Pompallier Catholic School has a proud history of providing an excellent education in a caring environment for children from new Entrant through to Year Eight.
Pompallier Catholic School is an integral part of St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish and the Kaitaia community.
Pompallier Catholic School is conducted by lay teaching staff, in collaboration with the Parish Priest, the Board of Trustees, the school families and parishioners.
As a Mercy School, Pompallier upholds those traditions peculiar to that order and honours the spirit of the followers of Cecilia Maher.
To grow Christ-centred individuals who are inspired to be passionate, connected, life-long learners:
Aroha (Love),Tika ( Integrity), Pono (Truth), Atawhai (Mercy)
It is through these words that we uphold our special character.
School Goals 2016 – 2018
To achieve ‘our vision’ for our students, Pompallier Catholic School will develop the following goals for the three years: 2015 – 2017.
1. Success for All
To provide a learning community where ‘success for all’ is promoted.
- Teaching strategies and thinking tools are promoted to encourage and motivate students to succeed
- Early detection of learning difficulties and support given as needed
- Targeted teaching assistance is used with identified groups of children
To promote Pastoral care aspects to the wider community and to celebrate our special character at all times.
- Special Character committee is set up within the school/Parish
- Catholic School Days is celebrated more within our wider community
- PTFA are brought on board to pastoral care aspect of our school
To provide career education and guidance to Year 7 and 8 students.
- Units are planned with Careers in mind at all times
- Careers week is developed where children go out of school to visit business
- Develop a careers information programme in the school for year 7 & 8 students
To provide positive cultural understandings through the involvement of the Maori community to enhance better outcomes for Maori students.
- Higher academic outcomes for Maori students
- There are visual signs in the school that acknowledge Maori culture
- Maori resource people from the parish are used regularly to support the school programme
Student achievement information will be passed on to students, parents and the wider community and used to direct future learning steps.
- Regular assessment of core curriculum areas in the school
- Formative assessment practices are developed further
- Targeted child’s parents are informed and brought on board early on to aid learning
- Whanau and community are part of the learning
- Student agency is developed
- Life-long learners are encouraged
To provide priority on student achievement in Literacy and Numeracy.
- Students will develop speed and accuracy in basic facts and mathematical operations
- Students will be reading at or above their age level
- Students will develop the accepted conventions of written language in a range of genre appropriate to their age
7. Catholic Character
To provide an emotionally and physically safe learning environment, which embraces the Catholic Character.
- Staff to have regular staff reflection to focus on theology and Catholic Character development
- Gospel values are evident in the way we treat each other
- Regular interchange of teachers and classes for Religious Education programme and Prayer time
It takes a whole school community to create a ‘Great School’.
Great Schools create ‘Great Children’ who are equipped with the necessary skills and strategies to deal with the many challenges that they will face as they grow.
Let’s make the next three years here at Pompallier Catholic School strong years where we walk together with our children supporting their faith and developing their academic abilities.