Fairhaven School Charter 2015
All students are successfully able to access the New Zealand Curriculum, as evidenced by progress and achievement in relation to National Standards.
National Standards are used effectively to support improvement in student outcomes. Students have ownership of their learning and know what to do to achieve National Standards.

Fairhaven School Vision:
Young people who will be confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners who Dream, Strive and Achieve through KOTAHITANGA ( Unity)

Principles
Focus: Cultural Diversity Goal: That children are aware of the various cultures at Fairhaven School . That they value theirs and others culture, history and traditions.

Learning Areas
Aim: Continue to ensure we deliver holistic education which incorporates Reading, Writing, Maths and other curriculum areas. Recognizing we are catering for a wide range of academic abilities. Ensure all pupils, including our diverse ethnic communities, are catered for.

Values
Goal: Fairhaven School is a great place to learn and be part of.
School Values Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Resilient.

2015 BOT Areas of Focus
The Board of Trustees have identified four areas of focus as part of the strategic planning for 2015.

1) E-Learning – An ongoing commitment to working towards any time, any place learning.
a) Develop and embed “E- Learning pedagogy” throughout the school
b) Continue to develop a collaborative network with Te Puke High School, Te Puke Primary School and Fairhaven for the purposes of providing an equitable opportunity for digital learning at school and at home.

2) Community – Providing opportunities for parents/caregivers to feel part of the school. Ensure there are effective communication methods with the school & wider community. Whanau Hui, Indian Parent Meeting, Pacifica Parent Meeting, Parent Forum Meeting, FFA, Communication – school and wider community.

3) Catering for children’s needs
Ensure systems are in place to identify children who are in need of extra assistance to reach their potential and ensure appropriate interventions are effective.

a) New Entrants – Continue to implement the oral language assessment developed in 2014 so that NE are accurately assessed and programmes implement to accelerate the learning of identified pupils. Strengthen liaison with Pre-schools.

b) Special Abilities: Ensure children identified with Special Abilities are identified and catered for.

c) Children with moderate needs – Ensure children with moderate needs are identified and assistance is given to lift their achievement.

d) Special Needs – Ensure children with special needs are identified and receiving appropriate assistance. ORRS children – Look at programmes to ensure “life skills” are integrated into IEPs.

e) Specific Learning Difficulties: Ensure systems are in place to identify children with SLD and that teachers are aware of specific strategies to which will assist with teaching and learning. eg.Dyslexia, Irlen, etc.

f) Maori – Helping Maori to see themselves as successful learners—realize potential by identifying strengths and build on them. Including whanau, sense of belonging. Start up two Level 2 Maori Medium Immersion classes – Toitoi Manawa o Fairhaven Classes.

g) Pasifika – Helping Pasifika pupils to see themselves as successful learners—realize potential by identifying strengths and build on them. Including a sense of belonging.

4) Professional Development

Ensure Professional development is in line with the 2015 areas of focus.

a) Mathematics: 
Mathematics has been the focus area for professional development for 2013/2014/2015 with the Whole School being involved. Developing lead teachers who can sustain the progress in the years to come. Focus on Y1 and Y2 pupils to identify areas for strengthening. Maths Together – Continue to offer Maths Together for interested parents.

b) Literacy:
ALL – Accelerated Learning in Literacy (Second year.) Reading Together: Continue to offer Reading Together for interested parents.

c) E-Learning:
Develop and embed “E- Learning pedagogy” throughout the school. Continue to develop a collaborative network with Te Puke High School, Te Puke Intermediate, Te Puke Primary School and Fairhaven for the purpose of improving student engagement, 21st Century Learning and student agency with the goal of providing equitable opportunity for all students to access digital learning at school and at home.

d) PB4L:
Positive Behaviour for Learning – Through the PB4L initiative develop clear behaviour expectations in a variety of settings. Ensure School Values are embedded.

e) HPS:
Identify key areas through a Health Promoting Schools Action & Evaluation Plan and implement suggested actions.

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2015 Charter and Annual Plan Feb 2015