Kuratau School

2024-2025 Strategic Plan & Annual Implementation Plan


At Kuratau School we work together, Staff, Board and Community, to provide a safe and engaging environment where our ākonga can thrive socially, emotionally and academically.  

‘Learn, Grow, Lead’ means:

  • Learning how to learn 
  • Developing foundational learning skills in Reading, Writing and Mathematics
  • Knowing oneself - Understanding the importance of identity, language and culture
  • Knowing our past, Embracing the present and Striving into the future
  • Belonging, Connecting, Creating and Innovating
  • Problem solving and thinking critically
  • Learning how and when to lead
  • Displaying our School Values:  Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga, Kaitiakitanga and Mahi Tahi

 Through ‘learning’ our students develop the competencies they need to become confident, capable leaders. 

Summary of the information used to develop our 2024-2025 plan.

How did we create our plan?

The 2024-2025 Strategic Plan was developed after consultation and analysis of the following data:

  • 2023 Annual Targets - Analysis of progress towards targets
  • 2023 mid/end of year progress and achievement data - Reading, Writing and Mathematics
  • Staff, Student and Whānau Consultation
  • 4 staff survey responses (out of a possible 9). Survey sent via Google Form
  • 42 students surveyed (All Year 4-8 students). Survey sent via Google Form
  • 17 Whānau responses (2 X whānau kai & kōrero - kanohi ki te kanohi opportunities offered + a Google survey sent to 93 families) 
  • Feedback from Rongohia te Hau
  • Taupō Kāhui Ako Strategic Plan
  • Education Review Office | Kuratau School Profile Report

The following key themes and priorities were identified following our community engagement:
  • Focus on Reading, Writing and Mathematics (do the basics well)
  • Increase the teaching and use of Te Reo and Tūwharetoa Cultural Knowledge
  • Work on the general behaviour of students
  • Look at ways to promote social & emotional wellbeing
  • Keep parents informed of the learning that is happening at school and progress students have made (share regular snapshots of student learning)
  • Promote inquiry type learning, problem solving and critical thinking