Looking towards 2021

What a year 2020 was. After a challenging year in many different ways we have all still managed to keep the learning and achievement of our students at the centre of what we do through inquiry, and sought to continuously improve their outcomes.

This year we have all used 6 principles of Poutama Pounamu as a lens to focus our inquiry where it matters.

Next year we look forward to a much brighter year as we focus on our three key areas of:

      • hauora
      • learner agency
      • culturally responsive pedagogy

Here is the plan for term 1.

Week Date Activity
0 Start Up Day ?? February  Inquiry Kick Off 2021
3 Thursday 18th February 

Shared PD 3.45 to 5.00 

? Staff Meeting  15 Minute Slot
6 Thursday 11th March

Shared PD 3.45 to 5.00 

Student Agency 
? Staff Meeting  15 Minute Slot
9 Thursday 1st April

Shared PD 3.45 to 5.00 

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy 

End of 2020 Update

We have a video to wrap up the year. All credit goes to Lily Henderson in year 10 who helped put this together. It is a brief summary of just some of the work that has happened this year. We look forward to continuing to focus on our three key areas of hauora, learner agency and culturally responsive pedagogy, in what will hopefully be a smoother 2021. Covid certainly reminded us that these three strands of our strategic vision are crucial for our tamariki.

Kuranui Update Term 3 Week 9

In this fortnights update:

  • Kaitiaki Academy – Te Ataahia, from Reo Rua Ltd will be running a lesson every Tuesday at Kuranui for our Kaitiaki Academy students. Here is invite.
  • Kaiako Academy – Wednesdays PLD sessions running Te Reo lessons over 10 weeks in term 4. These will be run by Te Ataahia, from Reo Rua Ltd. Sign up sheet is here.
  • Treaty Training – This is running on Thursday 22nd October. Email micaela@gladstone1.school.nz to sign up.
  • Poutama Poutama – booking session sheet with Claire is here.

Kuranui Update Term 3 Week 6

Coming up this week …

  • Poutama Pounamu Observation  – Check your email for details, link to information is here. Juanita and I are available if you want to book time with one of us.

In this fortnights panui from Simon, Micaela, Hamish and Kathryn …

  • Appointment for Kaiwhakahaere position
  • Treaty Training
  • Reading Rubric
  • Quiz Night 11 September

Kuranui Update Term 3 Week 5

Coming up this week …

  • Observation Groups formed – Check your email for details, link to information is here.
  • Kahui Ako PLD sessions are running … note the change to CC4T, this is now a general session where you can drop in and focus on what is on top with you with DT new curriculum implementation.

Kuranui Update Term 3 Week 3

Coming up this week

    • We are beginning our next Inquiry Cycle starting with Poutama Pounamu Observations to help us discover what is going on for the learners in our classes, and to help identify an area to focus on. To form the observation groups please complete the survey here is the diagram that we looked at last year which describes our process:
    • Don’t forget, the Kahui Ako is running a range of PLD sessions that you can sign up for.

Kuranui Update Term 3 Week 2

  • Masterclass success
  • Next up on the PD schedule… The next item on our shared PD schedule is focused on reading. CC4T is on Wednesday pm.
  • Job advertisements 
  • Kaitiaki Academy on hold
  • DT PLD … Shona here in week 3, not too late to sign up 

If DT PLD  this is something you would like to do then here is link to info form (make a copy and fill in) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iTFh9MD0cN1Muddo8GAKf02hxm9VN0m16nYNnyo0CIY/edit#heading=h.gqdzgrrfw583
and … Link to sign up sheet here for google hangout meeting … https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TYkpoueadPFzHNzYJdzUg2E14RirsHXq0xDhuLBy1Xg/edit