Initiative Involvement at Northland College.


At Northland College we believe passionately in developing our students to the best of their ability.  We are always striving to improve the nature of the learning and achievement in our school.  As such we are involved in a number of initiatives and programmes.  Examples of these are listed below:

  • the Manaiakalani Outreach Programme, the Kaikohekohe Education Trust (chrome books)
  • the University of Auckland Starpath Project
  • the Ministry of Education's PB4L School-Wide initiative
  • the Te Tai Tokerau Trades Academy
  • Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme


Kaikohekohe Education Trust (Chrome books)

Northland College is a member of the Manaiakalani Outreach Programme, the Kaikohekohe Education Trust. 
In 2007 the initial Manaiakalani cluster of schools wanted to find a way to engage the children in their mostly Decile 1A community in their learning. Digital Learning proved to be the ‘hook’ to guide our whole community to better educational outcomes. 
Read more about the Mainaikalani Programme by clicking here...

In 2016 
Northland College is extending its involvement in the Kaikohekohe Edcuation Trust to include using chrome books for year s 9 - 11.  Chrome books are making a big difference for student learning in schools who have been involved in this chrome book initiative in recent years.

Why Chrome books? 
  • everyone has the same device, 
  • they are robust, 
  • they have been tried and tested, 
  • we are buying direct from manufacturer, 
  • easy to use 
  • the package includes support, apps and insurance.
Whanau of students in year 9 to 11 at Northland College have received information regarding the purchase of chromebooks from the school.  If you have any further queries please phone our office on 09) 4013200.


Starpath

Read more about the Starpath Project by clicking here...
PB4L

 The outline below is from the Ministry of Education's Te Kete Ipurangi website:

PB4L School-Wide looks at behaviour and learning from a whole-of-school as well as an individual child perspective. The framework is based on international evidence.

The Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide framework, otherwise known as PB4L School-Wide, is helping New Zealand schools build a culture where positive behaviour and learning is a way of life. The framework can be tailored to your school’s own environment and cultural needs.

It’s not about changing the students; it’s about changing the environment, systems and practices you have in place to support them to make positive behaviour choices.

PB4L School-Wide is based on the Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework developed at the University of Oregon in the 1990s. PBIS is now in thousands of schools across the US and there are over 600 School-Wide schools in New Zealand.