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1508 Strategic Plan Progress Report - 5 August 2015

5 August 2015

Strategic Plan Progress Report

Strategies 2015-2017


2015

May 2015 Progress

August 2015 Progress

Foster te reo me nga tikanga

  • Philosophy  of Ka Hikitia becomes integral to the school culture.

  • Te Aho Arataki Marau ki te Kura Aoraki used in bilingual classes

  • Staff meeting opportunity

  • BOT report – Te Reo Maori / Learning Languages

  • Schoolwide Karakia / Himene daily

  • Using staff as experts

  • Staff pd - Te Ara Reo Maori and Te Ataarangi

  • Sharing of Staff pepeha

  • Need to do more work on Ka Hikitia document

  • Few staff meeting opportunities

  • BOT reports have occurred and indicate some teachers are making an effort to include Te Reo Maori and tikanga in their classroom programmes, others need to do so.

  • Schoolwide Karakia  and himene are happening

  • Interested staff are activating expert help

  • Te Atarangi has been offered locally but not taken up by staff, would be a great pd opportunity for 2016 perhaps

  • Staff have pepeha and most have been shared on class letters

  • Most teachers are continuing with their own individual learning journey in Te Reo Maori

  • This may include, talking with others and gaining support from current school staff, Resource Teacher Maori has worked with Lydia

  • School wide Karakia/himene continue

  • Senior School kapahaka occurs regularly

  • Club Te Ao Maori is running for Term 3

  • Deliver the curriculum through stimulating, challenging, learner focused and enjoyable programmes

    • The theme of school programmes will be revised.

    • The inquiry / child-centred approach will become an integral part of teaching programmes

    • Continue to seek, investigate and develop ideas and programmes gained from Reggio Emilio professional development opportunities

    • Big Ideas are discussed at staff meetings to allow teachers to follow children’s interests

    • The Literacy PLD is developing the inquiry cycle and is transferable to all curriculum areas, we are also focussing and re focussing on a child centred approach and trying to remember that often a child has a direction of learning/writing that we as teachers need to encourage

    • The momentum and ideas we gathered from the Reggio approach may have lapsed slightly in a few classrooms, we may need to revisit this as a staff

    • Big Ideas continue but teachers are flexible enough to change the path of learning dependent of children’s interests etc

    • The Big Idea for Term 3 is around Hauora

    • We are looking at the possible implementation of chromebooks for Year 4-6 as another possible stimulated, learner focussed, enjoyable programme for children

    • A few classrooms continue to use stations as  a means to offering choice and directed learning

    • Syndicates for this Term will be asked to do a “”Reggio” so what? now what?

    Increased use of Information Communication Technology

    • The school will keep up to date with developments in ICT as our budget allows.

    • Effective, appropriate resources will be purchased to support all classroom programmes

    • SNUP will be complete

    • SNUP is complete

    • Resources are purchased generally once they have been trialled and or recommended by others

    • We will need to consider how ICT is increased with a view to the MOE notification re by 2017 all testing for Year 9 students will be completed online and on a device

    • Use of chromebooks and belonging the a local school cluster will be explored in Terms 3 and 4

    • All classes use their ICT equipment to enhance and support classroom pgrogrammes.


    Ensure the school is staffed and resourced to achieve student’s academic potential

    • Principal will seek funding applications expected to result in extra income to be spent on resources

    • Budget of approx $70k is used for curriculum purchases.

    • We have accessed a lot of extra funding to support vulnerable and needy children, most of this funding is spent on employing Teacher Aides to support these children in their classrooms

    • Our staff work very hard to enhance and achieve each child’s academic potential

    • We are continually reflecting and refining what we do in order to support and achieve academic potential of all.

    • Staffing and resourcing continues to develop as required and appropriate

    • For all classes there are the odd behavioural challenge or attendance challenge that some times can deflect and lessen a student’s ability to achieve their academic potential

    Ensure quality professional development is provided to support needs

    • Sufficient budgeted for teaching staff development and support staff development.

    • PD identified through walkthroughs/ practice analysis, 2014 school goals, nation-wide initiatives and appraisal meetings.

    • Recent visits to Christchurch confirmed the great work that has begun and is developing in many rooms

    • The majority of PLD this year is related to Writing as per our goal

    • The PLD is ensuring that our sustainability and capacity is being enhanced.

    • Writing pld continues with regular meeting with Vera Unka from Auckland University to support and refine our Literacy practise.

    Foster the partnership between the school and the wider community

    • Whanau Hui

    • Kaikohe Business Association

    • Takiwa Hui

    • Rotary

    • School garden

    • Northtec

    • Facebook page

    • New World

    • Parent involvement encouraged around:

      • Sports

      • Class support

      • Camps

      • Fundraising

      • Whanau Survey

      • Reading Together

      • Term 2 Clubs programme

    • The draft graduate profile has given whanau the opportunity to provide us with important feedback

    • The regularity of our school newsletter continues to keep our whanau well informed

    • We continue to support local business and the local community as often and appropriately as possible

    • Our school facebook page is regularly updated and “liked” by many

    • The Term 3 clubs programme will provide another opportunity for whanau to be involved in our classroom programmes

    • We have recently secured a new Rugby League coach, we continue to have great support from and by whanau with Hockey and Netball.

    • We are lucky enough to have continued Player of the Day support from Kaikohe McDonalds

    • We had a most successful Senior Camp at the end of Term 1 with possible a record turnout of whanau

    • Reading together may be a Term 3 or 4 venture, it hasn’t had the success as yet we had hoped for

    • The Graduate Profile has been confirmed after consultation with whanau

    • The regularity of our school newsletter continues to keep our whanau well informed

    • We continue to support local business and the local community as often and appropriately as possible, the garden project will continue at New World this term

    • Our school facebook page is regularly updated and “liked” by many

    • The Term 3 clubs programme will provide another opportunity for whanau to be involved in our classroom programmes

    • We have recently secured a new Rugby League coach, we continue to have great support from and by whanau with Hockey and Netball.

    • We are lucky enough to have continued Player of the Day support from Kaikohe McDonalds

    • The Literacy Team will consider Reading together for Term 3 and or 4


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