The school continues to operate a well-designed values system, Manaaki Orewa, in conjunction with Ako Orewa, the school’s curriculum design and delivery approach.

The school’s well-established use of digital devices enhances student learning and supports the implementation of all teaching and learning programmes.

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Orewa College provides education for students from Years 7 to 13 on a large, well maintained campus.

Year 7 and 8 students experience the majority of their learning in home rooms and attend specialist classes on the secondary campus at different times during the week.

Māori students and Pacific students throughout the school also achieve very well in comparison to national NCEA and National Standards data.

Over the past five years, NCEA results have continued to improve at Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Using data to inform their approach, teachers regularly discuss the impact of practices and strategies within cross-curricular groups and in their departments.

This personal and collective inquiry is improving teachers’ practice and making positive changes to learners’ engagement, progress and achievement.

School leaders and teachers use very good monitoring and tracking systems to ensure that all students, and especially target students are making appropriate progress and are achieving well.

Teacher appraisals and professional learning groups are strategically focused on improving achievement for target learners.

2Learning How well does this school use achievement information to make positive changes to learners’ engagement, progress and achievement?