Monthly Archives: December 2015

Local paper weighs into Rangiora debate reproducing ministry media release

But all is not lost because the editor is declared to be fair by everyone I spoke to, so I don’t think we have another Southland Times on our hands. The News referred to is the North Canterbury News. The … Continue reading

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Note re: Rangiora High School scandal also: Modern learning environment to school hall, disused Korean Church and now to prefabs – way to go (but no overcrowding)

A brief update on Rangiora:  https://networkonnet.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/is-this-the-end-of-hekia-auditor-general-to-be-asked-to-investigate-rangiora-high-school-scandal/ Over the weekend, the number of readers for this posting burst through 4000, then 5000, and is continuing at a steady rate to 6000 and, it seems, beyond – unprecedented for a site on … Continue reading

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Is this the end of Hekia? Auditor-General to be asked to investigate Rangiora High School scandal

From an original purchase of a piece of land for 25 pounds, Rangiora High School, as a result of prudent financial management over 131 years, has built up assets of $18M. Those assets are held under the High School Reserves in … Continue reading

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Katrina at Marlene again: is this close to evil?

The answer to this will be in the unfolding. Up to now, I would call Katrina’s behaviour malignant, but if this further behaviour is true, then, in my view transmogrifies to something close to evil. (Katrina Casey is, as some … Continue reading

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Christchurch children to move from modern learning environment to disused Korean church – way to go

My source in the ministry has come up with some amazing (but not really given Hekia’s involvement) news. I spoke to my source and said, ‘What on earth?’ ‘Where does this come from?’ ‘Why did she close the school down … Continue reading

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Attack 11! Should be written in crimson over the lintel of every classroom

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or … Continue reading

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Attack! 10 Holistic curriculum-driven leadership as against a control managerialist-driven one

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or … Continue reading

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