Public drop-in consultation sessions

The colleges are holding two 'drop-in' information sessions for the public to feed back on the draft aspirations, Vision and principles for the colleges' co-location. Thursday 24 August Marlborough Girls' College Hall 1pm - 2.30pm Monday 28 August Marlborough Boys' College Pavilion 5.30pm - 7pm #Consultation

Aiming high for future aspirations

The aspirations of Marlborough’s community for its young learners are the focus of a consultation project being launched this month by the Marlborough Girls’ and Boys’ Colleges. The schools are working together to gain a better understanding of the region’s values and priorities for secondary education, to help them adapt and plan for current and future learning needs for their students. Marlborough Girls’ College Principal Karen Stewart says the consultation informed by the schools’ community will help them to plan ahead for their co-location to a shared campus in 2021. The Ministry of Education requires the schools to develop a vision and education briefs before the end of the year for wha

The path to co-location

Education has been a valued part of life in all cultures for centuries, however it is only since the industrial revolution that the current concept of a school has emerged. Charged with the need to introduce basic literacy and numeracy skills as preparation for working in the factories, educators of the day used the form and processes of factories as a model in which students are assigned to classrooms with a teacher and progressed through a ‘production line’ model of education. Even the bell was a concept borrowed from factory life to signal the compulsory break times. In our modern world we have seen an evolution in the design and operation of the factory model in our industrial and busine

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