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College forms educational partnership with University of Melbourne

8 February 2018 | General Interest

The Cathedral College’s Success Coordinator Miss Rachele Belz will work with University Melbourne Network of School to analyse school data and implement world class teacher professional learning programs at the College.

The Cathedral College (TCC) and the nations’ brightest minds in education will put their heads together to work on strategies to improve student learning and enhance teachers’ capacity at the College.

The Cathedral College, a Catholic boarding college in the Diocese of Rockhampton is the only school in Queensland invited to join the University of Melbourne, Network of Schools (UMNOS) for 2018. 

The College has entered a three-year partnership with UMNOS which means the College will gain access to ground-breaking researchers, leading education theorists and collaborative networks to share and cross plant educational success stories based on evidence and world class research.

UNMOS is headed by the world renowned Melbourne Laureate, Professor John Hattie.   The University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education, are at the cutting edge of teaching and research, and are ranked number one in Australia for education and top five in the world  (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017).*

Laureate Professor John Hattie is a global leader.  His influential 2008 book Visible Learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement earnt international acclaim, believed to be the largest evidence based study into the factors that improve student learning.

TCC Principal, Rob Alexander said students at the college have the potential to improve their educational outcomes with this unparalleled, world class opportunity in teacher professional development at TCC.

“The focus for 2018 is improving reading across the curriculum, which will benefit all students in all subject areas,” he said.

“The College has appointed Miss Rachele Belz as the Success Coordinator to work with UMNOS to analyse school data and implement teacher professional learning programs.  The focus for 2018 is improving reading across the curriculum, he said.

Mr Alexander said the College was invited to join UMNOS for specific reasons.

“Our high enrolment and broad mix of students, willingness to collaborate and  academic success were key attributes of our application.

“Our College community is very excited about this educational partnership and the potential benefits that will flow to our students and staff,” he said.





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