Tena Koutou Katoa
Raising Student Achievement
When reviewing the most effective way to raise student achievement, I have been reading the Best Evidence Synthesis material from Waikato University Education Researchers. The research is lengthy and involved but it is very clear about what actually makes a difference.
1. Professional development and open to learning teachers
2. Good relationships and open communication with families
We are reviewing what we do and why we do them and asking ourselves the basic question - how does this effect the achievement of our students.
There are so many facets of school leadership but the thing I keep in mind is:
I am delighted with the community support at our consultation meetings. We are endeavouring to build closer relationships with you - after all this is what Tomorrows School set out to do.
New Zealand education is greatly admired and this aspect of feedback is recognized as one of its unique elements.
It is only together that we can make sustainable, meaningful change in any environment.
Keeping Healthy Mind and Body
As an former PE teacher I know the value of a ‘healthy mind, healthy body’. I encourage all our students to get involved and become active. However I will not allow this to be the focus of their school lives. Academic achievement - being the best that you can be - is paramount.
Sporting Transport Costs
A reminder to all parents and students that if playing for school and weekly transport is arranged for that team, the costs of the trip will be charged to the individual student regardless of whether the student chooses to travel by that means.
Reports are looming and following that will be report evenings. Please make an effort to come and meet the teachers along with your young person. We value the time spent with you, working together to raise your son/daughter’s achievement.
Ka Kite Ano
Mrs Joanne Hutt