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Oakura School Charter

Our Values

The values we encourage are:

  • Honesty  
    To be truthful, responsible and accountable for our actions
  • Respect  
    To value ourselves, other people and the environment
  • Perseverance      
    To aim high, take risks and persevere in the face of challenges

These are the values that will underpin all our programmes. They are all about learning to make the best choices in any situation. With the support of the home we aim to develop future citizens who will make positive contributions to society.

Strategic Goals

Goal 1: To promote a ’Learning to Care’ culture

Strategies:

  1. Provide a safe physical and emotional environment for the school community
  2. Ensure consistent understanding, expectations and practices that reinforce our school values
  3. Provide a welcoming, inclusive environment
  4. Reinforce the importance of respect for ourselves, others and the environment
  5. Nurture and enhance the relationship between our senior and junior pupils
  6. Provide an environment that attracts and retains quality staff

Goal 2: To have high student achievement levels in all learning areas

Strategies:

  1. Focus on high achievement in literacy and numeracy
  2. Teachers to have high expectations for all students, aiming for the majority to achieve at or above National Standards
  3. Assessment tools are used effectively to support improvement in student outcomes
  4. All students set their own learning goals and strive to achieve their personal best
  5. Success is valued and celebrated
  6. Strengthen the link between home and school
  7. Develop leadership in senior pupils
  8. Provide quality professional development, ensuring effective teaching practices are in place

Goal 3: To develop pupils’ skills to actively seek, use and create knowledge

Strategies:

  1. Develop independent  use of the school inquiry learning model
  2. To provide authentic contexts for learning
  3. To maximise the use of our local environment and community
  4. Develop pupils’ creative, critical and reflective thinking skills
  5. Teachers using effective and innovative teaching techniques that enhance pupils thinking skills

Goal 4: To use ICT effectively to support student learning

Strategies:

  1. Provide an environment that encourages ’anytime, anywhere’ learning
  2. Provide professional development and systems that develop staff and pupils IT skills
  3. The school website reflects the school culture
  4. Encourage connection with global communities

Lynne Hepworth
PRINCIPAL

Contact Details
17 Donnelly St, Oakura, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Tel 64 6 7527719    Fax 64 6 7527951
Email office@oakura.school.nz
 

Our VISION

Oakura School students learn to think and learn to care,
in a learning community which prepares them for a successful future.

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