Kia Ora! Nau mai ki to tatou ākonga.
Welcome back for 2016. Our year started with a full staff day at Te Wananga o Raukawa in Otaki. The first day has two functions - to get everyone back and feel good about the year ahead and secondly to do some school-wide professional development. This year we achieved both. Te Wananga was a suburb venue, we were privileged to be welcomed by the staff and enjoy a day thinking about cultural responsiveness and what it means to CRHS.
Our next visit to Te Wananga o Raukawa will be on Friday 4 March for the first of our school days with CORE Education looking at Spirals of Inquiry (or how we think and act as teachers and how this impacts on students).
In the week beginning 22 February the school is having its triennial visit from the Education Review Office. This time they are looking at meeting the needs of individual students and partnerships. It will be helpful to receive external feedback on two key aspects of the school.
This year is also the triennial Board of Trustee elections. The CRHS Board is appointed by the Minister of Education. Expressions of interest are open from early in March. Check the Public Notices in the daily newspapers for more details. The Minister is keen to ensure the Board has a balance of trustees and is especially keen to include parents of the school and trustees who can bring a Maori perspective to the Board.
A story worth telling for PM’s award winners
When the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards were advertised last year the principal of Central Regional Health School decided his team had a story worth telling.