Monthly Archives: July 2013
The last six months has been pretty exciting. I have found myself in a situation where I have been able to examine my views on education, particularly its purpose and how it should be delivered or embarked upon by a group of learners.
I am about to start/have already started a new learning journey myself, as a Leader of Learning at the new Hobsonville Point Secondary School. I couldn’t be more excited. I feel so lucky and grateful to have such an opportunity!
In the 5 short years I have been teaching I have been exposed to many opportunities, challenges and wonderful young people. It has been so rewarding. I have taught at low decile, private, co-ed and single sex classes, History and Social Studies. Now, no subjects, no students (for the next 6 months at least) instead time to ponder, plan, organise and slog over how we best provide for the young people who will enter the door in 6 months time.
The thought should be more daunting, but instead I feel invigorated, excited and so completley behind the purpose of my school. Innovate. Engage. Inspire
This blog is as much for reflection as it is to share my journey along the way.
In applying and gaining my new position I have met some amazing people and confirmed a few things in my brain. The team is outstanding! How lucky I am to work with such wicked people. I know I will learn a lot from them.
As for me, I go off to the first day of my new responsibility with these thoughts in my brain:
– Education is a journey to be shared.
– Ako is key. True learning is when everyone’s learning.
– Passion – showing passion inspires passion.
–Change is necessary to prepare young people for the world they are in today. Also, it’s exciting.
-Open-mindedness leads to wonderful new ideas and opportunities
– We have a responsibility to help develop the best possible environment for the young people whom we will help learn and learn from.
What an adventure.