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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 2019 - 2023 strategic plan.
Click on a tab below to learn more about our current annual goals.
Senior Leader Responsible: Sharon Hewetson
We will deliver the full International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) across Years 9 and 10, including the Year 10 community project and a trial interdisciplinary unit.
1.1 Teach the full Year 9 MYP programme.
1.2 Gain full IB authorisation.
1.3 Deliver the community project to all Year 10 students.
1.4 Trial a full interdisciplinary unit.
1.5 Implement the agreed changes to Year 10 options, for all students to learn a second language in Year 10.
Senior Leader Responsible: Gordon Robertson
We will continue to develop and implement a framework that equips students with the skills and knowledge to manage their mental health and wellbeing.
2.1 Clarify and document the college's mental health and wellbeing framework.
2.2 Refine and deliver the Years 9 and 10 wellbeing programmes.
2.3 Clarify the purpose and programmes of form class.
2.4 Continue the promotion of staff wellbeing.
Senior Leaders Responsible: Trudy Gibb and Praveen Chand
We will develop a school-based assessment framework to replace Level 1 NCEA in 2021, to better prepare students for Levels 2 and 3 NCEA, and NZ Scholarship.
3.1 Clarify how all students will gain Level 1 or UE Literacy and Numeracy.
3.2 Design and prepare the curriculum and resources for each year course.
3.3 Decide the assessment and reporting systems (timeline) for Year 11.
3.4 Communicate the changes to students, parents and community.
We will continue to implement the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) in Years 9 and 10, teaching the full Year 9 curriculum in 2019 and the full Year 10 curriculum in 2020.
1.1 Teach the full MYP framework in Year 9 and one MYP unit in Year 10.
1.2 Expand the community project participation.
1.3 Develop teacher expertise, especially with regard to differentiation and assessment.
1.4 Further develop and embed systems and communications around the MYP.
1.5 Confirm the full Years 9 and 10 curriculum, especially with regard to language acquisition in Year 10.
Senior Leader Responsible: Trudy Gibb
We will continue to develop and implement strategies to raise the number of Years 11 - 13 students achieving NZ Scholarship and NCEA endorsed with merit or excellence.
2.1 Support and develop strategies to promote NCEA endorsement... especially in Years 12 and 13.
2.2 Document, support and develop strategies to support students gaining NZ Scholarship.
2.3 Investigate and implement best practice from outside of Glendowie College.
We will develop and implement a framework for teaching students the awareness and skills to effectively manage their own physical and mental wellbeing.
3.1 Develop and document a 'wellbeing framework'.
3.2 Develop resources and professional learning for staff and parents... and trial in Year 9 classes.
3.3 Clarify and develop the purpose and structure of form class.
In 2020 our NCEA achievement targets are:
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