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.
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Senior Leader Responsible: Sharon Hewetson
We will implement the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) in Years 9 and 10 ready to teach the full Year 9 curriculum in 2019.
1.1 Prepare and implement curriculum units of work in Years 9 and 10.
1.2 Further develop teacher expertise, knowledge and pedagogy to deliver the MYP and promote student agency in the classroom.
1.3 Communicate and inform our school community about the MYP.
1.4 Develop the policies and administration of the IB MYP, especially using Managebac and decide on necessary timetable changes to meet authorisation requirements.
Senior Leader Responsible: Gordon Robertson
We will embed the new houses, and enhance student leadership opportunities and training across all year levels.
2.1 Support the development of house identity and culture.
2.2 Further develop student leadership opportunities and training.
2.3 Provide professional learning for key staff, e.g. Assistant Deans, TIC of Year 13.
2.4 Further develop the pastoral care systems through the houses.
Senior Leaders Responsible: Trudy Gibb & Praveen Chand
We will investigate and implement ways of raising the numbers of Years 11 - 13 students achieving NZ Scholarship and NCEA endorsed with merit or excellence.
3.1 Review NCEA and NZS achievement data at Glendowie College over the last 10 years.
3.2 Review best practice in and outside of Glendowie College.
3.3 Develop and implement strategies to promote the number of endorsements and scholarships.
3.4 Continue to support the existing Scholarship programmes.
Senior Leader Responsible: Sharon Hewetson
We will plan and prepare for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years' Programme (MYP).
1.1 We will plan and implement professional learning and development for administration and learning areas for the MYP.
1.2 We will review and align existing programmes within the MYP framework.
1.3 We will develop and transition to more inquiry learning and modern learning environments.
We will clarify the role of Form Teachers, and design the new houses and associated systems ready for implementation in 2018. Student leadership roles under the new structure will be defined and implemented.
2.1 We will clarify and develop the role of Form Teachers, Deans and Assistant Deans to support students.
2.2 We will finalise and implement the houses and pastoral systems ready for implementation in 2018.
2.3 We will determine and implement student leadership roles.
Senior Leader Responsible: Richard Dykes
We will review the allocation of hours in the junior curriculum and the cycle structure of the school's timetable to best support student achievement.
3.1 We will investigate other schools with regard to their timetable and allocation of time between learning areas in Years 9 and 10.
3.2 We will 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.
3.3 We will review the impact of the timetable cycle structure on continuity and student learning.
3.4 We will decide on changes to the timetable and implement them ready for 2018.
Senior Leaders Responsible: Sharon Hewetson & Praveen Chand
We will design and implement a junior curriculum that challenges and motivates ALL Year 9 and 10 students, and will prepare them as confident, articulate learners with a strong global perspective and expectations.
1.1 We will identify desired teaching and learning outcomes for Year 9 & 10 students.
1.2 We will review what programmes exist to support our desired teaching and learning outcomes.
1.3 We will select the preferred framework and plan for its implementation.
We will identify and implement the best pastoral system that supports individual students to identify their academic, co-curricular and pastoral goals (needs) and help them to achieve them.
2.1 We will investigate the benefits of individualisation for students and their whanau.
2.2 We will research alternative pastoral systems based on research and best practice.
2.3 We will identify the best pastoral system ready for 2017.
We will confirm our 20-year vision for the Glendowie College campus, including a final design of the new Science/Somerville block and related developments.
3.1 We will finalise design and planning for the new Science/Somerville block ... ready to begin construction in 2017.
3.2 We will confirm other campus priorities.
3.3 We will finalise our 10-year budget and work with the Ministry of Education to plan subsequent developments.
In 2018 our NCEA achievement targets are:
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