Tārai Kura, October 2023 Pānui 21

By Diana Wilkes

Tēnā koe and welcome to the November pānui that is focused on collaborative approaches to teaching and learning. 

In this month’s feature article Ringa Whao, Carolyn Marino, talks with the team at Whenuapai School in West Auckland. Whenuapai has undergone a major change process, developing a second campus 4 km from the home site in just 10 months! The preparation of not just the physical site, but the way teaching and learning will happen to accommodate more collaborative ways of working, has been well executed by the school team. 

In the second article, Ahutoetoe School Tumuaki Tuarua, Nick Edwards shares their journey toward collaborative approaches to leading and teaching. Ahutoetoe is a green fields school with a strong commitment to and focus on collaboration.

We also share the second of three articles that feature some amazing tips from active Principal Advisors regarding how schools are moving towards giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. In this article we explore the unique implications for being a school in Aotearoa. 

If you are interested in learning more about these topics then read on to find some resources that might support your journey. We have curated several key resources for you. 

Tārai Kura supports schools and kura on a journey toward transformation, with a particular focus on the affective and practical power of spatial design. Here is a key event for your calendar from Learning Environments Australasia (NZ Chapter).  

LENZ is pleased to announce a series of End-of-Year events.
Thursday 9th November: LENZ Wellington End-of-Year Event – JEDI Tools Workshop
For tickets and full information click here
Wednesday 15th November: LENZ Auckland End-of-Year Event – JEDI Tools and Recent Projects
For tickets and full information, click here
Wednesday 15th November: LENZ Christchurch End-of-Year Event – Designing Secondary School Spaces
For tickets and full information, click here

Ngā mihi to all pānui contributors and especially to our two schools featured in this pānui, Whenuapai School and Ahutoetoe School. 

If you would like to learn more about Tārai Kura, check out our website here

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