The Hive.

We had many visitors during Term 1 and I mean many visitors. One of the comments made more than once has stuck in my mind. “This doesn’t feel like a school.” At first I didn’t know how to take his comment. After all we are a school so shouldn’t we feel like one.After a bit … More The Hive.


As you would expect of a new school, all of our attention and effort for our first term was directed totally on our learners. The induction of our first cohort, establishing a safe and inclusive learning environment and developing a sense of identity and culture were our top priorities. Our focus was on establishing appropriate … More Reflection.

Beyond the Buildings.

Term One finished yesterday, eleven weeks that has seen Rolleston College move from a series of ‘flash’ buildings to a school. A school full of the hopes, dreams, talents, intelligence and laughter of the learners who have given heart to the buildings. And yes they have also brought with them, their fears and anxieties, as … More Beyond the Buildings.