Further Information

This page contains additional information and documents about Glen Oroua School which you might find interesting.

Curriculum and Student Achievement Policy

The Glen Oroua School board  fosters student achievement by providing teaching and learning programmes which incorporate the New Zealand Curriculum (essential learning areas, essential skills, and attitudes and values) as expressed in The New Zealand Curriculum 2007.

Curriculum areas are:

  • The Arts (music, drama, visual arts)
  • English
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology 
  • Social Studies

Digital technology is used throughout the curriculum as a learning tool for processing information and creating with and also as they learn to think computationally. Recently we have joined the Enviroschools community, and students are developing ways that this can be incorporated into their learning - currently through a gardening challenge and re-invigorating our compost heaps. The school incorporates te reo Māori in each classroom.

In the last two years we have started on our Structured Literacy journey, seeing great gains with our juniors and within our programmes for older readers and writers needed extra support.

In addition to this, our Y7&8 students attend 'Tech' at Longburn Adventist College every Wednesday afternoon - learning about cooking, hard materials and photography in three blocks across the year - as well as being involved in National Young Leaders Day and the Lions "Kids N Us" program.  Our senior room students are also create their own Marquet Days, where they operate their own functioning community, creating and running ventures/businesses supplying goods and/or services to others in their own community, named QZealand.

To view our full Curriculum and Student Achievement Policy see here:

Strategic Planning

Glen Oroua School's strategic plan details our development aims for the school, and our proposed methods for achieving them. Its ultimate aim is to provide the best learning outcomes for each student. It is a living document, developed in consultation with the school community, and is focused on our core values of ...

G rowth

R espect

I nvolvement

T enacity

... with strategic goals around continual improvement of teaching and learning.

 

Policies

At Glen Oroua School we use SchoolDocs to manage our school policies.   They are reviewed regularly via a 3-year review schedule and we have the ability to personalise policies for our particular circumstances and situation, although most of them are representative of a large number of NZ schools.  Using SchoolDocs enables us to be confident that our policies are always up to date and comply with all current education legislation.

To view our policies and procedures please go to glenoroua.schooldocs.co.nz

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2022 Annual Report

Glen Oroua School Annual Report for the year ending 31 December 2022 can be viewed here:

2022 Financial Statement

A copy of Glen Oroua School's financial statements for 2022, as sent to the Ministry of Education on 19 June 2023, can be viewed here:

ERO Report

Te Ara Huarau is the evaluation approach that the Education Review Office (ERO) is using in our school. This a developmental approach to evaluation where ERO and our school work together over time rather than one off reviews that happened previously. Te Ara Huarau is used in most English-medium state and state-integrated schools.

 

ERO maintains a regular review programme to evaluate and report on the education and care of young people in the schools. Our school worked alongside ERO to write our Profile Report. This type of report will only happen once as part of our initial engagement with Te Ara Huarau. The profile report reflects our strategic goals and a shared evaluation focus on one or more areas that are important to us as we work together to improve outcomes for all our learners. ERO, like us, have a strong focus on equity and excellence. Future reporting will show our progress and achievement towards meeting the goals we have set. Public reports like the Profile Report are published on ERO’s website.

 

"Students participate, learn and thrive in a caring, collaborative, inclusive learning environment.

Leadership builds relational trust and effective collaboration across the school community.

Parents, whānau and the community are welcomed and involved in school activities as respected and valued partners in learning."

(from Glen Oroua School ERO Profile Report, September 2022)

A copy of the last two full ERO reports can be viewed below:

Health and Safety

Glen Oroua School is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being, as far as is practicable, of students, employees, and visitors both at school and when away from the school on school business. 

For our full Health, Safety, and Welfare Policy please see:

School Brochure

To view a copy of our school brochure please see below: