What’s a school vision? As a statement of intent, a picture of where you want to be in five years, it forms a critical part of telling your team, students and community what the school will bring to them.
When Paul Pirihi, principal at Rosebank Primary took on the task of reworking his school’s vision, he found that it Helped bring all the staff, students and community together.
“I knew it was going to be be awesome”
Paul had previous exposure to our Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme before doing it himself in 2019, which shaped his decision to work with us on his plan for Rosebank.
“The previous principal I worked with, they did SLPP and re-visioned the school – and it gave everything a new life and purpose. When I moved to Rosebank, I jumped at the opportunity to do the same.”
“Before that, the vision statement was something old and outdated – nothing you’d remember. When I first looked at it and did some digging, I realised that nobody knew what the vision for the school was – and that really worried me!”
“Through SLPP, I got to work on something new. I wanted it to be short and snappy, so people would remember it. I got feedback from staff, from students, even did a lot of research into popular brands. Distilling everything I got back from the people around me, there were some clear themes that we could make into a vision – and I knew it was going to be awesome.”
That vision? Dream. Believe. Succeed.