National PrioritiesThe National Education Otorohanga Primary School We value: Mana Motuhake—ManagingPriorities for the basis of what Selfwe do. In 2011 we are focusing Charter 2011 Manaakitanga—Participatingspecifically on: and Contributing Success for All Whakawhanaungatanga— Relating to Others Improving Literacy and Ako—Thinking Numeracy Mana Reo—Language, symbols Improving outcomes for and texts Maori StudentsSchool Priorities/TargetsTargets have been set in Reading, Submission to MOEWriting and Numeracy and relateto the percentage of students Mission: April, 2011achieving the expected curriculum/ To develop life long learners andstandard level. thinkers best prepared to succeed. Ratification of Charter Reading—50% WS & NZM Writing—50% WS & NZM Numeracy—70% WS 65% NZM Vision: March, 2011 Give it a Go! Karawhuia!Values and Beliefs Cultural Diversity and Maori DimensionThe following values will be promoted and modeled at School : Children should : Respect Participate in Te Reo Maori, Tikanga Maori and Kapa Haka Excellence Share and acknowledge their cultural background Honesty Develop ties with (local) Maori community Accept and understand different cultures Flexibility Look outside Otorohanga Responsibility Experience traditions of other cultures Inquisitiveness Consultation with Maori Community takes many forms e.g. newsletters,These values were chosen after consultation with the school commu- parent interviews etc. In 2011 there will be a Hui held on Studentnity and are promoted through our Golden Rules and 6 Kinds of Best. Achievement.(For further detail refer to the OPS Curriculum Folder) (For further detail refer to the OPS Curriculum Folder)
Improving Student Developing a Quality School Organisation Learning & Achievement Learning Environment & StructureLiteracy Learning Programmes and Teaching Delivery Property High expectations for all students Students are active members of the OPS 10 year property plan. Teacher Action Inquiry in Reading and learning community Develop new 5YA plan from July 2011- E-Learning Reflection by the learner of what they have 2016 Continue to up skill teachers in the areas of learnt and how this relates to what they Develop Computer Suite Reading, Writing and Oral Language already know is evident Positive home/school partnerships which Human ResourcesNumeracy enhance learning Performance management High expectations for all students Professional Development Provide teachers with adequate learning School-wide Mathletics Programme Teacher Action Inquiry in Reading and E- and admin support Continue to up skill teachers in the use of Learning the Numeracy Programme and Planning ICT Professional Development Contract Curriculum 2010-2012 Review OPS CurriculumMaori Student Achievement Develop OPS Benchmarks—specifically in High expectations for Maori students E-Learning writing Make connections to enable students to Continue to focus on the principles of Students E-Portfolios enter and explore new learning environ- Kahikitia in providing opportunities for ments. Maori student engagement and success Finance Facilitate shared learning to join and create Budget set for resources, professional communities (e.g. blogs and wikis)Second Language Learning Develop and maintain the ICT infrastruc- development and finance. Students in the senior class (Year 5-8) learn ture within the school to meet the current Specifically spend money on setting up French needs of students in learning for the future. Computer Suite and E-LearningAction plans for goals are found within the Annual Operation Plan, Annual Review Plan, Regular Principal Reports, Numeracy and LiteracyAchievement Reviews and the 5 YA Property plan.
Teaching and Learning Programmes Finance Property Human resources, Staffing, ProfessionalDevelopment Monitor expenditure Follow 5yp summary Development, Performance Management Continue to implement the OPS cur- Prioritise spending for sheet Continue funding riculum with specific emphasis on Teaching and Learning Computer Suite Staff development including : Inquiry and developing Higher Order Drinking fountains Literacy, Numeracy, and E-Learning Perform Mid Year Thinking replaced Reading Recovery Programme Budget Review Develop E-portfolios for all learners Management release made up of which includes achievement data developing student leadership and and reflection providing professional development Develop OPS Benchmarks Priority Areas support to Beginning Teacher (specifically in writing) to provide Literacy Learning—targets Fixed Units offered for ICT Leadership students and teachers with next step Numeracy learning—targets Investigate funding increased Teacher information for teaching and E-Learning Aide time to support classroom learning. programmes Implement weekly Te Reo Maori, Tikanga Maori and Kapa Haka sessions school-wide. Health and Safety Review Replace Drinking Personnel & Curriculum Continue to support and develop the Fountains Policies and Procedures 6 K.O.B.s (Kinds of Best) values Review Documentation Report on Target data programme. surrounding school trips Mid Year Budget ReviewPartnership with the Community Reflecting New Zealand’s Cultural Diversity Communication : Regular newsletters will update parents on school information Regular Kapa Haka opportunities, school-wide offered. and activities. Te Reo programmes active in classrooms, integration into other areas of Consultation : Parent interviews, reports and community questionnaires will the curriculum. ensure full consultation on all matters. Multi-cultural component in school-wide units. Development of Computer Suite and ICT initiatives will enable the community to Focus on Maori Student Achievement data and hold a Hui access information and engage with students learning.