As part of the ongoing self and systems review and reflection that we go through here at Rolleston College we have recently tested how we are going at providing a learner centred learning environment. Being learner centred is a concept that we mention often and spend time discussing so it was natural to reflect on … More Reviewing a Learner Centred Approach.
Reflection and review is a key part of any modern school. At times, it seems that schools are in a constant state of self review. We are no different. One area that is often reviewed is that of teacher positioning and attitudes. Increasingly this has included looking at the various personality types that exist within … More Belief Systems.
It was great to see so many members of our community support our first fete recently, even the weather co-operated. It was a wonderful event and, as a college, we genuinely appreciate and thank everyone from the Rolleston community who assisted us in so many ways to ensure that this day was a success. What … More But Is It Learning?
Last week I used my spot in our fortnightly newsletter to speak about my concerns regarding the levels of hurt felt by many of our young people across New Zealand, a hurt that, in its most extreme cases, can lead to suicide. It was not a comfortable experience writing that article, nor was it … More Concerns.