration of what makes Canterbury ‘Canterbury’ – our motto, vision, values and expectations of our students.

But within the 25 strategies, spread across 5 spheres, I hope that parents, carers and staff are able to appreciate that we are embarking on some large scale reforms and improvements to the quality of our educational product and our campus.

I am ambitious for our students and our College.

What we are doing in the school is beginning to be noticed by other schools in the sector across Australia.

The profile of our talented staff is lifting.

The breadth and development of our students across the four dimensions of a Canterbury education – Academics, Sport, The Arts, Service and Leadership — is also lifting.

The national awards and recognition that the College has received in the past five years is testament to the inspiring work occurring across all parts of our community.

We are responding in this document to some of the megatrends impacting education across the world — generative AI, deregulated school days and blended learning, phonics-based literacy, ‘big-data’, character development, sustainability and the changing world of university and work.

Strategies sit within this document which actively engage with these issues at a school level, as they will impact the experience of our students over the next decade.

Importantly, within each Sphere, we have also acknowledged that there is continuous improvement required in the operations of the College and we have been careful to capture these priorities as well.

As our Junior School nears its capacity, our Senior School does have room to grow in size.

This will happen naturally as larger numbers push through from our Year 6 cohorts every year.

But we have a generous campus footprint, thanks to the foresight of the founders and early board members at Canterbury.

It is therefore not difficult to adjust our buildings and offerings to a larger Senior School of about 1,000 students by the end of the decade.

Planning will commence in this Strategic Direction cycle for at least one new state-of-the-art building for our Senior School students which transforms and amplifies their educational experience.

The Strategic Direction 2024-27 document is available to view and download on our website BY CLICKING HERE.

As is always the case, if there are any strategies or priorities in this document that you would like to discuss with me personally, my door is always open for conversations.

Kind regards

Mr Dan Walker
College Principal