Greenpark School (Tauranga)

Greenpark School (Tauranga)

Te Ara Huarau | School Profile Report

Background

This Profile Report was written within 12 months of the Education Review Office and Greenpark 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 

Greenpark School is located in the Tauranga suburb of Greerton and caters for students from Years 1 to 6. It is a large urban primary school with specialist teachers in sports, dance, music, and the arts.

Greenpark School’s strategic priorities for improving outcomes for learners are:

  • build teacher capacity and capability through evidence-based practices and tools
  • review embedded systems and teaching and learning practices in mathematics and how these impact on the progress and achievement of all learners, with a particular focus on priority learners.

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

ERO and the school are working together to evaluate the extent to which student outcomes improve in mathematics.  

The rationale for selecting this evaluation is:

  • identified gaps in mathematics achievement
  • to continue to grow good teaching practices and sustain these for positive shifts in learners’ engagement and achievement in mathematics.

The school expects to see:

  • sustained, positive shifts made for all learners in mathematics, in particular Māori and Pacific learners who need this
  • increased capability and capacity of the teaching team
  • enhanced assessment practices for early identification and addressing learners’ needs.

Strengths

The school can draw from the following strengths to support its goal to improve student outcomes in learning and teaching mathematics though culturally responsive practices:  

  • a strong and diverse leadership team committed to improving educational outcomes for all students, particularly parity for Māori and Pacific students
  • a team of teachers committed to continually strengthening their teaching practices
  • effective internal evaluation practices.

Where to next?

Moving forward, the school will prioritise:

  • strengthening school systems to embed and sustain the positive shifts that have been made in teaching and learning
  • sustaining improved equitable outcomes for all learners in mathematics
  • reviewing assessment systems and practices to align with teaching and learning practices.

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

26 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

 

Greenpark School (Tauranga)

Board Assurance with Regulatory and Legislative Requirements Report 2021 to 2024

As of September 2021, the Greenpark School (Tauranga) 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 Greenpark School (Tauranga) Board of Trustees.

The next Board of Trustees assurance that it is meeting regulatory and legislative requirements is due in December 2024.

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

Shelley Booysen
Acting Director Review and Improvement Services (Central)
Central Region | Te Tai Pūtahi Nui

15 December 2021 

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