Tārai Kura, August 2023 Pānui 19

By Judy Bruce

Tēnā koe and welcome to the August pānui. In this issue we share insights, stories and tools that aim to support schools on their transformative journey. 

A highlight is the feature article which show cases the award winning Garden to Table programme at Edendale School. School leaders, Jonathan Ramsay and Jonathan Jackson, share their journey toward developing an authentic curriculum. Clever use of space and design affords opportunities for agentic, collaborative learning.

If you are interested in learning more about authentic curriculum and the ways in which this aligns with the Curriculum Refresh, you may find the Change Kete excerpt useful. 

Another resource we share in this pānui is the Guide to School Visits, for school leaders embarking on a redevelopment or new build. The Tārai Kura resource is useful for helping guide the planning and reflection process, so that visiting other schools becomes targeted and meaningful. 

As we continue to consider future focused learning and innovation around school design, learning from others becomes critical. Angela Clemens (Tārai Kura Ringa Whao) shares insights from the recent Learning Environments Australasia Conference held in Ōtautahi, Christchurch. Leaders from around the world attended to share innovative ideas about the future of learning and space and design. 

Communities of Practice (COP) have become a valuable Tārai Kura opportunity affording schools the opportunity to learn together. In this pānui Shona Smith shares an update from the current online COP, Leading Change. 

Many thanks to all the contributors of this pānui issue. We hope that the insights and resources shared are valuable for you. 

Ngā mihi

Tārai Kura Ringa Whao 

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