Tag Archives: Principal Speaks

Waitakere College: Owning our solutions

West Auckland's Waitakere College is celebrating a dramatic rise in student achievement, especially for Māori and Pasifika. Principal Mark Shanahan tells the school's story from its lowest point in 2013 to today's high.

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Vision and values the crucial factors

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It’s Saturday, February 28, 2015. The crowd erupts as New Zealand take yet another Australian wicket. They are crumbling right before my eyes. Who would ever have thought Australia would be 6/97!

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The impact a philosophy had on raising student achievement

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Two and a half years ago I began my second principalship at a decile 1b school in South Auckland. The school catered for students in years 1-8 and most students were achieving below National Standard in Reading, Writing and Maths. The roll consisted of approximately 500 students who were mainly …

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Why Not Te Reo Language Assistants?

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Whilst there has been great work in parts of New Zealand to save our Maori language and provide cultural revitalisation, the sad reality is that the Maori language is at a critical stage and will not survive in current conditions.

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