Innovative Learning Spaces

How we learn at Tai Tapu

In each of our four teams at Tai Tapu you will find a similar approach but each will have an individual flavour according to the Teaching team involved. Collaborative teaching and learning is the basis for education at our school and is demonstrated in  the way teachers plan and co-teach, and students work together. In any block you will see groups of students discussing and learning from each other in a model which is known as tuakana/teina. This is a philosophy of sharing knowledge and expertise.  Students  and teachers are able to make use of their strengths to enable everyone to move ahead in a supported and confident way. Both teachers and students regard themselves as learners and teachers.