High­est marks for school re­view

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Toko­roa North School has re­ceived a glow­ing re­port from the Ed­u­ca­tion Re­view Of­fice.

The school re­ceived the re­port last week and prin­ci­pal Stephen Blair said the re­sults were fan­tas­tic.

‘‘It is ex­cel­lent . . . Four to five-year re­turn which is the high­est you can get.’’

One to two means there are im­prove­ments to be made; a three-year re­turn is what 90 per cent of schools achieve, Mr Blair said.

‘‘A four to five-year means that the school is run­ning so well they ( re­view of­fi­cials) don’t need to come back for four or five years . . . It is an ex­cel­lent re­port.’’

The re­port was car­ried out from Au­gust 1 to 11 by a team from Auck­land.

‘‘ When they are in the school they talk to the board of trustees, they look at our stu­dent achieve­ment in­for­ma­tion and how well the stu­dents are do­ing, they visit all the class­rooms and they meet with the se­nior man­age­ment team and our stu­dents,’’ he said.

‘‘I’m very pleased,’’ he said. ‘‘I guess it is an af­fir­ma­tion of the hard work by the staff.’’

The re­port said that stu­dents were re­spected by their teach­ers as ca­pa­ble, com­pe­tent learn­ers, who were well sup­ported in their learn­ing at all lev­els.

It also said the school demon­strated a strong com­mit­ment to bi­cul­tur­al­ism and to sup­port­ing Maori stu­dents to suc­ceed.

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