Tu whānau is a programme developed by Gisborne Boys’ High School to unite families and the school in a common goal – to help our boys to achieve beyond their expectations. As part of our Tu whānau programme, all parents of year 9 students are expected to participate in their sons’ learning at Gisborne Boys’ High School. This involves you working with your son at home to support his learning. We will help you and guide you with that.
Our Tu whānau Goal:
To raise the achievement of our boys through strong vibrant relationships with parents, families and whānau. This is accomplished through:
An initial hui (meeting) to meet your son’s form teacher and to share the first strategies for helping boys to achieve;
A year 9 report evening to explain your son’s first report and his literacy and numeracy testing;
A parent-teacher ‘Lead Group’ to steer the programme;
Regular communication between the school and parents;
Literacy programmes and support;
Involving parents in decisions about their sons’ learning.
To improve student achievements through strong vibrant relationships with parents, families and whanau. The purpose of the Wananga is for parents to feel comfortable with the school and each other so, together, we can build a future for our boys.
We invited all parents of year 9 students to attend a wananga/workshop, which will focus on the building of relationships between our parents, family, whānau and teachers. The wananga was held in February and finishing on Saturday with a dinner.
Open Days are often the first time whānau make contact with the school and a time when the partnership begins.
A series of 4-8 meetings are conducted over the terms 1 and 2 to help parents understand NCEA, Course selection and other matters concerning their sons education at Gisborne Boys' High.