COLYTON SCHOOL





'Growing confident life long learners who strive to achieve their personal best.'

OUR VALUES

TEAM -- Together Everyone Achieves More

SCHOOL GOALS

1. To provide a variety of learning experiences in all curriculum areas which motivate and challenge students to their fullest potential.

2. To give emphasis in our teaching programs to literacy.

3.To give emphasis in our teaching programs to numeracy.

4. To foster a range of key competencies to enable children to be responsible for their own learning, behaviour and wellbeing.

5. To maintain and strengthen our supportive relationships within the school.

6. To encourage an effective partnership between the school and our community.

Our school vision is to work together to provide quality education based on our core values:

Responsibility

Equality

Sharing

Pride and positive attitude

Excellence

Caring

Teamwork

SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

Colyton School is a decile 9 full primary state school delivering education to Year 1 – 8 students. Colyton is a rural community situated 8 km northeast of Feilding, and 20 km northwest of Palmerston North. We currently have a roll of 115 and will finish 2018 at around 123 students.

The school catchment includes the areas of Hiwinui, Waiata, Taonui, Cheltenham and Feilding. Colyton has had a strong tradition of support for the school, which shows in the strength of family and community involvement and facilities available.

Our School vision is to work together to provide quality education based on our core values: Responsibility Equality Sharing Pride and positive attitude Excellence Caring Teamwork

PHILOSOPHY

The school’s primary aim is to recognise each child as a unique individual with particular needs, and to maximise the growth of each in the academic, cultural, sporting, emotional and social dimensions. The school seeks to achieve this aim by: •

Developing the skills of communication, literacy and numeracy. • Embracing our rural “family-like” environment, and fostering interaction between all levels of pupils. •

Actively encouraging personal qualities such as honesty, independance, self-confidence and concern for others. • Offering attractive well-resourced and well-maintained facilities. • Preparing senior pupils for transition to secondary school.