During schools’ and early childhood services’ education reviews conducted between January and August 2012, ERO asked if people would like to share information about how they had responded to the earthquakes since September 2010. Boards, early childhood service managers, school leaders and teachers were invited to tell their stories in any way they chose. Information was collected from 17 schools and 27 early childhood services. This report includes extracts from some of their stories.
The information collected included:
The stories recounted the ways that:
Information was also gathered from discussions with school and early childhood associations, principals’ associations, and the wider education sector. Reports and articles were also referred to from, for example, from the PPTA journal, New Zealand Principal magazine, research reports, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), the Ministry of Education, and Kidsfirst Kindergartens’ special earthquake issue.
When a school or service identified innovative or significant examples of practices they wanted to share, ERO used the following questions to guide their story:
Reviewers recorded the information under the following headings: