Website: www.poriruacollege.school.nz Street Address: 64 Driver Crescent Cannons Creek Porirua . 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. Porirua College is a co-educational secondary school in Porirua East. 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. Laura Dooney reports. "The informal means by which they [parents] get information is very powerful. Librarian Kristy Wilson. In 2004, only 40 per cent of year 11 pupils at the school got NCEA level one. More than 20 Porirua schools are making use of Te Pahi, the Porirua City Community School Bus. 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. Patara says parents will continue to choose schools that reflect their values and socio-economic standing. 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. She says for too long schools have been stigmatised and wrongly judged by their decile number. This is a decile 1 co-ed school of 500 predominantly Pasifika and Māori students in Porirua, Wellington. Ferguson Intermediate, Otara. Aotea College is a state co-educational secondary school located in Porirua, New Zealand. Schools that have been labelled low decile are often excellent schools in terms of making a different in students' learning.". 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. 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. Phillipstown School, Christchurch. Porirua city is situated 25 minutes from the capital city, Wellington. These are: Manurewa High School in South Auckland; Mangere College in South Auckland People should pay more attention to roll-based figures. "The magic question always comes – 'how much money are they going to attach to it? The Government needed to make sure it was funding schools appropriately, he said. Deciles are ratings used by the Ministry of Education to work out some of the funding for schools. I just think back of the state of disrepair the Kaikohe college has been until the government finally re-did this outdated school. 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? Waikato University's Professor Martin Thrupp says when it comes to school choice, parents rely heavily on the grapevine. 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. Cache Loaded in: 0.0183 seconds. Equally if 80 of the wealthiest had moved out to extend their houses our decile rating would have gone the other way. 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? Find a school’s decile The following spreadsheet contains the ratings and targeted funding for educational achievement … 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. Aotea College Okowai Road, Aotea, Okowai . Conversations around the barbecue are where parents are finding out about people's experiences.". Bishop Viard College – Porirua. ", READ MORE: * NCEA results: Full coverage * Wealthy schools grabbing more of the top marks * NCEA's ethnic divide * NCEA's school decile differences. Kaye acknowledges this is a genuine concern, and is aware of the ways data could reflect on a school negatively. 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. Thu 20 Aug 2020, 08:00 am. Decile 10. "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.". Last year, the pass rate had improved to 69.4 per cent. 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.. All three agree an announcement by Education Minister Nikki Kaye this week, confirming that deciles would be scrapped by 2020, is a good thing. 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 email@example.com Website www.viard.school.nz Decile system to be scrapped and replaced with 'Risk Index', Scrapping the decile system won't change perceptions of schools. 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. If there's a principal who knows the flaws of the current system, it's Mark Potter, principal of Berhampore School in Wellington. School sector: Government: School type: Secondary school: Decile: 1: High school rank: No.314: Address: 64 Driver Crescent, Cannons Creek, Porirua 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. 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. 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'. Between 2014 and 2015 the primary school's decile jumped from four, to seven. We invite people to come and see what's going on here. He says the Government's intentions are good, but finds it "intriguing" schools won't be told who the at-risk children are. 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. “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. "I came to Porirua to prove a point," the 17-year-old says. The index will estimate how many at-risk students there are in a 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.". "Second Montessori college closes". About Ciena. 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. 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. 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. Mana College Mana College is a decile two secondary school in Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand.Mana College celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2007. 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 Thrupp again refers to the parental grapevine. SCHOOL REPORT: What are the results at your school? Porirua College principal Ragne Maxwell says the news deciles are going is "very, very good". Their mission is to enable holistic achievement and prepare young people as lifelong learners, to thrive in diverse, local, national and global communities. 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. Porirua College. The 18, Year 13 Porirua College students have participated in Ignite Sport youth development programmes during the past four years. Aotea College is a state co-educational secondary school located in Porirua, New Zealand. 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. Recently this has been evidenced by our outstanding NCEA results and our exciting junior curriculum design for 2017. During Term 1 which starts in February 2021 the fund is only available to an initial group of seven schools. 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. ", Students from decile one Porirua College talk about the stigma behind the decile system. "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.". "We go over the achievements to the nth degree all the time. The Ciena … Mana College is a decile two secondary school in Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand.Mana College celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2007.. Aotea College is a co-educational, state secondary school for students in years 9 to 13 (ages 13 to 18) located in Porirua. Northland College, Kaikohe. 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. Ponsonby Primary School, Auckland. 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. "The board knows that this happens and they have been looking to deliver the hard message to parents that it needs to stop.". Now it’s their opportunity as Sports Leaders to coach other students and replicate the training they’ve had. 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. The school lost $12,000 in funding, and discounts to ministry-offered services like professional development for teachers. "The only way such perceptions will change is if people come into schools and see the reality. Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a networking systems, services and software company. 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. Mana College is bursting with energy and innovation in finding new and better ways to teach and learn. Original generation time 3.8031 seconds. Anonymous note criticising garden riles resident, Elizabeth Zhong homicide: Neighbour describes Rolls-Royce meetings and emotional phone call over $10m debt, Quiz: Morning trivia challenge: December 3, 2020, Air New Zealand passengers recount mid-air lightning strike, Now or never: Give us a capital gains tax or else, 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. Porirua College principal Ragne Maxwell says the news deciles are going is "very, very good". Twenty-seven percent identify as Māori and 66% are of Pacific descent. I work 18 hours (three days) as Library Manager at Porirua College. 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. The Porirua College students want to get rid of the perception that a low decile means a low-quality school for learning. We provide solutions that help our customers create the Adaptive Network TM in response to the constantly changing demands of their end-users. "[Participation figures] are not a good or valid indicator for what the school is doing for all kids," she said. Postal Address: P O Box 53023 Porirua 5240 . Te Pahi first hit the road in 2016. What's the difference between participation and roll-based NCEA pass rates? Lower-decile schools get more money from the Government, while high-decile schools get less, with decile 10 schools getting no extra funding. 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. He says the Risk Index could help curb such a dramatic swing in funding for schools. The participation-based measure counts only pupils who have tried to get enough credits to pass a level. 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. 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. It shows what a random act it is.". Founded in 1978, the school serves students for Year 9 to 13 (ages 12 to 18) across the northern suburbs of Porirua. Matua School, Tauranga Q&A: Why are we getting rid of school deciles, and what is replacing them? Secondary Education, more... Porirua . The school's gains in its roll-based NCEA pass rate measure are not matched by its participation-based results, which have been inconsistent. 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. Devonport School, Auckland. Deciles would be replaced by more targeted funding for students that need it, through a measure called the Risk Index. ", Porirua College is working hard to keep pupils in class, but parents aren't always helpful. ↑ Palmer, Rebecca (2 March 2009). It has a roll of 522 students. Our college is a thriving, culturally diverse secondary school with a largely Pasifika and Māori student population. The Dominion-Post. Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site! She said without knowing who the at-risk children were, it would be hard to make sure they were getting the help they needed. More information: New Zealand schools: the decile system (2013) Payments (fees and donations) by parents of domestic students in state & integrated schools Ragne Maxwell principal of Porirua College says there is a huge amount of pride within the school. If it's an affluent suburb, it's going to be an affluent school.". Decile ratings. Education Minister Hekia Parata has said she is focused on the roll-based measure - and Jungersen agreed. Some students at a Wellington school are taken out of class by their parents for two months at a time "to visit granny". "There's work to be done, but I'm confident we can navigate our way around that.". They are literally ‘passing it forward’ to students in a similar low-decile school as they are from. View map. Porirua College, Wellington. The data will be anonymised – schools won't know who the kids considered to be at risk in their school are. John Gerritsen asks if the school decile system needs replacing. Kaye disagrees, saying the majority of feedback so far has been positive. This NZD 500,000 fund … L-R: Roseta Lopa, 16, Murray Faivalu, 17, and Aaliyah Vitime, 17. "They are going up the line to visit granny for two months, over to see family in the islands for a while or babysitting younger family members, even doing some work for a while," Jungersen said. "In a suburb this size if you take out 80 of the lowest incomes it makes the place look a lot wealthier. 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. Ciena, Spark Foundation, Skinny and a network of high schools around New Zealand have introduced the 'Ciena Jump for Students Fund'. She's going to work with ERO and the sector to improve both things. The September 2014 ERO report noted that students enjoyed good relationships, positive class … 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. 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. "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. We're not perfect, but we're growing and we're changing. School sector: Government: School type: Secondary school: Gender: Co-Ed: Total student: 485 (boy:252, girl:233) International Student: 2: Decile rating: Basic te reo Māori is used throughout the school, for example, in assemblies, classrooms and conversation. 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. "They've been used as an overall judgment on students and schools that does not represent reality. "The location of the school will tell them. Eligible students are those at participating Decile 1 secondary schools who find cost is a barrier to having an internet connection at home. Sixteen-year-old Murray Faivalu has friends and cousins at boys' schools in Wellington. Porirua College . But he said there was still the problem that schools were under-funded. Kaye says the current model is focussed on neighbourhood characteristics and is not sophisticated at identifying what achievement challenges each school faces. "It just shows you what they did for all the kids who sat NCEA. In making her announcement, Kaye said she wanted to see a culture shift away from the stigma deciles attach to schools, like Porirua College. The stigma attached to going to a low-decile school frustrates her classmate, Roseta Lopa, 16. 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. "They've been used as an overall judgment on students and schools that does not represent reality. 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. "We know the factors and it's our job to push back against them. But it is hard to make other people understand that. 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. 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. 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. 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? We enjoy modern learning facilities in whānau-based houses, above the lovely Porirua basin. 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. 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. 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. Principals are hopeful, but wary of the new system. "No school will lose, and some will get significantly more.". '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? When we ask them why, they've [said] we're a decile 1, we're a low school. She says children will not be able to be identified individually. 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. What are the results at your school? You can have the best model in the world, but if you don't fund it enough, it won't work," Potter says. Press Release – Spark. Administrative Area: Porirua City Phone: 04 237 5465 Fax: 04 237 6160 Age-group: Secondary (Year 9-15) School type: State, Co-Educational Decile… 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. 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. "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.". This ensures that schools can manage the 100 person gathering limit. 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. Schools are given a rating between 1 and 10. "Parents shouldn't be propping up what is said to be a world-class, free education.". 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. "How can we be sure we're meeting those needs?". Decile 1 high schools can apply for funding (which will commence from term 2) through the Skinny Jump website. "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.".
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