The school’s curriculum is highly inclusive. There is effective practice to support students’ transitions into and within the school. This includes ‘Whakatau e te whānau’ a school initiative to support new entrants and individualised transition programmes catering for students with additional needs.
There is a consistent, settled tone across classes. Teachers know their students well and create supportive learning environments for students with additional needs through adaptive teaching approaches.
School self-review shows students and whānau feel their cultures are celebrated and respected. The curriculum includes a levelled, sequential te reo and tikanga Māori programme. Aspects of Māori and Pacific cultures are visible in the classrooms and throughout the school providing equity of culture school-wide.
Effective teaching practices support the learning of all students. Teachers track and monitor student progress over time, and learning is differentiated according to the needs of the students.
Reciprocal and respectful relationships support learning, and emotional and social wellbeing of students. Parents and caregivers feel welcome at the school. There are high levels of personalised communication between teachers and whānau. Parents are well informed about their children’s progress and learning, including rates of acceleration and progress towards expected curriculum levels.
Education Review Office 2018