Newlands Intermediate School School Charter and Strategic Plan 2018 2021 - Principal's endorsement Board of Trustees' endorsement Submission ...

 
Newlands Intermediate School School Charter and Strategic Plan 2018 2021 - Principal's endorsement Board of Trustees' endorsement Submission ...
 
                                  	
  
                                  Newlands	
  Intermediate	
  School	
  
                                 School	
  Charter	
  and	
  Strategic	
  Plan	
  
                                              2018	
  –	
  2021	
  
                                                       	
  
Principal’s	
  endorsement	
  
Board	
  of	
  Trustees’	
  endorsement	
  
Submission	
  Date	
  to	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Education	
  
 
	
  
Mission	
               To	
  create	
  a	
  place	
  of	
  learning	
  that	
  meets	
  the	
  needs	
  of	
  our	
  students	
  and	
  reflects	
  the	
  aspirations	
  of	
  our	
  
Statement	
             community.	
  
	
  
Vision	
                                                    Newlands	
  Intermediate	
  is	
  a	
  place	
  to	
  stand	
  tall	
  –	
  tūrangawaewae	
  
	
                      Together	
  we	
  build	
  resilience	
  and	
  integrity;	
  value	
  diversity	
  and	
  heritage;	
  celebrate	
  growth	
  and	
  effort;	
  show	
  
                        compassion	
  and	
  care;	
  learn	
  in,	
  with	
  and	
  from	
  our	
  community;	
  to	
  create	
  citizens	
  that	
  contribute	
  positively	
  to	
  
                        the	
  world.	
  
Values	
                At	
  Newlands	
  Intermediate	
  School	
  we	
  want	
  our	
  students	
  to	
  be	
  constantly	
  pursuing	
  excellence	
  in	
  everything	
  
	
                      they	
  do.	
  They	
  will	
  value;	
  integrity;	
  personal	
  responsibility;	
  diversity;	
  lifelong	
  learning;	
  creative	
  and	
  
                        innovative	
  thinking;	
  positive	
  relationships;	
  collective	
  achievement.	
  
                        	
  
Māori	
                 The	
   staff	
   and	
   board	
   of	
   Newlands	
   Intermediate	
   in	
   acknowledging	
   the	
   Treaty	
   of	
   Waitangi	
   and	
   its	
   unique	
  
dimensions	
  and	
     position	
  in	
  our	
  society,	
  strive	
  to	
  create	
  a	
  sense	
  of	
  partnership	
  in	
  our	
  learning	
  community.	
  All	
  teaching	
  staff	
  
                        and	
  students	
  work	
  hard	
  to	
  develop	
  their	
  understanding	
  in	
  Tikanga	
  Māori	
  (Māori	
  culture)	
  and	
  Te	
  Reo	
  Māori	
  
Cultural	
  
                        (the	
  Māori	
  language)	
  by	
  learning	
  together.	
  
diversity	
             	
  
                        When	
   developing	
   policies	
   and	
   practices	
   for	
   Newlands	
   Intermediate	
   School	
   every	
   endeavour	
   is	
   made	
   to	
  
                        reflect	
  New	
  Zealand	
  cultural	
  diversity	
  and	
  the	
  unique	
  position	
  of	
  Māori.	
  
                        	
  
                        Achievement	
   data	
   for	
   Māori	
   students	
   is	
   used	
   to	
   identify	
   all	
   Māori	
   students	
   who	
   need	
   support	
   with	
   their	
  
                        learning,	
  providing	
  them	
  with	
  extra	
  help	
  through	
  additional	
  programmes	
  and	
  resources	
  to	
  ensure	
  they	
  are	
  
                        given	
  opportunities	
  to	
  achieve	
  as	
  Māori.	
  
                        	
  
                        Instruction	
   in	
   Tikanga	
   Māori	
   and	
   Te	
   Reo	
   Māori	
   is	
   compulsory	
   for	
   all	
   students.	
   Staff	
   are	
   also	
   given	
  
                        opportunities	
   to	
   develop	
   their	
   personal	
   knowledge	
   and	
   skills	
   in	
   these	
   areas	
   at	
   Newlands	
   Intermediate	
  
                        School.	
  	
  
                        Extension	
   and	
   leadership	
   opportunities	
   are	
   provided	
   through	
   our	
   school-­‐wide	
   cultural	
   activities	
   that	
   are	
  
                        integrated	
  within	
  our	
  curriculum.	
  Marae	
  visits	
  are	
  a	
  bi-­‐annual	
  occurrence.	
  
                        	
  
                        Māori	
   parents	
   are	
   consulted	
   via	
   normal	
   school	
   procedures	
   such	
   as	
   parent	
   interviews,	
   community	
   surveys	
  
                        and	
  parent	
  curriculum	
  nights.	
  Specifically	
  a	
  Māori	
  parent	
  hui	
  is	
  held	
  twice	
  a	
  year.	
  	
  
                        	
  
	
  
School	
  Context	
  
                                                                            	
  
Students’	
  Learning	
     While	
  much	
  of	
  our	
  2017	
  achievement	
  data	
  was	
  based	
  on	
  National	
  Standards	
  we	
  were	
  able	
  to	
  
	
                          access	
  2017	
  achievement	
  data	
  based	
  on	
  stanines	
  and	
  curriculum	
  levels.	
  Overall	
  across	
  3	
  
                            curriculum	
  areas	
  our	
  data	
  showed:	
  
                            	
  
                            Reading	
  Our	
  assessment	
  tools	
  in	
  2017	
  were	
  E-­‐AsTTle	
  reading,	
  STAR,	
  and	
  PROBE	
  running	
  records	
  
                            and	
  Sharp	
  Reading	
  as	
  required.	
  	
  
                            At	
  the	
  end	
  of	
  2017	
  year	
  8	
  STAR	
  data	
  showed	
  58.5%	
  achieved	
  at	
  stanine	
  7,	
  8	
  and	
  9;	
  38.5%	
  at	
  
                            stanine	
  4,	
  5	
  and	
  6;	
  3%	
  at	
  stanines	
  1,	
  2	
  or	
  3.	
  
                            At	
  the	
  end	
  of	
  2017	
  year	
  7	
  STAR	
  data	
  showed	
  58.7%	
  achieved	
  at	
  stanine	
  7,	
  8,	
  and	
  9;	
  36%	
  at	
  stanine	
  
                            4,	
  5	
  and	
  6;	
  5.3%	
  at	
  stanines	
  1,	
  2	
  and	
  3.	
  
                            Year	
  8	
  students	
  E-­‐AsTTle	
  results	
  as	
  at	
  November	
  2017	
  showed	
  88%	
  achieving	
  at	
  or	
  above	
  level	
  
                            4P.	
  
                            Year	
  7	
  students	
  E-­‐AsTTle	
  results	
  as	
  at	
  November	
  2017	
  showed	
  90%	
  achieving	
  at	
  or	
  above	
  level	
  
                            4B.	
  
                            	
  
                            Writing	
  We	
  used	
  the	
  AsTTle	
  writing	
  rubric	
  to	
  moderate	
  writing	
  samples	
  and	
  determine	
  curriculum	
  
                            levels	
  and	
  learning	
  progressions.	
  
                            As	
  at	
  the	
  end	
  of	
  2017	
  year	
  8	
  results	
  show	
  that	
  71%	
  achieved	
  at	
  or	
  above	
  level	
  4P.	
  
                            As	
  at	
  the	
  end	
  of	
  2017	
  year	
  7	
  results	
  show	
  that	
  66%	
  achieved	
  at	
  or	
  above	
  level	
  4B.	
  
                            	
  
                            Mathematics	
  
                            We	
  used	
  maths	
  PAT	
  tests	
  to	
  assess	
  achievement	
  in	
  mathematics.	
  Individual	
  test	
  levels	
  were	
  
                            assigned	
  to	
  assess	
  each	
  student’s	
  capability	
  in	
  a	
  measured	
  and	
  appropriate	
  way.	
  
                            Year	
  8	
  data	
  showed	
  32%	
  at	
  stanine	
  7,	
  8	
  and	
  9;	
  53%	
  at	
  stanine	
  4,	
  5	
  and	
  6;	
  and	
  15%	
  at	
  stanine	
  1,	
  2	
  
                            and	
  3.	
  
                            Year	
  7	
  data	
  showed	
  39%	
  at	
  stanine	
  7,	
  8	
  and	
  9;	
  42%	
  at	
  stanine	
  4,	
  5	
  and	
  6;	
  19%	
  at	
  stanine	
  1,	
  2	
  and	
  
                            3.	
  
                            	
  
                            	
  
Māori	
  and	
  Pasifika	
  Achievement	
  
Note	
  –	
  20	
  year	
  8	
  Maori	
  /	
  30	
  year	
  7	
  Maori	
  /	
  10	
  year	
  8	
  Pasifika	
  /	
  14	
  year	
  7	
  Pasifika	
  
	
  	
  
Maori	
  Literacy	
  
Star	
  testing	
  of	
  our	
  year	
  8	
  Maori	
  students	
  in	
  November	
  2017	
  showed	
  no	
  students	
  below	
  stanine	
  4	
  
and	
  only	
  3%	
  of	
  year	
  7	
  Maori	
  students	
  below	
  stanine	
  4.	
  
Pasifika	
  Literacy	
  
Star	
  testing	
  of	
  our	
  year	
  8	
  Pasifika	
  students	
  in	
  November	
  2017	
  showed	
  9%	
  achieving	
  below	
  stanine	
  
4	
  and	
  no	
  year	
  7	
  Pasifika	
  students	
  below	
  stanine	
  4.	
  
	
  
Maori	
  Maths	
  
Maths	
  PAT	
  testing	
  in	
  November	
  2017	
  showed	
  70%	
  of	
  year	
  8	
  Maori	
  achieving	
  above	
  stanine	
  4	
  and	
  
80%	
  of	
  year	
  7	
  Maori.	
  
Pasifika	
  Maths	
  
Maths	
  PAT	
  testing	
  in	
  November	
  2017	
  showed	
  50%	
  of	
  year	
  8	
  Pasifika	
  achieving	
  above	
  stanine	
  4	
  
and	
  67%	
  of	
  year	
  7	
  Pasifika.	
  
	
  
	
  
Student	
  Engagement	
                              Students	
  at	
  Newlands	
  Intermediate	
  School	
  are	
  enthusiastic	
  participants	
  in	
  their	
  own	
  learning.	
  
	
                                                   Attendance	
  levels	
  are	
  at	
  a	
  consistent	
  96%	
  throughout	
  the	
  year	
  and	
  the	
  truancy	
  officer	
  has	
  not	
  be	
  
                                                     called	
  in	
  5	
  years.	
  
                                                     Students	
  are	
  surveyed	
  regularly	
  to	
  determine	
  engagement	
  levels	
  and	
  to	
  give	
  them	
  a	
  voice	
  in	
  the	
  
                                                     directions	
  teaching	
  and	
  learning	
  take	
  at	
  our	
  school.	
  Our	
  survey	
  results	
  consistently	
  show	
  that	
  
                                                     most	
  students	
  enjoy	
  school	
  and	
  feel	
  safe.	
  The	
  biggest	
  concern	
  students	
  have	
  is	
  the	
  way	
  they	
  
                                                     speak	
  to	
  each	
  other	
  and	
  few	
  identified	
  bullying	
  as	
  a	
  concern	
  for	
  them	
  at	
  our	
  school.	
  
                                                     Each	
  student	
  writes	
  a	
  report	
  comment	
  each	
  year	
  identifying	
  their	
  successes	
  and	
  challenges	
  which	
  
                                                     gives	
  us	
  clear	
  student	
  voice.	
  The	
  student	
  council	
  meet	
  4	
  times	
  each	
  term	
  and	
  gives	
  feedback	
  on	
  
                                                     student	
  engagement	
  also.	
  
                                                     	
  
School	
  Organisation	
  and	
  Structures	
        Newlands	
  Intermediate	
  takes	
  pride	
  in	
  its	
  modern	
  learning	
  environment.	
  There	
  are	
  open	
  and	
  
	
                                                   flexible	
  learning	
  spaces	
  that	
  promote	
  shared	
  and	
  collaborative	
  teaching	
  and	
  learning.	
  The	
  school	
  
                                                     grounds	
  include	
  a	
  large	
  artificial	
  turf,	
  an	
  expansive	
  grass	
  field	
  and	
  various	
  court	
  areas.	
  The	
  roll	
  
                                                     growth	
  has	
  placed	
  extra	
  demands	
  on	
  all	
  facilities	
  at	
  the	
  school	
  this	
  year.	
  
                                                     Newlands	
  Intermediate	
  works	
  hard	
  to	
  provide	
  a	
  safe	
  and	
  healthy	
  environment	
  for	
  all	
  members	
  of	
  
                                                     our	
  learning	
  community.	
  	
  
                                                     Health	
  education	
  at	
  our	
  school	
  includes	
  Sunsmart,	
  Healthy	
  Eating,	
  Puberty,	
  Bullying	
  Programmes,	
  
                                                     Attitude	
  and	
  Life	
  Education,	
  Outdoor	
  Education	
  and	
  Fitness.	
  
                                                     Students	
  are	
  encouraged	
  to	
  be	
  physically	
  active	
  and	
  take	
  risks	
  within	
  a	
  safe	
  and	
  supervised	
  
                                                     environment.	
  All	
  injuries	
  and	
  illnesses	
  are	
  recorded	
  and	
  serious	
  incidents	
  are	
  reported	
  to	
  the	
  
                                                     Department	
  of	
  Labour	
  and	
  the	
  BOT.	
  
                                                     We	
  have	
  an	
  OSH	
  officer	
  who	
  collects	
  information	
  from	
  all	
  staff	
  about	
  hazards	
  and	
  safety	
  around	
  
                                                     the	
  school.	
  These	
  are	
  then	
  inspected	
  and	
  repaired	
  or	
  replaced	
  as	
  required.	
  
                                                     	
  
Review	
  of	
  Charter	
  and	
  Consultation	
     The	
  School	
  Charter	
  is	
  reviewed	
  at	
  the	
  start	
  of	
  each	
  year	
  by	
  the	
  board	
  and	
  the	
  community	
  is	
  
	
                                                   invited	
  to	
  read	
  the	
  charter	
  documentation	
  and	
  share	
  their	
  views	
  with	
  the	
  leadership	
  and	
  
                                                     governance	
  teams	
  at	
  the	
  school.	
  The	
  charter	
  is	
  available	
  on	
  our	
  website	
  at	
  all	
  times.	
  
                                                     The	
  board	
  takes	
  an	
  active	
  interest	
  in	
  the	
  outcomes	
  of	
  our	
  focus	
  students	
  –	
  Māori,	
  Pasifika,	
  Special	
  
                                                     Needs	
  and	
  priority	
  learners.	
  Reporting	
  to	
  the	
  board	
  on	
  the	
  engagement	
  and	
  achievement	
  levels	
  of	
  
                                                     these	
  groups	
  is	
  ongoing	
  throughout	
  the	
  year	
  with	
  particular	
  emphasis	
  on	
  the	
  start	
  and	
  end	
  of	
  year	
  
                                                     data.	
  
                                                     	
  
	
  
Strategic	
  Goals	
  
                                                                                                         	
  
                                     Strategic	
  Goals	
                                                                                 Core	
  Strategies	
  for	
  Achieving	
  Goals	
  
                                                                                                                                                           2018	
  -­‐	
  2021	
  
Students’	
  Learning	
            Raise	
  the	
  achievement	
  levels	
  of	
  our	
  priority	
             Review	
  of	
  “Realising	
  Māori	
  Potential”	
  document	
  across	
  the	
  school	
  
	
                                 learners	
  –	
  Māori,	
  Pasifika	
  and	
  Special	
  Needs	
             community.	
  This	
  document	
  needs	
  to	
  be	
  rewritten	
  this	
  year	
  to	
  
                                   students.	
                                                                  reflect	
  student,	
  teacher	
  and	
  community	
  voice.	
  
                                   	
                                                                           Continue	
  to	
  build	
  a	
  strong	
  relationship	
  with	
  our	
  local	
  marae	
  Ngā	
  
                                   	
                                                                           Hau	
  e	
  Wha.	
  
                                   	
                                                                           Development	
  of	
  the	
  “Achieving	
  Success	
  for	
  Pasifika”.	
  
                                   	
                                                                           Develop	
  a	
  Learning	
  Support	
  Centre	
  to	
  meet	
  the	
  needs	
  of	
  our	
  ORS	
  
                                   	
                                                                           students.	
  
                                   	
                                                                           	
  
                                   Accelerate	
  the	
  progress	
  of	
  students	
  achieving	
               Widespread	
  understanding	
  and	
  commitment	
  to	
  the	
  priority	
  
                                   below	
  expectations.	
                                                     Learners	
  (Special	
  Needs)	
  register.	
  
                                   	
                                                                           Specific	
  tracking	
  of	
  targeted	
  students	
  in	
  literacy	
  and	
  mathematics.	
  
                                   	
                                                                           Effective	
  use	
  of	
  achievement	
  data	
  to	
  inform	
  teaching	
  and	
  learning	
  
                                   	
                                                                           to	
  accelerate	
  progress	
  for	
  all	
  students	
  but	
  specifically	
  priority	
  
                                   	
                                                                           learners.	
  
                                   	
                                                                           	
  
                                   Develop	
  positive	
  attitudes	
  to	
  science	
  and	
  lift	
           Development	
  of	
  partnerships	
  beyond	
  the	
  school	
  –Massey	
  
                                   engagement	
  of	
  all	
  students	
  in	
  this	
  area	
  of	
  the	
     University,	
  Futureintech,	
  Newlands	
  College,	
  Te	
  Papa	
  Museum,	
  
                                   curriculum.	
                                                                NIWA,	
  Wooranna	
  Park	
  School	
  Melbourne,	
  Wellington	
  City	
  Council	
  
                                                                                                                and	
  the	
  Sir	
  Paul	
  Callaghan	
  Institute.	
  
                                                                                                                Strengthen	
  Project	
  X	
  –	
  a	
  group	
  to	
  extend	
  students	
  in	
  science	
  and	
  
                                                                                                                mathematics	
  through	
  authentic	
  learning	
  contexts.	
  
                                                                                                                	
  
Student	
  Engagement	
  and	
     Provide	
  safe	
  and	
  inclusive	
  learning	
                            Survey	
  students	
  regularly	
  about	
  feeling	
  safe	
  at	
  school.	
  
Transition	
                       environments	
  for	
  all	
  students.	
                                    Celebrate	
  cultures	
  and	
  ethnicities	
  with	
  community	
  focussed	
  events	
  
	
                                                                                                              like	
  Cultural	
  Celebrations	
  and	
  information	
  evenings.	
  
                                                                                                                Provide	
  and	
  promote	
  leadership	
  opportunities	
  for	
  all	
  students.	
  
                                                                                                                Continue	
  to	
  provide	
  robust	
  transition	
  processes	
  to	
  and	
  from	
  our	
  
                                                                                                                school.	
  
                                                                                                                	
  
School	
  Finance	
  and	
         Operate	
  within	
  Annual	
  Grants.	
                                     Support	
  all	
  staff	
  to	
  maintain	
  and	
  monitor	
  individual	
  curriculum	
  and	
  
Property	
                         	
                                                                           operating	
  budgets.	
  
                           	
                                                                   Support	
  a	
  finance	
  sub-­‐committee	
  on	
  the	
  BOT.	
  
                              	
                                                                   Set	
  fundraising	
  targets	
  each	
  year	
  to	
  supplement	
  school	
  income.	
  
                              	
                                                                   Develop	
  and	
  promote	
  the	
  school	
  as	
  a	
  destination	
  for	
  International	
  
                              	
                                                                   Students.	
  
                              Maintain	
  our	
  school	
  buildings	
  to	
  a	
  high	
          Work	
  with	
  the	
  project	
  manager	
  to	
  assess	
  and	
  over-­‐see	
  5YA	
  
                              standard	
  using	
  the	
  5YA	
  effectively.	
                    property	
  projects.	
  
                              	
                                                                   Replace	
  or	
  repair	
  parts	
  of	
  the	
  building	
  infrastructure	
  as	
  required.	
  
                                                                                                   	
  
Health	
  and	
  Safety	
     Develop	
  and	
  promote	
  a	
  health	
  education	
              Develop	
  a	
  school-­‐wide	
  fitness	
  implementation	
  strategy.	
  
	
                            curriculum	
  centred	
  on	
  physical	
  well-­‐being.	
           Promote	
  healthy	
  nutrition	
  in	
  the	
  Food	
  Technology	
  Programme.	
  
                              	
                                                                   Consult	
  with	
  outside	
  providers	
  to	
  ensure	
  all	
  students	
  with	
  
                                                                                                   individual	
  health	
  needs	
  are	
  being	
  supported.	
  
                                                                                                   Include	
  presentations	
  from	
  Life	
  Education	
  and	
  Attitude	
  to	
  support	
  
                                                                                                   positive	
  peer	
  relationships	
  and	
  build	
  self-­‐esteem.	
  
                                                                                                   Provision	
  of	
  a	
  school	
  counsellor	
  to	
  support	
  students	
  and	
  families.	
  
Personnel	
                   Develop	
  a	
  Professional	
  Learning	
  Community	
              Use	
  the	
  school-­‐wide	
  data	
  and	
  teachers’	
  professional	
  learning	
  
	
                            within	
  the	
  teaching	
  staff.	
                                needs	
  to	
  develop	
  and	
  support	
  a	
  professional	
  learning	
  community	
  
                              	
                                                                   within	
  the	
  teaching	
  staff.	
  
                              	
                                                                   Work	
  with	
  external	
  agencies	
  to	
  lift	
  teacher	
  practice,	
  especially	
  
                              	
                                                                   Write	
  that	
  Essay	
  as	
  we	
  lift	
  writing	
  achievement.	
  
                                                                                                   Develop	
  leadership	
  expertise	
  among	
  senior	
  teachers.	
  
                                                                                                   Support	
  new	
  teachers	
  with	
  guidance	
  and	
  support	
  programmes.	
  
                                                                                                   Provide	
  opportunities	
  for	
  all	
  teachers	
  to	
  develop	
  leadership	
  skills.	
  
Community	
  Engagement	
     Focus,	
  in	
  partnership	
  with	
  the	
  community,	
  on	
     Host	
  information	
  evenings	
  to	
  promote	
  discussion	
  and	
  information	
  
	
                            specific	
  teaching	
  and	
  learning	
  areas	
  –	
  	
          sharing	
  with	
  the	
  community.	
  
                              E-­‐Learning,	
  literacy	
  and	
  mathematics	
                    	
  
                                                                                                   Support	
  and	
  engage	
  with	
  the	
  board	
  on	
  specific	
  focus	
  areas.	
  
                                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                                   Encourage	
  the	
  wider	
  community	
  to	
  volunteer	
  at	
  school	
  in	
  a	
  variety	
  
                                                                                                   of	
  ways.	
  
	
  
	
  
School	
  Improvement	
  Plan	
  -­‐	
  	
  Domain:	
  Learning	
  
                                                                                                                	
  
Strategic	
  Goals:	
  	
  
Raise	
  the	
  achievement	
  levels	
  of	
  our	
  priority	
  learners	
  –	
  Māori,	
  Pasifika	
  and	
  Special	
  Needs	
  students.	
  
Accelerate	
  the	
  progress	
  of	
  students	
  achieving	
  below	
  expectations.	
  
	
  
Annual	
  Goal:	
  	
                                                                                Annual	
  Target:	
  	
  
Accelerate	
  the	
  progress	
  of	
  students	
  achieving	
  below	
                              All	
  students	
  will	
  show	
  accelerated	
  progress	
  in	
  writing,	
  particularly	
  Pasifika	
  
expectations	
  in	
  writing	
                                                                      students.	
  
	
  
Writing	
  data-­‐	
  Summary	
  of	
  2017	
  
We	
  used	
  the	
  AsTTle	
  writing	
  rubric	
  to	
  moderate	
  writing	
  samples	
  and	
  determine	
  curriculum	
  levels	
  and	
  learning	
  progressions.	
  
     • As	
  at	
  the	
  end	
  of	
  2017	
  year	
  8	
  results	
  show	
  that	
  71%	
  achieved	
  at	
  or	
  above	
  level	
  4P.	
  
     • As	
  at	
  the	
  end	
  of	
  2017	
  year	
  7	
  results	
  show	
  that	
  66%	
  achieved	
  at	
  or	
  above	
  level	
  4B.	
  
     • Of	
  these	
  students	
  48.6%	
  of	
  year	
  8	
  Maori	
  were	
  below	
  4Pand	
  no	
  year	
  7	
  Maori	
  students	
  were	
  below	
  4B.	
  
     • Our	
  Year	
  8	
  Pasifika	
  students	
  testing	
  showed	
  53.8%	
  are	
  achieving	
  at	
  or	
  below	
  4P	
  and	
  50%	
  of	
  year	
  7	
  Pasifika	
  students	
  are	
  achieving	
  at	
  or	
  
           below	
  4B.	
  
     • Our	
  boys’	
  data	
  showed	
  across	
  the	
  school	
  38.5%	
  are	
  4B	
  or	
  below.	
  
Some	
  of	
  the	
  interventions	
  we	
  tried	
  in	
  2017	
  were	
  successful,	
  specifically	
  the	
  PLD	
  with	
  Write	
  that	
  Essay,	
  and	
  we	
  would	
  like	
  to	
  continue	
  to	
  build	
  our	
  
teaching	
  and	
  learning	
  practice	
  in	
  2018.	
  	
  

                                                                                          Key	
  Improvement	
  Strategies	
  
	
  
When	
                             What	
                                                             Who	
                                               Indicators	
  of	
  Progress	
  
Start	
  of	
  year	
              Identify	
  students	
  with	
  special	
  learning	
              All	
  teachers	
  with	
  support	
  from	
        Movement	
  on	
  the	
  literacy	
  progressions.	
  
Term	
  1	
                        needs	
  and	
  confirm	
  Special	
  needs	
                      SENCO	
  and	
  Literacy	
  leader	
                	
  
                                   register.	
                                                        	
                                                  Clearer	
  understanding	
  of	
  needs	
  of	
  Māori	
  and	
  
                                   	
                                                                 	
                                                  Pasifika	
  students	
  in	
  class	
  and	
  school.	
  
                                   Analyse	
  and	
  moderate	
  writing	
  samples	
                 All	
  staff,	
  particularly	
  new	
              	
  
                                   Develop	
  more	
  effective	
  use	
  of	
  literacy	
            teachers	
                                          Teachers	
  showing	
  more	
  confidence	
  and	
  
                                   progressions.	
  A	
  matrix,	
  writing	
  journal	
  or	
        	
                                                  consistency	
  in	
  moderation	
  and	
  using	
  the	
  
                                   use	
  of	
  exemplars	
  considered.	
                            	
                                                  Literacy	
  Progressions.	
  
                                   	
                                                                 	
                                                  	
  
                                   Writing	
  moderation	
  to	
  identify	
  school-­‐               All	
  teachers	
  with	
  support	
  from	
        	
  
                                   wide	
  and	
  individual	
  learning	
  needs	
  and	
            SENCO	
  and	
  Literacy	
  leader	
                	
  
teacher	
  PD	
  needs.	
                                         	
                                              Sharing	
  of	
  resources	
  and	
  ideas	
  to	
  engage	
  and	
  
	
                                                                Teachers	
  who	
  want	
  to	
                 improve	
  writing	
  across	
  the	
  school.	
  
Working	
  with	
  WTE,	
  establish	
  a	
  writing	
            improve	
  personal	
  practice	
  in	
         	
  
support	
  team	
  to	
  work	
  across	
  the	
  school.	
       writing.	
                                      	
  
Provide	
  authentic	
  learning	
  contexts	
  to	
              	
                                              Teachers	
  and	
  students	
  are	
  able	
  to	
  articulate	
  
encourage	
  students	
  to	
  write	
  from	
                    	
                                              what	
  they	
  can	
  do	
  and	
  identify	
  their	
  next	
  
experience.	
                                                     All	
  teachers	
  with	
  the	
  support	
     steps.	
  
Develop	
  skills	
  and	
  strategies	
  for	
                   from	
  school	
  leaders.	
                    	
  
integrating	
  writing	
  throughout	
  the	
                     	
                                              	
  
curriculum.	
                                                     	
                                              	
  
	
                                                                	
                                              	
  
Support	
  student’	
  achievement	
  with	
                      Writing	
  support	
  team	
  and	
             	
  
writing	
  progressions.	
                                        SENCO	
                                         	
  
	
                                                                	
                                              Writing	
  for	
  an	
  audience	
  beyond	
  school	
  
Effective	
  use	
  of	
  digital	
  tools	
  like	
  Write	
     	
                                              through	
  Write	
  that	
  Essay	
  and	
  Seesaw	
  will	
  
that	
  Essay	
  and	
  Seesaw	
  to	
  show	
  evidence	
        	
                                              provide	
  evidence	
  of	
  progress	
  and	
  increased	
  
of	
  learning	
  progressions.	
                                 	
                                              engagement.	
  
	
                                                                Individual	
  syndicates	
                      A	
  school-­‐wide	
  shared	
  understanding	
  and	
  
Staff	
  workshops	
  to	
  create	
  shared	
  vision	
                                                          support	
  network.	
  
for	
  writing.	
                                                                                                 	
  
	
                                                                                                                Sharing	
  of	
  strategies	
  to	
  support	
  home	
  –	
  
Whānau	
  hui	
  to	
  support	
  home	
  learning.	
                                                             school	
  partnership	
  with	
  WTE.	
  
Term	
  2	
                      Continued	
  writing	
  PLD	
  with	
  specific	
                Literacy	
  Leader	
  with	
                   Student	
  engagement	
  and	
  achievement	
  in	
  
                                 emphasis	
  on	
  raising	
  engagement	
  and	
                 appropriate	
  outside	
  provider	
  if	
     writing	
  showing	
  improvement	
  by	
  mid-­‐year	
  
                                 achievement	
  levels	
  of	
  Māori	
  and	
  Pasifika	
        required.	
                                    assessment	
  tasks.	
  
                                 students.	
  Emphasis	
  on	
  writing	
  in	
  and	
  for	
     	
                                             	
  
                                 authentic	
  contexts.	
                                         	
                                             	
  
                                 	
                                                               	
                                             Students	
  able	
  to	
  articulate	
  their	
  ideas	
  clearly	
  
                                 Focus	
  on	
  students’	
  ability	
  to	
  articulate	
        	
                                             before	
  writing.	
  	
  
                                 their	
  ideas	
  and	
  use	
  oral	
  language	
  to	
         	
                                             	
  
                                 support	
  their	
  written	
  literacy.	
                       	
                                             	
  
                                 	
                                                               	
                                             	
  
                                                                                                  Curriculum	
  leaders	
  in	
                  	
  
                                 Improve	
  participation	
  in	
  Newlands	
                     Newlands	
  Cluster	
                          Consistency	
  in	
  moderation	
  and	
  teaching	
  
                                 cluster-­‐wide	
  writing	
  moderation.	
                                                                      practices	
  in	
  the	
  learning	
  community.	
  
                                                                                                                                                 	
  
                                 	
                                                                                                              	
  
                                                                                                                                                 	
  
Term	
  3	
                      School-­‐wide	
  analysis	
  of	
  mid	
  -­‐year	
              Writing	
  support	
  team	
  and	
            Shared	
  practice	
  and	
  new	
  innovations	
  among	
  
                                 learning	
  progressions	
  for	
  both	
  students	
            SENCO	
                                        teaching	
  staff.	
  
                                 and	
  teachers.	
                                                                                              Review	
  goals	
  and	
  learning	
  progressions.	
  
                                                                                                                                                 Students	
  able	
  to	
  articulate	
  next	
  steps.	
  
Term	
  4	
                      School-­‐wide	
  assessment	
  task	
  to	
                      All	
  teachers	
  with	
  support	
  from	
   More	
  accurate	
  assessment	
  and	
  consistent	
  OTJ	
  
	
                               maintain	
  consistency.	
  	
                                   SENCO	
  and	
  Literacy	
  leader	
           used	
  to	
  determine	
  progress	
  against	
  the	
  
                                 Support	
  staff	
  with	
  moderation	
  process	
              	
                                             Learning	
  Progressions.	
  
                                 and	
  peer	
  reviews	
                                         	
  
                                 	
  
Monitoring:	
  
Write	
  that	
  Essay	
  PLD	
  providers	
  to	
  give	
  ongoing	
  support	
  for	
  both	
  staff	
  and	
  students.	
  Feedback	
  from	
  the	
  providers	
  and	
  school	
  participants	
  to	
  
determine	
  success	
  and	
  direction.	
  
Student	
  outcomes	
  monitored	
  twice	
  a	
  term	
  with	
  informal	
  assessments	
  and	
  OTJ.	
  Students’	
  attitudes	
  to	
  writing	
  surveyed	
  to	
  hear	
  student	
  voice.	
  	
  
Individual	
  teachers	
  supported	
  with	
  in-­‐class	
  mentoring	
  and	
  guidance	
  from	
  lead	
  teachers	
  as	
  identified	
  or	
  required.	
  Writing	
  workshops	
  developed	
  
for	
  and	
  by	
  teachers	
  and	
  writing	
  support	
  team	
  as	
  needed.	
  	
  
Writing	
  support	
  team	
  to	
  share	
  initiatives	
  and	
  feedback	
  with	
  principal.	
  
Evidence	
  of	
  authentic	
  learning	
  experiences	
  across	
  the	
  curriculum	
  with	
  a	
  focus	
  on	
  written	
  and	
  oral	
  literacy.	
  
	
  
	
  
Resourcing:	
  
Continued	
  PLD	
  funding.	
  
Staff	
  meetings	
  need	
  to	
  be	
  part	
  of	
  school-­‐wide	
  timetable.	
  
Specific	
  tasks	
  to	
  be	
  undertaken	
  during	
  CRT	
  including	
  observations,	
  learning	
  conversations.	
  
                                                                                                    	
  
                                                              School	
  Improvement	
  Plan	
  -­‐	
  	
  Domain:	
  Learning	
  
                                                                                                          	
  
Strategic	
  Goals:	
  
Raise	
  the	
  achievement	
  levels	
  of	
  our	
  priority	
  learners	
  –	
  Māori,	
  Pasifika	
  and	
  Special	
  Needs	
  students.	
  
Accelerate	
  the	
  progress	
  of	
  students	
  achieving	
  below	
  expectations.	
  
	
  
Annual	
  Goal:	
                                                                                      Annual	
  Target:	
  	
  
Develop	
  positive	
  attitudes	
  to	
  science	
  and	
  lift	
  engagement	
  of	
  all	
   All	
  students	
  will	
  show	
  positive	
  attitudes	
  to	
  science	
  and	
  improved	
  
students	
  in	
  a	
  Science-­‐focused	
  curriculum.	
                                              achievement	
  outcomes	
  	
  
2017	
  
In	
  2015	
  we	
  made	
  a	
  conscious	
  decision	
  to	
  shift	
  our	
  curriculum	
  focus	
  to	
  project-­‐based	
  learning	
  in	
  authentic	
  contexts	
  to	
  lift	
  engagement	
  and	
  
develop	
  science	
  and	
  technology	
  dispositions.	
  Feedback	
  from	
  Newlands	
  College	
  indicated	
  that	
  few	
  of	
  our	
  students	
  showed	
  interest	
  or	
  curiosity	
  in	
  
science	
  at	
  year	
  9.	
  We	
  have	
  invested	
  in	
  a	
  wide	
  range	
  of	
  environmental	
  science	
  initiatives	
  but	
  did	
  not	
  see	
  connections	
  made	
  between	
  these	
  and	
  
in-­‐class	
  teaching	
  and	
  learning	
  or	
  achievement	
  in	
  events	
  like	
  NIWA	
  Science	
  Fair.	
  In	
  2016	
  we	
  entered	
  into	
  a	
  contract	
  for	
  PLD	
  with	
  Waikato	
  
University.	
  We	
  need	
  to	
  continue	
  to	
  build	
  on	
  this.	
  In	
  2017	
  we	
  introduced	
  Science	
  Curiosity	
  Clubs	
  to	
  build	
  on	
  teacher	
  practice,	
  inspire	
  student	
  
creativity	
  and	
  use	
  authentic	
  contexts	
  for	
  learning.	
  Maintaining	
  a	
  focus	
  on	
  the	
  Science	
  Capabilities	
  was	
  not	
  consistent	
  so	
  we	
  decided	
  to	
  continue	
  
with	
  our	
  science	
  focus,	
  include	
  authentic	
  learning	
  contexts	
  to	
  our	
  science	
  teaching	
  and	
  learning	
  to	
  specifically	
  raise	
  engagement	
  of	
  our	
  Maori	
  
and	
  Pasifika	
  students.	
  
                                                                         Key	
  Improvement	
  Strategies	
  
When	
                                          What	
                                           Who	
                                           Indicators	
  of	
  Progress	
  
Term	
  1	
                                     School-­‐wide	
  Science	
                       All	
  teaching	
  staff	
  and	
               Accurate,	
  effective	
  data	
  available	
  to	
  
                                                Engagement	
  assessments	
  to	
                leadership	
  team.	
                           determine	
  school	
  and	
  individual	
  needs	
  and	
  
                                                give	
  initial	
  data.	
                       All	
  teachers	
                               strengths.	
  
                                                	
                                               	
                                              	
  
                                                Exploration	
  of	
  Science	
                   	
                                              Teachers	
  able	
  to	
  identify	
  personal	
  learning	
  
                                                Capabilities.	
                                  	
                                              steps	
  and	
  the	
  next	
  steps	
  for	
  all	
  students.	
  
Developing	
  relationship	
  with	
               Classroom	
  teachers	
                   Students’	
  learning	
  can	
  be	
  mapped	
  and	
  new	
  
                sir	
  Paul	
  Callaghan	
  Institute.	
           	
                                        goals	
  set.	
  
                Teaching	
  staff	
  to	
  participate	
  in	
     	
                                        	
  
                PLD	
  with	
  SPC	
  Institute.	
                 	
                                        Sharing	
  of	
  resources	
  and	
  ideas	
  to	
  engage	
  
                	
                                                 	
                                        and	
  improve	
  science	
  teaching	
  across	
  the	
  
                Use	
  of	
  Victoria	
  University	
              	
                                        school.	
  
                Outreach	
  programme	
                            	
                                        	
  
                focussing	
  on	
  science	
  and	
                	
                                        Student	
  voice	
  to	
  determine	
  next	
  steps	
  for	
  
                technology.	
                                      	
                                        teachers	
  and	
  students.	
  
                	
                                                 	
                                        	
  
                	
                                                 All	
  students	
  and	
  teachers.	
     Students	
  able	
  to	
  showcase	
  their	
  learning	
  for	
  
                Development	
  of	
  authentic	
                                                             their	
  peers	
  and	
  parents.	
  
                learning	
  contexts	
  within	
  the	
                                                      	
  
                term’s	
  Big	
  idea.	
  
                	
  
                Curiosity	
  Clubs	
  across	
  the	
  
                school	
  to	
  provide	
  active	
  
                learning	
  opportunities	
  in	
  
                science	
  and	
  technology.	
  
Term	
  2	
     School-­‐wide	
  Science	
  teaching	
             Lead	
  teachers	
  STEAM	
  and	
        	
  
	
              and	
  learning	
  term.	
                         syndicate	
  leaders	
                    	
  
	
              Design	
  Thinking	
  Workshops	
                  	
                                        	
  
	
              for	
  teachers	
  and	
  students	
               	
                                        	
  
	
              NIWA	
  Science	
  Fair	
                          Classroom	
  teachers	
                   Students	
  able	
  to	
  articulate	
  learning.	
  	
  
	
              Project-­‐based	
  learning	
                      	
                                        	
  
	
              initiatives	
  	
                                  	
                                        Feedback	
  both	
  formal	
  and	
  informal	
  indicates	
  
	
              	
                                                 Classroom	
  teachers	
  with	
           high	
  levels	
  of	
  engagement	
  and	
  success.	
  
	
                                                                 support	
  from	
  lead	
  teacher	
  
	
  
Term	
  3	
     Information	
  Evening	
  for	
                    Leadership	
  team	
                      Parents	
  able	
  to	
  support	
  learning	
  at	
  school	
  
	
              parents	
  on	
  Science	
  and	
                  	
                                        and	
  home.	
  
	
              Technology	
  teaching.	
                          	
                                        Increased	
  awareness	
  and	
  support	
  for	
  the	
  
	
              	
                                                 	
                                        direction	
  we	
  are	
  taking.	
  
Ongoing	
       Professional	
  development	
                      All	
  teachers	
                         	
  
                ongoing	
  	
                                      	
                                        Students	
  aware	
  of	
  next	
  steps	
  and	
  goals	
  
                	
                                                 	
                                        Shared	
  practice	
  and	
  new	
  innovations	
  among	
  
STEM	
  projects	
  ongoing	
                    	
                                         teaching	
  staff.	
  
                                                	
                                               	
                                         	
  
                                                Technology	
  Team	
  symposium	
                	
  
                                                on	
  STEAM	
  education	
  for	
  
                                                NZAIMS.	
  
Term	
  4	
                                     Monitoring	
  and	
  modifying	
                 Classroom	
  teachers	
  and	
  lead	
     Able	
  to	
  report	
  successfully	
  on	
  an	
  integrated	
  
	
                                              achievement	
  data	
                            teacher	
                                  curriculum	
  and	
  project-­‐based	
  learning.	
  
	
                                              	
                                                                                          	
  
	
                                              End	
  of	
  year	
  Attitudinal	
                                                          Science	
  curriculum	
  on	
  teacher	
  practice	
  and	
  
	
                                              Assessment	
                                                                                student	
  outcomes.	
  
Ongoing	
                                                                                                                                   	
  
                                                                                                                                            	
  
Monitoring:	
  
Pre	
  and	
  post	
  assessments	
  and	
  surveys	
  
PLD	
  tasks	
  to	
  be	
  completed	
  and	
  shared	
  with	
  providers	
  and	
  teaching	
  staff.	
  
Ongoing	
  assessment	
  tasks	
  for	
  teachers	
  and	
  students	
  throughout	
  the	
  year.	
  	
  
Observations	
  of	
  teaching	
  practice	
  with	
  feedback	
  and	
  support	
  as	
  needed.	
  
Ongoing	
  data	
  reviewed	
  by	
  leadership	
  team.	
  
	
  
Resourcing:	
  
Sir	
  Paul	
  Callaghan	
  Institute	
  PLD	
  providers	
  
Release	
  for	
  teachers	
  to	
  research,	
  observe	
  and	
  record	
  new	
  initiatives	
  throughout	
  the	
  year.	
  
Release	
  for	
  syndicate	
  leaders	
  and	
  DPs	
  to	
  support	
  teaching	
  and	
  learning	
  in	
  their	
  syndicates.	
  
	
  
	
  
 
	
  
                          2017	
  Key	
  Improvement	
  Strategies	
  to	
  achieve	
  Strategic	
  Vision	
  
Property	
                                    Report	
  	
                                        Finance	
                                 Report	
  
	
                                                                                                                                          	
  
     • Replace	
  east	
  facing	
            This	
  did	
  not	
  occur	
  as	
  the	
             • Increase	
  number	
  of	
           There	
  has	
  been	
  a	
  marked	
  
       wooden	
  windows	
                    school	
  cladding	
  has	
  asbestos.	
                 International	
  Students	
   increase	
  in	
  International	
  
     • Repair	
  carpet	
  in	
               The	
  cost	
  needs	
  to	
  be	
  met	
  with	
      • Manage	
  Banking	
                  students.	
  
       classrooms	
                           more	
  ministry	
  help.	
                              Staffing	
  effectively	
  to	
      There	
  has	
  not	
  been	
  a	
  need	
  to	
  
     • Continue	
  with	
  5YA	
              The	
  carpet	
  in	
  all	
  rooms	
  has	
             support	
  1	
  teacher	
  from	
   have	
  a	
  BF	
  teacher	
  for	
  most	
  of	
  
       projects	
                             been	
  replaced.	
                                      B.G.as	
  necessary.	
               the	
  year.	
  
                                              There	
  are	
  still	
  3	
  5YA	
  projects	
        • Use	
  Run	
  for	
  Us	
  money	
   The	
  RfU	
  money	
  was	
  used	
  for	
  
                                              to	
  complete.	
                                        to	
  provide	
  more	
  EOTC	
   EOTC	
  events	
  and	
  to	
  purchase	
  
                                                                                                       opportunities	
                      sport	
  and	
  cultural	
  resources.	
  
Personnel	
                                   Report	
                                            Community	
  Engagement	
                 Report	
  
	
  
     • Use	
  senior	
  leadership	
          The	
  SLT	
  led	
  PLD	
  whenever	
                  •    Provide	
  blended	
                          All	
  but	
  20	
  families	
  are	
  
       team	
  for	
  PLD.	
                  appropriate.	
                                               communication	
  to	
                         accessing	
  the	
  newsletter	
  on	
  
     • Invest	
  in	
  leadership	
  PD	
     	
                                                           meet	
  the	
  needs	
  of	
  all	
  in	
     online.	
  We	
  have	
  invested	
  in	
  
       for	
  leadership	
  team	
  –	
       Mark	
  Sweeney	
  provided	
                                the	
  school	
  community	
                  the	
  website	
  and	
  have	
  a	
  staff	
  
       Mark	
  Sweeney	
  terms	
  1	
        leadership	
  PLD	
  for	
  the	
                       •    Hold	
  information	
                         member	
  to	
  manage	
  it.	
  
       +	
  2	
  for	
  coaching	
  and	
     leadership	
  team.	
                                        evenings	
  to	
  discuss	
  key	
            Information	
  evenings	
  were	
  not	
  
       mentoring	
                            	
                                                           curriculum	
  areas	
  –	
  	
                always	
  well	
  attended	
  so	
  we	
  
     • Opportunities	
  for	
  all	
          	
                                                           E-­‐learning,	
  English,	
                   have	
  to	
  think	
  creatively.	
  
       staff	
  to	
  lead	
  learning	
      	
                                                           Science,	
  Maths	
                           	
  
       through	
  PLD	
  initiatives	
        Staff	
  led	
  PLD	
  was	
  very	
                    •    Begin	
  zone	
  discussions	
                The	
  enrolment	
  scheme	
  has	
  
                                              successful	
  and	
  a	
  model	
  for	
  the	
                                                            been	
  approved	
  and	
  will	
  be	
  in	
  
                                              future.	
                                                                                                  place	
  01/03/2018.	
  
	
  
	
  
 
	
  
                          2018	
  Key	
  Improvement	
  Strategies	
  to	
  achieve	
  Strategic	
  Vision	
  
                                                              	
  
Property	
                                      Report	
  	
        Finance	
                                        Report	
  
	
                                                                                                                   	
  
     • Replace	
  asbestos	
  and	
             	
                      •    Increase	
  number	
  of	
              	
  
       doors	
  and	
  windows	
                                             International	
  Students	
  
       east	
  and	
  south	
  facing.	
                                •    Manage	
  relievers	
  and	
  
     • Build	
  a	
  garage	
  for	
  the	
                                  teacher	
  aide	
  budget	
  
       school	
  vehicle.	
                                                  effectively.	
  
     • Develop	
  the	
  Learning	
                                     •    Use	
  Run	
  for	
  Us	
  money	
  
       Support	
  Centre	
                                                   to	
  provide	
  more	
  EOTC	
  
       structures.	
                                                         and	
  digital	
  	
  
     • Continue	
  with	
  5YA	
                                             opportunities	
  
       projects	
  
Personnel	
                                     Report	
            Community	
  Engagement	
                        Report	
  
	
  
     • Invest	
  in	
  leadership	
  PD	
       	
                      •    Hold	
  information	
                	
  
       for	
  leadership	
  team	
  –	
                                      evenings	
  to	
  discuss	
  key	
   	
  
       Mark	
  Sweeney	
  terms	
  1	
                                       curriculum	
  areas	
  –	
  	
  
       +	
  2	
  for	
  coaching	
  and	
                                    E-­‐learning,	
  Writing,	
  
       mentoring	
                                                           Science,	
  Maths.	
  
     • Support	
  new	
  teachers	
                                     •    Continue	
  to	
  build	
  
       by	
  releasing	
  an	
  extra	
                                      ongoing	
  relationships	
  
       senior	
  teacher.	
                                                  with	
  outside	
  agencies	
  
     • Provide	
  ongoing	
  PLD	
  to	
                                     like	
  Massey,	
  Victoria	
  
       all	
  staff	
  to	
  meet	
  the	
                                   Universities.	
  
       needs	
  of	
  our	
  diverse	
                                  •    Encourage	
  volunteers	
  
       learners.	
                                                           to	
  be	
  part	
  of	
  the	
  
                                                                             teaching,	
  learning,	
  
                                                                             mentoring	
  
                                                                             programmes	
  in	
  school.	
  
	
  
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