2001 where we all started... well life at Coley Street since Richard began. It was inspired by the trees on the bank. Some said that they would never grow; and here in 2009 the trees are a metaphor; a sign; to signal growth and change.
Est. 1967, Decile 2, Full primary, 282 roll, 42% Maori 53% European
- Stopped class interchange - teachers to accept responsibility for own classes in all areas;
- School newsletter;
- Curriculum Committees;
- Intro new communication systems - daily notices, weekly courier;
- New appraisal system: personal goals, self reflection;
- Teacher only days
- Behavior Management system.
- too many to list!!
2003 first year of ICT cluster
Pre 2003: kids switched off to learning.
2004: implementation of Oral Assessment Programme
$8005, 000 + 200, 000 = property development.
Rich, Mark M, and Jan were almost bursting about Inquiry! Whole staff visit to many schools.
2005: "Foxton Our Place, Our Space" children realised that they were able to reach adults and change things. The Foxton pool is an example: $100, 000 to $1.2 million.
Looking for a way forward.
Wow, it was cool looking at the history! It was very interesting and inspiring to see where we've come! Where to from here?