Whāia te iti kahurangi
Strategic and Annual Plan
OUR MOTTO: Ad Alta
Whāia te iti kahurangi
OUR VISION: Tirohanga whānui
Working together to
prepare our students
for their future.
OUR MISSION: Whakatakanga
To provide a safe, supportive and inclusive place that builds confidence and resilience.
To inspire our students to discover their passion and flourish in the world.
We are welcoming.
We celebrate culture, difference and each individual.
We are kind.
We are respectful, restorative and we look after each other.
We learn from our experiences and we don't give up.
We work hard for academic, cultural, social and sporting success.
OUR VALUES - Mātāpono
Students and staff are happy and well.
Each person’s learning and pathway is successful and purposeful.
Our campus is modern, fit for purpose and reflects our identity and place.
We tell the Hutt Valley High School story.
1. Hutt Valley High School will work to embed the Mental Health Foundation Five Ways to Wellbeing.
6. Teachers will develop ways to support students to understand what it is to persevere.
2. Hutt Valley High School's overall engagement scores on the NZCER Me and My School and Ministry of Education engagement scores are at or above national averages.
7. Develop a more user friendly, appropriate and flexible timetable.
3. 100% of students, including Māori, leave Hutt Valley High School with NCEA Level 2 or are on an appropriate educational or employment pathway.
8. We will pursue the ‘Campus of the Future’ ambitions.
4. We will implement a school-wide student leadership programme.
9. Communication - We tell our story. We will take all the opportunities to tell of Hutt Valley High School success - past and present.
5. Hutt Valley High School will create opportunities for student to student, student to staff and staff to staff connections in order to build significant, meaningful, and purposeful relationships.
ANNUAL GOALS 2019
Wellbeing is a priority.
The school will work to embed the Mental Health Foundation Five Ways to Wellbeing.
The school will actively look for ways to embed the Mental Health Foundation 'Five Ways to Wellbeing'.
Me aro tonu
Me ako tonu
Me kori tonu
All Learning Areas and those staff in positions of responsibility plan a programme incorporating the Five Ways to Wellbeing:
Learning Area Warrant of Fitness (annual review) captures examples of the implementation of Five Ways to Wellbeing
Conversations about the Five Ways to Wellbeing are added to 2019 Learning Conversations and staff appraisal documentation.
Wellbeing committee (students and staff) is established to plan a week of events and activities centered on the Five Ways to Wellbeing, as well as develop plans for future development of school wellness culture:
Appoint a well-being coordinator
Support student leaders to organise ‘Mental Health Week’, and Mental Health march.
The school offers support and information sessions to our community on Wellbeing (3 sessions; one per term).
1. Wellness - Students and staff are happy and well.
The school’s overall engagement scores on the NZCER Me and My School and MoE engagement scores are above national averages.
The school will continue to develop staff pedagogical practice (Connected Curriculum) that allows us to develop learning programmes that meet individual student needs:
Staff use teaching as Inquiry to develop new ways to meet individual student needs.
All staff are offered PD on wellness and positive psychology strategies, language and culture.
The school will create opportunities for student to student, student to staff and staff to staff connections in order to build significant, meaningful, and purposeful relationships.
Restorative Practice development continues. Circle hui are used proactively. Staff are offered PD in facilitating circle hui with their class.
The Priority Learner Team, Welfare Team and Puwaha Team track all students and ensure they are connected with support when and where they need it:
Develop a comprehensive database linking all three groups.
Review and strengthen whanau connections, including Learning Conversations, parent-teacher interviews, Meet and Greet, use of Parent Portal.
Middle Managers will focus on building a team culture and cohesiveness within their Learning Area. PD is offered on building high performance teams.
The school will encourage staff to look after each other. Support will be offered for activities and events that enhance wellbeing.
100% of students, including Māori, leave HVHS with NCEA Level 2 or are on an appropriate educational or employment pathway.
NCEA Level 2 pass rates and leaver’s data improves from 2017 results.
Develop a user friendly, appropriate and flexible timetable.
Draft timetable is presented for discussion and possible implementation:
Investigate the implications if we were to make Te Reo mandatory at Year 9
Implement a school-wide student leadership programme.
A sustainable comprehensive student leadership programme is developed (9-13) and shared with the community.
Staff will develop ways to support students to understand what it is to persevere.
A toolkit will be created to assist staff with ideas and activities to build student perseverance.
A leadership team will investigate schools who have adopted a positive psychology and will create a programme for HVHS.
2. Pathways -each person's learning and pathway is successful and purposeful.
4. Communication - We tell the HVHS story.
We tell our story. We take all opportunities to tell of Hutt Valley High School success - past and present.
Survey results indicate we regularly report on achievement and activity across a range of communication platforms that target alumni, students, whanau and the community.
Expand the range and reach of communication platforms.
Campus of the Future.
Pursue the schools ‘Campus of the Future’ ambition.
Implement “Minor Initiatives”, 4.4.6 of the Campus of the Future plan.
The school will plan pathways to the centenary celebrations in 2026.
3. Campus - Our campus is modern, fit for purpose and reflects our
identity and place.