Sunnynook School

Developing the next


The strategic plan is a map for the school's leadership team to follow. Strategic Planning is a crucial element in ensuring our school is an environment that supports all students to learn for success. 

Being as important as it is, The Board of Trustees (BOT) would like to share with the school community what the planning process has involved to date for the 2023-2027 Strategic Plan. 

Term 4, 2021

Last year, the BOT identified "Community Engagement" as a key focus area - as a Board we looked in detail what Community Engagement means for our School and how we can interweave this  in all decisions we make. 

The BOT also asked the School Community for detailed feedback in this area to identify areas we were already doing well in and where we can do better.


Term 1, 2022

Before students started for the year, our teaching staff, particularly the Curriculum Development Team and the Senior Leadership Team were identifying key changes and new ideas that could be incorporated into the next strategic plan.

The BOT agreed to engage the services of The Education Group, to up-skill the BOT on the NZ Curriculum changes ahead and facilitate the planning process to ensure we left no stone unturned when reviewing and implementing this important planning process.

Term 2 & 3, 2022

Our facilitator from the Education Group has worked very closely with the Senior Leadership Team, the wider teaching staff, and the BOT to develop and understand the School's values and core focus areas.  These values were then presented to our school families for feedback at our 2022 Matariki Event. 

From here, three key core focus areas were determined to be:

Whakawhanaungatanga – Being a culturally inclusive school community

Hauora – Ensuring the well-being of all kaiako (teachers) and ākonga (learners)  

Whakaāko – Providing and supporting quality teaching, learning and leadership

Underpinning every decision at Sunnynook Primary is our belief that Te Tiriti o Waitangi is at the heart of everything we do and affirms Aotearoa New Zealand's unique identity.

Term 4, 2022

Currently we are working on fine tuning the strategic goals to achieve in our three core focus areas.

The process continues to involve contributions from students, whānau, teachers, the school leadership team and the BOT, as well as guidance and advice from the Kahui Ako; The Education Group; MAC (Māori Achievement Collaboration); Ministry of Education and NZSTA.

Once we have finished collating the plan, we will share with the wider school community for further feedback.