- An inclusive approach enables all students to be involved in purposeful learning.
- Students experience a broad curriculum that involves them in a range of suitable learning experiences. Literacy and numeracy skills and understanding are appropriately prioritised. Areas identified by the community as significant such as sport, fitness, excursions, technology and te māra (gardens) are given emphasis.
- Teachers use a range of purposeful strategies to promote student engagement and progress.
- Teaching and organisational processes increasingly focus on successfully improving outcomes for students at risk of underachievement.
- Identity, language and culture of Māori learners and their whānau is affirmed through contexts for learning and ongoing development of the curriculum. Tikanga Te Atiawa is recognised and affirmed and the school continues to strengthen both knowledge and understanding of this kawa within their context. Authentic learning activities of high interest to learners are emphasised.
The Purpose of an ERO Report
The purpose of ERO’s reviews is to give parents and the wider school community assurance about the quality of education that schools provide and their children receive. An ERO school report answers the question “How effectively is this school’s curriculum promoting student learning - engagement, progress and achievement?” Under that overarching question ERO reports on the quality of education and learning outcomes for children and for specific groups of children including Māori students, Pacific students and students with special needs. ERO also reports on the quality of the school’s systems for sustaining and continuing improvements.