Dynamic Changes

Positive and Respectful
The last few years have been extremely dynamic ones for our school. We are very proud of the way in which the whole school has managed a significant amount of change, without losing the most valued aspect of its character…an emphasis on positive, respectful relationships. With our continued strong focus on student achievement we know the school is heading in the right direction.

Our roll has more than doubled to over 1300 students because there is:

A clear, strong vision shared by an effective Board and Senior Leadership Team that learning should be individualised, innovative and connected.

A team of expert teaching professionals, enthusiastically embracing the latest professional learning and development – and particularly focused currently on blended e-learning.

Strong promotion of a school culture that values positive relationships as an essential element of effective learning.

Imaginative use of NCEA: traditional learning pathways sit alongside innovative curriculum initiatives with Academic Counselling, where personalised learning is prioritised over ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.

Major investment in upgrading ICT cabling and network system; carefully developed blended e-learning plan with “Bring Your Own Device” spanning Years 9 to 11 in 2017.

Responsiveness to, and support from, our local community: active engagement with families, local contributing schools and community groups.

Multi-million dollar commitment to property development: gymnasium upgrade completed 2015; 2014 total refurbishment of mathematics block into a modern learning environment; 2013 the new Languages and International education facility opened: and these match the new buildings and renovations related to Technology, Science, Arts, Administration and Student Services and the Performing Arts Centre.

Exciting growth in sport: focus on quality experiences for both elite athletes (JETS programme) and those who just love engagement in competitive sports.

Huge opportunities to participate in performance and cultural activities: experienced, creative and innovative teachers; many international exchanges and travel programmes.

Strong student leadership development through broadly scoped teams driving School Spirit (Houses), Social Awareness and Student Support – helping to create the leaders of the future.

Our continued strong focus on meeting the needs, aspirations and interests of our community and its young people underpins everything that we do.