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24 March 2017

posted 23 Mar 2017, 17:01 by Carolyn Brett   [ updated 23 Mar 2017, 17:09 ]
Every year in March the school sends its Charter to the Ministry of Education. This comprises of the Vision, Values, Context, Strategic Goals, Annual Goals.... National Standards Data, National Standards Targets.......and so forth. It's a rather large tome this year comprising of almost 100 pages and has taken many, many hours of thinking and collating and analysing and planning to get it to the final stage. 

The bigger picture goals with key actions can be found below. 

Strategic Goals and Key Actions 2015-2018

More can be found on the website.

We know we are there when we can:

  • the variety of ways the school and community interact
  • dynamic teaching and learning programmes
  • key competencies in action
  • excitement in the classroom and students supporting each other
  • parents understanding their child’s learning and achievement and how to best support them
  • a seamless transition through the school
  • a vibrant and welcoming environment
  • achievement being celebrated
  • a sense of guardianship by the community

Now, as staff and board members, we are closer to this document but I'm hoping that these words on a page resonate with you and yours and seem something like the school you belong to - our Strategic Goals can't be like a tumbleweed!

Definition: a plant that breaks away from its roots in the autumn and is driven about by the wind as a light rolling mass.

No thanks!!

We are wishing our teachers, children and camp parents a fabulous few days next week. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings, the birdsong ...........the calm?!! Remember, if all else fails "Which character strength would be important to call on right now?!"

It will be a wonderful experience and thanks in advance teachers and parents for the commitment. Sleep well.