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Friday 24th July 2015

posted 26 Jul 2015, 14:24 by Carolyn Brett   [ updated 26 Jul 2015, 19:19 ]
Nau mai Haere mai. Welcome back.  There is a mere 6 weeks until Spring and there is a lot to achieve before then, every moment is precious and every moment counts as it won't come again.

Speaking of moments, there was a significant moment over the break when our school sign got vandalised. Although I wouldn't ever celebrate vandalism, if it was going to happen, it happened at a good time for us. As part of the first Inquiry "What's in Our Backyard?", an action was to redevelop the school signage to reflect who we are today, what we stand for and bring the sign into 2015. With the Art Exhibition and all the happenings, this action was pushed out until this term. Voila!  What do you know, now we have authenticity, a real purpose to get the project completed.

With “What's in Our Backyard?” and now “Who’s in Our Backyard?”, we have the ideal platform to launch new signage. Yeah!  Some of the senior students have been kicking the brainstorming off… we would love keen parents to be involved in this process. Please see or email Hamish hmcrae@worserbay.school.nz if you are interested.

Tuesday 4 August 6.30-7.45 pm is fast approaching. Mark Osborne (Core Education) will lead this Parent Workshop exploring three key aspects of modern learning environments:

The drivers of change. 

What trends are driving the move towards more open, flexible, collaborative learning environments? How is the changing world impacting on what we do in education?

Pedagogy and space. 
What we know about teaching and learning has changed radically over the last 30 years. What impact has this research had on how schools operate and the spaces they require?

Case studies. 
We take a look at some schools that have made changes to their architecture in order to create spaces that are better aligned with their vision for teaching and learning.

Those of you who could make it to our last Parent Workshop with Murray Gadd loved it.  This one has a different focus and we know it will give you plenty to think about. It will also set the scene well for the following week's session on our school property grant and brainstorming the concept for a new non teaching space.

Exciting stuff@Worser Bay!!