Marotiri School

Education institution number:
1808
School type:
Full Primary
School gender:
Co-Educational
Definition:
Not Applicable
Total roll:
106
Telephone:
Address:

1569 State Highway 32, Marotiri, Mangakino

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Marotiri School

Te Ara Huarau | School Profile Report

 

Background

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

Marotiri School, an established rural school providing education for students from Years 1 to 8, is located northwest of Taupō. It has Enviro-School status.

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

  • build student agency through teaching and learning using the Marotiri School Inquiry Model within the local curriculum
  • develop a local curriculum using a digital platform to provide teachers with:
    • a link between the local and The New Zealand Curriculum
    • high impact practices; curriculum learning progressions; resources
    • assessment schedule
    • and professional readings in a format that is readily accessible.

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

ERO and the school are working together to evaluate how well Marotiri School builds agentic learners through teaching and learning, using the school’s inquiry model within the local curriculum.

The rationale for selecting this evaluation is the school’s focus on:

  • empowering learners to take ownership for their own learning
  • building teacher capability in providing rich opportunities and coherent pathways for student learning that link The New Zealand Curriculum and local curriculum
  • developing connections with local places of significance.

The school expects to see:

  • learners advocating for themselves and the issues they care about, seeking ways to add personal relevance to lessons
  • equity and excellence in outcomes for all Marotiri School learners/ākonga by students making connections with learning, accessing the curriculum, and strengthening their self-identity as agentic learners
  • confident and connected learners
  • teachers using:
    • the digital platform linking the Marotiri Inquiry Model and local curriculum
    • high impact teaching practices
    • curriculum learning progressions
    • resources; the assessment schedule, and professional readings
  • learning that is meaningful and relevant to whānau and location.

Strengths

The school can draw from the following strengths to support its goal to build student agency through:

  • a school-wide collaborative team culture
  • enthusiastic, inquiring learners
  • a strong supportive school community and fostering of local whānau connections with Ngāti Tūwharetoa
  • a focus on developing a culturally responsive and relatable learning culture
  • an embedded Marotiri School Inquiry Model.

Where to next?

Moving forward, the school will prioritise:

  • strengthening the professional team culture by updating the local curriculum document
  • embedding the local curriculum and authentic partnership with local whānau and Ngāti Tūwharetoa
  • designing a school wide rubric that will be used to measure and evaluate the development of students as agentic learners
  • empowering learners to articulate their learning progress and achievement outcomes.

 

 

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

 

27 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

Marotiri School

Board Assurance with Regulatory and Legislative Requirements Report 2021 to 2024

As of December 2021, the Marotiri 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 Marotiri 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

 27 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