Haere Mai - Welcome to Whangaparaoa School
'Together we inspire learning'
Have you heard about our 'A Million Dreams' initiative?
A Million Dreams was launched as a way of providing our children with access to a rich range of experiences, resources and inspirational people. A team of teachers and parents seek out a range of options each term, covering sports, culture, the arts, academics, career paths and passions. These are advertised to the children on the Million Dreams website and shared with the children. The children are encouraged to put themselves forward for options that will help them to grow personally and align with their interests, passions and skills. Through a simple application process, the children take ownership for going after these experiences and being proactive in seeking out opportunities for themselves. The pride they feel when they are successful is incredible!
E-SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR HOME
With the introduction of devices into the school we are very aware of keeping our students safe from accessing inappropriate material. To prevent this we have very strong internet filters operating at school. However, these filters only work while children are connected to the school network (internet) during school time. They do not extend to home networks /internet.
To help your child be CyberSmart on your home network (internet) read our tips HERE.
EDUCATION REVIEW OFFICE COMPLETE REPORT
We are very proud to share our latest ERO (Education Review Office) report with you. This has just been released. The link to the
complete report is below. Here is a small snippet from the report:
Leaders and teachers:
- know the children whose learning and achievement need to be accelerated
- respond effectively to the strengths, needs and interests of each child
- regularly evaluate how well teaching is working for these children
- act on what they know works well for each child
- build teacher capability effectively to achieve equitable outcomes for all children
- are well placed to achieve and sustain equitable and excellent outcomes for all children
Whangaparaoa School is well placed to accelerate the achievement of all children who need it.
Trustees and school leaders have a clear vision for school development. School leaders are strategic, motivated and improvement focused. They are growing staff leadership and have introduced processes that promote collaboration to accelerate learning and empower learner.
Well done everyone, this is a reflection of the effort we all put in to help make our school an enjoyable place to learn. View complete ERO report.
As a school we are open to discussing any particular concerns or positive feedback you have. If you have any concerns regarding your child's learning, your first port of call is your child’s Teacher, and following this the VLC Team Leader. If you feel your concerns have not been adequately addressed then the Principal or Leadership Group are happy to meet with you to ensure a solution is achieved. If your concern relates to school policy or programmes, then contact the Leadership Group. In this instance please call the office to make an appointment.
If you have missed our recent community meetings make sure you check out our communication page HERE.
To see the staffing and room allocations for our 2019 vertical learning communities click HERE.
Need help setting up your Chrome Book? For technology tips and assistance make sure you regularly check in HERE.
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS, INCLUDING EMAIL ADDRESS, ARE UP TO DATE AT THE SCHOOL OFFICE - ALL NOTICES, INCLUDING SPORTS EVENTS, ARE NOW BEING SENT VIA EMAIL
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