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Primary School Diaries
by Kelvin Smythe
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Monthly Archives: March 2015
The arguments about why Hekia Parata is so intent on closing Redcliffs School are swirling as they always do when Hekia and the ministry are making decisions about whether a school lives or dies: are the reasons financial or ideological? … Continue reading
I had hoped in an earlier posting that Denise Torrey would be our Moses but, on the evidence of the latest newsletter, while she is going to be terrific, she will not be our Moses. What a beautifully written and … Continue reading
For those in primary, as far as organisational representation is concerned, we can now feel comfortable. Yes – NZEI is in a complicated IES position that in one sense doesn’t make full sense, but they are cool, and we have … Continue reading
Can’t the media get it? Can’t the editors get it? Can’t the boards of trustees get it? Can’t the parents get it? Everything that comes out of the ministry of education commenting on education, the big mouth of Hekia, the … Continue reading
If in putting one and one together is true, the NZEI should get ready to leave the IES table. In a posting late last year I wrote, and in blood as far as I am concerned: ‘Be cautious of this … Continue reading
Inert main aims, measurable objectives, discovery-destroying learning outcomes are bricks in the wall
From time-to-time I like to stocktake where I think classroom learning is. I do this because I think it is important schools don’t regularise the terrible or make normal the grossly abnormal. I sense this could be happening. My view … Continue reading