Havelock North Primary School

Education institution number:
2573
School type:
Contributing
School gender:
Co-Educational
Definition:
Not Applicable
Total roll:
577
Telephone:
Address:

9 Campbell Street, Havelock North

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Havelock North Primary School

Te Ara Huarau | School Profile Report

Background

This Profile Report was written within 14 months of the Education Review Office and Havelock North Primary 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 

Havelock North Primary School caters for learners in years 1 to 6 and is located in the heart of Havelock North in Hawke’s Bay.

Havelock North Primary School’s strategic priorities for improving outcomes for learners are:

  • to grow student achievement by providing quality teaching where all learners are engaged, inspired and achieving to their potential
  • to develop a fully inclusive school culture where whānau and community partnerships are nurtured and strengthened.

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

ERO and the school are working together to evaluate how effectively literacy practices promote improved outcomes for learners in new entrants to Year 3.

The rationale for selecting this evaluation is:

  • to promote equitable outcomes for all learners
  • the school has identified that strong literacy foundations in the junior school will empower learners as they transition through their schooling
  • to ensure that professional learning in literacy is translated into tangible and actionable steps that leads to improved outcomes for learners.

The school expects to see enhanced academic progress and achievement ensuring equitable literacy outcomes for all.

Strengths

The school can draw from the following strengths to support its goal to enhance literacy outcomes:

  • trustees and leadership work collaboratively to realise the school’s strategic goals through the targeted support of internal and external expertise and resources
  • a positive and inclusive school culture that builds and sustains relational trust, collective efficacy and teacher agency
  • leadership enables purposeful internal evaluation that builds collective capacity and contributes to sustained improvement.

Where to next?

Moving forward, the school will prioritise:

  • a continued focus on equity for all learners in literacy, particularly Māori boys
  • ensuring that assessment activities are fit for purpose and support targeted instruction
  • strengthening reciprocal and learning centred relationships with community, families and whānau to support improved achievement in literacy.

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

8 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

Havelock North Primary School

Board Assurance with Regulatory and Legislative Requirements Report 2022 to 2025

As of May 2022, the Havelock North Primary 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 Havelock North Primary 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

8 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

Havelock North Primary School

Provision for International Students Report

Background

The Education Review Office reviews schools that are signatories to the Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021 established under section 534 of the Education and Training Act 2020.

Findings

Havelock North Primary School has attested that it complies with all aspects of the Code.

No international students were enrolled at the time of the ERO review. A process of self-review supports the school to identify and respond to areas for improvement. A range of established communication methods inform parents, students and agents and provide an opportunity for feedback.

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

8 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