Learning never ends

Today I am at our Northland Christian Principals’ hui. It is great to be able to meet again for fellowship and korero. We will be sharing our experiences during the Covid-19 lockdown season and how we can support each other as we continue through 2020.

Our Student Council meets again today, with the selection of Chair and other officers on the agenda, as well as the consideration of student proposals. It is wonderful to have a forum for student voice and agency, and see our students taking on the responsibilities provided at school.

One of the aspirational goals in our Student Graduate Profile is for students to ‘have an enquiring mind and teachable spirit, and take responsibility for their own learning.’ The recent Covid lockdown gave them an opportunity to outwork this goal. Although they all approached this differently, based on their personal circumstance and motivation, it has been affirming to hear the stories from the time at home. Learning is not a linear process, and it does not reside purely within the school gates. In spite of the disruption our students have all been enriched by their time with whanau, and we honour the efforts of parents to inspire learning, and continue to guide their child’s Faith journey.


Graeme Whitehead


‘And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you.”’

Mark  4: 24 (ESV)


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