Perspectives and partnerships

By Judy Bruce

Here we share a curation of key resources related to the topic of perspectives and partnerships. The resources are from the Tārai Kura Change Kete 2023.

Schools that are actively connected to their communities benefit from partnerships, expertise, and opportunities that reflect and strengthen the vision and purpose

For new build schools and redevelopments, it is important to consider, 

to what extent does, or might, your school actively seek perspectives and foster partnerships to support transformational change? 

There are a range of sub-questions that can help shape thinking about perspectives and partnerships.

  • How might we foster productive beneficial connections with the local community, and society more broadly? And for what purpose?
  • What does a thriving community look like, and how might the school and ākonga contribute to a thriving community locally?
  • How might authentic mana whenua relationships be developed and sustained in mutually beneficial ways?
  • How might ākonga learn to become engaged citizens?
  • What is the role of whānau and the community in supporting learning?
  • What might a school as a community hub look like? What does a school as a learning community mean?

Engagement with the community throughout the new build and redesign process is vital to ensuring understanding, especially in relationship to innovation, change, future focused learning, and different learning spaces.

Check out the attached Change Kete excerpt for some key resources that have been curated for school leaders. The focus is on perspectives and partnerships relevant to school property projects: new builds and rebuilds. The resources are also relevant to any school leaders who are interested in this topic. 


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