No amount of legislation can ensure that seven schools work with shared values and beliefs for the benefit of the children in our geographic area. And yet we do, of our own accord and with fierce determination to provide quality education and exciting learning opportunities across our schools.
Last night our boards met at Cashmere Te Pae Kereru to talk about how our schools share personnel, time and professional learning dollars so tat we can grow capacity and capability in our schools. Jared, Cade and Chris shared their experiences in Vancouver where they presented at an international conference on Deep Learning . Our partnership with Michael Fullan an international education researcher and about a thousand other schools world wide, has seen us grow in our understanding of what deep learning looks like. In each of our schools we have been able to measure growth in teacher practice and children's learning.
Our boards are supportive and celebrate with us as we raise the bar on student engagement and achievement.
Each principal has responsibility for an area of endeavour and we can work to our strengths. We love working together and challenging each other's thinking and practice.