Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Board investigates innovative school designs

During March and April the Establishment Board invested time to visit schools in Auckland and Wellington to discuss what makes an excellent learning environment for teaching the new curriculum. In Auckland we visited: Mission Heights Primary School; Oteha Valley, Albany; and Snells Beach School.

This month in Wellington we visited Porirua College, Seatoun Primary and Te Ara Whanui Kura Kaupapa Maori, Petone. The Board appreciated the time and effort of the staff and Principals involved. We learned a tremendous amount from their experiences. These visits will help the Board to ensure we provide an environment that will enable each student to reach his/her full potential. It will enable the new school to develop motivated, curious, confident, engaged, innovative and self-managing learners in the 21st century.