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Vision

Students who

  • Are achieving their full potential in all areas of school life
  • Are motivated learners and proud of their achievements
  • Are analytical and creative thinkers leading to life long learning
  • Are considerate, cooperative and supportive
  • Have high self esteem
  • Are active participants in school life and are proud to belong to St John’s Girls’ School
  • Are aware of how they learn, what they are learning and why they are learning it

Teachers who

  • Provide challenging and relevant learning experiences to ensure significant, individualised learning based on high quality achievement information
  • Provide a positive, encouraging learning environment with high expectations
  • Explicitly teach skills
  • Provide regular, constructive feedback and feed forward
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement
  • Share knowledge and expertise and support their colleagues
  • Ensure positive relationships with all, the students, parents and colleagues
  • Provide scaffolding to allow the students to take increasing responsibility for their own learning
  • Encourage, model and explore the school’s values and those of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC)

Programmes which

  • Are based on the New Zealand Curriculum and the requirements of National Administrative Guideline 1 (NAG 1) and are underpinned by the vision, principles, values and key competencies
  • Provide a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy
  • Are relevant and stimulating
  • Allow ICT to be integrated to facilitate higher order thinking
  • Develop the Arts (speech, drama, dance, visual art, music)
    Explore the values identified by the St John’s community and those of the NZC
  • Reflect the Special Character of St John’s Girls’ School
  • Allow Te Reo and tikanga to be integrated
  • Encourage awareness of environmental issues
  • Provide a variety of learning experiences, aiming at depth of understanding rather than breadth of coverage
  • Support less able learners and provide extension for more able learners
  • Encourage independence and ownership of learning by promoting inquiry learning
  • Support students to develop key competencies as outlined in the 2007 NZC

An environment which

  • Reflects Christian and traditional values
  • Is friendly with positive, courteous relationships
  • Structured and safe where positive behaviour is celebrated

Parents who

  • Are actively involved in their daughter’s learning through attendance at school events and activities and who respect the professional knowledge and skills of the principal and the staff
  • Respect the professional knowledge and skills of the principal and staff

Board members who

  • Govern strategically to ensure success for all girls, current and in the future
  • Respect the confidentiality of information they are privy to
  • Value the professional knowledge of the staff and principal
  • Work as a team for the benefit of every pupil and staff member