Our 2016-20 Strategic Plan includes our vision:
Mā te kahukura ka rere te manu, ka rere runga rawa
Adorn the bird with feathers and let it fly, let it soar
And that is how we see the role of our school – equipping your daughter with the feathers that will enable her to soar in whatever direction she wants to head, by the time she leaves here.
We have a focus on diversity, creativity and wellness and we test all new initiatives in the school against these concepts.
I think this is a wonderful school, but I know I am completely biased and the school has to be the right fit for you and your child.
We look forward to you coming to visit us so that you can make the most informed decision possible.
ERO visited us in February 2018 and we received our third consecutive 4-5 year review. They commented that ‘Curriculum review, design and enactment is innovative and responsive to students’ diverse experiences, aspirations and abilities.’ They also noted that ‘the school has a focus on wellness, parent engagement and future-focussed curriculum.
We would encourage you to see this for yourself and invite you to our Open Day on Friday 22 June.
Bring your daughter and come and see the school in action. There are two presentations in the school hallin Pipitea St, starting at 9.15 am, and 11.00am, followed by tours with senior students.
Schools have changed enormously since you and I were pupils, so coming to the Open Day and seeing the school on a ‘normal’ day will give you a taste of what being at WGC is really like. We are a large school with over 1470 students this year, so experiencing that reality is often helpful in making a decision about whether this is the right school for you, especially for girls who are used to a very small primary school.
I will be visiting in zone contributing schools to meet prospective parents and students before the Open day – the schools will have the details. This is your opportunity to ask me the questions you really need to have answered before you make a decision about next year.