The Education Review Office | Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga (ERO), is the New Zealand government’s external evaluation agency that informs and facilitates improvement in early learning services, kōhanga reo, puna kōhungahunga, kura and schools.
Their impartial and objective monitoring and evaluation is critical to the integrity of the New Zealand education system to ensure New Zealanders can have confidence in the delivery of pre-tertiary education in its institutions.
Within easy walking distance of the school is, Botany Town Centre the second largest shopping mall in the country, there are shops, cinemas , restaurants, libraries , ice skating rink and entertainment complexes.
The nearest beaches are within 15 minutes drive.
Representing the concept that students are viewed as a seed being nurtured by their whanau (teachers, students, family) and the wider community.
The upward direction of the logo represents that as a learning organisation we are progressing upwards, continuously improving.
The logo is consistent with our mission, vision and values statement.
The charter sets out for the college, parents, families, whānau, and the wider community, what a board intends to achieve for its students and how it will do this. All schools must have a charter which is annually reviewed (Education Act, section 61).
Updated each year with the Ministry of Education and the Annually Updated Section (Annual Plan).
Outlines the School Board strategic aims for the next three to five years. It reflects what the Board is doing to make a difference for student achievement and progress, particularly for Māori and Pasifika students, and students with special education needs
Identifies the School Board priorities for the coming year. It includes the Board’s actions to raise student progress and achievement and describes how the Board is giving effect to the National Education Guidelines, which include the National Administration Guidelines (NAGs), that the college must comply with.
Knowledge with Character
To be an exceptional whānau-based learning community. Our students will be confident, connected and self-managing lifelong learners who will seize our excellent learning opportunities. They will be innovative, creative and enterprising.
Our professional and highly motivated staff provide intellectual challenge through quality teaching and learning programmes within a safe, supportive environment.
We are contributing members of our local, national and global community and work towards sustainability.
Our school community recognises and values individual differences, the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi and our multi-cultural society.
For self, others and the environment, through tolerance, equity and the celebration of diversity
Through participation, teamwork and service
Through fairness and honesty
Through perseverance, effort, inquiry and critical thinking
We recognise the values and diversity that our multi-cultural community offers, and the unique position of Māori culture in Aotearoa/New Zealand [Education Act s61(3a)]. This includes having a specific Achievement Plan for Māori, integrating tikanga and Te Reo Māori into the kawa (protocols) and curriculum (where appropriate) of the college.
All reasonable steps will be taken to provide instruction in tikanga Māori (Māori culture) and te reo Māori (Māori language) for full-time students if requested by their parents [Education Act s61(3a)].
Cultural diversity will be celebrated and promoted.