Monday, August 14, 2017

Labour Education Spokesperson Visit

Today Chris Hipkins (Labour Education spokesperson and Megan Woods (local Labour electorate MP) visited Hornby Primary to get a first-hand understanding and experience of Learn Create Share and the affordances of digital technology. Acting Principal Simon Scott, both of our Educational Leaders Mark and Kelsey, and myself shared our Manaiakalani Outreach journey.

Chris and Megan were very interested in our teaching and learning approach and asked some very insightful questions. It was a good opportunity for us to reflect on our challenges and progress we have experienced over the past two and a half years.

Chris was interested in our NZCER Me & My School survey results - I'm sure it had nothing to do with the fact that his mother is Rose Hipkins who was involved in developing the key competencies in The New Zealand Curriculum.

Thank you to Mark, Kelsey and Simon for your valued input today. The 3 of you have been instrumental in transforming teaching and learning practice and accelerating student achievement in the Uru Mānuka Cluster!