All about us in the WaiLITE Cluster

Welcome to new members for 2008
We are a cluster of 9 schools the Lead School being Cambridge East Primary
Other schools in our Cluster are Leamington Primary, Wharepapa Sth, Parawera, Arohina, Pukeatua, Bethel, Pokuru, Puahue Primary.
Our Goals in this 3 year contract are:
To provide professional development programmes which focus on improving teaching quality and learning outcomes for all students and strengthening communities of professional practice:
To develop and contribute to the growing resource of expertise, experience and materials in the effective use of ICT;
To increase the capabilities of teachers and principals toeffectively use a range of relevant ICT resources and materials-particularly Ministry of Education supported initiatives= for example. TKI, asTTLe. LeadSpace. literacy or numeracy professional development programmes.

The Management Team of 2, John Bullick (John Bullick [principal@cambridgeeast.school.nz)and Vicki Robinson ( principal@pokuru.schoolzone.net.nz) work together with the Cluster Facilitator Pauline McLeod (p.mcleod@xtra.co.nz) to organise and run this programme.

Our Action Plan is being drawn up for 2008 along with a dairy of school visits and cluster professional development

Twice a year we are responsible to the Ministry for the following Milestones.

5.1 Expected date of completion of Milestone 5 is 6th JUNE 2008
5.2 Details of the tasks to be completed by the Contractor to achieve this milestone are:
5.2.1 Liaise with the National Support Services Facilitator assigned to the cluster.
5.2.2 Provide a brief overview of progress in the following three areas: Implementation of the cluster programme, Leadership and strategic planning, Development of a professional learning community
5.2.3 Provide a brief report on progress from each school.
5.2.4 Report on the impact for cluster personnel of the ‘Learning at School’ Conference.

5.2.5 Report on progress of community consultation about the values and vision for their schools in the new curriculum.
5.2.6 Report on the induction of new leaders and staff into the cluster.



Work to be completed for Milestone 6 - Contract Review and Variation

6.1 Expected date of submission is 21st NOVEMBER 2008

6.2 Complete the contract review and variation template that includes:
6.2.1 Brief overview of the 2008 programme covering the following three areas:
Implementation of the cluster programme, Leadership and strategic planning,
Development of a professional learning community. This should include individual
reports from each school.
6.2.2 Cluster action plan for 2009 (goals, tasks and success criteria)
6.2.3 Revised budget for 2009 under 5 codes
6.2.4 Update contact details
6.2.5 Provide evidence of teachers planning and teaching a unit, incorporating an inquiry disposition, use of ICT and the key competencies and reflecting on their practice in an online journal or blog.
6.2.6 Provide an overview of how the implementation of the Tech Angels is assisting teachers.