Collaborative learning leads to NZ Book award shortlist for Enviroschool Principal

Well worth a listen! Oturu School Principal, Fraser Smith talks to Kathryn Ryan about being shortlisted for best first book at the NZ Book Awards. Fraser talks at length about writing Awatea’s Treasure in collaboration with his students and being a Green Gold Enviroschool, student agency, and the benefits for the whole school community.

Far north school principal Fraser Smith often struggled to find material to engage the Maori children in his rural community, particularly boys. So he did something about it, with his debut novel…
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