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Communication at Worser Bay School
Our school culture supports quality communication and the ways we all
communicate support a great school culture.
Our school value is respect; respect for ourselves, each other and our environment.
Why do we value respect for all in our community - students, staff, parents,
coaches, visitors, wider whanau and community members?
Respect is a given, all people are deserving of it.
Respect helps us maintain a positive working / learning environment.
Respect, at the core, means that when we have differences we know how to manage
them, who to talk to, how to talk with them and plan together because we all want the same thing.
Respect encourages all learners in the community to take risks, extend themselves, explore,
venture outward knowing that they are safe when they do so.
We need to feel safe, trusted and significant.
We need to maintain our positive vibe.
When we see and hear quality communication between students and all adults in the school we have;
A real sense of being on the same page
Everyone contributing to the culture of learning
Positive interactions between people
Pride in who we are and what we are doing.
To build and keep trust we all need to know the expectations for communication at WBS for
students, staff, parents and adults involved in the school.
The following indicators support effective communication between parents and staff
We are open and strongly encourage face to face conversations.
When we have concerns or worries we need to make sure we are talking to the right people.
Informal, regular catch ups about day to day issues are encouraged.
Spontaneous daily interactions are welcomed.
Deeper, ongoing concerns require an appointment to be made to allow for thinking and planning time for both staff and parents.
There are no surprises for anyone concerned.
If this is the case, a meeting will be arranged, issues will be discussed respectfully and clear outcomes and actions agreed upon.
We make the time commitment and expect we can have constructive engagement and a positive outcome for all.
The following indicators support effective communication between students
We are inclusive, there aren’t any age barriers.
Nobody is the boss, we are thoughtful and supportive and encouraging of others.
We are aware of others around us and increase their opportunities to learn.
It’s very important to be positive- if you make others feel good about themselves it makes you feel good about yourself.
The following indicators support effective communication between students and all adults in the school community
We are respectful, thoughtful and inclusive.
We listen to different perspectives.
We are open and friendly and if there is a problem we need to remember that it’s important to move on positively.
Our school karakia was created by our school community, with the majority of ideas about what is
important to us coming from the children. The school comes together to begin and end each week with the karakia, remembering the importance of supporting each other as we learn together.
This is also a special time for celebrating and acknowledging achievements.
E tau nei ki runga i a tatou katoa te wairua aroha
Settle upon us the loving spirit
kia ngakaunui tatou ki te hapai i a tatou mahi katoa
to enable us to work together
i roto i te hari me te koa me te aroha
ano o tetahi ki tetahi
in joy and with respect toward one another
kia puawai tatou katoa.
so that we all grow and blossom together.
Whakakahangia tatou kia mahi tahi kia manaaki,
Also strengthen us to work together to nurture and
kia tiaki i to tatou kura, to tatou hapori,
a to tatou taiao hoki.
look after our school, our school community and