Tārai Kura, April 2024 Pānui 24

By Diana Wilkes

Tēnā koe and welcome to our April pānui. This month’s feature article is written by Te Mako Orzecki and explores how schools have embraced modernity whilst preserving tradition.  

Our second article showcases the establishment journey for the leadership team at St Ignatius of Loyola Catholic College – a new college for Franklin. They share their perspective on building partnerships to date.

This pānui also highlights two recent books: Carolyn Marino shares her 5 takeaways from Amy Green’s ‘Teacher Wellbeing’, and Di Wilkes makes some alignments between our Tārai Kura Te Whao framework and Russel Bishop’s ‘Leading to the North-east’ book. 

You will also find a brief introduction to a wonderful case study created by Grow Waitaha about Grow Waitaha!  It is called the Educational transformation through a co-designed collaborative approach in a complex public-sector context and highlights the processes, characteristics and key components of this partnership alliance.

Finally, Shona Smith shares a synopsis that captures some of the highlights from our recent Leading school transformation webinar which took place on 14th March 2024, 4-5pm online. In this webinar, participants had the opportunity to hear from three Tumuaki who have led transformational change in a variety of diverse contexts: Maurie Abraham – Hobsonville Point Secondary, Barbara Cavanagh – Huntly College, and Lynda Knight de Blois – Glenview Primary School.  Shona pulls together some of the key messages, and a rough cut of the recordining is available to view as well.

So grab a cuppa and dive in!

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