Celebrating the Curriculum: Hastings Intermediate School


"Now is the moment. See you later National Standards. We have seen the back of you and now is the moment for us to step into this bright new future and dare we miss this opportunity." Perry Rush shares his approach to the New Zealand Curriculum at Hastings Intermediate School.

Rush is Principal of Hastings Intermediate. He was a founding member and spokesperson for the Boards Taking Action Coalition (BTAC), a group of school boards opposing the introduction of National Standards. He has spoken regularly at NZEI TE Riu Roa events on designing teaching and learning to meet children’s needs, rather than following a narrow curriculum and using standardised assessments to produce quantitative data.

This talk was a part of Growing from Strong Foundations in Auckland on 6, June, 2018

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