Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Visiting schools

Often at Muritai we have visiting schools. They are specifically interested in our learning ecology and in particular our inquiry learning and ICT programmes. Last week we welcomed 39 teachers from the Horowhenua district who spent the whole day at school. I spoke on the work we had done to develop our learning ecology and then three groups of children fielded questions on their learning programmes - year 2 on their Inquiry on Friendly Footprints, year 6 on Energy and year 8 on their experience of 8 years of learning at Muritai. Hearing the children talk endorsed what we are trying to do and they were able to share their learning experiences which pretty much replicated our ecology intent.

One of the cools things that came with the visit was the powhiri where we welcomed our visitors onto Muritai School with waiata, haka, korero, mihi and hongi. A neat experience for all concerned. Rahania has documented it in his blog and you can view the powhiri here.

1 comment:

Mr Eames said...

The visit from the Horowhenua schools has given Muritai such good feed back on the current positive state of the school. Good Stuff!