What’s Happening at Motueka High School?
On Monday 13th May the WSTs lead a whole staff PD session based on a series of statements around concepts from the RbL Profile. Working in cross departmental groups, staff had animated discussion around some of the statements; unpacking what they meant, agreeing or disagreeing with their intent, and sharing what things might look like in their classrooms. As well as clarifying terms and strategies, the session allowed staff to co-construct their own understandings of the profile in a more detailed way than previously.
Three MHS staff were accredited as Impact Coaches on 20th May. Congratulations to Lesley, Anthea and Vicki. Their hard work has paid off and next week they will observe the first teachers within their own classroom context; completing an observation tool and coaching conversation with each teacher.
Friday 31st May is Staff only Day at Motueka High School. The plan for the day is to spend the morning at Te Āwhina and the afternoon back at school. As well as experiencing the hospitality and tikanga at the marae, staff will practise the school haka and learn a new waiata before listening to speakers focusing on three, key, local stories. At the centre is Te Hekenga, the migration, and connected with this are Kaitiakitanga and Hokohokonga. Once back at school staff will meet in departments to create a sequence of lessons that incorporate one of the local stories into their subject area. These lessons will be used with Year 9 students in week seven – Local Stories Week at MHS.