BOT Annual Report 2012
It has again been another busy year at Cambridge High for staff, students and your Board of Trustees.
In late 2011 we held 2 strategic planning sessions to shape the next 3 year period for the school. One of the outputs from this was reaffirming our vision statement for what a Cambridge High School learner is:
• An effective communicator
Also in December we confirmed Lorraine Cruickshank as a new Trustee to fill a vacancy. More recently we welcomed Olivia Rozbicki as our new student trustee replacing Mikkah Drake.
Among the many successful outcomes for 2012 from the strategic plan has been the introduction of the Positive Behaviour 4 Learning programme, NCEA expectation monitoring by form teachers, on-going involvement in He K?kano, continuing success of the Internal removal program and enhancements to our internal and external communications with our community, in particular the website upgrades, e-mailed weekly updates, online access to student reports, attendance details and timetables and more regular features in the Cambridge Edition.
Other than the new staffroom there has been little building work at the school this year with the main activity being preparing the school to receive ultra-fast broadband when it is available.
Once our next amount of 5 year property funding is allocated by government we will then look to make improvements to the arts and science blocks in coming years.
From the Board’s perspective it is pleasing to see the improvement in our NCEA results for another year. The one area that ERO encouraged us to do even more on was the attainment levels of our Maori students and the 2011 NCEA results showed us that our efforts have borne fruit.