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Developing a strong culture to support learning at Breens Intermediate

Te Puna Waiora o Hereora (Breens Intermediate School) is located in Harewood, Christchurch. It is a progressive school, recognised for strong values and successful collaborative teaching approaches. Principal Nikki Clarke shares some key elements that support the school’s success and the shape of their future direction.

Building trust and collaboration

The power of values

New learning for staff

Ako learning

Authentic curriculum

Ngāi Tahutanga (Cultural intelligence)

Breens tree

As Breens Intermediate heads into a rebuild, teachers, students and whānau will have a range of skills and strategies to assist in the transition to new spaces. However, their learning is ongoing and their approach continually evolves from this. It is an exciting journey.

Additional resources

Education.govt.nz (Scroll down this page to find the videos below)

  • Breens Intermediate: Productive partnerships, Treaty of Waitangi, Māori potential approach.
  • Breens Intermediate: Ako, Māori potential approach.
  • Breens Intermediate: Treaty of Waitangi, Māori potential approach, Productive partnerships.
  • Breens Intermediate: Ako, Māori potential approach.
  • Breens Intermediate: Identity, language and culture, Treaty of Waitangi.

Breens Intermediate: The impact of using Google Apps on literacy learning in the classroom

Breens Intermediate: Goal setting and reflection: Literacy learning supported by Google docs