PROSPECTUS 2021 - Western Springs College
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WELCOME TO WESTERN SPRINGS COLLEGE Western Springs College's journey to become a new school is complete. The new buildings and facilities for the school presents the community with a state of the art, modern and innovative secondary school learning environment which will further enhance the delivery of an already outstanding education.
www.westernsprings.school.nz WE RETAIN OUR MISSION TO DEVELOP WELL-ROUNDED YOUNG ADULTS WHO HOLD SOUND VALUES, INCLUDING, ABOVE ALL, SELF-RESPECT AND RESPECT FOR OTHERS. A ll successful educational personalised education which institutions benefit from self- recognises and caters for the unique review and self-renewal. individual interests and strengths of Planning for the new school has each of our students and in doing sharpened our thinking both about the so opens up a range of challenging essence of a Western Springs College pathways beyond school. education and about the ways we We retain our mission to develop need to change in order to future- well-rounded young adults who hold proof the educational experiences sound values, including, above all, through which our young people self-respect and respect for others. will thrive and develop. We celebrate our coeducational We emphasise our commitment and bi-cultural identity and the to WSC’s core business of opportunities presented to establish producing graduates who gain healthy friendships and to become at the academic qualifications ease living and working with people required for competitive from the diverse range of backgrounds access to sought-after which is Auckland today. tertiary level courses. For parents, membership of our We have also reaffirmed school community means ready our identity as a school access to, and direct communication distinctive for nurturing with relevant staff and the chance to individuality, creativity belong to a very active and supportive and critical thinking. parent network with clear links to staff Accordingly, we seek and trustees. to offer an increasingly IVAN DAVIS, PRINCIPAL
ACADEMIC Western Springs College has ACHIEVEMENT a well-earned reputation for outstanding academic achievement within a safe, nurturing learning environment.
"THEY'RE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT OUT THERE BY THE ZOO." METRO MAGAZINE, 8% OTHER 14% ASIAN W estern Springs College A COEDUCATIONAL COLLEGE provides students WHERE GIRLS EXCEL... AND and families with the BOYS DO TOO! opportunity to experience a In their 'Best Schools in Auckland' 6% 62% PASIFIKA NZ/EUROPEAN secondary education within a feature, Metro Magazine states that: school community that accurately "The top-ranked school for both girls reflects the diverse character of and boys is Western Springs College, 10% MĀORI 21st century Auckland. a decile 8 school with a strong kura For whānau of Māori students, the kaupapa unit." College provides the opportunity WSC NCEA PASS RATES Their story on gender achievement to be educated within the rumaki – Ngā Puna O Waiōrea – the "shows the mainstream school that NATIONAL AND SAME DECILE COMPARISON recorded the best results for girls...was Te Reo Māori Immersion Kura not a Catholic school or any kind of % Roll Achieving Qualifications WSC NZ Decile 8-10 National within the College. single sex school. but Western Springs College and the same story shows, Level 1 (Year 11) 92% 91% 85% With a roll of 1700 students Springs remains small enough to enable us the mainstream school that achieved Level 2 (Year 12) 96% 93% 89% to cater at a personal level for the the same feat for boys was also Western Springs." Level 3 (Year 13) 90% 88% 82% individual needs of our students, but large enough to offer a • Western Springs College: Top NZ Decile 8 state secondary school comprehensive range of subjects for seven consecutive years. and extra-curricula experiences. • Western Springs College: Top (first or second ranking) Auckland region state secondary for seven consecutive years. Source for all statistics: www.nzqa.govt.nz
MISSION STATEMENT All students and staff, inspired by a love of learning, are challenged to discover and develop their unique personal strengths so that they are well equipped to share in the building of a just and sustainable society. ENROLMENTS THE SCHOOL DONATION IS: $500 if there is one student in the Enrolments are governed by the family; or $600 if there are two or Ministry of Education enrolment more students from a family. scheme. Details are available on the College website and from the School donations should be paid at the school office. time of enrolment, or at the beginning of the school year. Payment can be Enrolments begin after Open Week. made by cash, cheque or credit card. Parents/caregivers who live in-zone Arrangements for automatic payment should contact the school office to by instalment can be made with the arrange an enrolment interview time staff in the school office. There are with the deputy principal. also subject course fees to cover costs The Board of Trustees has decided such as take-home materials and to accept no out-of-zone enrolments write-on work books. for 2021. SCHOOL DAY DRESS & APPEARANCE The school day begins at 9:00 am Western Springs College has no formal and ends at 3:10 pm uniform. The development of sensible attitudes towards matters of dress SCHOOL DONATIONS Parents/caregivers are asked to make and appearance is seen as part of the education process here at Springs. COMING TO COLLEGE an annual contribution to the College’s funds to help provide for educational, Dress should be neat and appropriate cultural, social activities and health for all school related occasions. It services not covered by government is not acceptable to wear clothing funding. that is immodest or has offensive messages. In questions of acceptability of dress, the College’s decision will be final. Parent support is expected and appreciated.
CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT PUTTING CRITICAL, EVALUATIVE DIVERSE PATHWAYS and Chinese across all year levels AND CREATIVE THINKING Our curriculum structure is designed is a recent instance of the College CENTRE STAGE to keep the doors open for all students responding to student and parental At Western Springs College we to University Entrance (U.E.), while interest and demand. design our curriculum so that also providing opportunities for opportunities for higher-level direct connections with the world of BEYOND THE CLASSROOM thinking are part of normal work. Performing Arts Technology, Our curriculum does not stop at tasks and students are Hospitality and Catering Courses are the classroom door. Trips and visits, actively involved in their examples of these opportunities, as cultural events and competitions, learning. From Health to are First Aid and Diving qualifications. sporting activities, social and Dance, and from Arts to High student uptake in English and environmental activism, performances Statistics, we expect our Mathematics courses, right through and exhibitions are integrated into students to be leading to Year 13, helps to ensure our learning programmes and essential to the debate, posing outstanding U.E. pass rate. the way Springs students learn. Making new questions, connections across and beyond and generating The College has led the way in subject boundaries gives meaning solutions. curriculum innovation. We are one of to learning. very few secondary schools to have introduced a compulsory Māori Studies Accelerated students have the course in our junior school. We were opportunity to take a university paper one of the first schools to develop a under the auspices of the University of strong, thriving Media Studies presence Auckland Young Scholars programme across all year levels, and we are or as a distance learner with Waikato perhaps the only NZ state school to University. have introduced Philosophy as an PERSONALISING ASSESSMENT elective for all year levels. The College’s most recent external CONNECTING WITH OUR reviews have affirmed our insistence COMMUNITY that assessment should reflect rather Our Education for Sustainability than drive learning. These reviews course connects students directly with have applauded our attempts to sustaining our local environment. The personalise assessment by allowing strong focus of the History Department and encouraging alternative forms of on New Zealand history develops assessment; assessing students when students’ awareness of their bicultural they are ready; developing acceleration identity, anchored in a sense of place. programmes; and developing multiple The introduction of Digital Technology pathways though NCEA courses.
STUDENT The College is organised into five houses – SUPPORT Ātea, Kāpura, Moana, Ōranga and Whenua. Each has its own Head of House who is responsible for the support and guidance of the students in the form classes in that house.
I f you have a concern about any and numeracy needs, peer reading plug gaps in their learning skills. aspect of your child’s education, and peer mentoring programmes, Accelerated learning is made possible your initial point of contact should individual and group learning – how- by multi-levelling whereby students be with the form teacher or with the to-learn interventions, study skills and are able to study at a level suited to head of your child's house. Support examination technique workshops, their ability. staff will call, or email, home if there and programmes for gifted and are any concerns about student talented students. CAREERS CENTRE progress or attendance. Career education is about developing Form classes consist of students INDIVIDUALISED each student’s career management from all year levels. This ‘vertical’ PATHWAYS skills through self-awareness, organisation of students encourages Our overriding concern at Springs exploring possibilities, decision- friendships across ages and enables us is that all students receive an making and taking action. Given to build a family atmosphere. education which meets their needs. ever-changing work trends and the Whatever a student’s future, Western need for career flexibility, students GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING are prepared for the current work Our goal is to support students so that Springs College strives to provide a successful pathway. situation and also ongoing education they are fit and able to learn. Three and life role changes. It also facilitates counsellors provide a confidential, In the junior school (Years 9 and links between the College and the easy-to-access service which caters 10), students move in core classes community, employers, industry for all students. This is a self-referral through the compulsory curriculum. and tertiary institutions. process, although heads of houses Core classes give students stability of and families may recommend an relationships. At Springs, Year 9 and 10 The Centre’s range of services include: appointment with a counsellor. classes are relatively small and consist • 1:1 career counselling of students of mixed ability. HEALTH CENTRE (WAIORA) • Gateway – work-based learning Within a specialist adolescent health There is a strong commitment to • Years 9 – 12 career programmes care service, this centre delivers high mixed ability teaching at all levels in quality nursing care. The nurse liaises the school. Our philosophy is that it is • An extensive library of career with colleagues, families and outside important to have high expectations resources for students exploring health providers, as well as carrying of all students, all of whom we believe future options out a significant health education role. to be intelligent in various ways. In our • Regular career focus seminars The school-based physiotherapist view it is indefensible and irresponsible provides treatment for students each to prematurely and inaccurately label • Facilitating attendance at students’ ability levels. interactive career workshops day of the week. provided by tertiary and career LEARNING CENTRE Catering for individual needs services The Learning Centre offers a is achieved in a variety of ways • Facilitating off-site career comprehensive range of learning at Western Springs College. exploration opportunities support programmes catering for all Differentiated teaching occurs within students at all levels. These include all junior classes. The Learning Centre • CV preparation and interview specialist help to address literacy has been designed to help students assistance
COLLEGE LIFE MUSIC EPRO8 CHALLENGE elements. The competition has been Active participation in music is A competition, an engineering and active since 2001 and Springs students encouraged and students take part problem solving race. Every year have numerous ‘wins’ to their credit! in events such as the talent quest, over 10,000 students from 900 New COLLEGE BALL choir, jazz band, orchestra, assemblies, Zealand schools take part and Springs The College Ball is always a lot of fun evening performances, visits to hosts one of the rounds in its Hall. and a chance for students and staff local schools, fundraisers, drama Teams compete to build large sized CULTURE to let their hair down (or put their hair performances, the Smokefree Rock structures, solve practical problems, All students are encouraged to up!). The Ball is held in the second or Quest and the Auckland Secondary engineer using pulleys, motors, gears, become involved in cultural groups. third term each year. It is organised Schools’ Orchestra and Band Festival. wheels and axles, invent machines that Ngā Puna o Waiōrea competes very by the Ball Committee under the Music staff are supported by 11 can complete simple tasks, undertake successfully in the two main annual supervision of a Deputy Principal. part-time tutors. Students have unusual and fun experiments, cultural festivals in Auckland. Other the opportunity to participate in construct basic electronic circuits and CAFETERIA cultural groups representing some of instrumental tuition for flute, keyboard, solve problems using practical maths. Western Springs College encourages the many ethnic groups that make up piano, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, healthy eating habits. There is a our College community perform at MATHEX trombone, cello, double bass, electric selection of hot and cold food and various college concerts and events A challenging and fast-paced bass, drum kit, guitar, violin, viola drinks from breakfast through to throughout the year, such as the mathematics contest where schools and voice. sports practice in the afternoon. There annual Po Fia Fia Night. from across Auckland compete is both indoor seating and outdoor DEBATING against each other in teams to answer tables on a covered deck making the PERFORMING ARTS Debating is a popular extracurricular questions as quickly as possible. cafeteria a real hub of the school. Western Springs College has a well- activity at Springs. Students who deserved reputation for innovative DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS participate gain confidence in public school dance and drama productions, Are you new to the world of D&D? speaking and learn to think on their devised musicals and multi-cultural Springs is the place to start. Take a feet. Our teams traditionally do very events. Students have the opportunity closer look at this legendary fantasy well in the inter-school competitions to participate in the Sheilah Winn role-playing game by stepping into the where we enter at junior, senior and Shakespeare Festival and the school boots of mighty heroes (and sneaky advanced level. production. The Performing Arts antiheroes) to create your own stories. Centre (TAPAC) provides a magnificent CHESS CLUB venue to support the creative talents Many students enjoy the game of 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT of our dance, drama and music chess. Students are able to play, An annual film competition in which students. Technical aspects of theatre practice and learn about chess as a teams of filmmakers are assigned a production are offered through the social or a more competitive game. genre, a character, a prop, and a line Performing Arts Technology courses in The club participates in the inter- of dialogue, and have 48 hours to the senior school. secondary competition. create a short film containing those
WESTERN SPRINGS COLLEGE IS LOCATED IN AN ATTRACTIVE AREA OF PARKS AND RESERVES NEAR THE CENTRE OF AUCKLAND AND CLOSE TO THE WAITEMATA HARBOUR.
COMMUNICATING Parents and caregivers are an integral WITH HOME part of their children’s education. At Western Springs College we encourage communication between home and school through a variety of avenues: • An annual barbeque is held early in during school hours, meet staff, Term 1 for new families and staff to students and other parents, and acquaint themselves. It is a relaxed, observe classes during a conducted informal and friendly occasion. tour prior to arranging an • Regular report evenings are held so enrolment interview. that families can meet teachers to • Enrolments at Western Springs are discuss each student’s progress made by appointment through the and, where necessary, to establish College office. direct, ongoing links. Details of • Parents and caregivers are report evenings are included in consulted about students’ courses. the report email. • There is ongoing contact • Four Records of Achievement are between form teachers, Learning completed annually for each year Coordinators, head of houses and level, one in each term. home via telephone or email. • Parent teacher interviews • Our website www.westernsprings. follow the first two Records of school.nz and the Parent Portal Achievement. keeps parents informed of • School newsletters are published upcoming events. three times a Term. They are • The website allows access to daily emailed to all homes and placed on notices so parents can monitor the school website. school activities and encourage • Open Week is an opportunity for their children to participate in parents and their children – current the wide range of opportunities or prospective – to visit the College available.
MĀORI TIKANGA The Pasifika Student Achievement Co- ordinator and the Board of Trustees The marae is a vital part of the life of representative share a common the College and the local community. vision for all Pasifika students to leave Māori tikanga (customs) and te reo school with at least an NCEA Level 2 Māori are accorded pride of place at Certificate qualification and to be fully Western Springs College. Both are equipped for life beyond school. integrated into formal ceremonies A key element is community and such as the senior prizegiving. parent support. Our Pasifika staff Students in the English medium strive to ensure that contact between school study te reo Māori and tikanga school and home is maintained. Māori (language and customs) on the marae. INTERNATIONAL PASIFIKA STUDENTS Western Springs College welcomes Western Springs College strongly international fee-paying students. encourages Pasifika students to We provide close individual attention maintain their cultural links. One and personal care for up to 120 way of achieving this is to join a international students from many Pasifika form class and be part of a countries. At Springs we strive vertical (Years 9-13) group which to ensure that our international honours Pasifika traditions and students are able to enjoy more values. The philosophy is one of of New Zealand’s language and shared responsibility and fellowship culture through integration into the supportive of students striving mainstream student body. towards achieving their academic goals. For further information please Student academic success is enhanced by learning support through visit the International Students area on our website. CULTURAL the Pasifika Homework Centre and by celebratory events such as the annual Fia Fia Cultural Performance www.westernsprings.school.nz DIVERSITY Night and the end-of-year Pasifika Prizegiving ceremony.
STUDENT At Springs student leadership development is a core LEADERSHIP priority. All students are encouraged to engage with and develop leadership skills through opportunities which are current, have a real-life focus and are actively supported by the school and local community. W e provide effective guidance and support in order to ensure a reflective approach to leadership development. At Springs we care about the emotional and physical well-being of our students, as well as caring for our environment. This is reflected within our student leadership team and junior learner council. Student house leaders work closely with heads of house to ensure the overall well-being and success of students within their house community, while portfolio leaders work within the areas of sport, culture, academic progress, international relations and environmental sustainability.
ENVIRONMENTAL Health Wise, Travel Wise and SUSTAINABILITY Waste Wise leaders all work cohesively to develop Springs as a sustainable environment. W SOLAR LEGACY e have a long-running Enviroschools; Waste Wise and Travel sustainability programme Wise coordinators from Auckland Western Springs College are creating that includes ongoing Council and representatives from the a 50 year plus solar power legacy. research on the school’s sustainability Auckland District Health Board. The first stage will be over 200 solar initiatives by a research team from Wises leaders work closely with the panels, along with a 50kWp solar The Department of Psychology corresponding Wises Panel. Each of inverter that has been donated by at the University of Auckland; the three Wises panels consists of our partner Mercury. This could students from across all year levels. reduce our electricity cost by at Students are provided with a range least 10% - approximately $15,000 of opportunities, including a Wises annually. These cost savings will then Camp, in order to develop both be directed into other educational leadership skills and sustainability benefits for students. know-how. This project will expand our students At Springs we pride ourselves in knowledge and experience of developing young leaders who alternative energy and providing are well-informed, passionate and a real-time science and learning proactive. opportunity, where solar generation and savings can be tracked and We know we are leading the way in studied. sustainable practises in secondary education, as we were one of the Our solar installation will reduce first secondary schools in New the carbon footprint of our school, Zealand to achieve Enviroschools while also reducing the carbon Green Gold status. footprint of the nation.
SUSTAINABILITY IS IN OUR DNA. WESTERN SPRINGS COLLEGE - NGĀ PUNA O WAIŌREA IS THE HEART OF ONE OF THE GREENEST AND MOST FORWARD THINKING COMMUNITIES IN AUCKLAND.
SPORTS AT SPRINGS
BEING PART OF A WSC SPORTS TEAM IS GREAT PREPARATION FOR LIFE SPRINGS IS PROUD TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE OUR STUDENTS WITH AN EXTENSIVE PROGRAMME OF CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES WHICH WE SEE AS INTEGRAL TO THEIR DEVELOPMENT. S The sports programme is ports teams represent the COACHING The programmes seek to motivate College in 26 sports: tennis, A specially designated Board fund students to aspire to reach their full under the leadership of well volleyball, cricket, touch, water is used to employ coaches in high potential both in their sport and their known Sports Director, Peter polo, athletics, swimming, dragon demand sports such as netball, water academic performance. The Sports boating, softball, triathlon, waka polo, basketball, football and cricket. Academy offers programmes for McIntyre. Under Peter’s ama, diving, cross country, netball, students at all year levels. Entry is football, rugby, rugby league, hockey, PARTICIPATION through a process of application and auspices Springs students We believe there are enormous basketball, lacrosse, table tennis, selection. Special programme features participate in a comprehensive badminton, squash, orienteering, benefits for students who participate include: equestrian, sailing and skiing. in sport. At Springs there are range of intersecondary school many opportunities to participate • Leadership Strategies Additionally, the Sports Director is able in competitive sports teams. We Achievement Standards sports competitions. to cater for a wide range of individual uphold the Fair Play Charter and we • Open Water (or Intermediate) sporting pursuits through the Auckland encourage all students to participate Dive Certificate Regional College Sport Programme. for enjoyment, to show commitment and respect, and to play hard but fair. • Intermediate First Aid and Sports AWARDS Injury Management Certificates Our top sports people are honoured at SPORTS ACADEMY the annual college sports awards. Academy programmes are designed to • Competition in the Auckland advance the development of students Secondary Schools Triathlon. FACILITIES who excel in their chosen sport(s) and In addition to the sports fields, provide the opportunity to gain the students have access to an all- knowledge and skills to lead, manage weather, multi-sport turf and new and coach others. gymnasium complex which is the venue for the Sports Academy classes.
GIFTED & TALENTED “Iti noa ana, he pito mata.” With care, a small kumara will produce a harvest. T his whakatauki speaks of • Be very interested in, or good • Presently, gifted and talented potential, the potential to grow at, academic thinking and tauira are selected by their and develop from the smallest school-work. class kaiako as displaying seed, the smallest idea or the most skills, ideas or work ethic • Be very creative. humble of beginnings. that differs significantly • Have good leadership and from their peers. The Ngā Puna o Waiōrea recognises the social skills. programme offers tauira importance of identifying a gifted the opportunity to student to help them achieve their • Be good at physical explore the world from full potential. Whānau can also help performances or sports. different angles, to in identifying a tauira who shows • Have special cultural work with other tauira signs of giftedness or special talent. understanding and be good who have similar The programme assists gifted and at cultural practices. qualities and to talented tauira in reaching their full realise their own potential academically, emotionally, • Be good at visual or performing potential through and socially. It provides principles and arts. initiatives that practices to support identification, • Be recognised by Iwi as having they develop. planning and education of gifted and strong skills in Manaakitanga, talented students. It also provides Whanaungatanga, Wairuatanga, ongoing professional learning and Kaitiakitanga, Rangatiratanga, WINNING DESIGN support for gifted and talented Mātauranga,Te Mahi Rehia and EXHIBITED AT THE communities. Tikanga. AUCKLAND MUSEUM Gifted and talented learners can stand out in many ways. They can:
Whānau are an integral part in tauira and other whānau. This is also an opportunity to observe classes the education of their tauira during a conducted tour prior to and at Ngā Puna o Waiōrea enrolment. COMMUNICATING this is seen as a partnership. • Enrolments at Ngā Puna o Waiōrea are made by appointment through WITH HOME We encourage communication between home and school • the Waiōrea Administation office. Whānau are consulted about tauira’ through a variety of avenues: courses. • There is ongoing contact between • Regular Whānau / Tauira / Kaiako Form Teacher, Dean and home via report evenings and Whānau Hui telephone or email twice a term. • Our website www.waiorea.school. • Waiōrea Yearly Calendar nz and the Parent Portal keeps • Emailed Daily Attendance parents informed of upcoming Reporting events. • NCEA Evening & Māori Specific • The school website allows access Careers Evening to daily notices so whānau can monitor school activities • Four Records of Achievement are and encourage their tauira to completed annually for each year participate in the wide range of level, one in each term. opportunities available. • Three full reports are completed • Access to Springs- Waiōrea annually for each level. Kaiako/ Mobile Phone App. Whānau interviews follow the first two reports. WHĀNAU TAUTOKO • Springs-Waiōrea School pānui are Enrolment into Ngā Puna o Waiōrea published on the Monday of weeks is seen as a partnership between the 3, 6 and 9 each term: they are Waiōrea / Kaiako / Tauira and Whānau. emailed to all homes and placed on Whānau are therefore expected to the school website, pānui are also attend two whānau hui a Term which distributed on request in hard copy are held on Wednesday evenings form from the school office. The between 6pm and 7pm. Dates are first newsletter of the year is posted confirmed in the Waiōrea Calendar to parents in mid January. at the beginning of each year. • Open Week is an opportunity for Māori have Co-Governance status on whānau and their tamariki – current the WSCW Board of Trustees. See the or prospective – to visit the College school website for the Treaty Co- during school hours, meet kaiako; Governance Policy.
(By Sir James Henare, 1984) KO TE REO MĀORI TE KĀKAHU O TE WHAKAARO, TE HUARAHI I TE AO TŪROA. THE MĀORI LANGUAGE CLOAKS MĀORI THOUGHT AND PROVIDES A PATHWAY TO THE WIDER WORLD. T he Reo Māori Department and supports the learning environments endeavours to contribute to the of both the Waiōrea and Kura Auraki growth and development of tauira classroom. as competent speakers and practitioners Developing a high level of competence of te reo Māori who can participate in language enables a learner to reach confidently in Māori contexts. their full potential in all other learning We aim to develop successful learners, areas. Learners need to be competent who will grow as competent, effective listeners, speakers, readers and writers communicators in the Māori world – in order to be able to participate healthy of mind, body and soul and confidently in society and enjoy full secure in their identity, and sense of lives. The Reo Māori Department aims to belonging. Tauira will have the skills assist learners in developing a full range and knowledge to participate in and of linguistic competencies including contribute to Māori society and the functional language use, breadth of wider world. TE REO language knowledge, and linguistic strategies. Language learning is an As learners are central to our ongoing, cyclical process with varying department philosophy therefore their MĀORI degrees of progress being made at knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes different times. Learners need repeated contribute to their learning experiences practice at new skills in order to become at school. The home, the community, the culture and hapū of the learner all competent. TE REO RANGATIRA contribute to the learning environment All learners should have the opportunity and are consistently acknowledged in to acquire knowledge in all learning the classroom. The Department believes areas and to develop key competencies. that for learners to succeed, the school, Through this approach, they will be the home, hapū, iwi and community able to reach their full potential, and to must work together effectively and participate effectively and positively in consistently therefore, the Department the Māori community and the global upholds the cultural identity and world. heritage of learners and their whānau
CODE OF KO NGĀ WHAKARITENGA MO CONDUCT NGA AKOMANGA RUMAKI (Me panuitia tētahi o ēnei whakaritenga hei te timatanga o ia wā ako.) 1. Ka timata ngā mahi mo te 5. Kaua e mau potoe ki roto i ngā 8. Ka mau mai ngā ākonga i ona akomanga mā te karakia, ka whare. He tikanga tēnei nō oo taputapu katoa mo tona mahi ki te whakaoti pai hoki ngā mahi mā te tātou matua tupuna. He tohu wehi kura. E kore rawa ia e waiho ēnei karakia! Me wehi ki te Runga Rawa i ki te wāhi, he tohu wehi hoki ki ngā mea ki te kainga. ngā wā katoa. tangata ki roto i te whare: Ahakoa 9. Tiakina to ake tinana me to ake he aha te whare. 2. Ka korero tātou i to tātou Reo hauora. Whengu to ihu! Horoia oo Rangatira i ngā wā katoa.; Kia 6. Kia tika hoki to āhuatanga katoa, ringaringa! Kia mahara tātou ki ngā whakamana Te Reo Māori, kia a roto, a waho hoki. Kia tau te āhuatanga hauora katoa, ara te taha whakamana tātou i a tātou anō! āhuatanga rangimarie. Kaua e Tinana, te taha hinengaro. tuku whakahihi atu ki te tangata. 3. Ka wehi ngā ākonga ki ngā Kaiako. Kia tūpato o korero ki tetahi atu. 10. Tiakina ngā whare wānanga me te Ka wehi tātou i a tātou anō. Ka Kia mahara ‘E kore te kupu e hoki takiwa o te Rumaki. Ara, me: mau tātou ki ngā tikanga o ēnei anō ki to waha’ Whakarangatira • Tiakina hoki ngā taputapu o te whakatauaki. ‘Me aro koe ki te hā to āhuatanga kia pena ki aua o oo Rumaki. Whakahokia ēnei mea o te tangata: Ko te tangata te mea tātou matua tupuna. He kaha hoki ki te wāhi tika. nui o te Ao’. Ko te Tangata He rātou ki te whakapaipai oo rātou • Nā, Kaua e waiho te para, Hikina! Tapu, He Mana! āhuatanga i ngā wā katoa. (Mau Purua ki roto i te rapihi, paepae tika oo kakahu hoki). Kaua e tuhi para rānei. 4. Ka mahi ngā ākonga mo te katoa o anuanu. • Kaua e tuhituhi ki runga i ngā tepu. te haora mahi. E kore ngā ākonga e kotiti i te kaupapa o te mahi, i te 7. Ka haere ngā ākonga ki te • Kia tika to noho ki runga i ngā turu. kaupapa mahi hoki. Me kaua hoki e wharepaku, ki te tiki inu rānei a Kaua e piu, kaua e noho titaha. whakangaro, whakarere atu rānei i muri, a mua hoki i te wā mahi. • Kaua e tukino ngā rawa o te te kura! Ehara ki waenga o te haora mahi! Rumaki
COLLEGE LIFE Waiōrea has it's own house within the school – Oranga. We have five separate houses within that (Waiata, Wairua, Waihanga, Waimarie, Waipuna) that each have three verticle form classes made up of Y9-Y13 students. Within the kura there two Head of House Deans and an Academic Director who are responsible for the support and guidance of our students, along with their form and class kaiako. Refer to the Mainstream Prospectus - 'Student Support' and 'College Life' sections to see other school wide support offered and futher general information.
COMING TO KURA Enrolments are governed by the Ministry of Education enrolment scheme.
OUR SPECIAL ENTRY CRITERIA MEANS WE CAN ACCEPT OUT-OF-ZONE ENROLMENTS. W aiōrea has Special Entry SCHOOL KOHA / DONATIONS Criteria and can accept Whānau are asked to make an annual out-of-zone enrolments. koha to the College to help provide for Enrolments are open year round educational, cultural, social activities subject to space availability and and health services not covered by enrolment interview. Prospective government funding. whānau are encouraged to attend the THE SCHOOL KOHA / DONATION IS: kura Open Week. Waiōrea enrolment $500 if there is one tauira in the family; interviews are conducted in August/ or $600 if there are two or more tauira September. from a whānau. Please contact the Waiōrea School koha should be paid at the Administration Office or go to our time of enrolment, or at the beginning website for further information and/ of the school year. Payment can be or copies of the Waiōrea Enrolment made by cash, cheque or credit card. Policy and process. Arrangements for automatic payment DRESS AND APPEARANCE Due to the limited number of tauira by instalment can be made with the Ngā Puna o Waiōrea has a formal and travel uniform which is complusory for all enrolments, Waiōrea are able to staff in the school office. Waiōrea students to purchase. On a daily basis though students are able to wear accept prospective whānau are regular clothing. Whether in or out of uniform students are encouraged to develop There are also subject course fees encouraged to enrol two to three a sensible attitude towards matters of dress. to cover costs such as materials years in advance. and write-on work books. As well It is not acceptable for students to wear clothing that is immodest, ripped, is SCHOOL DAY as specific Waiōrea costs for various offensive or that has alcohol/drug references. In questions of acceptability of The Waiōrea school day begins at extra cirricular activities which could dress, the College’s decision will be final. Whānau support is expected. 8.50am and ends at 3:10pm. include: Wananga (Te Reo, Academic, Kapa Haka), Specific Sports, Haerenga, Refer to the mainstream ‘Code of Conduct’ in addition to the following Waiōrea Manu Kōrero etc. ‘Whakaritenga’ in conjuction with the Waiōrea Enrolment Policy for information regarding conduct.
Accounting and Computer Studies. i te 28 o Noema 1989 “Whaia te Many ‘Waiōrea Alumni’ remain Mātauranga kia tuohu koe mehe committed to the Waiōrea kaupapa maunga teitei” Kei runga i te pātu by regularly returning to Ngā Puna o te mahau o Ngā Oho te korero o Waiōrea long after they have left nei hei whakamaharatanga mo te school to ‘give back’. This is usually whakatuwheratanga o te whare me by way of academic or kapa haka te marae Rua tekau mā ono tau kua tutoring, sports coaching or other hipa. Ka kite tātou ngā wawatatanga mentor or support roles. me ngā moemoea o te whānau me te hapori o te kura i taua wā mo ngā Academic achievement is the most recent Kura Tuarua National ‘Whaia te Manu Mātauranga!’ taiohi me ngā rangatahi o Ngā Puna o corresponding focus for the Waiōrea. Competition in 2018. Kapa Haka is Pursue the bird of learning and Waiōrea. Nā rātou i whakatō te kakano The compulsory Waiōrea extension certainly not the only place where knowledge. me te kaupapa matua, ara kia kaha ngā programme operates on Wednesdays Waiōrea tauira excel. ākonga o tēnei marae a kura ki te whai after school from 3:30 pm to 5pm and i te mātauranga mo ake tonu atu. is staffed by our committed kaiako. In 2017 a Ngā Puna o Waiōrea Ngā RUMAKI Manu Kōrero National Speaker placed The Māori text is taken directly from Optional overnight study wānanga Ko te Rumaki Reo o Ngā Puna ō 1st Overall in the Senior English - the plaque on Ngā Oho Whare that are held for senior students and are Waiorea Korimako Section. There has been commemorates it and Rehu Marae’s subject specific. Reo Wananga for all a representative from Ngā Puna o Whaia te Manu Mātauranga – official opening 30 years ago by the levels and abilities is also a feature of Waiōrea on behalf of Tāmaki ki te Pursue the bird of learning and late Sir Paul Reeves. The traditional life at Ngā Puna o Waiōrea. Waitematā at the annual national Ngā knowledge whakatauki or saying in the quotation Kapa Haka is another important aspect Manu Kōrero competition for the last marks speaks clearly of the strategic This whakatauki or proverbial of life in the whānau – Ngā Puna o six years. but inspirational and aspirational vision saying is a derivation from the Waiōrea have successfully maintained of the whānau and community of confluence top placing in the Division 1, ASB A high proportion of Waiōrea tauira Seddon High School/Western Springs of the two main whakatauki or Polyfest Competition since 2010. In also play sport or are involved in other College at the time. "Pursue education sayings that have directed life, 2012 a second competitive team was extracurricular activities. Waiōrea and learning. If you bow down let it be decisions and philosophy at created to compete in Division 2, and tauira enjoy being together and to a lofty mountain." These words have Ngā Puna o Waiōrea since its in 2015 a third competitive team in supporting one another as a whānau. remained as a constant reminder to inception all those years ago. The Division 3. Both of these rōpū have After five years in the Waiōrea tauira all to continue to pursue knowledge, first whakatauki comes from the placed 1st since their inception. Ngā are well equipped to move on to education and learning in its many following source: Puna o Waiōrea have represented tertiary education where they enjoy facets as the main goal for all students Tāmaki Makaurau at the last five success in a variety of employment I whakatuwherangia tēnei whare e te at Ngā Puna o Waiōrea/Western nationals, placing 3rd overall at the fields including Medicine, Engineering, Kawana Tianara a Tā Paora Reeves Springs College.
The second whakatauki was used • High levels of fluency and by the late Achlee Fong, tumuaki of competence in written and Ngā Puna o Waiōrea who promoted spoken Māori, this traditional saying as a means • The promotion of Te Reo as one to encourage and inspire Waiōrea of our national languages and a students to achieve in all areas of commitment to increasing the their school life and pursuits. numbers of Te Reo Māori speakers Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro nōnā nationally and globally. te ngāhere. • Increasing genuine respect for Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga Māori Tikanga in order for tauira to nōnā te Ao. learn about their own unique iwi The bird that partakes of the miro traditions, tikanga and histories; berry, survives in the forest, • In respecting one’s own culture, The bird that partakes of knowledge, learning respect and appreciation owns the world. of all other cultures and diversities; To ensure the consistent and continued • High achievement at all year levels quality of educational delivery at Ngā across all subject areas through the Puna o Waiōrea by commitment supportive networking of Waiōrea to its roots and origins while long kaiako and whānau.. term planning for its future the two TE TAKE whakatauki were amalgamated into Ko te tino take o te rumaki, kia tino the current format. This abbreviated marama ai ngā tamariki tauira ki ngā ‘Waiorea’ version readily aligns to the tini āhuatanga me ngā tikanga e pa ana school motto and aspiration of inspiring ki to tātou Ao Māori. Ma te rumakitia ‘Strive for excellence in learning’ for ngā tamariki i roto i te reo me ona all students. tikanga e puta Māori mai ngā mahi THE PURPOSE o te kura, me o rātou putaputa atu Waiōrea aims to provide a comfortable te reo i ngā tūmomo wāhi katoa. learning environment and encourages Kati, mā ngā kaiako/pouako te Māori tauira to have pride in their wairuatanga e whakato i origins, language and culture. Waiōrea roto i ngā tamariki tauira, aims include: o te rumaki.
MĀORI IMMERSION Ngā Puna o Waiōrea has been serving tauira and whānau seeking a quality KURA education through a kaupapa Māori philosophy for over 30 years. T he Kura started as a whānau and bilingual unit in the late 1980’s and progressed to the philosophy of total immersion, the teaching of all core curriculum within the unit in 1995. 1999 saw the graduation of the first full Waiōrea Rumaki Year 13 tauira who had started in Year 9 immersed in the language and kaupapa of Waiōrea education. Currently there are more than 285 students enrolled at Ngā Puna o Waiōrea under this continued successful model of Māori Education. The subjects and curriculum areas offered by the Waiōrea follow the national curriculum and are co- colaborated with in consultation with the relevant department heads in the Kura Auraki. Delivery of content is through the medium of Te Reo Māori and focuses on topics relevant to Māori.
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