Kia ora e te whānau,
As part of the Board’s commitment to seeking and obtaining feedback about the wide range of views and experience across the community, we commissioned a community consultation survey at the end of 2020. Whilst always challenging to garner a response from every stakeholder, we were pleased to receive 141 responses. Thank you to all of you who provided feedback.
A summary analysis of the responses received from the Community Questionnaire indicates an overall positive perception and an appreciation of the service and commitment of the College in service of our young people. Through these judgements and associated comments, we were able to identify some themes that have been given time and consideration in the development of the 2021-2024 strategic plan.
Below represents a summary of the main themes that came through the consultation. Once again, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, we are grateful for the respondents’ time and effort. This feedback was critical to our strategic planning.
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Comments Summary – Feedback was generally very positive. Some ‘outlier’ views / perception of what should be.
Comments Summary (4 & 5)– While it was generally acknowledged that student attainment at the College is excellent, some feedback was provided about catering to the diverse needs of all students to enable development and progression across the entire student cohort.
Comments Summary – While there was generally positive feedback about the provision of pastoral care by the College, feedback was received by some stakeholders about developing more robust strategies and a culture of zero tolerance in response to anti-social behaviour and perceived bullying. Some perceptions of how bullying should be managed were incompatible with the practices of a restorative school.
Comments Summary – There were wide-ranging comments received about physical and financial resources. It is apparent that we should communicate more fully how community raised funds are being deployed to support student outcomes.
Comments Summary There was general acknowledgement of the steps taken in recent years to become a more culturally responsive College, particularly integrating Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori ways of being. In acknowledging this, there is more work to be done, however, in embedding a genuine partnership with Māori.
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