"We have maintained a silence closely resembling stupidity" - Neil Roberts

Until we have legislation adopted into law to ensure fiduciary accountability and transparency in public affairs we will continue to have human rights breached because the existing crown immunity and lack of any independent oversight invites corruption to flourish.


"Question authority, and think for yourself" - Timothy Leary


"We have maintained a silence closely resembling stupidity" - Neil Roberts


"Information is the currency of democracy" - Thomas Jefferson


‎"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does." - Margaret Mead

"The truth is like a lion, you don't have to defend it. Let it loose, it will defend itself."

"I = m c 2 [squared] where "I" am information" - Timothy Leary

"Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering, there's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." Leonard Cohen

"The internet is a TV that watches you"

Monday, August 30, 2010

Update on the Corruption and Violence in Carterton:

Wayne Friend, P addict, bully, best 
mates with fellow addict Rachel Taylor,
Kirsten and the property owner in the 
background holding hands.
Kirsten Grenfell and Rachel Taylor, thief.
Here's Kirsten Grenfell of Upper Hutt, who works for Barnardos, and Rachel Taylor and Wayne Friend, local methamphetamine addicts and thieves, who don't work at all.

On Monday morning I received a message from my friend, the owner of the property where I used to live until recently, when Kirsten Grenfell had me evicted, to say that a local methamphetamine addict had been caught red handed in my bedroom stealing my stuff after being let into the house by Wayne Friend, who has also been helping himself to my things.

Grenfell got the owner to evict me so she could continue to come and have it off with him when her husband was working nights, or away.  She made it quite clear on one such earlier overnight visit that she didn't like me and didn't want me around.   I returned home from getting the gas bottle filled one night to find (the outside light had been turned off, and) Grenfell was on the phone wanting to speak to me.  I told my friend that I didn't want to speak to her, I had recently emailed her asking her not to indulge in common gossip about me and untrue statements over the internet through Barnardos email system headed: "this is a Taita Community Initiative".  I didn't consider this unreasonable at all and neither does anyone who has viewed the evidence and the emails and text messages in question.

The message from my friend said that on Saturday night, Rachel Taylor had been caught red handed coming out of my bedroom with a bag of my things she was in the act of stealing, and after an argument with Wayne Friend, she had left with my things.

I have told my friend that my possessions have been going missing since Wayne Friend moved in.  He is a known methamphetamine addict, as are his mates Rachel Taylor, Kylie Donnelly, etc.  He's so desperate he invites these slappers around then leaves them to help themselves while he has a shower to wash off the filth.  I told my friend that if he evicted me and followed Kirsten Grenfell's advice and let Wayne Friend move in, his home would be over run with thieving P addicts, stealing everything that wasn't nailed down while he was at work.  And lo and behold- so it has!  Wayne Friend shouted at me "There's been so many people through here you'll never be able to prove it" referring to the fact that I saw him AND Taylor in my room on Saturday night.  
So when I went round to list what was missing this time, I was assaulted by Wayne Friend and his mate "Charlie" - except his name isn't really Charlie at all, he just "pretends" it is.  My friend wasn't there again, and these two druggies were ruling the roost again - great!  "Charlie" and his de facto partner Marie sell and trade prescription drugs, they are full time beneficiaries by choice and scoff at the very idea of getting a job!  Why work when you can just laze around all day and let other people support you is their motto.  (Marie was also caught red handed stealing from my friend, and Charlie broke the window there climbing in to threaten me a few weeks ago when I was there with permission.)  Of course, Kirsten Grenfell's got an even better idea - work for a charity!  
Dallas Powell
Karen Friend
Here's Dallas Powell, until recently the Deputy Principal of the South End School, and her best mate Karen Friend, Wayne's mother, with a cigarette in one hand, joint in the other, and plenty of alcohol, so you can see where Wayne gets it from.  Karen's best mates with psychotic violent lunatic Gary McPhee, and Michael Murphy, who attacked me on the 11th February 2009.  My Court documents are inside the house and Murphy now has access to them, just like Rachel Taylor and all the other alcoholics and drug addicts and lazy thieving bludgers Wayne Friend invites around.

Dallas refused to tell the truth about the letter sacking me from the school over a false and malicious allegation that I was a child abuser, and has taken a year's leave and gone to work at another local school apparently.  She know perfectly well the level of the corruption regarding that matter, and refuses to state the facts.  She wants me out of my friend's house too, because she feels uncomfortable indulging in her vices round there while I am there since the letter from the school sacking me over the false allegation, and her involvement in that matter.  The Principal of the School failed to turn up to Court recently, because he was proven to be a liar indisputably, in correspondence with the Privacy Commissioner published on this site.  This is who is teaching the kids of the Wairarapa.  I was informed recently that there has been an official complaint regarding the school Secretary calling a student a "lying little bitch", and the affairs of the School are in serious disarray with the Board holding crisis talks.  I am still waiting for a meeting with the Board to discuss the lies about me.

The most disgusting part of this story is that when I went to the Carterton Police station to report the thefts and assaults, the message about Rachel Taylor stealing my stuff, etc, and the several assaults by Wayne Friend, "Charlie" etc, Constable Mia Wilton told me that its all "civil matters".  She refused to take a statement from my friend, Tim Reynolds regarding the text message that Taylor had been caught red handed, and refused to write down anything whatsoever, parroting on that it was all civil matters.  I told her about the message from my friend confirming that she'd been caught red handed, and that Wayne Friend and Charlie were visually recording the assaults on their mobile phones, she made no attempt to investigate anything whatsoever or write anything whatsoever down.

This is the same lying Constable Mia Wilton who claims that the occupants of a certain address refused to accept property of mine when it was taken there for delivery by her recently as requested (a civil matter - she is not a courier service for the likes of P addict Kylie Donnelly and the other drug dealer who was asked to return my property to where they took it from!  I was assaulted and taken to Masterton and locked in a cell over a false complaint of bicycle theft, and given a letter saying my property would be auctioned on July 31st if I didn't pick it up from the Police station.  I only have a bike for transport, which is why I asked for it to be delivered to my friends address.  My friend has now written a letter confirming that Wilton is a LIAR, and that the occupants did NOT refuse to accept the property at all!  This property includes my computer - URGENTLY REQUIRED TO PREPARE FOR COURT, LIKE MY COURT DOCUMENTS AT 27 HODDERS ROAD which every p addict in town has access to but I do not all of a sudden, thanks to Kirsten Grenfell, Wayne Friend, Gary McPhee, Dallas Powell and the corrupt Wairarapa police.

Outrageous Fortune featured an episode where the matriarch of the family threatened to send a miscreant to stay with rellies in the Wairarapa, a threat greeted with utter horror by the recipient and fervent promises to change their ways.  It's no joke really, the Wairarapa is famous for all the wrong reasons.

This is just more example of how the Wairarapa police continue to pervert the course of justice on a regular basis, covering up for thieves, liars, methamphetamine addicts and informers like Rachel Taylor, "Charlie", Karen Friend's son Wayne, Michael Murphy, Aaron Brook, etc.

Just to top it all off, pathetic old bully Gary McPhee has published another false and libelous allegation on the Cartoontown website.  It says everything about Gary - a nasty, spiteful, personal attack, factually completely wrong, slanderous lies.  Pure muckraking.  Dragging my daughter into his gutter politics.  He's so afraid he might not get onto the Wellington Regional Council he's had to resort to this low gossipmongering and lies.  Don't vote for any of these corrupt candidates, or anyone who does not support a full inquiry into the Carterton Community Centre /Event Centre and the involvement of the group of people associated with the Council in the illegal takeover mismanagement and closure of the Community Centre, and a full inquiry into the corruption regarding the last local body elections in Carterton.  Don't vote for Ron Mark or Ruth Carter or any of the corrupt and incompetent candidates - they support the waste of money Event Centre that nobody wants, and are only concerned with lining their own pockets and those of their mates.  Here's more of Tim and Kirsten and Rachel Taylor the thief:  Gary McPhee's mate Rachel Taylor.  Kirsten Grenfell is a manipulative and cunning woman who has been having affairs behind her husband's back for years, taking her daughter to stay at places like this, frequented by P addicts and thieves.  McPhee's got a cheek talking about  daughter!  You deserve better friends Tim, take a good look at these P addicted thieves you call friends, get that P addict and his mates out - send him back to mummy - she doesn't want him though - she was round at Tim's not so long ago saying she didn't want a P addict living in her house.  She works at the local bikie hangout the 7 Day Club (McPhee thinks he's the king pin round there) - let Wayne Friend put all his junk round there - they have a huge empty warehouse by all accounts.  I painted those rooms and cleaned them from top to bottom, and the rest of the house, and now these P addicted scum are stealing my possessions on an almost daily basis.  And here's my Court paperwork thrown outside by these creeps.  The police are perverting the course of justice in Carterton!  Here they are all having a good time, Tim and the P addict thief and Kirsten Grenfell - she fits right in with this crowd but she won't introduce Tim to her friends (except to lie to her family that they're "just friends" after word got out that she was cheating on Dave Grenfell - again.)  Kirsten and Dave Grenfell and Tracy Feast and her ex partner play the same games, and people always get hurt.  Last time it was Kirsten, she came bleating to Tim that she'd got a smack in the gob from "Dave's ex" and nasty messages from the step daughter - I'm not surprised in the least!  It's just what she richly deserves!  If the police sorted these people out we could all get on with our lives and I could prepare for Court on the latest corrupt charges.
  

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

South End School ERO report 2010:

Here's the latest damning report on the South End School:

South End School

3 August 2010

To the Parents and Community of South End School:

This review evaluates the extent and effectiveness of actions the school has taken towards addressing issues specified in the previous review and/or any additional areas identified since that review.

The Education Review Office [ERO] evaluation of South End School follows.

South End School is a Year 1 to 8 primary school located in Carterton in the Wairarapa. Two Montessori classes successfully operate as part of the school.

ERO’s April 2008 education review identified many areas requiring attention. These included self review, the quality of professional leadership, curriculum management, consistency of assessment, teaching, planning and processes for reporting to parents. The supplementary review report of May 2009 identified progress in some areas but improvement was still required in: self review; professional leadership and school culture; curriculum and performance management; and provision for students with particular learning needs. This 2010 review evaluates progress made in addressing these concerns.

Teachers collaborate to share good practice. Individually they use effective teaching strategies and meaningful learning activities. Positive and affirming relationships are apparent in all classrooms. Students demonstrate good self‑management skills. They are well engaged in their learning.

Teachers have a planned approach to monitoring students’ progress and achievement, supported by the special needs coordinator (SENCO). Students at risk of not achieving at expectations for their age are identified through achievement data. Targeted education plans are developed to include appropriate interventions for these students.

Staff show an increasing confidence in teaching te reo Māori and integrating aspects of te ao Māori into classroom programmes. They are supported by a Board of Trustees’ member who has strong links with local iwi. Staff and management commitment to catering for the needs of Māori students is clearly evident.

The principal has attended to some aspects of managing achievement information and hazard identification. However, curriculum and professional leadership are still of concern. The principal continues to require considerable support to address issues related to curriculum review, the implementation of The New Zealand Curriculum, staff performance management and clear communication with staff on professional and management matters.

ERO recommends that the Secretary for Education consider intervention in order to address the issues identified in this report.

Future Action:
ERO intends to carry out another review within a year.

Review Coverage:
When ERO has reviewed a school we encourage boards to inform their community of any follow-up action they plan to do. You should talk to the board or principal if you have any questions about this evaluation, the full ERO report or their future intentions.

If you would like a copy of the full report, please contact the school or see the ERO website, http://www.ero.govt.nz.

Kathleen Atkins
National Manager Review Services
Central Region


1 Background

Confirmed education Review Report:
South End School
Introduction

The confirmed Education Review Office (ERO) review of South End School May 2009 signalled a return review within 12 months.

This review evaluates the extent and effectiveness of actions the school has taken towards addressing issues specified in the previous review and/or any additional areas identified since that review.

This review report was prepared in accordance with standard procedures approved by the Chief Review Officer.
Terms of Reference

This review is based on an evaluation of the performance of the South End School Board of Trustees and management in relation to areas identified in the May 2009 ERO report or issues identified since that review.

The terms of reference for this review are to investigate:

    self review, including use of achievement information in curriculum self review;
    how effective the school has been in developing a culture of professional trust;
    curriculum management;
    progress in implementing The New Zealand Curriculum;
    consistency in implementing the performance management system;
    educational leadership;
    provision for students with special learning needs;
    the achievement of Māori students;
    how the school identifies and provides for gifted and talented students; and
    any further matters that may impact negatively on student safety, achievement or the sustainability  of the school.


2 The Education Review Office (ERO) Evaluation

South End School is a Year 1 to 8 primary school located in Carterton in the Wairarapa. Two Montessori classes successfully operate as part of the school.

ERO’s April 2008 education review identified many areas requiring attention. These included self review, the quality of professional leadership, curriculum management, consistency of assessment, teaching, planning and processes for reporting to parents. The supplementary review report of May 2009 identified progress in some areas but improvement was still required in: self review; professional leadership and school culture; curriculum and performance management; and provision for students with particular learning needs. This 2010 review evaluates progress made in addressing these concerns.

Teachers collaborate to share good practice. Individually they use effective teaching strategies and meaningful learning activities. Positive and affirming relationships are apparent in all classrooms. Students demonstrate good self‑management skills. They are well engaged in their learning.

Teachers have a planned approach to monitoring students’ progress and achievement, supported by the special needs coordinator (SENCO). Students at risk of not achieving at expectations for their age are identified through achievement data. Targeted education plans are developed to include appropriate interventions for these students.

Staff show an increasing confidence in teaching te reo Māori and integrating aspects of te ao Māori into classroom programmes. They are supported by a Board of Trustees’ member who has strong links with local iwi. Staff and management commitment to catering for the needs of Māori students is clearly evident.

The principal has attended to some aspects of managing achievement information and hazard identification. However, curriculum and professional leadership are still of concern. The principal continues to require considerable support to address issues related to curriculum review, the implementation of The New Zealand Curriculum, staff performance management and clear communication with staff on professional and management matters.

ERO recommends that the Secretary for Education consider intervention in order to address the issues identified in this report.

Future Action:
ERO intends to carry out another review within a year.


3 Findings
Context and Background

ERO’s April 2008 education review identified a variety of areas requiring attention. These included self review, the quality of professional leadership, curriculum management, variability in assessment, teaching, planning and processes for reporting to parents. The supplementary review report of May 2009 identified progress in some of these areas but improvement was still required in self review, professional leadership and culture, curriculum and performance management and provision for students with particular learning needs. This report evaluates progress made in addressing these concerns.

The principal developed an action plan to address areas requiring further improvement. An outside facilitator worked with the staff, principal and board to improve communication and trust between these groups. A plan for a mentor to support the principal in developing curriculum management and leadership skills was not implemented.

At the time of this review a new board had recently been elected and includes three experienced members from the previous board.
Areas of progress

    Collaborative culture
    Teachers work together collaboratively to share good practice. This extends to interchange of ideas between mainstream and Montessori teachers. Students from both areas of the school participate in a number of joint activities. Staff and trustees consider that their relationships with each other are positive.
    Managing achievement information
    The principal has developed a framework for the timing of assessments across the school with some guidelines for administering standardised tests. He has developed a schedule for reporting an appropriate range of student achievement information to the board in literacy and numeracy. Trustees receive information that identifies numbers of students who are achieving below expectations and strategies to address these gaps. The board states that it is better informed about school-wide achievement through improved presentation, analysis and commentary on information that the principal provides.

    Catering for special learning needs
    Students at risk of not achieving are identified from achievement data. Targeted education plans include appropriate interventions for identified students. Progress is closely monitored by the class teachers and SENCO. The board receives reports on the impact of these interventions.

    Clearly defined criteria identify those who are gifted and talented and extension and enrichment opportunities are made available through external providers.
    Māori achievement
    Māori students make appropriate progress over time in reading, writing and numeracy. While some are represented in the underachievement data, others achieve at and above expectations for their chronological age. The school maintains regular dialogue with Māori whānau, consulting and sharing outcomes of achievement targets. Staff show an increasing confidence in providing teaching of te reo Māori and integrating aspects of te ao Māori into classroom programmes, supported by a trustee who has strong links with local iwi. Staff and management commitment to catering for the needs of Māori students is clearly evident.

Areas for further improvement

The principal has addressed some issues related to management systems, including hazard identification. The lack of school-wide curriculum and professional leadership remains a concern. The principal continues to require considerable support to provide the leadership to address the following issues:

    Curriculum review
    While there is a schedule for assessment and reporting achievement to the board, curriculum review and development are not planned. Teachers individually use achievement data to plan programmes but no collation is done to inform school curriculum review.

    The school has made limited progress in reviewing its curriculum to ensure it meets the requirements of The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC), and therefore the National Administration Guidelines (1). In 2008 the board established its values as part of a charter revision. In 2010 staff developed essence statements for curriculum areas. Some teachers independently implement aspects of NZC in their classrooms. As yet there are no curriculum guidelines that express expectations for teaching NZC.
    Performance management
    Variability in implementation of the performance management system continues. Provisionally registered teachers (PRTs) are provided with a consistent and comprehensive programme of support and guidance. The principal’s appraisal cycle has begun with assistance from an external education professional. However, the appraisal process was only partially completed for most teachers in 2009 and, apart from the provision of job descriptions and the PRT programme, the process for 2010 has yet to start.
    Communication
    The principal has established a senior management team but there is no evidence that this has improved communication with the staff as whole. Clear expectations for teachers and direction for the school as a learning community have not been communicated to staff.

4 Action Required

The board of trustees must ensure that:

4.1 performance appraisal for all teaching staff is completed each year.
[Section 77C State Sector Act 1988]

5 Recommendations to Other Agencies
ERO recommends that:

5.1 the Secretary for Education consider intervention under Part 7A of the Education Act 1989 in order to address the issues identified in this report.


6 Future Action

ERO intends to carry out another review within a year.

Kathleen Atkins
National Manager Review Services
Central Region

The 2011 report is here, and more information, which ERO has chosen to ignore, is also on this site.