ERO recognises good practice in schools is not ‘one-size-fits-all’. Every school in the sample has a strong commitment to their students’ engagement and exhibited the broad characteristics identified above which lead to academic success. However, every school is different with its own contexts, features and practices.
The following examples highlight positive features and practices in each school that contribute powerfully to keeping all students present, engaged and achieving academic success. These are in addition to the broad characteristics outlined above.
Trident High School, Whakatane
Mount Roskill Grammar School, Auckland
Otaki College, Kapiti
Naenae College, Lower Hutt
Gisborne Boys’ High School, East Coast
McAuley High School, Auckland
Opotiki College, Bay of Plenty