Our School Upgrades
I met with our project manager last week and the surveyors are going to be in the school in the upcoming holiday.
Our Board property committee will be meeting with the architects early next term.
By next term we really need to have our community thinking hard about who we are, what we want to preserve and what our future might look like. I am hoping the children will be able to create a museum display for their families and our community to look at. A museum about us, who we are, where we came from, and what our stories are. This could be an opportunity to bring the community together and get some thorough consultation for our future.
Work will begin mid to end 2022 but by term 3 this year, at the very latest, we need to have some very strong ideas about what we’re about and where we’re going so that we can have meaningful input.
I'm so proud of the learning our team have put together this term. We have made a deliberate attempt to get the children thinking about our inquiry learning "Our Past Determines Our Future." The Ministry of Education has put out the new history curriculum as a draft for feedback - this hadn't been released when we planned our inquiry for 2021 and we didn't know we would be spot on with taking steps towards what the Ministry has since put out as good practice.
This term was all about "multistructural" knowledge - finding out some information and gaining some experiences so that we have something to work with. We have investigated how history has been collected, chosen, curated, preserved and displayed at:
The art gallery
The marae (and Moeraki boulders)
The church archives
The parish centre (upstairs)