Melissa Schwalger

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Winter 201920 Nov 2019

Empowering students to build community

In a school with dozens of cultures and languages, equipping and empowering students to coach, guide and befriend their ESOL peers has huge benefits for all involved.

At Christchurch’s Ilam School, 12 children in Year 6 are appointed as Cultural Leaders.

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Winter 201926 Jul 2019

Strengthening, growing and reaching out

The interplay between a school and its community is complex and rich with potential – for personal connection, professional support and building capability. A range of schools throughout the country illustrate the myriad ways – and reasons why – school communities come together.

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Summer 201928 Jan 2019

Students owning success

Student agency is changing the way children learn – enhancing local curricula and parent and student voice. It has particular relevance to individualising learning for children with additional needs.

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