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Tai Tapu School – Prototyping for new spaces

In 2016 Tai Tapu School gained a new learning space to replace ageing buildings and to cater for its steady roll growth. Principal Andrew Barker and his leadership team wanted to ensure everybody in the school community was involved in the rebuild process. This included:

  • encouraging staff, student, and whānau participation in the creation of the new learning spaces and ways of working together;
  • giving people opportunities to innovate, take risks, and be creative as they move into new teaching and learning environments.

 Andrew shares the school’s highlights and key learnings from this journey.

Leadership of change


Authentic student engagement