Update on Covid @ South Mak

Evening family and whanau, The weather truly has made it very pleasant around school for all those able to attend.  Just as an update, alongside our current number of students and families isolating due to Covid we have been informed of a student who was at school today that has

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Principal's Vlogs

Update on Start of Year managing Covid:

Friday 28th January Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whānua, There are exciting times ahead. Come Tuesday the 1st of February we will enter another interesting year for education and for our whole community. I have waited to send information about how we will be starting the year until we have the

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Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees in partnership with our Principal, Greg Allan, endeavour to ensure all our students achieve educational success. Our board’s key focus is improving student achievement.  We are responsible for setting the school’s overall direction through policy setting and strategic planning and, in consultation with our Principal, setting targets for identified achievement gaps. We monitor our progress, self-review and strive for continuous improvement. We strive to be proactive rather than reactive. We recognise our role of governance and delegate management to the Principal.

South Mākirikiri School and the Board of Trustees

2023 Agrikids

  • Acknowledge the special status of Māori as Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa New Zealand,
  • Recognise Te Reo Maori, Maori Language 1987 as an Official Language of Aotearoa New Zealand and
  • Embraces Te Tiriti O Waitangi the Treaty Of Waitangi 1840 as the founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand as a nation.

Board of Trustees 2023:

Te Ara Huarau

Te Ara Huarau is the evaluation approach that the Education Review Office (ERO) is using in our school. This a developmental approach to evaluation where ERO and our school work together over time rather than one-off reviews that happened previously. Te Ara Huarau is used in most English-medium state and state-integrated schools.

ERO maintains a regular review programme to evaluate and report on the education and care of young people in the schools. Our school worked alongside ERO to write our Profile Report. This type of report will only happen once as part of our initial engagement with Te Ara Huarau. The profile report reflects our strategic goals and a shared evaluation focus on one or more areas that are important to us as we work together to improve outcomes for all our learners. ERO, like us, has a strong focus on equity and excellence. Future reporting will show our progress and achievement toward meeting the goals we have set. Public reports like the Profile Report are published on ERO’s website. A Board Assurance Report that shows how we are meeting regulatory and legislative requirements has also been published.

Libby Rayner, Presiding Member, Board of Trustees

Right: Our 2023 Agri Kids team.