|The walk down to the Junior School|
This mural assisted by a retired Art Adiser
Junior classrooms in earlier (pre Tomorrows's Schools)days were where one saw the best child centred classrooms. They were run along developmental lines, based on centres of interest and integrated language/arts based experience programmes. Exploring the immediate environment through their students senses with the belief that before the word the the experience was a strong feature of such rooms. The writings of Sylvia Ashton Warner and later Marie Clay were important references.
|Welcoming new children and their parents|
|The Junior corridor gives visitors a clear message|
The time has now come to recognize the creative teachers in our school system and to share their ideas.
As mentioned in my previous blog there are schools that still value creativity with principals that see as an important part of their role protecting teachers from the demands of current hyper assessment and Ministry and ERO requirements.
|Junjior classes exploring bush on the mountain ( from school photo)|
My walk around Vogeltown School shows me it can be done.
|Drawings , thoughts and information|
|Great weta drawings an stories|
|Junior tui studies and language|
|A little bit of imagination.|