Taupo Primary School - Hooked on Learning


Posted on 31 May 2014

One of our school key values is Equity. Look at how Finland a country with renown educational success practices equity.


Last week the blog discussed the value of respect. This week the value of equity is discussed. These are the statements of our teachers about equity. These statements are recorded in our charter, along with other detailed value statements

1. We believe in and practice fairness and social justice.

2. No one is left behind because dollars are an issue.

3. We have safe respectful environments where all studentsfeel they have a "voiceā€¯

4. We are a PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning). We use restorative ways to help students learn about behaviour.

 5.  We honour the Treaty and put into practice the Principles of participation, protection and partnership.

6. Differentiated learning/teaching/planning  caters for all levels and learning styles.

7. We are a caring staff. We are committed to inclusion.

8. We using strategies to ensure everyone had a voice

9. We encourage children to explore all their ideas in inquiry (developmental learning and discovery), wondering, thinking, creating and knowing.




Comment by Richelle McDonald on 6 June 2014 11:44 AM:

I think NZ could learn a lot from the schools in Finland. They seem to have managed to get it right on a holistic level both at home and at school. 'Relaxed' and 'Less is more' are two ideas I picked up on watching the video.

Comment by Cushla Seamer on 6 June 2014 5:09 PM:

Yes, and the teacher who is the "school mother" It puts student/teacher relationships at the center of learning

Comment by Callie-anne Dumble on 10 June 2014 12:00 PM:

Very interesting. I think the concept of trust comes through quite strongly. I wonder how their curriculum operates for such a high level of trust...without assessment?

Comment by JP on 15 June 2014 5:03 PM:

Love the languages idea.
Three teachers in one class!
Trusting teachers perhaps rather than judging them?
Doing the 'right' thing by all the kids.
Trusting the kids to do the right thing too.
A culture we need to strive for, one of valuing education. How will we do that in NZ?

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