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Forum: Avonside Girls' / Shirley Boys' School Visit

This co-location model has made Aotearoa NZ history. Two separate schools, one a single-sex boys school and the other a single-sex girls school, have come together to deliver an outstanding education in a different way, to meet the needs of their diverse group of ākonga, What does this mean? What does it look and sound like?

That the two schools are confident it will work is testimony to their aspirational thinking, mahi, integrity and determination. Sharing aspects of what they do, the way they do it, while maintaining their own sense of identity is challenging and messy work but worth the effort to forge a wonderfully different relationship. 

Their visions:

Avonside Girls High School 

- Personal Excellence in a Progressive and Supportive Learning Environment -

Shirley Boys’ High School 

- Kiwi Soul, Global Vision -

What’s happening?

Come along and hear about the Avonside Girls’ and Shirley Boys’ aspirations - where they are at and where to next. There will be an opportunity for a tour of the new learning space, so you can see it in action. You will be able to talk to students, teachers, and leaders within the innovative learning environment and hear from them about what is working and why.


During this time of rebuilding, schools in Christchurch are grappling with what works and what does not, so this is a chance to share thinking, observe ILEs in action and clarify where to next.

Who is the event for?

This forum is for all Canterbury teachers and leaders interested in developing their curriculum to enable flexible learning within a new ILE/FLE.

Find out more about Avonside Girls’ High School and Shirley Boys’ High School

Please assemble at the school from 8.40am - 8.55am so we can begin promptly.

9.00am – 12:00pm

28 Nov 2019

209 Travis Road, Christchurch.

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