Such a privilege yesterday to be able to see the brand, spanking new West Rolleston School! The school welcomed their foundation pupils with an opening ceremony and assembly yesterday morning, then allowed the general public to come along in the afternoon.
They have only been in the buildings for a few weeks, but the work they have done is amazing! There are still a few finishing touches to be made and some more furniture to arrive, but they are ready to go!
The story around the choice of colours and the development of the environment is just beautiful! Each learning studio represents the local culture through a direct link to colour and the environment.
One thing I found interesting - you could really see the thought they had put into designing learning spaces. I could imagine the pedagogical approaches they will be using just from the way the spaces are set up. Thank you so much to Sylvia Fidow and the team for taking the time for an open night, the day before school officially starts.
Check out some of the amazing flexible spaces!
Wide Open Spaces!
Break out spaces/ Groovy furniture.
My name is Ngaire Shepherd-Wills. This website is a record of my TeachNZ sabbatical, Term 2, 2013 and then I have continued to share my wonderings and discoveries about Innovative Learning Practices. I now work for CORE Education. Views are my own.