communities of Learning

Sarah Hammersley

Shaping the future

By John McRae 12 July, 2016

“We’re a small branch so we need high levels of engagement to succeed,” says president Sarah Hammersley, a teacher at Sandspit Road School, west of Pukekohe. “That means we work…

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Smart practice with BTs

By Jane Blaikie 21 January, 2016

New teacher Melinda Clow speaks highly of the BT programme at Kauri Park. She came late to teaching, and even with a mother who had taught for 40 years, wasn’t…

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Seizing success from the jaws of the GERM

By Jane Blaikie 18 January, 2016

Smart schools are taking a cautious approach to the new Communities of Learning (CoL), rejecting the one-size-fits -all model and working according to evidence, need and proven records of success.…

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The fight for communities of learning  

By Jane Blaikie 3 October, 2015

NZEI Te Riu Roa Joint Initiative Working Party explain why they are in the fight for communities of learning and how they are different [g1_row] [g1_1of3] Achieving the dream The…

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Vision, hard work, hope – and a community of learning

By Jane Blaikie 1 October, 2015

Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour Kate Endri with children who are transitioning into school in Upper Hutt. She’s hopeful Communities of Learning will speed up work on better transitions.…

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Innovative Communities of Learning set to get a boost

By Melissa Schwalger 28 August, 2015

All around New Zealand, schools and early childhood centres are working together in inspiring ways. Whether it’s a rural group of schools making huge leaps in ICT or a town-wide…

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