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21 December 2011

To the Parents and Community of Pokuru School

These are the findings of the Education Review Office’s latest report on Pokuru School.

Pokuru School is a decile 6 school located in a rural setting near Te Awamutu. It has a roll of

127 students in Years 1 to 6, of whom 17% identify as Maori. Achievement information

collated by the school in 2010 shows that most students are progressing and achieving well in

their learning. Support and enrichment programmes are in place to cater for the diverse

abilities of individual and groups of students.

The school’s culture is characterised by its clear vision and its commitment to honour the past

and to support the future. There are historical links with the local community. Generations of

families and those families new to the school have developed a sense of pride and maintain

strong connection with their school. Parent and community support and involvement continue

to benefit the rich learning experiences children receive.

Teaching interactions with students are close, respectful and caring. Teachers use highly

effective teaching strategies that engage students in meaningful learning. Students

experience successes in their learning, and are given valuable opportunities to take

responsibility and develop self-managing skills and attributes that will support them in future

learning. The environment is safe and spacious. The school, with support of its board and

community, provides a wide range of good quality resources to enrich teaching and learning

including information and communication technologies (ICT) tools.

The principal continues to provide effective leadership for school operations. Her consultative

leadership style encourages high levels of collaborative practice and team work with staff. The

school is well governed by a group of committed trustees who bring a mix of experience and

skills to their roles and responsibilities. School-wide self-review practices are strongly focused

on improving student achievement, progress and well-being.

Future Action

ERO is likely to carry out the next review within three years.



For the full report clink on the link below and download full report:

Pokuru School - Ero Report 2010