Planning Together for Ākonga Success: Our School, Our Community

Te Whakangārahu Ngātahi Planning Together for Ākonga Success: Our School, Our Community aims to improve planning and reporting practices, to focus on delivering equitable and excellent outcomes for all ākonga (students), by having schools be more accountable and responsive to the needs of their ākonga and their community.

Effective planning and reporting underpins all the other work that schools do. Schools need to intentionally plan, and evaluate their performance to:

  • give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • meet legislated board primary objectives and show how the school has given particular regard to the NELP
  • ensure the needs of all ākonga are met
  • ensure the voices of all ākonga and whānau are heard
  • develop and implement teaching and learning programmes, that give effect to curriculum requirements in the New Zealand Curriculum or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, to improve outcomes for all ākonga.

Staff, students and community were consulted multiple times. Staff and students were consulted within school at separate times in addition to the community consultation.

2023 Community consultation timeline:

  • 1st November, First Google survey sent re: Learning at Westland High School
  • 14th November, Whānau hui in the school whare. 
  • 17th November, Second Google survey sent re: aspirations for student leavers/Graduate profile.
  • 21st November, Consultation/ Tooklkit evening in the school library, including feedback to date.
  • 27th November, Consultation closed.
  • Feedback to the community on findings.
  • 2024 – 2025 Strategic plan formulated

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