Visits to Murray’s Bay Intermediate and Orewa College early in the week provided more fuel for discussions about transformational learning and what it might look like at OJC. While schools embrace and pursue the concept and direction, the practice can be very tricky. OJC is in the rare position of having time and space to think, debate and reflect upon these issues before the school opens. Our values and ensuring students are at the centre of learning will continue to underpin our discussions and decisions.
Staff also visited other schools on Friday - Western Springs College, Dilworth Rural Campus, Diocesan School for Girls - and we’d like to thank them for their generosity, hospitality and sharing their expertise.
Transition meetings with our Contributing Schools also started this week.
Wednesday’s Information evening was well attended and went extremely well; families were keen to connect, meet all the staff and were very much part of the OJC community. It’s an exciting time!
A hui organised by Ngai Tai at Umupuia Marae, and attended by Luke and Rewi, strengthened the School’s ties to the Iwi and the land.
Collaborative teaching and learning with our young friends at Baverstock Oaks.
Transition meetings with contributing schools.
Various workshops home and away.