The Creation of Our Local Curriculum
Whaiwhia te kete mātauranga - Fill the basket of knowledge
In order to create a meanigngful and efficient local curriculum we knew that it was imperative that we consult with whanau, students, staff, BOT, local iwi / mana whenua and our local community. Consultation was and is ongoing and has helped to create our local curriculum. We will continue this process to keep it alive and relevant to our tamariki.
Parent / Whanau Hui
Whanau members including parents, siblings, grandparents and other wider whanau came together along with members of the BOT to discuss the following...
Further BOT Consultation
Students undertook surveys and were interviewed about the things that mattered most to them. - Feedback
Some of the key questions focussed on their thoughts about
The skills that are important to learn at school
The attitudes important for great learning
What they liked learning about at school
What else they would like to learn about
What is important for our community to focus on
What they want to do or be when they leave school
The staff have been involved in a number of meetings and PD around designing our local curriculum. These have invovlved learning about the histoy of Otara and Dawson Primary, identifying the areas that are of significance or importance in our community, looking at the skills and attitudes essential for the students we teach and designing a pathway for our students learning. Some of this information was used to gather feedback from students, whanau, the BOT and our local community.
We went out into the local community and spoke to a number of buisnesses and organisations about the skills and attitudes that they though were important for our tamariki to learn and be a part of their buisness or organisation - Feedback