This Grow Waitaha story explains how Principal Steve Saville and his staff at Rolleston College consulted extensively with prospective learners and their families to inform the development of a vision and new spaces to support this.
Stephen Heppell explains the difference between asking kids their opinions and expecting them to do research and becoming fully involved in learning design. This talk is full of ideas and inspiration for rethinking learning environments.
This education paper from Finland examines the impact of involving upper secondary students in the design of their learning environment.
This Inclusive Education guide provides strategies and suggestions for developing innovative learning environments (ILE) that work for all learners. It has a specific section around involving students in decision making.
This Grow Waitaha article outlines a project designed to identify the diverse range of learning experiences and opportunities available for children and young people in Christchurch.
Simon Moriarty, principal of South Hornby School – Te Manu Tukutuku, shares his school’s experiences as they relocated to a newly built school on a new site.
Stuart Cameron, principal of Sumner School, shares his school’s experiences through the master planning and design phases of their property development.
Hagley Community College provides a broad curriculum and a range of innovative learning programmes for both school-aged and adult students. When Year 9 and 10 students enrol, a learning programme is developed by the school, the students, and caregivers with a set of learning goals that meets the students’ needs and supports them to pursue their interests.
This Grow Waitaha article explains Mairehau High School's focus on learner agency and real learning opportunities through collaborative inquiries.
This Grow Waitaha article explains Limitless, a programme available for secondary students to understand their strengths and passions and to help them explore options for their futures.