Learnt from the master blogger Claire Amos, blog as you go..,,,
'Reach for the sky' - whaia te iti kahurangi
School history - the classrooms are named after the armed forces call signs to acknowledge the history of the site - foxtrot, Charlie, alpha ..
The learning communities are named after culturally significant places or people.
Social spaces are named after the aircraft .
At night red lights are visible on the fields to represent the runways that existed on the base.
So - things I saw ....(what I thought will come later).
PE gym - smallest teaching commons as foot space taken up by gym and specialist rooms
Board Room - open and visible - primary and secondary have the share the same board.
Amazing Food Tech space -
Student support - no individual offices - but meeting spaces for confidential conversations.
Staff lounge - open and visible - first name terms with students - hierarchical structure dispersed
A learning commons - only 130 kids at the mo
Small break out space
Music - sound space
Social spaces - lockers - relax - but also used for learning
Different levels of student seating.
3x more visitors than kids today.
This is closer to what they have been used to at Primary - only 4 yr 8s at HP Primary School last year. 3 contributing schools
Science - differentiated groupings for work and content
4 specialist spaces inside commons - 2 of these back to back
Teacher space in the hub
Common area attached to the specialist lab spaces
Single lab - 6 double gas taps, 6 sinks, leaders in middle.
Semi closed off space in the commons
Kids invite parents in 30 mins every term to reflect on goals.
Really big commons space - scale hard to show
Special needs satellite school on site - connected and visible
Amazing library space - no walls no edges - 360 open