Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

Vision :Where students learn creatively and strive for excellence, preparing for lifelong learning.

Core Focus: Our core business is teaching literacy and numeracy. This will always be a central focus for Kelburn Normal School and we will strive for high levels of achievement in these areas.

Statement of School Values: 

  1. For students we aim to provide:
    • Leading edge and stimulating teaching of the whole curriculum
    • An emphasis on excellence in literacy and numeracy
    • Opportunities to expand and stretch creative skills through performance arts, music and second languages
    • Provide a high calibre team of passionate and professional staff
    • For the individual learning needs of each student
    • For the life skills needed for a balanced and healthy future
  2. For staff we aim to:
    • Value contribution, teamwork and teaching strengths
    •  Promote individual development and responsibility
    •  Provide a stimulating and fun place to work
    •  Respect and value the individual contributions of each staff member
  3. For our parents we aim to:
    •  Provide a strong, balanced curriculum with exciting extension opportunities for their children
    •  Provide robust assessment and feedback on their child’s learning
    •  Proactively encourage family input and value their involvement
    •  Listen to and understand their needs
    •  Be accessible and communicate well
  4. The Board of Trustees aims to:
    • Listen and understand the needs of its stakeholders
    •  Be visionary, professional and display effective governance
    •  Be a selfreviewing school, committed to ongoing improvement
    •  Ensure that the school has maximum access to resources and uses them wisely
  5. School management aims to:
    •  Effectively lead the school to deliver on its objectives
    •  Promote a positive, welcoming and supportive atmosphere
    •  Be accessible, communicative and have the highest standards of professionalism
  6. We aim to provide an environment which is:
    •  Safe, healthy, and stimulating for learning and playing
  7. In managing our school roll we aim to:
    •  Have classroom sizes of no more than 30 students with smaller class sizes in the junior school and specialist teachers in numeracy and literacy to provide higher teacher/pupil ratios in the senior school
    • Encourage enrolment of international students to promote cultural diversity and provide additional income.
  8. The School recognises and supports the National Educational Priorities as set by the Ministry of Education