(February, 1998, to guide
1. The CCP must remain
true to its genesis as a recommendation of the 1996 ĎGlen Waverley Middle
Years Project Teamí which considered
the interest, relevance, engagement,
involvement and satisfaction of the Middle School educational experience
within the context of the studentsí individual needs, the continuance of
pastoral care and the growing influence of technology. (Italics
are a paraphrase of the Teamís charter.)
2. It must remain true
to its current "Focus" and "Objectives". Changes to these must not
be made without very careful and thoughtful discussion.
3. It must remain founded
on curriculum and must arise from integrated decisions made by Heads of
Faculties and their staff.
4. It must be one part
of a total Middle School Curriculum, not a separate venture.
5. Studentsí self-confidence
and self-esteem, arising from (a) the proven trust given to them and (b)
the easy and welcoming accessibility of resources in the CBD --
which in 1997 led to high motivation ("I want to do it and I can do it!!")
amongst the great majority of students -- must be nurtured.
6. Online delivery
-- which in 1997 provided crucial, aall-inclusive information widely,
easily, quickly, cheaply, attractively, currently and simultaneously to
all those with an interest in the CCP -- must be retained.
7. Either the current
location, with its elevation, aspect, services, neighbours and locale,
or one very similar must be assured.
8. The active relationship
with Monash University must be retained.
9. The bias of the CCP
must be to spend less money constantly, rather than more. This is
not an economic imperative. Rather, it ensures ingenuity, flexibility,
mobility and extroversion. It forces teachers and students out of
the classroom with walls.
of the CCP must not occur.