“It’s an awesome space.”
“And a big step up!”
Excited Northland campus students took over ownership of their new Learning Centre last week with great pride and deep respect.
To mark the opening of the centre, they directed a diverse and entertaining event for hundreds of guests. It culminated with the cutting of a yellow ribbon by Mark Osborne, of Core Education, who is a key partner in our Learning Centre design in New Zealand. (See http://www.westmount.school.nz/news/blog/hawkes-bay-opens-new-learning-centre)
The new Northland Learning Centre becomes our fourth Global Standard Learning Centre in New Zealand, with others located in Auckland, Kaipara and the Hawkes Bay. There are three in Australia, and five in the UK.
The application of a One School Global standard for our schooling, including the facilities, means each student globally has access to the same resources.
Northern Region Principal Mr Phil Muir says the Learning Centre facilitates learning in better ways. “It helps us to create confident, lifelong learners who can be valuable contributors to their community.”
Our Learning Centres are an important component of the Learning to Learn Framework, enabling students and teachers to work together in modern, collaborative and flexible spaces in which students take ownership of their own learning.
The Learning to Learn Framework has been designed by OneSchool, informed by research, best practice, and extensive consultation. The framework provides a structure for self-directed learning from Year 3 onwards, based on the Assignment, the Lesson and Study. These three elements combine to support students as they develop independence as learners, and promote collaboration among teachers and students across schools, campuses, and countries.