Please find following the MoE accepted Charter for 2016 – 2018Richmond-Road-School-Charter-1-March-submitted-2016-draft-1
Aim High – Whaia Te Iti Kahurangi – Tauivi Malosi – Visez Haut
We are committed to living the principles of Te tiriti o Waitangi and developing tamariki who are strong and confident in their own identities, languages and cultures, while celebrating those of others.
Our purpose and vision
To develop tamariki who are culturally intelligent life-long learners, who strive for excellence and contribute to their communities.
A metaphor that captures Richmond Road School is a whariki of many colours. The foundational thread is the partnership of Māori and Pakeha under the Te tiriti o Waitangi. Threads and colours from all other New Zealanders are then woven through this base. This illustrates how different cultures can stand connected and can learn together.
We are committed to providing an environment where:
- Te tiriti o Waitangi (particularly the processes of partnership, participation and protection) provides the foundation for the way we work together;
- We honour the unique history of bilingual education at Richmond Road School and ensure its continued rigour through strong leadership and effective bilingual teaching and learning pathways in Te Whānau Whāriki, Mua i Malae, and L’Archipel;
- The diversity, strengths and unique characteristics of each child’s language and culture are recognised and celebrated;
- Tamariki experience a curriculum that fosters a love of learning, high expectations, academic excellence, and quality instruction in all languages;
- Tamariki experience a curriculum that helps them take increasing responsibility for their own learning and supports their holistic growth and wellbeing;
- School leaders, tamariki, teachers and whānau offer and experience a welcoming community of communities based on a foundation of aroha, alofa, amour, love, kindness, care, respect and understanding;
- Those with special learning needs are included and no one feels excluded;
- Family/whānau/aiga/famille are valued partners in their children’s education;
- Tamariki experience smooth learning pathways from early childhood to Richmond Road School and beyond;
- Research and changes in science, technology and the wider environment are proactively responded to;
- All work together as one school, with harmony of overall direction.
Values school leaders, teachers, whānau and tamariki will encourage and demonstrate
|Respect for self, others and the environment||Whai koha ki a koe, ki ngā tāngata katoa, ki te taiao hoki||Ia amanaia lava e oe lou lava tagata, ia faaaloalo foi i isi tagata ma ia manumanu i le siosiomaga.||Le respect pour soi-même, les autres et l’environnement|
|Togetherness and inclusiveness||Mahi tahi, te mahi me tō kōtahi||Auautasi ma faimea faatasi, ma ia talia ma aufa’i mai soo se tagata.||L’union et l’inclusion|
|Compassion and empathy||Kia ngākau mahaki||Alofa mutimutivale ma malamalama i mafatiaga ma lagona o se isi tagata.||La compassion et l’empathie|
|Bravery and resilience||Tū maia, tū rangatira||Lototoa ma lototele, ma aua le faavaivaigofie.||Le courage et la résilience|
|Educational achievement||Eke pānuku eke tangaroa ki te ikeiketanga o te mātauranga||O taunuuga, iuga ma faailoga faaleaoaoga.||La réussite scolaire|
Richmond Road School is a centre of language and cultural excellence, where high achieving students are happy, able and confident engaging in at least two languages, literacies and cultures.
Monitor and respond to an effective and purposeful Richmond Road School curriculum with the expectation that student achievement levels will be raised and maintained at high levels.
Strong engagement leading to strengthened whole-of-school (inter and intra) community relationships, including early childhood education centres, intermediate schools, parents/family and language rōpu support communities.
To be a safe, healthy, environmentally sustainable school; one that embraces, welcomes and is inclusive of all Richmond Road School students and their communities who share our values and environmental heritage including tikanga Māori, le fa’a Samoa and a la Francais.
(coded to strategic goals)
- a. Further strengthen the Te Reo Māori programme across the whole school.
b. Extend best teaching practice in bilingual education and language learning through action research, publishing articles, formal qualifications and other professional development strategies.
- a. Review the quality of curriculum delivery (including values) and the degree to which it meets students’ strengths, needs and interests.
b. Strengthen processes for supporting students with special education needs.
c. Implement an effective ICT programme across the school.
- a. Continue to plan for roll growth and work towards an approved MoE enrollment scheme that then enables for property funding for out-of-zone students in our special programmes and the protection of our language units in perpetuity.
b. Respect tikanga Māori in governance, management and school processes.
c. Maintain representation of all Rōpū on the Board of Trustees.
d. Continue to increase revenue through a variety of fundraising avenues, including parent donations.
e. Strengthen the transition, induction and information sharing processes.
f. Continue to foster a strong sense of school-wide community.
- a. Maintain and extend sound environmental practices.