Community Engagement - PPTA Issues and Organising 2016 - Workshop 1
Bill Anderson - Te Mataroa
What research says?
- Home and school partnerships
- Teachers making connections
- Mana and dignity
- Build on caregiver’s goals - all have PTA in schools, nights with whanau, instead of talking about student’s learning and goals - talk about parent’s goals for their student
Carmel Sepuloni came yesterday to talk with Te Reo a Rohe and Mataroa -
- House visits
- Soon as the door opens, you can feel the poverty coming out of the house, how many people living there
- How awesome it is when there are MP’s out there who actually do care about the kids
- How we help them to help themselves to get to a better situation
Building Educational Pathways
- Discuss in groups the following: (Share your ideas with the whole group)
- Each school will build it’s own relationship with Maori communities. What do you do?
- How do you meet with Whanau and Hapu in your communities to find ways to work together to support learning and achievement?
Feedback from the whole group about the following:
- Sharing what is currently happening in your school community on current practice
- Whole-school development plans for action
- The focus of learning on goals
- Reflection and assessment practices operating as part of improvement
- Student’s learning outcomes are paramount when there are effective partnerships between schools, teachers and whanau
- Building personal relationships with Maori students in your school
- Meeting with Maori parents to discuss their involvement and communication