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Chisnallwood Intermediate School – Strategic planning through a culturally responsive lens

In the foyer of Chisnallwood Intermediate School hangs a carving created by late artist and teacher Gavin Britt and a group of Chisnallwood students. The carving depicts the school’s vision - Tākina ngā moka o te pae, ka korara o parirau (Challenge the margins of time and explore what is beyond).

A recent review of the school’s strategic plan indicated that while the plan gave effect to the school's vision, it contained too much content for the true essence of Chisnallwood to be immediately apparent. The senior leadership team wanted a succinct plan that could be understood and articulated by both staff and students.


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