Thursday, April 12, 2018
Jude runs an amazing programme that provides a wide range of physical and critical thinking challenges. The teachers closely observe the students and take detailed notes on things like: ability to co-operate, share ideas, take a leadership role, listen to others, include others, work with the weakest team member, evaluate, reflect, accept advice, cope with failure and frustration and determination to complete a task. They gather all of the information from other observations and choose the students who in these situations show the traits of potential leadership. I was, as always thrilled to see some of the children who gave up easily with the first tasks, come back into focus with renewed determination. There was so much noise and laughter. The wettest challenges were at the end of the day, which is just as well because everyone was saturated.
Thanks Harakeke Team for the opportunities you open up for our children.