The Education Review Office is the government department which reports publicly on the quality of education in all New Zealand schools and early childhood services, including private schools, kura kaupapa Mäori (Mäori language immersion schools), special schools and ngä köhanga reo (Mäori language early childhood groups).
The latest Education Review Office was completed in November 2012. Below is an excerpt from the report and the complete report is available on the ERO web site.
Henley School has a roll of about 550 students, with7% identifying as Māori. It is the largest primary school in Nelson. The school, along with Henley Kindergarten, Waimea Intermediate and Waimea College, are part of a campus sited on an extensive area of land. All educational institutions cooperate to share facilities. The spacious grounds and buildings are attractively presented and highly conducive to learning. Ongoing collaborative discussions among leaders from the schools and kindergarten enhance a smooth transition to school and on to the neighbouring intermediate. Many reciprocal visits are undertaken.
The school's values and welcoming culture provide a strong foundation for sustaining and enhancing student learning and development. The mission statement of ‘reach high, strive for knowledge and live with all your heart’ is highly evident and embraced.
Partnership with families is fostered and parents, whānau and aiga support and participate in a range of activities in and out of class.
Recent developments at the school include the establishment, on school grounds, of a special needs satellite class from Maitai School and a one-day school for gifted and talented students.
Students' learning and achievement in creative, cultural and sporting areas are valued and celebrated.
When is ERO likely to review the school again?
ERO is likely to carry out the next review in four-to-five years.
National Manager Review Services
Central Region (Acting)
16 November 2012