WHO ARE WE?
We are a confident, active, community of learners.

WHAT DO WE VALUE?
Integrity
Respect
Whanaungatanga

WHAT ARE OUR PRIORITIES?
Opportunities
Quality Classroom Experiences
Celebrations
Transitions
Sport

WHAT ELSE ARE WE COMMITED TO?

  • Treaty of Waitangi

When developing policies and practices National Park School acknowledges New Zealand's cultural diversity and the unique position of the Maori culture. We take all reasonable steps to provide instruction in Tikanga Maori and Te Rea Maori for children. This Improvement Plan has been developed in consultation with our Maori community. We respect and value the support and knowledge that our Maori whanau and community bring to our partnerships. Maori child achievement is a core part of our annual planning, which is supported by the underlying values of aka, manaakitanga and mahi tahi.

  • New Zealand Government

National Park School follows the National Education Guidelines, that includes the National Education Goals, Foundation Curriculum Policy Statements, the New Zealand Curriculum, and the National Administration Guidelines. We honour the Ministry of Education's Statement oflntent.


WHAT GUIDES OUR DECISION MAKING?

Children's identity and sense of self is
recognised and affirmed.
"The rivers and mountains are us growing,
they 're who we are. "

Children experience a broad education
that opens up pathways to further learning.
"The koru unfurling is us growing on our
learning pathway. "

A genuine belief in all children which empowers them to learn and achieve personal excellence.
"The peak reminds us to reach/or the top
in our learning. "

The curriculum has meaning for children and connects with their wider lives.
"The koru are us leaning on each other. "


HOW DID OUR PLAN COME ABOUT?

Our plan has been a community effort. It is the result of a lot of discussion with our children, families, staff, Board of Trustees and wider community about who we are and what's important for our future. The development went like this ... We asked all our families at the start of 2016 for the values that were most important to them as a whanau. From the feedback the BOT worked out what the 'top ten' values were. We asked families, staff and children to think about and comment on these. We then had some BOT professional development to learn about school strategic planning. At the end of 2016 the BOT hosted a dinner with families to gather ideas on our school's strengths and areas for growth. We then followed up with letters and conversations to gather the thoughts of people who hadn't yet contributed. The BOT then got together to look at trends and links between people's thoughts to find priorities, values and a sense of the school identity. All of these thoughts were displayed in school for people to continually reflect on. We spent time thinking about how best to write the plan so that it could be easily understood and also fulfilled all the requirements of the Education Act. Its legal name is a Charter, but we like to call it our School Improvement Plan.

OUR OTHER KEY DOCUMENTS

Policy Framework
Budget
Board of Trustees Work Plan
Regular Principal's Reports
Annual Achievement Plans and Reviews
Annual Assessment & Practice Guide
The NPS Information Booklet
5 and 10 Year Property Plans
ERO Report 2015


National Park School, Carroll Street, PO Box 4, National Park 3948
Phone 07 8922 880 Email: office@nationalpark.school.nz
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