Above: St Fancis Xavier, Beaconsfield website pays testimorny to those who have made a signficant contribution to the College since its inception - including former principals.
As part of the current Data Project, CaSPA has visited a large number of your school websites to help fill in gaps about the career and service hisotry of CaSPA Principals.
On the one hand it was great to read about the high value and exciting things being undertaken in CaSPA schools today and also to be get a sense of your strategic directions for the future.
On the other hand only around 25% of websites had any reference to the history of the school and most of these related to the foundation times of the College.
Furthermore only a handful had a summary of key milestones in the College history up until the current times. These sites had a chronology that included significant building projects, establishment of a new campus, national awards - and the appointment dates of principals past and present. An excllent example of this was found on the Cathedral College Rockhampton website:
While there may be a view, that such listings could be seen as unduly promoting the role of principal, the fact remains that those in leadership ultimately shape the destiny of schools and it is only fitting that their [your] contirubtion is recognised publicly.
If you visit the foyers of schools around the country, you will often see a "gallery" of photos of past principals indicating their years of service, perhaps it is timely to replicate this recognition in our portals to the broader coummunity - the College Website
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