Relationship based Learning
At HPS we have a Relationship-based Learning (RbL) schoolwide approach. This approach is culturally responsive and focuses on learning, not behaviour.
We aim to engage with our learners and what they bring to the table when they come to school. Knowing who our learners are and where they come from is the first step in starting a shared learning journey.
Teachers work to respond to diverse groups of students and develop teaching practices that promote learning for everyone. In this approach, students’ prior knowledge, language and ways of making sense of the world are used to inform teaching practices rather than being seen as barriers to learning.
Positive learning relationships between staff and students
Students driving and taking ownership of their own learning
Localised curriculum (with links to the community)
A ‘no blame’ mindset to create optimal learning conditions and interactions - with a focus on improved attendance and outcomes for students
Students involved in co-constructing learning
Improved partnerships with whānau
Improved outcomes for all learners
RbL is a research-based New Zealand approach adopted in many schools.