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1708 Strategic Plan Progress Report - 3 August 2017

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3 August 2017

Strategic Plan Progress Report


2017 Plan

Progress Report  - 1 June 2017

Progress Report - 3 August 2017

Foster te reo me nga tikanga

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

  • Te Aho Arataki Marau ki te Kura Aoraki is used across the school

  • BOT report – Te Reo Maori / Learning Languages

  • Schoolwide Karakia / Himene daily

  • Using staff as experts

  • Sharing of Staff pepeha

  • Lots of practises can be linked to Ka Hikitia and the Te Aho particularly in Te Korowai o te Aroha

  • Board reports are completed after consultation with teachers

  • Teachers share pepeha when doing class letters at the beginning of the year

  • Experts are used as needed

  • Lots of practices can be linked to Ka Hikitia and the Te Aho particularly in Te Korowai o te Aroha.

  • Board reports are completed after consultation with teachers

  • Karakia/himene practices continue daily

  • Kapahaka available to all children in all Syndicates using expert staff to manage and teach

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

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

  • Continue EOTC budget so that classes can visit places of interest

  • Continue to be involved in Triathlon events, camps

  • ICT programmes will be sourced for reading, writing and numeracy.

  • Clubs such as gardening club, kapa haka, unicycling, music club and choir will be run

  • Walkthroughs will identify areas where teachers can make their programmes more exciting

  • Opportunity for sharing of exciting programmes to encourage others to replicate or trial

  • Some teachers still implementing aspects of the Reggio Philosophy in classes.

  • Small group teaching is still the focus in most classes with other children working on engaging hands on learning activities while not with the teacher

  • Juniors looking at play based classrooms for learning in order to engage children

  • EOTC budget is being utilised to support classroom programmes

  • Flexible to make use of opportunities as they arise

  • Triathlon was attended again

  • Term 1 Marae stay happened

  • Room 12’s Garden to table programme

  • SPLORE, Discovery, developmental programmes

  • Special Rights programmes are adapted and responsive to the needs of individual children.

  • Special rights attend regular RDA lessons throughout the year.

  • Using the environment to create opportunities for children to learn about eg rongoa

  • Some teachers still implementing aspects of the Reggio Philosophy in classes.

  • Small group teaching is still the focus in most classes with other children working on engaging hands on learning activities while not with the teacher

  • Juniors run based classrooms for learning in order to engage children

  • ICT is used appropriately to stimulate and engage children


  • EOTC budget is being utilised to support classroom programmes and is flexible allowing for opportunities as they arise

  • Triathlon was attended again

  • Term 1 Marae stay happened. Dairy farm visit for some Junior classes

  • Room 12’s Garden to table programme

  • SPLORE, Discovery, developmental programmes

  • Special Rights programmes are adapted and responsive to the needs of individual children.

  • Special rights attend regular RDA lessons throughout the year.

  • Using the environment to create opportunities for children to learn about eg rongoa

  • Continually seeking opportunities for Sport/pe/art and music to occur and when possibly including in Literacy/Numeracy programmes

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

  • Regular use occurring

  • Increased use with more equipment in some rooms

  • ICT opportunities and resources shared, available and used in all rooms

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

  • Staff member given the responsibility of funding applications expected to result in extra income to be spent on resources

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

  • $1000 funding received for Environmental activities

  • Budget is more than adequate to support programmes

  • More Teacher Aide time organised as the year has progressed to ensure needs of  all children are better met

Ensure quality professional development is provided to support needs

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

  • PD identified through walkthroughs 2016 goals, nation-wide initiatives and appraisal meetings.

  • PD happens as a result of our school goals

  • Syndicates from time to time look outside this to provide special pd

  • PD continues to happen as per school goals

  • Other pd as it arises may be accessed also depending on individual staff needs and interests

  • PD for support staff is organised as regularly as possible

Foster the partnership between the school and the wider community

  • Gala Day

  • Whanau Hui

  • Kaikohe Business Association

  • Ukulele lessons

  • Dance lessons

  • Takiwa Hui

  • Rotary

  • School Garden

  • Northtec

  • Facebook page

  • New World

  • Parent involvement encouraged around:

    • Sports

    • Class support

    • Camps

    • Fund raising

    • Whanau Survey

    • Reading Together

    • Clubs programme

  • All continued

  • As per 1st June

  • In addition children who are in target groups for All or Alim have either or both a phone call or letter home sharing the work their child will be involved in.

  • Newsletter is regular and weekly and includes items of interest to whanau and informative detail

  • Facebook page and free phone cell phone number are regularly used/visited by whanau

  • Ukulele lessons had to stop due to sickness of the tutor

  • Dance lessons for a group of seniors will start this term.

  • Senior Syndicate Passion Projects in Term 4 will hopefully encourage whanau to be involved.