Alfriston Kahui Ako
The Gardens School is a member of the Alfriston Kahui Ako, working alongside 6 other local schools. The Gardens School commits to support our Community of Learning and to participate as fully as possible in the development of schooling across our network.
Annual Key Actions
NAG 1: Curriculum
Close monitoring of curriculum delivery across all areas
Strong literacy and numeracy classroom programs and support programs
Growing emphasis on visual language and multimedia presentation
Development of STEAM throughout the school
Continued future focus on e-learning, IT, coding and robotics
Focus on Physical Education and developing future habits for fitness and health
Careers education and developing employable skills in our students
Provision for students with second languages to access excellent programs to support their learning and progress through school
Development of Key Competencies
Rich focus on cultural recognition of all students and a clear focus on New Zealand, our difference and the place of Maori within our country
Environmental education and deep connections with the Botanic Gardens, Totara Park, Waicare and other positive environmental groups.
International connections, sister school programs, exchanges, and online collaboration
Second language programs, Spanish, Chinese and genuine opportunities to share
Musical and performing arts programs, choir, band, cultural groups etc.
Nag 4: Finance and Property
Management of the redevelopment of the TGS site following our rebuild
Ongoing planning for roll growth
Explore the develop spaces in the new school to cater to specific programs.
Continue to purchase furniture and equipment suitable for the collaborative teaching spaces
Annual Accounts and accounting programs monitored and maintained
Ongoing applications for charitable grants to further develop the school grounds.
NAG 5: Health and Safety
Positive Behaviour Management Program
Leadership opportunities and peer mediation
Health and Safety systems and programs
Documentation relating to new build and 10 Year Property Plan
Safe physical and mental environment for students and for staff
Healthy food plans and programs.
NAG 6: Legislation
Board of Trustees made aware of any changes to legislation that may affect the governance of the school
Policies and procedures meeting Legislative requirements
Documentation in line with requirements of the Treaty of Waitangi
Enrolment scheme legislation adhered to
Annual Plan accepted by MOE