2017 Annual Goals


Each year the Senior Leadership Team (Principal and Deputy Principals) and Board of Trustees agree on specific strategic goals or 'major projects' for the year.  

These are significant projects affecting the whole school and will have a long-term benefit to the college, its students and the wider community.  They sit within the Board of Trustee's long-term 2014-2018 strategic plan, and alongside other minor or ongoing projects.

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Academic Targets

 In 2017 our NCEA achievement targets are:

  • Level 1 NCEA
      - 95% of year 11 students will achieve L1 NCEA
      - 75% of students passing L1 NCEA will do so endorsed with merit or excellence

  • Level 2 NCEA
      - 95% of year 11 students will achieve L2 NCEA
      - 65% of students passing L2 NCEA will do so endorsed with merit or excellence

  • Level 3 NCEA
      - 90% of year 13 students will achieve L3 NCEA
      - 60% of students passing L3 NCEA will do so endorsed with merit or excellence
      - students will gain 40+ scholarships

 

 

Major Projects

Glendowie College's major development goals in 2017 are:

  • Junior Curriculum (MYP)

    Goal
    We will prepare for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) in years 9 and 10.

    Rationale
    The world our students are graduating into is rapidly changing - e.g. more technology, more diversity and more globalised.  Also the academic ability of students coming to Glendowie College from its contributing schools continues to rise and we must respond to this by providing enrichment opportunities to all students.

    2017 Outcomes
    1. Plan and implement professional learning and development for administration and learning areas for MYP.

    2. Review and align existing junior teaching programmes with the MYP framework.

    3. Develop and transition to more inquiry learning and modern learning environments.



  • House and Pastoral Review

    Goal
    We will clarify and develop the role of Form Teachers, and design the new houses and associated systems ready to implement them by 2018.  Student leadership roles under the new structure will be defined and implemented.

    Rationale
    Glendowie's houses date back to the start of the college.  They provide a fun way to integrate students into the college, however, in many schools houses are more integrated into the pastoral system to provide greater student leadership opportunities, pastoral care and academic counselling.  This has become best practice through New Zealand and overseas, improving students' academic achievement and co-curricular involvement.

    2017 Outcomes
    1. Clarify and develop the role of Form Teachers, Deans and Assistant Deans to support individual students.

    2. Finalise and implement the houses and pastoral systems ready for implementation at the start of 2018.

    3. Determine and implement student leadership roles.



  • Timetable Review

    Goal
    We will review the allocation of hours between learning areas in the junior currciulum and the cycle structure of the school's timetable to best support student achievement.

    Rationale
    • A timetable review was completed in 2013 and implemented in 2014.  This resulted in all key learning areas receiving the same time allocation in years 9 and 10.
    • English and Mathematics lost contact time (they were previously prioritised) and feel that this is impacting on the academic success of students.
    • The primary concern is lack of continuity in student/teacher contact.  The combination of days lost (e.g. school events), the six day timetable and changed contact time has meant that at the worst students typically see their teacher three times each week and sometimes as low as twice per week over one particular fortnight.


    2017 Outcomes
    1. Investigate other schools with regard to their timetable and allocation of time between learning areas in years 9 & 10.

    2. Review the time allocation between subjects in the junior school and the impact of this on student achievement in years 9 & 10 and in the senior school.

    3. Review the impact of the timetable cycle on continuity and student learning.

    4. Decide on changes to the timetable and implement ready for 2018.

 

Ongoing Projects

There are a number of ongoing projects at the college.  These are:

  • Maori and Pasifika Strategy

  • Digital Strategy

  • Respectful Relationships

  • Alumni Association

  • College Systems

  • Student Leadership

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