Apanui School

Education institution number:
1684
School type:
Contributing
School gender:
Co-Educational
Definition:
Not Applicable
Total roll:
410
Telephone:
Address:

92 Mcalister Street, Whakatane

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Apanui School

Board Assurance with Regulatory and Legislative Requirements Report 2021 to 2024

As of September 2021, the Apanui School Board of Trustees has attested to the following regulatory and legislative requirements:

Board Administration

Yes

Curriculum

Yes

Management of Health, Safety and Welfare

Yes

Personnel Management

Yes

Finance

Yes

Assets

Yes

Further Information

For further information please contact Apanui School Board of Trustees.

The next Board of Trustees assurance that it is meeting regulatory and legislative requirements will be reported, along with the Te Ara Huarau | School Evaluation Report, within three years.

Information on ERO’s role and process in this review can be found on the Education Review Office website.

Phil Cowie
Director Review and Improvement Services (Central)
Central Region | Te Tai Pūtahi Nui

29 July 2022 

About the School

The Education Counts website provides further information about the school’s student population, student engagement and student achievement. educationcounts.govt.nz/home

Apanui School

Te Ara Huarau | School Profile Report

Background

This Profile Report was written within 12 months of the Education Review Office and Apanui School working in Te Ara Huarau, an improvement evaluation approach used in most English Medium State and State Integrated Schools. For more information about Te Ara Huarau see ERO’s website. www.ero.govt.nz

Context

Apanui School is situated in Whakatāne and provides education for students in Years 1-6. The school maintains a steady roll and is proud of their partnership with the wider community. Apanui School lies within the Mataatua rohe and is supported by Ngāti Awa. Level 3 Māori immersion education is an option for learners and whānau. The school focuses on developing the whole child through the school values and motto - Ake Runga (Our Best Always). In February 2021 the school experienced a significant arson. The board has ensured that there is a focus on the hauora of children, staff and community as they work through the rebuild and impact of Covid. Cultural diversity and an inclusive, safe environment for all tamariki are prioritised.

Apanui School’s strategic priorities for improving outcomes for learners are to:

  • create an inclusive and responsive environment that enriches Māori education and provides all students with effective and equitable opportunities to learn and succeed

  • ensure quality teaching and leadership

  • enhance relationships with whānau, hapu and iwi to support shared understanding of local tikanga and development of the local curriculum.

You can find a copy of the school’s strategic and annual plan on Apanui School’s website.

ERO and the school are working together to evaluate how well school-wide practices support quality teaching and leadership that prioritises culturally responsive and equitable opportunities for all students to learn and succeed.

The rationale for selecting this evaluation is:

  • to embed and sustain high expectations for school-wide consistency of responsive teaching and learning practices

  • to improve equitable outcomes for all students

  • the opportunity it provides to enrich relationships with whānau and iwi to improve outcomes for learners.

The school expects to see consistency in culturally responsive practices that are enhanced through strong partnerships with whānau and iwi, resulting in improved outcomes of equity and excellence for all learners.

Strengths

The school can draw from the following strengths to support its goal to provide quality teaching and leadership that prioritises culturally responsive and equitable opportunities for all students to learn and succeed:

  • a shared focus and collective responsibility between the board, leadership and staff to achieve equitable outcomes for all students

  • a plan that includes clear actions and indicators of success

  • a focus on high trust relationships and a sense of belonging shared by students, whānau and staff

  • expertise within the school to facilitate improvement.

Where to next?

Moving forward, the school will prioritise outcomes of equity and excellence for all learners through:

  • supporting students to develop resilience and confidence through a time of change

  • whole staff professional learning including coaching to support schoolwide consistency and high expectations for teaching and learning, particularly in literacy

  • strengthening an inclusive and supportive school environment that celebrates and promotes success for all students and staff

  • enhancing relationships with whānau and iwi to improve learning outcomes for all.

ERO’s role will be to support the school in its evaluation for improvement cycle to improve outcomes for all learners. ERO will support the school in reporting their progress to the community. The next public report on ERO’s website will be a Te Ara Huarau | School Evaluation Report and is due within three years.

Phil Cowie
Director Review and Improvement Services (Central)
Central Region | Te Tai Pūtahi Nui

29 July 2022 

About the School

The Education Counts website provides further information about the school’s student population, student engagement and student achievement.  educationcounts.govt.nz/home