Friday, 3 December 2010

Message from the Board of Trustees - National Standards

3 December 2010
Dear Parents/Caregivers,
The Board of Trustees wants to let you know our plans for the National Standards at our school.
We have decided to start our implementation of the National Standards in 2012. This process will begin during 2011 as part of our curriculum implementation. We are currently working towards our own version of the New Zealand Curriculum and are about to launch our new Strategic Plan for the next few years. Our wonderful staff have been working hard to develop our Curriculum to support our new Strategic Plan. The curriculum work in 2011 will incorporate the National Standards as a tool to help us make the best decisions about teaching and learning for our children. Consultants from the University of Canterbury are assisting us with these exciting developments.
We are liaising with the Ministry of Education regarding how best to implement the National Standards while we develop our own version of the New Zealand Curriculum for Burnham School. This will ensure that parents receive the best information about the learning of their children that will show what they have achieved in alignment with the Burnham School Curriculum and the National Standards.

We will keep you informed as the Curriculum development and National Standards work continues. Please contact us if you have any questions about this, or feedback regarding our reporting processes. It is feedback and positive communication that strengthens our partnership in learning.
Kind regards,

Angela Colenso and Rob Clarke
On Behalf of the Burnham School Board of Trustees
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