School Projects

The Board often has a small number of projects underway to continuously improved the physical environment or operations of the school.

The current projects underway includes:

Kāhui Ako

This is a group of education providers that form around their students’ education pathway, working together to help students achieve their full potential. West Park has joined this community of learning which includes other local schools including:
  1. Ngaio Schoolo
  2. Khandallah School
  3. Onslow College
  4. Churton Park School
  5. Amesbury School
  6. Johnsonville School
  7. Cashmere Avenue School
  8. Raroa Normal Intermediate
  9. St Brigid’s School
  10. Croften Downs Primary School

Working together enables the community to collectively work on challenges that span across all schools such as working with increasing diversity, improving wellbeing, smoothing the transition between schools, and increasing student ownership of learning.

The current work plan spans from 2020 to 2022.

Seedlings Project

This project is designed to review and refine the targeted areas of teaching practice (pedagogy) within West Park. The project will focus on Year 1 and Year 2 teaching practices. A specialist expert will work with teaching staff in these year groups to review literacy and numeracy teaching practices, and will provide modelling, coaching, and mentoring to refine approaches based on best current pedagogy evidence. The project will operate from 2021 to 2024.

Sand lab/Outdoor classroom project

This project initiated by the Home and School Committee (a subcommittee of the Board) will see the development of a small outdoor area of the school refreshed to include a small building containing a place for children to explore and play with sand, and a small outdoor area with nature area. This will create an additional outdoor space for our students to use for outdoor learning and play.

The project commenced in 2021 and is expected to be completed in the same year.