|Student independently working science in the study space|
2月15日に私たちは、二つの学校を訪れました。一つは、タイ・ワナンガ（Tai Wānanga）、もう一つは、ンガー・タイアーテア・ファレクラ（Ngā Taiātea wharekura）。
|Principal Westrupp outlines the values of Tai Wānanga|
|Students serving lunch|
On February 15, we visited to Maori-based high schools, Tai Wānanga, and Ngā Taiātea Wharekura.
|Principal Westrupp explains the individual learning plan in the study space|
|Lining up for lunch in the cafeteria|
In order to be true to these values, Principal Westrupp explained that the learning environment is critical, so at the school, which only takes a small number of students so that each student can get personal attention, students study close to each other to reach their individual goals. After the presentation, we were taken on a tour of the school where we saw how each student was allowed to freely study individually in the comfortably arranged study space.
One student, who was studying business, showed us his textbook. Another student was studying French, and another studying science was diligently taking notes of their text in their notebook.
We couldn’t help but notice how different the ambition of the principal to create a learning environment is from back home in Japan.
|Students and tutors listen in on the Principal's presentation|