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The Forgotten Schools

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Started by Andy Morgan 12 Aug 2014 3:19pm () Replies (1)

Kia ora


I borrowed this phrase from a colleague, Jan Tinetti.  Our schools have been overlooked in terms of support.  Some in the Ministry of Education are aware of this.

In dual medium schools, schools where we are all trying to balance two curriculums in many instances, National Standards and Nga Whanaketanga Rūmaki Māori staffing for our unique situations we are finding very limited places or means to get support.

From the hui we held in Tauranga, Hamilton, Hawkes Bay and the East Coast, it became even clearer that there is a huge desire to do soemthing.

A consistent thought was to plan a conference which is relevant to our school contexts.  To hear stories from collaegues and from this develop a plan of our next steps moving forward.


I am interested in your thoughts on how we might:

  • Prepare for this conference
  • Find sponsorship
  • Decide on speakers/presenters, locals from Aotearoa who have worked in this context or associated areas.
  • Where and when
  • Who would like to help lead this initiative
  • How we get buy in from everyone - including commitment to attend as a priority
  • Contacting others across the country beyond the Central region

Plus of course any other considerations or ideas you may have.

Mauri ora


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Dual Medium Schools

Dual Medium Schools

Dual Medium Schools - Schools struggling to balance the implementation of two curriuculm, Nga Whanaketanga, National Standards, prejudices, difficulties in staffing and property resourcing etc as we do not fit the "normal" mould.