BOT Update - August 2020

Sustainability Policy

The school works really hard to teach our children about caring for the environment. A few practical examples are our Garden to Table programme, Waste Warrior programme, and students getting involved in composting, bakashi and gardening at school. See more about these programmes here.


We are working on a school environmental sustainability policy and would love to hear from the community on this important issue.


View the document here and feed any comments back to Crissie at cjamiesonnz@gmail.com


Please feedback in particular any suggestions you have for practical ways the policy can be implemented. We’d love to hear from you!


Upcoming BOT election

We are holding elections on 4 December 2020 to fill two trustee positions on our school board. We value a diverse board with members who have the time to give to help govern our school. Please consider running or nominating someone to run.


Watch this space for more information or find out more at www.trustee-election.co.nz.


Targets

The school has targets set in 2020 for reading and writing.


The Board received the mid-year summary in regards to how we are progressing towards our targets.


Reading Targets – 2020

  • Reduce the disparity between Māori student achievement and general student achievement. Raise the achievement of the general cohort in Y3&4 to be the same as the overall general cohort in the New Zealand Curriculum in Reading, aiming for:

45% working beyond the NZC expected level,

43% working within the NZC expected level,

≥12 % working towards the NZC expected level.

  • Raise the achievement of all Māori in Y4 to the same as the overall general cohort in the New Zealand Curriculum in Reading, aiming for:

45% Māori students working beyond the NZC expected level,

43% working within the NZC expected level,

≥12 % working towards the NZC expected level.


Analysis of our mid-year curriculum data indicates that we are making progress towards our targets for achievement in reading in Y2&3.


The goal of reducing the disparity between Māori student achievement and general student achievement shows that we still have some way to go to raise achievement for Māori students.


In each of the year groups, several Māori students are sitting just outside the expected level and we anticipate that all of these children will be able to be within the expected level by the end of the year.


We have already met our Y4 target of 45% beyond expected level (46%), however still have 15% working towards the expected level.


In Year 3, we have a large number of students working within the expected NZ Curriculum levels (89%) and we are on track to meet these targets by the end of the year.


In these year levels, the general cohort is currently displaying stronger achievement levels in reading, with a higher proportion of the cohort currently at or above the expected curriculum level. We believe that bridging this gap by the end of the year is an achievable aim.


Writing (Spelling) Targets – 2020

  • Raise the achievement of all students in Y3 to be the same as Y5&6, with 87% students working within/beyond the expected NZC level in writing.

  • Increase spelling assessments scores and phonemic awareness in all students to be at the level expected for the New Zealand Curriculum in writing.


Analysis of our mid-year curriculum data indicates that we are making progress towards our targets for achievement in writing. Our Y3 students have 96% working within or beyond the expected level in writing and this also exceeds the levels of Y5 (91%) and Year 6 (75%).


As a Board we look forward to seeing how these progress over the last part of 2020

ISLAND
BAY 
SCHOOL

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ADDRESS:

6 Thames Street 

Island Bay, Wellington

6023

New Zealand