Friday, 17 February 2017

Te Timatanga

There is an old Maori saying: Ka mua ka muri:  Looking back in order to move forward.

This resonates with me that in order to move forward, we need to first look to the past to inform the next steps.

Orientation 2017

An appropriate beginning for the new year.  This was my thinking during and after the first day of the Manaiakalani Orientation for 2017. For me, orientation was my first step as COL for Saint Patrick’s School.  While this was also an opportunity to meet and connect with colleagues across the cluster, it was also a time to revisit our identity as members of the Manaiakalani schools.

Each of us has and continues to examine our own practices and have taken on board the feedback from observations and analysis of data from Woof Fisher. In this analysis I also consider the proverb  Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi

                                    With your basket and my basket, the people will live
While this proverb is interpreted as with the sharing of food, let us now think instead of this food as being education. As a collective and collegial group, we are working together, sharing our skills, knowledge and experience to bring about positive change that empowers and promotes success for those we teach.
Many thanks to Dorothy Burt and the Team, for providing the opportunity, for us to connect and remind us that while being members of the digital world, we are about the people.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks Adrienne. I appreciate this reflection and expansion on the ideas shared at Orientation.