Q:What do you get when you put 8 people together to spend a weekend discussing the progress of our school, values and beliefs and student achievement?
A: talk, laughter, plans, google docs, slide shows, video clips and lots more questions.
We had 19-21 June in Hanmer to revise our school values, vision, mission and beliefs.
The team leaders presented the story of modern learning practice and what it looks like in our school. We discussed New Pedagogies For Deeper Learning and the rubrics around Collaboration and Character and what that looks like in our school at present.
We are part of a 7 school Kahukura Cluster who are working with 1000 schools across the world to improve teaching and learning.
We are fortunate to have the chance to understand the pedagogy before we get the buildings so we can do it right. Modern beautiful purpose built buildings do not magic up good teaching. That has to be in place well beforehand and I am very proud of the high expectations that our staff has for themselves and for the children.
The entertainment ...
The talking, thinking and learning.......
Not everyone found it easy to stay awake through hours of talking and thinking!!!!!
Then there was the food, and the food, and the food.....