In July 2015 Bayfield school moved into a new block of 12 classroom spaces, library, resource room and administration areas.
Bayfield school is now an Innovative Learning Environment. The majority of students work collaboratively in year-group hubs with two-three teachers. They have also remodelled their three remaining classroom blocks to allow all learning spaces across the school to work as Innovative Learning Environments.
“We are proud of the progress we have made along our journey to deliver the curriculum in a collaborative manner. Our students experience a high level of student agency, they understand and talk about their own learning, what their goals are and what they need to do for their next steps, right across the school.
Our vision, Inspired Today, Prepared for Tomorrow, drives our focus on digital learning. Year three to six have a BYOD programme and the school uses Office 365 across all areas. Future focused concepts of create, community, challenge and connect are drivers for our school charter, annual plan and curriculum. We call these our ‘Cornerstones for Inquiry’.”
The school’s core values are excellence, responsibility, respect and diversity. These values are reflected within the school community, with happy children and staff in a warm, supportive environment, which greatly benefits from a high level of community involvement. Bayfield School is pleased to be able to offer places for the 2018 Ballot being held on 1 November 2017.
BAYFIELD SCHOOL, 2-12 Clifton Road, Herne Bay, T: 09 376 5703, www.bayfield.school.nz