The Te Mata School Board is excited to approve
Te Mata School's Strategic Plan and Vision for 2024-2026.

This is a cornerstone document for our school, and represents a lengthy collaborative effort and consultation with our learners, whānau, wider community, Board and staff throughout 2023.

The Strategic Plan breathes life to our school vision:

“A community growing curious, courageous and confident learners who seek their heights now and in the future”.

    It weaves our four school values:

    • Tuakiritanga - Belonging
    • Manaakitanga - Respect and Kindness
    • Whakapuāwai - Personal Excellence
    • Auahatanga - Creativity and Innovation

    …into our four strategic goals:

    1. Collaborative Learning Teams

    Building a culture of continuous improvement that prioritises effective collaboration for learners and teachers to optimise teaching and learning.

    2. Collaborative Community Culture

    Promoting a sense of community and encouraging learners, whānau and staff to work together towards common goals which will lead to improved academic outcomes, life skills and overall learner and school success.

    3. Building a Culture of Learning and Assessment Capability, and

    Empowering all learners to take ownership of their learning, make decisions, and become self-managing and self-directed. Assessment will be created with teachers and learners, ensuring children have a clear understanding of WHAT they are learning, HOW they will be successful, WHY they are learning it and WHAT success looks like.

    4. Learning to Thrive

    Creating a localised Te Mata School Curriculum which is designed to foster curiosity, creativity, innovation and problem-solving skills. Our curriculum will provide a solid foundation of essential skills and future-focussed opportunities, that equip learners with the capabilities to confidently ‘Seek the Heights’. Together we will actively contribute to creating a healthy, inclusive and sustainable school which positively impacts our community and environment.

    The Strategic Plan is accompanied by our Annual Plan for 2024 which sets out the specific outcomes for each goal above that will be delivered in 2024.

    We encourage you to click on the buttons below to read more about the direction our school is taking in the next three years. (Hard copies will be available at the school office early 2024).