Porirua College . Schools are given a rating between 1 and 10. Ragne Maxwell principal of Porirua College says there is a huge amount of pride within the school. Decile 1 high schools can apply for funding (which will commence from term 2) through the Skinny Jump website. See NCEA data for every school in New Zealand But principal Susanne Jungersen said the school had to struggle with parents to keep some of its pupils in class. During Term 1 which starts in February 2021 the fund is only available to an initial group of seven schools. Ferguson Intermediate, Otara. 'Setting you up to fail': NZ couple issued 'impossible' flight itineraries by popular booking site Kiwi.com, Husband of man killed in police pursuit found dead the day after their wedding anniversary, Tidy lawn, tidy mind? I work 18 hours (three days) as Library Manager at Porirua College. Decile 10. Kaye expects parents to rely more on Education Review Office (ERO) reports of a school, and that parents will, as they do now, go into schools and talk to other parents before deciding where they want to send their kids. When it comes to the perceptions deciles have created around schools in the last few decades, most think removing them will not make much difference. She says for too long schools have been stigmatised and wrongly judged by their decile number. She says children will not be able to be identified individually. These are: Manurewa High School in South Auckland; Mangere College in South Auckland "They've been used as an overall judgment on students and schools that does not represent reality. Postal Address: P O Box 53023 Porirua 5240 . Description Principal Rose Sawaya School Type Secondary Decile of School 1c Current Roll 258 Contact Information Phone (04) 237 5248 Address Kenepuru Drive – Porirua 5240 Email office@viard.school.nz Website www.viard.school.nz He says the Risk Index could help curb such a dramatic swing in funding for schools. Introduced after Tomorrow's Schools busted open school choice for parents in the late 1980s, deciles were a way to address inequality that existed between communities. "How can we be sure we're meeting those needs?". More information: New Zealand schools: the decile system (2013) Payments (fees and donations) by parents of domestic students in state & integrated schools Their mission is to enable holistic achievement and prepare young people as lifelong learners, to thrive in diverse, local, national and global communities. “I feel like … we’re judged based on it (the decile), not based on our learning, and what we’re capable of within our school,” one of the Porirua College student said. Between 2014 and 2015 the primary school's decile jumped from four, to seven. Last year, the pass rate had improved to 69.4 per cent. Eligible students are those at participating Decile 1 secondary schools who find cost is a barrier to having an internet connection at home. She's going to work with ERO and the sector to improve both things. Deciles would be replaced by more targeted funding for students that need it, through a measure called the Risk Index. Aotea College, the largest state secondary school in Porirua city is located on a hill, overlooking the beautiful Porirua harbour and is set in 14 hectares of grounds including rugby and football fields and tennis and netball courts. The high-achieving year 12 student says being at a decile 1 school does not mean she's any worse off academically than other kids at high-decile schools. View map. All three agree an announcement by Education Minister Nikki Kaye this week, confirming that deciles would be scrapped by 2020, is a good thing. The September 2014 ERO report noted that students enjoyed good relationships, positive class … Find a school’s decile The following spreadsheet contains the ratings and targeted funding for educational achievement … "I think people think when we get excellences [in NCEA] that it's not the same as if someone got excellence at other colleges ... they think it's lower ... you'd get the same mark at [nearby] Tawa College.". I just think back of the state of disrepair the Kaikohe college has been until the government finally re-did this outdated school. The school's gains in its roll-based NCEA pass rate measure are not matched by its participation-based results, which have been inconsistent. "Parents shouldn't be propping up what is said to be a world-class, free education.". Watch the Ciena Jump for Students Fund video A new half-a-million-dollar fund has launched today to help address digital inequity in New Zealand by providing free in-home internet access to eligible students in decile 1 high schools. Recently this has been evidenced by our outstanding NCEA results and our exciting junior curriculum design for 2017. We enjoy modern learning facilities in whānau-based houses, above the lovely Porirua basin. At this time, we want to remind everyone that for secondary school Sports to proceed under Alert Level 2, matches are to remain spectator free. When the wheel falls off we bring the parents in, try a different approach and work with them one on one if need be. Porirua College, Susanne Jungersen Wellington Girls College, Julia Davidson Newtown School, Mark Brown Link to Radio NZ article. "In a suburb this size if you take out 80 of the lowest incomes it makes the place look a lot wealthier. ", READ MORE: * NCEA results: Full coverage * Wealthy schools grabbing more of the top marks * NCEA's ethnic divide * NCEA's school decile differences. In recent years, the college has introduced Pathways a system to help students achieve in areas they need for either trade courses or further tertiary education.. Schools that have been labelled low decile are often excellent schools in terms of making a different in students' learning.". Deciles are ratings used by the Ministry of Education to work out some of the funding for schools. The stigma that surrounds low decile schools is keenly felt by many who attend them, as illustrated by the students filmed for this story from Stuff. Porirua College principal Ragne Maxwell says the news deciles are going is "very, very good". They are literally ‘passing it forward’ to students in a similar low-decile school as they are from. The 18, Year 13 Porirua College students have participated in Ignite Sport youth development programmes during the past four years. Decile system to be scrapped and replaced with 'Risk Index', Scrapping the decile system won't change perceptions of schools. The Government needed to make sure it was funding schools appropriately, he said. Twenty-seven percent identify as Māori and 66% are of Pacific descent. SCHOOL REPORT: What are the results at your school? They were based on the small Census area in which a school's students live, according to the Ministry of Education, and are a measure of the socio-economic position of a school's community, compared to others. We invite people to come and see what's going on here. We provide solutions that help our customers create the Adaptive Network TM in response to the constantly changing demands of their end-users. This is a decile 1 co-ed school of 500 predominantly Pasifika and Māori students in Porirua, Wellington. In 2004, only 40 per cent of year 11 pupils at the school got NCEA level one. In the past 12 months the Council extended the eligibility to include decile five schools, which enabled Aotea College to make use of the free bus. John Gerritsen asks if the school decile system needs replacing. Northland College, Kaikohe. "It just shows you what they did for all the kids who sat NCEA. This NZD 500,000 fund … Lower-decile schools get more money from the Government, while high-decile schools get less, with decile 10 schools getting no extra funding. This decile is based on the socio-economic status of the general school community, with decile 1 schools generally having a lower socio-economic status, while decile 10 schools generally have a higher lower socio-economic status. Mana College Mana College is a decile two secondary school in Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand.Mana College celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2007. Society would still "beat up" on schools in low socio-economic situations and use data from National Standards or NCEA to reinforce that the local school was not good enough for parents, O'Connor said. The index will estimate how many at-risk students there are in a school. The participation-based measure counts only pupils who have tried to get enough credits to pass a level. More than 20 Porirua schools are making use of Te Pahi, the Porirua City Community School Bus. There are fears within the sector that some data will be made public, showing how many at-risk kids a school has, swapping one form of stigma for another, with low decile becoming 'at-risk'. The school lost $12,000 in funding, and discounts to ministry-offered services like professional development for teachers. Research shows parents who can will bypass their local school in favour of one they perceive as better, and deciles are often factored into that perception. Administrative Area: Porirua City Phone: 04 237 5465 Fax: 04 237 6160 Age-group: Secondary (Year 9-15) School type: State, Co-Educational Decile… Education Minister Hekia Parata has said she is focused on the roll-based measure - and Jungersen agreed. A school’s decile: measures how many of its students live in low socio-economic or poorer communities; does not measure school performance or the quality of education. Matua School, Tauranga It has a roll of 522 students. But it is hard to make other people understand that. He says the Government's intentions are good, but finds it "intriguing" schools won't be told who the at-risk children are. "The only way such perceptions will change is if people come into schools and see the reality. Watch the Ciena Jump for Students Fund video A new half-a-million-dollar fund has launched today to help address digital inequity in New Zealand by providing free in-home internet access to eligible students in decile 1 high schools. Q&A: Why are we getting rid of school deciles, and what is replacing them? The Porirua College students want to get rid of the perception that a low decile means a low-quality school for learning. Porirua College. Our college is a thriving, culturally diverse secondary school with a largely Pasifika and Māori student population. Some students at a Wellington school are taken out of class by their parents for two months at a time "to visit granny". "The informal means by which they [parents] get information is very powerful. At Porirua College, Maxwell has no doubt people will continue to judge both school and community whether they're labelled with a number, or not. Ciena, Spark Foundation, Skinny and a network of high schools around New Zealand have introduced the 'Ciena Jump for Students Fund'. Porirua College, a decile one school where nine out of ten pupils are of Maori or Pasifika ethnicity, has gradually increased its roll-based NCEA pass rates at every level. Patara says parents will continue to choose schools that reflect their values and socio-economic standing. Decile Funding Rates Decile Changes Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools Inst # School Name 2014 Decile 2015 Decile Decile Change School Type ... Porirua College Bishop Viard College Tawa College Wellington City Ohariu Taita College Naenae College St Bernard's College Hutt Valley High School By this measure, the school's pass rate has edged ahead of the national average for decile one to three schools at level one and is close behind the average at levels two and three. About Ciena. The Ciena … Kaye says the current model is focussed on neighbourhood characteristics and is not sophisticated at identifying what achievement challenges each school faces. School sector: Government: School type: Secondary school: Gender: Co-Ed: Total student: 485 (boy:252, girl:233) International Student: 2: Decile rating: You can have the best model in the world, but if you don't fund it enough, it won't work," Potter says. But he said there was still the problem that schools were under-funded. 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Principal's Federation president Whetu Cormick says there was no concern from schools about the loss of deciles, and principals thought it was a positive move. ", Porirua College is working hard to keep pupils in class, but parents aren't always helpful. Original generation time 3.8031 seconds. What are the results at your school? In recent years, the college has introduced Pathways a system to help students achieve in areas they need for either trade courses or further tertiary education. Clyde Quay School principal Liz Patara is not sure the new tool will be any sharper with which to better target funding for at risk funding. Similar to hospitals there is a clear limit of use such buildings can survive and this should be a fixed position in the governments budgets. Rather than give equity funding to a school based on the wealth – and other factors – of its surrounding community, the index will estimate the number of children in a school who are at greater risk of under-achievement, and fund schools accordingly. Principals are hopeful, but wary of the new system. "Schools will continue to be stigmatised with decile numbers for years ahead, because the history of the school is part of this grapevine, parents will know what the deciles and socio-economic make up is now.". Anonymous note criticising garden riles resident, Now or never: Give us a capital gains tax or else, Quiz: Morning trivia challenge: December 3, 2020, Air New Zealand passengers recount mid-air lightning strike, Live: Black Caps v West Indies - first test, Wellsford homicide: Man and woman wanted over fatal shooting of Zane Smith detained, The Kiwi chocolate that's (sometimes) cheaper in Australia. Thrupp again refers to the parental grapevine. See NCEA data for every school in New Zealand, Hekia Parata has said she is focused on the roll-based measure, Wealthy schools grabbing more of the top marks, 'Setting you up to fail': NZ couple issued 'impossible' flight itineraries by popular booking site Kiwi.com, Husband of man killed in police pursuit found dead the day after their wedding anniversary, Elizabeth Zhong homicide: Neighbour describes Rolls-Royce meetings and emotional phone call over $10m debt, Tidy lawn, tidy mind? In making her announcement, Kaye said she wanted to see a culture shift away from the stigma deciles attach to schools, like Porirua College. ↑ Palmer, Rebecca (2 March 2009). If there's a principal who knows the flaws of the current system, it's Mark Potter, principal of Berhampore School in Wellington. "I came to Porirua to prove a point," the 17-year-old says. The data will be anonymised – schools won't know who the kids considered to be at risk in their school are. Bishop Viard College – Porirua. Founded in 1978, the school serves students for Year 9 to 13 (ages 12 to 18) across the northern suburbs of Porirua. It shows what a random act it is.". Sixteen-year-old Murray Faivalu has friends and cousins at boys' schools in Wellington. Conversations around the barbecue are where parents are finding out about people's experiences.". The stigma attached to going to a low-decile school frustrates her classmate, Roseta Lopa, 16. Porirua College is a co-educational secondary school in Porirua East. Decile ratings. A new half-a-million-dollar fund has launched today to help address digital inequity in New Zealand by providing free in-home internet access to eligible students in decile 1 high schools. Laura Dooney reports. "I feel like ... we're judged based on it [the decile], not based on our learning, and what we're capable of within our school.". Aotea College Okowai Road, Aotea, Okowai . "There's work to be done, but I'm confident we can navigate our way around that.". Education Minister Nikki Kaye says schools have been stigmatised by the decile system, and she wants to see a culture shift towards schools being judged by the teaching and learning at them. Website: www.poriruacollege.school.nz Street Address: 64 Driver Crescent Cannons Creek Porirua . Porirua city is situated 25 minutes from the capital city, Wellington. Aaliyah Vitime, a Porirua College student, could have gone to Samuel Marsden Collegiate, a private, high-decile school her cousin had been sent to, to get a 'better' education. "We go over the achievements to the nth degree all the time. Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a networking systems, services and software company. Potter doesn't think the Risk Index will go near deciles when it comes to making up the discrepancy in what schools in wealthier areas can raise through parents, compared to schools in poorer areas. Phillipstown School, Christchurch. Secondary Education, more... Porirua . "They've been used as an overall judgment on students and schools that does not represent reality. Aotea College is a state co-educational secondary school located in Porirua, New Zealand. "The location of the school will tell them. "[Participation figures] are not a good or valid indicator for what the school is doing for all kids," she said. We sub-divide deciles 1 to 4 into 3 funding steps (1a, 1b, 1c, and so on) and then allocate about a third of schools to each funding step within the decile. "No school will lose, and some will get significantly more.". Basic te reo Māori is used throughout the school, for example, in assemblies, classrooms and conversation. Mana College is bursting with energy and innovation in finding new and better ways to teach and learn. But on Tuesday, Spark will announce its new initiative, which will see all eligible families from seven decile 1 high schools given access to free broadband, from February 2021. Librarian Kristy Wilson. To give you an idea of how the ratings apply in real life, here are some examples of Decile 1 and Decile 10 schools: Decile 1. There may still be a group of parents wanted their children to go to school in a wealthy neighbourhood, and while the Government could not change that, it could create a culture where teaching and learning was important. "The magic question always comes – 'how much money are they going to attach to it? If it's an affluent suburb, it's going to be an affluent school.". "I think quite often with Government reform the devil is in the detail, and we don't necessarily know the detail yet, and what it means, and what it might mean for kids, and communities, and parents.". Berhampore Primary School principal Mark Potter says the Government's intentions are good, and the new system could help curb large swings in income for schools. Press Release – Spark. The school made sure all of its students had a full NCEA programme, taught parents about NCEA and gave teachers specific training in how to teach Maori and Pasifika students, Jungersen said. The Dominion-Post. The night the 2013 census was done, 80 low-income families in the school's neighbourhood were not at home, because their social housing was being refurbished, Potter explains. Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site! This ensures that schools can manage the 100 person gathering limit. L-R: Roseta Lopa, 16, Murray Faivalu, 17, and Aaliyah Vitime, 17. Porirua College principal Ragne Maxwell says the news deciles are going is "very, very good". School sector: Government: School type: Secondary school: Decile: 1: High school rank: No.314: Address: 64 Driver Crescent, Cannons Creek, Porirua Now it’s their opportunity as Sports Leaders to coach other students and replicate the training they’ve had. Aotea College is a co-educational, state secondary school for students in years 9 to 13 (ages 13 to 18) located in Porirua. Kaye says the index is designed to determine how many children at a school may be at risk of under-achieving, providing more funding to better target children in need, she says. Devonport School, Auckland. It's one of the biggest school shakeups in recent years, but how is scrapping decile ratings for something called the Risk Index going to improve things for students and schools? It is yet to be finalised, but is likely to look at the risk of a student not passing NCEA Level 2 using 16 indicators including income, ethnicity, benefit status and a father's criminal history. Kaye acknowledges this is a genuine concern, and is aware of the ways data could reflect on a school negatively. "Second Montessori college closes". They range from 1 to 10; decile 1 schools are the 10 per cent with the highest proportion of students from low socio-economic communities, while decile 10 are the 10 per cent of schools with the lowest proportion of these students. Waikato University's Professor Martin Thrupp says when it comes to school choice, parents rely heavily on the grapevine. People should pay more attention to roll-based figures. What's the difference between participation and roll-based NCEA pass rates? Porirua College, Wellington. Equally if 80 of the wealthiest had moved out to extend their houses our decile rating would have gone the other way. Cache Loaded in: 0.0183 seconds. Kaye disagrees, saying the majority of feedback so far has been positive. Ponsonby Primary School, Auckland. READ MORE:  * Decile system to be scrapped and replaced with 'Risk Index' * Scrapping the decile system won't change perceptions of schools * Q&A: Why are we getting rid of school deciles, and what is replacing them? "We know the factors and it's our job to push back against them. Mana College is a decile two secondary school in Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand.Mana College celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2007.. We're not perfect, but we're growing and we're changing. ", Students from decile one Porirua College talk about the stigma behind the decile system. "We have a lot of students who live in Porirua who go out to schools that are a higher decile than us, they live close to the college. Aotea College is a state co-educational secondary school located in Porirua, New Zealand. When we ask them why, they've [said] we're a decile 1, we're a low school. Porirua College, a decile one school where nine out of ten pupils are of Maori or Pasifika ethnicity, has gradually increased its roll-based NCEA pass rates at every level. The minister acknowledges ERO reports could be easier for parents to get hold of, and that they can contain a bit of jargon that can be hard to interpret. "The board knows that this happens and they have been looking to deliver the hard message to parents that it needs to stop.". Professor Peter O'Connor, from Auckland University, says the jury is still out on whether this very direct targeting will make the difference the Government thinks it will. A new half-a-million-dollar fund has launched today to help address digital inequity in New Zealand by providing free in-home internet access to eligible students in decile 1 high schools. Te Pahi first hit the road in 2016. "We want to change the conversation as a country to be not about the socio-economic status of a neighbourhood, but to be about teaching and learning as schools.". The Government would no longer label schools around what a neighbourhood's characteristics were, and let people mistakenly think it was a proxy for quality.
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