We have had a very successful year and are happy with our overall performance for the first year of operation. We have laid a solid platform from which to continue to develop and strengthen our Kura in the coming years.
The key markers of our performance in 2014 are:
- Meeting our minimum roll requirement of 50 students, finishing the year with 53 enrolled.
- A successful programme with ERO that resulted in a positive report published publicly in December 2014
- Excellent NCEA results
- Senior ākonga took part in the year-long Young Enterprise Scheme winning the regional awards for the Dragons’ Den sales pitch and the Technology Award.
- High level of whānau engagement
- Our entire school performed at the Te Tai Tokerau Kapa Haka Festival
- We had ākonga compete in every category of the Te Tai Tokerau Manu Kōrero Competition, winning Junior Maori
- Conducted many powhiri for local hapu and the Whangarei District Council including welcoming Toa Samoa and the Kiwi Rugby League team to Whangarei.
Community Engagement Performance:
- Ensure that ākonga have the opportunity to attend significant cultural events and take up key roles including ANZAC day celebrations, Waitangi Tribunal hui, hui mate
- During the national elections our ākonga hosted one of the main election debate for the Māori candidates standing in the various Northland electorates.
- Partnered with Hihiaua Trust and the Whangarei District Council to develop prime land in the CBD for their cultural centre and our Kura Hourua
- Partnered with NorthTec where a number of our students completed a range of courses and programmes
- Partnered with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa who provided a year-long junior (Year 9 & 10) and a Level 2 Māori Art programme.
- Careers NZ who we have been working together with to build career planning into our programme using some of the resources and expertise available through Careers NZ.