Parent Consultation Results

Parent Consultation

Term Two 2014

These are the results of the parent consultation that was sent out early this term. The number in brackets is the number of parents who commented.

(a) What are the weaknesses of Paihia School?

  • Fitness not happening (1)
  • Children not knowing te reo Maori (4)
  • lack of leadership roles (2)
  • lack of ICT (4)
  • Lack of respect shown by some students (4)
  • unpleasant language (1)
  • bullying (2)
  • rubbish in the playground – often from after school activities (1)
  • Unpleasant toilets (2)
  • no clear entrance way (1)
  • no goal posts on the field (1)
  • Senior school not the best (1)
  • Extension of gifted and talented children (1)
  • Not enough homework (1)
  • not catering for Year 7 & 8’s (1)

(b) What are the strengths of Paihia School?

  • morning fitness (1)
  • great teachers (8)
  • people are friendly (3)
  • special events (like gala, sports, gardening, assemblies, etc)  (5)
  • good location  (1)
  • support staff  (1)
  • great PTA  (1)
  • children love coming to school (1)
  • parent involvement (2)
  • library well run  (1)
  • nice playground  (1)
  • camp  (1)
  • no uniform  (1)
  • open door policy (3)
  • community spirit (3)
  • swimming daily in the summer (1)
  • trips, etc (1)

Where to next?

  • School uniform  (5 against and 4 for)
  • Te Reo Māori taught ( 2 against and 6 for)
  • Camp (2)
  • Have high expectations (2)
  • Teach swimming safety (1)
  • Create a kind and caring environment (1)
  • Keep our Year 7 & 8’s (3)
  • No bullying  (2)
  • Better bus behaviour (1)
  • No cellphones, MP3 players at school (1)
  • More good male teachers (1)
  • Sing the National Anthem at assembly  (1)
  • Have a noticeboard (1)
  • Encourage tuakana / teina relationships (1)
  • Have ICT (1)
  • Teach more music  (2)
  • Have more community events  (1)
  • Keep class sizes small  (1)
  • Have morning fitness  (1)
  • Build modern learning environment (1)
  • Create challenging opportunities  (1)
  • Build a deeper pool  (1)
  • Have more inter-school sporting events  (1)