Policies on Curriculum and Teaching
Assessment Policy (2023)
The Hokowhitu School Board will ensure assessment is conducted to monitor student achievement, through gathering regular and reliable information about each student, with the aim of celebrating and improving achievement for all students.
Curriculum Delivery Policy (2022)
Hokowhitu School Board will ensure the school curriculum will comply with the New Zealand Curriculum and the National Education and Learning Priorities, and that the child is at the centre of its implementation, so all students are able to develop their knowledge, abilities, self-esteem, confidence and independence.
Education Outside the Classroom Policy (2023)
Hokowhitu School Board will ensure that all children are able to make connections between the classroom and real-world experiences through safely participating in well-designed, curriculum-based experiences outside the classroom (EOTC).
Online Safety (2021)
Policies on School Culture
Anti-Discrimination Policy (2023)
Hokowhitu School will be a welcoming and safe environment with zero tolerance of discrimination against staff, students, or members of the school community.
Communications Policy (2022)
Hokowhitu School Board will ensure that effective, appropriate, and timely communication will occur between the school and families, whānau, and the wider school community in support of creating a positive learning environment.
Complaints and Concerns Policy (2022)
Complaints and Concerns Procedures
Healthy Eating Policy (2021)
International Student Policy (2021)
Treaty of Waitangi Policy (2022)
Policies on Physical Safety
Behaviour Management Policy (2023)
Hokowhitu School Board will provide a safe physical and emotional environment for students and staff.
Aramai He Tētēkura: A guide to understanding distress and minimising the use of physical restraint
Child Protection Policy (2023)
Health and Safety Policy (2023)
The Hokowhitu School Board will provide a safe physical and emotional environment by taking all practicable steps to ensure the safety of students, employees, parents, volunteers, and visitors.
Sun Protection Policy (2023)
Hokowhitu School Board is committed to providing a safe environment for children by promoting sun protection behaviour, providing protected outdoor areas, fostering sun protection practices, and planning of curriculum delivery.
Policies on Staff and Employment
Appointments Policy (2022)
Classroom Release Time Policy (2021)
Discretionary Leave Policy (2023)
Hokowhitu School Board will be a fair and equitable employer in the provision of discretionary leave.
Equal Employment Opportunities Policy (2023)
The Hokowhitu School Board will ensure that all current and prospective employees are treated fairly
and properly in all aspects of their employment by ensuring equal access to employment
Principal Appraisal Policy (2021)
Recognition of Service Policy (2021)
Teaching Staff Professional Growth Cycle Policy (2023)
The Hokowhitu School Board will ensure that there is a common understanding of the Standards for the Teaching Profession at Hokowhitu School that provides the basis for all teaching staff to participate in an annual cycle of professional growth, in order to enhance the development of staff and contribute to ongoing school improvement and learner outcomes.
Policies on Assets and Governance
Delegations Policy (2023)
Financial Policy (2022)
Property Policy (2021)
Self-Review Policy (2023)
Hokowhitu School will engage in a continuous and documented programme of self-review for all aspects of the school, including in governance, management, curriculum delivery, and assessment.
Board Responsibilities and Conduct Policy (2023)
Hokowhitu School Board members will act in an ethical and respectful manner, and in accordance with their legislative responsibilities.