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Strategic and Annual Implementation Plan

Rāroa Normal Intermediate Strategic Direction

The Rāroa Strategic Plans and Annual Implementation Plan is clear and concise, and allows parents, whānau and the community to easily understand and engage with the school’s vision and values.

Consultation and the development of the strategic pou – Ako, Whakapuāwai and Whanaungatanga

The School Trustees (Board) worked together at the end of 2021 and early in 2022 to develop the 2022-2024 Strategic Plan. Community and Whānau feedback was a critical input for our strategic planning work, along with other key inputs:

  • The National Education Learning Priorities (NELPs) as set by the current Government;
  • Rāroa ākonga / student view feedback;
  • Rāroa kaiako / teacher feedback;
  • The national refresh of the NZ Curriculum;
  • Membership of our local Kahui Ako / Community of Learning.

The Board also recognised the impact that the pandemic has on the community and has created an operating principle:

We are adaptable and flexible in our operations, allowing us to flourish and deliver in a rapidly changing world.

The feedback from all stakeholders clearly sets the direction for the school.

Framed by three strategic pou: Ako, Whakapuāwai and Whanaungatanga

Ako, Whakapuāwai and Whanaungatanga

Ako – People Learning

To deliver a child-centered, evidence-based curriculum that equips students with the skills and tools to be successful lifelong learners. – High Quality Teaching and Learning.

High quality teaching and learning. The very best teachers, delivering high quality educational programmes. Guided by our vision the curriculum at Rāroa is designed to educate the whole student and cater for the intellectual, social, physical and creative aspects of the emerging adolescent. As well as ensuring we are meeting our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Whakapuāwai – People Thriving

To nurture and develop individual wellbeing and resilience in a community that embraces and celebrates diversity.

To blossom, develop, flourish, prosper, thrive – Wellbeing is a priority at Rāroa. Through an extensive professional development process, Rāroa has developed a wellbeing framework to guide and enable teachers and students to develop strategies to deal with the challenges of life, building confidence, resilience and enabling the Rāroa community to thrive.

Whanaungatanga- People Connecting

To develop and maintain effective partnerships, both within and beyond our school community, which are anchored in open communication and trust.

At Rāroa relationships are crucial for our well-being and happiness and are an extremely important part of who we are. Positive relationships help us feel connected to our community. For our students positive relationships provide a sense of belonging and can enhance self-esteem, confidence, and overall quality of life. Positive relationships also provide opportunities for personal growth and learning, as we share experiences, perspectives, and knowledge with others.

Link to the 2023 full Strategic Plans and Annual Implementation Plan