Whole school approach

A whole school approach brings together school staff, students, parents/whānau, community and local organisations to work collaboratively on issues and to promote and protect health and wellbeing.

A whole school approach links together what is taught in the classroom with the social, physical, cultural and spiritual environment of the school, school policies and procedures, and with community partners and organisations that can support the school.

Schools and their communities create a shared vision and identify the direction that they want to go in. Students, parents/whānau and staff jointly identify needs and prioritise issues through an inquiry cycle. Thereafter an action plan is developed and implemented. Representatives from the whole school community monitor, review and evaluate progress of the action plan.

Page updated 15 Jan 2018