Thanks to those of you who attended tonight’s parent info evening about our 2009 plans.
I acknowledge that the timing of the meeting did not suit some of you so the notes and handouts are reproduced for you here. There was a great suggestion from the floor to video future information meetings and stream them on this website to involve as many parents as possible.
Download 1 - 2009 School Map
Download 2 - 2009 Teacher and team groups
Presentation slides and notes
Since October parent meetings
•Thank you for verbal and written feedback
•Ten A4 pages when all feedback collated together
•Big Plus, Minus and Interesting analysis of feedback
•Widespread support for grouping teams of classes in multi-age teams.
•Strong levels of trust in the educational expertise of our staff.
•Support for initiatives that build long lasting relationships between the teachers and the learners.
•A need for the staff to address ‘social issues’ that might be caused by same age classes not being next to each other.
•A need for flexibility in class placement EVERY year.
•A need for detail of organisation to be shared with parents as soon as it is available.
We are well planned
•A new planning format has been developed for the WHOLE learning community.
•Clear and inter-related purpose and focus for learning for WHOLE year for ALL learners (children, teachers, parents, BOT).
•Maximising open doors between rooms to meet academic rather than ‘year group’ needs.
•Management Unit for student socialisation. A paid management position has been created to make sure all children’s social needs are met at morning tea and lunch breaks.
•Careful planning for student welfare is being done within teams
•Management team expertise. Mike, Carol and Nicki are very experienced school managers and are passionate about doing the best for your children. The plans for 2009 did not come just about because we saw some ideas on our North Island tour. They are the product of our combined leadership experience
You are part of this learning community
• To resolve an issue talk to us as well as each other.
•We are partners in learning - ALWAYS.
•Your attitude to your school impacts on your child’s attitude. Negative conversations about school or teachers have a big influence on your child’s attitude at school. Leave it until the kids have gone to bed.
•Committed to a vibrant, quality learning community.
•Always looking for ways to improve.
•Informed by knowledge of ‘best practice’ and current research.