Charter and Strategic Plan
A charter sets the direction for the school and identifies the priorities the board expects the principal to be leading. The Education Act requires every school's Board of Trustees to prepare and maintain a charter and to send a reviewed and updated charter to the Ministry of Education every year.
The charter is the key-planning document for the school. It includes strategic aims and annual plans which reflect the goals and aspirations the community has for the school and students over the next few years. It outlines how the school is implementing the government's priorities as set out in the National Education Guidelines and the National Administration Guidelines. The charter identifies the key areas the board and staff will focus on, both in the longer term and the coming year, to improve the progress and achievement of all students.
WGP VISION - “CONNECT, CHALLENGE, EMPOWER”
Our children and school vision will be at the forefront of all decision making
- All students are to show progress in their achievement in relation to national standards in reading, writing and mathematics
- All students who are achieving below or well below national standards in reading, writing and maths will be part of target groups and programmes aimed to accelerate their learning progress
- The national priority groups of Maori and Pasifika students with special education needs will be part of our target setting and annual plan.
- To ensure we are capturing the progress of each child in their year of learning.
- Students will know where they are at with their learning, know their next steps and be empowered to take action to be the best they can be.
- An integrated inquiry based curriculum with meaningful and authentic contexts is embedded in our planning
- Staff, student and parent use of e-Learning is happening to support teaching, learning and communication between home, school and wider settings
- To review and update our assessment and reporting systems with staff, students and parents
- To ensure a wide range of academic, leadership, sporting, cultural and arts opportunities are offered to stimulate student passions and talents
- To support our families to use e-Learning as an educational tool
- Through a culture of collaboration our community is empowered to develop and share their knowledge and expertise
- To share with parents our goals for the future and invite them to look at ways to be involved
- To embed the principles of Tātaiako in our vision and in our learning community
- To manage our school budget effectively to achieve school initiatives
- To create a site development plan that ensures we are providing a learning environment to embrace 21st century teaching and learning
- To utilise our local environment in a variety of ways to connect with students
- Students and staff are empowered to live our vision and values in their everyday learning, school practice and interactions
- Tikanga, Te Reo and Te Ao Maori has a valued and visible presence in our school
- Tātaiako and Ka Hikitia principles are embedded in our school environment
- Utilise the strengths and talents of our staff to ensure leadership is promoted, and consistent quality teaching and learning is delivered
- Teacher professional development will be aligned to the needs of students, staff and current BEST practice
- To unpack what working collaboratively means, and review our progress so we can support each other to enable quality teaching and learning
For details of our annual plan click HERE.
To read our 2019 Annual report click HERE.